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Rivers of the World - Mississippi River

The beaver pair taking a swim.

Rivers of the World - Mississippi River
Zooish, 8 Apr 2013
    • Zooish
      The beaver pair taking a swim.
    • PAT
      Wow, great shot. I've still never had any luck with beavers and they remain on my 'to see' list.
    • Zooish
      Thanks Pat. it was a lucky shot, I was firing away with my camera and only this one turned out (relatively) clear.
    • Zooish
      The beavers have sadly been retired from display due to their inactivity (the pair sleeps 95% of the time). A new exhibit (not revealed) will open in April.
    • Chlidonias
      hopefully they will be able to be displayed somewhere else (say, the zoo). And hopefully in a bigger enclosure as well.
    • zooboy28
      That is a shame. I hope they do display them elsewhere, but it would seem unlikely they would make a better display anywhere else.

      It seems as if WRS is reviewing the success of River Safari and making some significant changes to elements that haven't worked.

      There are a few species that would suit this theme, American Alligator, North American River Otter, even Raccoon could be worked in.
    • lintworm
      They could have known that beforehand with primarily nocturnal animals....
    • Ituri
      I have seen beavers active at all hours of the day, both in the wild and in captivity. Recent trips to the Minnesota Zoo, Northwest Trek, Oregon Zoo, and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum all afforded excellent views of active beavers.
    • Zooish
      I've been told that the new exhibit will not be part of the Mississippi River zone, it will have a different theme. That's all the park will say for now..
    • zooboy28
      Like an entirely new river zone? This is the first exhibit visitors see, so it is important that it is exciting and creates a good impression.
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    8 Apr 2013
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