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LEO Zoological Conservation Center News
Old 25-03-2013

I thought I'd make a news thread for the LEO Zoological Conservation Center since there's currently none out there.

One of the zoo's female Baringo Giraffes, Petal, gave birth to a healthy female calf on Friday, March 22:
Rare Rothschild giraffe born at Greenwich conservation center - Connecticut Post

http://leozoo.org/endangered-rothschild-giraffe/

On February 7 the zoo also had a male Eastern Bongo born to 5 year-old, two time mother Amelia Ear-Hart:
http://leozoo.org/critically-endange...in-bongo-born/

EDIT: The zoo says they still have two pregnant giraffes. I'm pretty sure they are both Baringos but they may also be some of the hybrid Reticulated Giraffes that are there. Also, this giraffe birth may be a first for Connecticut!

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The newborn giraffe has been named "Sandy Hope" to honor the victims of them Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting. The zoo says the name was suggested by 66 separate applicants.

http://leozoo.org/name-the-newborn-giraffe/

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Old 16-06-2013

2.2 new animals were added to the collection recently:
-1.0 Fishing Cat named Cutter
-0.2 Grevy's Zebras named Yogie and Babe Ruthie.
-1.0 Bactrian Camel named Luke Skywalker

There may also have been a Dusky Titi birth.

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Old 28-06-2013

Well obviously there has been a Brazilian Tapir birth. The baby's name is Squeak and it's a girl!

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For the first time ever, LEOZCC has hatched Toco Toucans. There are two chicks.
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Old 28-08-2013

A female Rothschild's Giraffe named Penelope was born July 15th at 1:05 A.M. to Paisley and Puzzles.
LEO Zoo welcomes newborn giraffe after trying 24-hour labor - Greenwich Real Time
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A new pair of Cheetahs has arrived from South Africa!

LEOZCC Welcomes Two New Cheetah from Africa! - YouTube

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Old 26-11-2013

Well I just got a Fall newsletter from the center and it seems like there are a few new births and arrivals! First off, it seems the center has had a second giraffe birth because it shows the picture of a young giraffe and it says her name is Penelope, which is not the name of the first calf. I don't know if she's one of the Baringo Giraffe or a hybrid. They've also had a Red Kangaroo joey born, named Daisy. An unnamed White-Faced Saki and Lar Gibbon have been born also. The new arrivals, along with the two new Cheetahs, are a female Black Howler Monkey, a three-banded armadillo (not sure on the species), five African Penguins (from the pic it seems at least one is a chick), a Fennec Fox, Toco Toucan, and a White-Faced Saki.

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Old 08-06-2014

A Tamandua was born earlier this spring.
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Old 13-06-2014

On May 20th a male orangutan was born.

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Old 16-06-2014

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On May 20th a male orangutan was born.

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What Thylo didn't mention was that this was the world's first orangutan born via artificial insemination.
First Orangutan Conceived By Assisted Reproduction Born In Greenwich | WTIC FOX CT
 


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