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    some of you were wondering but the photo gallery shows that Tadpole the Hippo has a pool inside.
     
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    Good to see Birmingham has decided to downsize a good deal of the predator/primate offerings. Once Cenzoo the gorilla has a new home he will be replaced by baboon.
     
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    what species of baboon?
     
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    not sure. Its just the exhibit is really too small for two gorilla and Cenzoo needs to be with other gorillas.
     
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    Birmingham has a new primate species: Angolan black and white Colobus Monkey. Birmingham really is focusing on the African species.
     
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    Hopefully the extra revenue goes toward the hoofstock barn so we can add Bongo, Oryx, or Okapi.
     
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    Article about the Red Panda birth :
    June 27, 2013
    Tiny Red Panda Cubs Are Big News

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    The Birmingham Zoo in Alabama is now home to the first Red Panda cubs born in the US this year. Born May 30, the two cubs currently are off-exhibit with mom. This is the first litter for the mother, three-year-old Sorrel and father, four-year-old Shifu. This was a significant birth as Red Pandas are a threatened species with fewer than 2,500 adults left in the world, according to The Birmingham Zoo.

    Sorrel is very protective of the cubs and is nursing regularly. This is very encouraging and staff are working hard to ensure that Sorrel has everything she needs to care for her new family. When born in human care, Red Panda cubs have a 50 percent mortality rate (the mortality rate in the wild is unknown), so it is wonderful news that the first-time mom is caring for her cubs so well.

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    Red Pandas are quite delicate at birth and stay close to their mothers until they are around three months old. As long as things continue to go well, visitors can expect to see the cubs in the fall when they start to venture away from the den. For now, there is a live monitor of the pandas at the zoo's Red Panda exhibit.

    The breeding that led to this birth is part of the American Zoological Association’s Species Survival Plan, a nationally-coordinated effort to save threatened and endangered animals from extinction. In the wild, Red Pandas live in the bamboo forests of China, Bhutan, India, Myanmar and Nepal. While they share some habitat with the Giant Panda, the two species are not related. Red Pandas are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as Vulnerable, a ranking one step down from Endangered. According to the IUCN, deforestation is the greatest threat to this species.
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    The zoo will be adding Giant Otters to the Predators building.
     
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    Interesting that we won that for that particular ad campaign. I haven't actually seen any Giraffe Encounter TV ads but it would be hard to beat this one. Especially when it ties Elephants and Tigers and local culture together.

    Birmingham Zoo - Trails of Africa - YouTube
     
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