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Bronx Zoo - Baboon Ridge

July 2008. Nubian ibex, gelada baboons and rock hyrax.

Bronx Zoo - Baboon Ridge
snowleopard, 6 Aug 2008
    • snowleopard
      July 2008. Nubian ibex, gelada baboons and rock hyrax.
    • snowleopard
      This multi-acre exhibit (5 acres including the Somba Village and its visitor cafe and other amenities) has received much acclaim in North America for the fact that many of the barriers are hidden. There is a rock wall that separates people from the 3 species of animals that range across what is probably a 2.5 acre enclosure, but the rear barriers are obscured by rocky hills. Is there a tall electric fence that is over the ridge in the background, or is there a mock-rock wall? I have no idea, and thus a wonderful illusion has been created that is beloved by zoo fans.
    • mstickmanp
      This exhibit must be even better now that they've added 10 more Geladas.
    • jusko88
      I wish in the future the zoo could add a Ethiopian wolf exhibit. that would be so cool.
    • BeardsleyZooFan
      Unfortunately, there is a very,very,very (emphasis on the very) slim chance of that happening. I would love to see Ethiopian Wolves too, but there are none in captivity, I think because of diet and very low numbers. Can anyone confirm if these are factors in why there are no ethiopian wolves in captivity?
    • Chlidonias
    • TropicWorld54
      No I was not saying that the wolves would go in that exhibit I was suggesting that they can recreate biomes at that zoo pretty good and they could add the wolves near that section. Also that the singapore zoo has many rare species that are not common in the U.S.
    • Brum
      I think it has quite a lot to do with the Ethiopian government not wanting to let the wildlife out of the country, well not unless the price is right anyway. If so then it's the same reason we have no mountain nyala or Walia ibex either.
    • Chlidonias
      There was a move to establish a captive-breeding programme for Ethiopian wolves in America in 1992 but it never got off the ground because the Ethiopian government didn't want any captured for export.

      The best bet for captive-breeding would be to establish a facility in Ethiopia itself.
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