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"Woodstock" a two-year-old and 900lb female manatee arrived today from Columbus to provide companionship for "Betsy", Cincinnati's lone remaining manatee.

Woodstock in Cincinnati! - The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

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A Brazilian ocelot kitten was born at the zoo on December 31st from artificial insemination.

Our Last Baby of 2012! An Endangered Brazilian Ocelot Kitten - The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
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The Victoria crowned pigeon chick is fully fledged and can now be seen out-and-about with its parents in the Australasian atrium.

Not really news, but having seen the Lowry Park Zoo's okapi calf on Facebook, it reminded me, shouldn't Kuvua's calf be due soon - if not already born?
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The Victoria crowned pigeon chick is fully fledged and can now be seen out-and-about with its parents in the Australasian atrium.

Not really news, but having seen the Lowry Park Zoo's okapi calf on Facebook, it reminded me, shouldn't Kuvua's calf be due soon - if not already born?
I'm sure that she gave birth and the zoo is waiting to tell us like they have within a lot of the babies.
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I wasn't exactly expecting a public announcement until spring anyways given the fact that it wouldn't be viewable until then anyways.
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Zoos tend to be very hush-hush as well with animal births. They tend to wait at least a few days before they announce an animal has given birth. Given that Okapis aren't very cold-tolerant, I will guess the same as you guys guessed that the zoo will wait to announce it until she is ready to make her public debut.
Speaking of births, congrats on the ocelot news! Cincinnati has had a great history with Ocelots and AI, with the two kittens at Beardsley, and now this kitten. In fact, that ocelot kitten on the top of the page is Milagre, only the third ocelot to be conceived through AI, and the first for conservation purposes, thanks to Cincy and Beardsley working together. He's now in Dallas.
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Among the reptiles Moebelle mentioned in the great/good enough enclosures the Razo Island skink is mentioned.
Never heared of and can tell somebody me more about them ( endangered, distribution - obviously Razo Island but where is that - howmany does Cincinnati have, have they bred and so on ) ?????
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Among the reptiles Moebelle mentioned in the great/good enough enclosures the Razo Island skink is mentioned.
Never heared of and can tell somebody me more about them ( endangered, distribution - obviously Razo Island but where is that - howmany does Cincinnati have, have they bred and so on ) ?????
According to the internet, ISIS, Global Species, and so on, the species is barely even known. So I suspect that this is the only one is captivity since it is only mentioned to be at the Cincinnati Zoo. The species is mainly found in Cape Verde and Razo Island of of Africa. There is no classification on them determining if they are endangered or not but I highly doubt it. As far as I know the zoo only has one of this rare skink.
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I can hardly find anything on it when I look it up on Google. In fact, both Wikipedia and Wiki Species (if they're to be trusted) don't even list the animals as existing on the list of species in the genus (Mabuya).

Here's a picture to give an idea of what it looks like:
The Online Zoo - Razo Island Skink

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I can hardly find anything on it when I look it up on Google. In fact, both Wikipedia and Wiki Species (if they're to be trusted) don't even list the animals as existing on the list of species in the genus (Mabuya).

Here's a picture to give an idea of what it looks like:
The Online Zoo - Razo Island Skink

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Maybe it would help if they listed the corrected scientific name. it is not stengeri, as they have listed in various places. it is M. stangeri. clearly, Cincy sucks and can't even give visitors the right information about their charges. one of my many gripes about their reptile collection and exhibits.
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Maybe it would help if they listed the corrected scientific name. it is not stengeri, as they have listed in various places. it is M. stangeri. clearly, Cincy sucks and can't even give visitors the right information about their charges. one of my many gripes about their reptile collection and exhibits.
So the zoo sucks overall because it made a mistake over one letter of a species that is basically an unknown species? And their collection gripes you? Besides St. Louis's, San Diego's, and many others, Cincy is up there in the rarer reptile collection group. Plus the skin texture of the species 'Mabuya stangeri' in the photo is completely different than the one at the zoo.

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To me the picture from my link looks a lot more like the animal pictured on the zoo's website than that.

Gulo gulo- Wikipedia still doesn't list the species. And how does a simple spelling mistake many make on a site that still lists Indochinese Tigers as being in North America determine the quality of the zoo?

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does anyone know how the Razo Island skink came to Cincinnati and when ? Did they have more or only the one now on exhibit ? Any breeding experience ?
 


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