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Old 13-03-2014

The three Chipotle Edible Gardens will once again make an appearance at the zoo this summer, teaching the zoo's visitors on how to plant and manage their own produce gardend at home and offering samples of garden produce throughout the summer:
Chipotle Edible Gardens in the Botanical Garden - The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
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I thought that Tessa appeared to be expecting the last time I saw her; this is very exciting news. With the recent birth of "Jack" the Bactrian camel, a giraffe calf due any day, a baby gorilla due in July, and the apparent hint of other major births to come from some zoo employees today, this shall prove to be a big year for the zoo in terms of crowd-drawing babies.
But we still lack the birth of the one baby everyone really wants.

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But we still lack the birth of the one baby everyone really wants.

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The only baby I've wanted to be born at the zoo for the past 7 years was a gorilla and I'm ecstatic that it's finally happening.
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Old 14-03-2014

New article on the zoo's last-ditch efforts to save the Sumatran rhinoceros:
Sex and the Single Rhino | OnEarth Magazine
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Old 20-03-2014

The state is giving the zoo 3 million dollars, 1 to help establish a cheetah breeding facility and 2 specifically allocated to help with phase V of the African section. which features the hippos.

$3 million in state budget allocated to Cincinnati Zoo
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Old 22-03-2014

Due to today's nice weather and warm teperatures, Gladys' group was outside today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GMSy4306eQ

A short article on the zoo's volunteer observers:
Zoo Volunteer Observers | Cincinnati Zoo Blog
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Old 24-03-2014

At least one lesser hedgehog tenrec has joined the zoo's education department.
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Old 28-03-2014

In celebration of March Madness, the zoo has uploaded a video of several animals with basketball enrichment:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4Jgm9MxhlU

Santos, the five-month-old ocelot kitten, plays with Blakely, his dog companion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwO_H8sJVw4

Getting ready for Zoo Blooms:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2juYuX-SZ4
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Old 31-03-2014

There were many, many, changes since my last visit in February:

Reptile House
-The Black Rat Snake was moved to the Rainbow Boa Exhibit - The Rainbow Boa was moved to the California Kingsnake Exhibit - The Kingsnake was moved to the Black Rat Snake Exhibit.
-A Long-tailed Salamander (new species) was added with the Cave Salamander.

Night Hunters
-There is a very large chance that the Bat-eared Foxes Runt and Pumbe, has more babies. The exhibit window is blocked off my construction paper just as the Fennec fox exhibit was when they had pups.

World of the Insect
-The words that were taken off the walls were just painted over and some were replaced with new signs.
-The What Eats Insects section name was changed. I forget what it was but maybe the name will come back to me.
-The Micronesian Kingfisher was put on exhibit - not a fan of the decision though it looks bare and I will miss the Emperor Tamarins.
-The Insects in Motion name was changed to 'Insects in Water'. The tall, vertical tank that contained the walking sticks was replaced with a much smaller tank that is similar to the rest in the section. The other remaining displays were renovated and as of now they don't contain any species (there won't be any new species either).
-The zoo removed all of the butterflies in the Butterfly Aviary because on April 21st the glass panels will be cleaned and or replaced with new ones.

Manatee Springs
-The Alligator is back on display.
-The very small Tropical/Coral tank is once again being renovated.

Lords of the Arctic
-The entire right Polar Bear exhibit was going under renovation. All that I noticed was that the water was drained and the upclose viewing windows may be replaced. Until then, only the left and or original exhibit will be accessible to the bears.

Jungle Trails
-A new Orangutan activity was added. You can see it in the gallery soon.

Children's Zoo
-Padmae, the Aardvark, is back in the nursery.
-The front side of Blakely's Barnyard was completely revamped. The former Cattle and Sheep yards are now the location of the Barnyard show (features miniature pigs, a dog, and more). There, also added, were many rows of log seating.

Africa
-The upclose viewing glass was just recently added to the future wild dog exhibit.
-Another hut/viewing shelter like the one on Giraffe Ridge is currently being built on the left side of the Base Camp Cafe's outside seating area.
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Old 01-04-2014

The worst news that could be brought from the zoo.

Cincinnati Zoo Devastated By Loss of Endangered Sumatran Rhino - The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
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Old 01-04-2014

That's so sad for the zoo. They had pinned all their hopes on Suci.
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Old 01-04-2014

Was another rhino coming to this zoo to mate with Suci? I am assuming that will be put on hold now. Very sad. I must get to this zoo this year to see the male before it is too late!
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Old 01-04-2014

Well, I believe we can safely say this is the effective end of Sumatran Rhino in non-native collections
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Old 01-04-2014

Condolences to all at Cincinnati over this tragic turn of events....
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