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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!
Last edited by ThylacineAlive; 25-03-2013 at 07:15 AM..
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.
One of the better collection of animals in the New England area, unfortunately they are not open to the public. They offer "basic safari" tours one day a week on Thursdays from May to October, but it cost $500 per person. I would love to see a King Cheetah, but that's way too expensive for me. But apparently they do good work there, so the money is supporting something worthwhile.