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The zoo recently sent an 2-year-old male Amur Leopard, Kasha, to the Brookfield Zoo. His genes are unrepresented in the U.S. and the Brookfield will try to breed him with another Amur Leopard that was recently aquired from the Saint Louis Zoo.
Another tristis birth would be very nice, but as all the individuals of this ssp in Europe bar one of the Edinburgh cats are related, new blood is sorely needed. I think the nominate is doing a little better genepool-wise, but not much better.
Just got home a little while ago from my trip. Yes, two month old golden cat - very, very cute! Photos forthcoming...
They have also expanded the golden cat area. Where you used to have to turn left because the single golden cat exhibit was a corner, you can now go straight to a dead end path with a side view of the existing exhibit and then two new exhibits. There also appears to be a fourth exhibit off show behind these. The exhibit at the end of the path has a small house with glass viewing and some very nice and extensive signage on both asian and african golden cats.
The park director of felines, Gregory Breton, will be the featured speaker at this year's Feline Conservation Federation convention. Convention will be held in Nashville (USA) in early June. (If any of you are inclined to attend, convention participants will also get a private meet and greet with Nashville Zoo's latest litter of clouded leopard cubs. Too bad I just burned up all my vacation time and money in Europe!).