Discussion in 'United States' started by gerenuk, 19 Aug 2010.
New Greater Kudu calf at the zoo.
Meet Kenya, the Birmingham Zoo's new baby kudu | al.com
Man Birmingham Zoo is pissing me off. They got rid of the Kudu. Why? Was it an AZA/space thing?
Birmingham Zoo welcomes new resident Max, a 13-year-old White Rhino | al.com
some of you were wondering but the photo gallery shows that Tadpole the Hippo has a pool inside.
A nice little thing Birmingham did.
Birmingham Zoo collects canned food in support of United Way, offers half-price admission | al.com
Birmingham Zoo to celebrate baby orangutan's first birthday | al.com
The Columbus zoo Fishing cat kittens finally have a new home.
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.
what species of baboon?
not sure. Its just the exhibit is really too small for two gorilla and Cenzoo needs to be with other gorillas.
Birmingham has a new primate species: Angolan black and white Colobus Monkey. Birmingham really is focusing on the African species.
Birmingham Zoo sets attendance record with more than half a million visitors | al.com
Prehistoric predators arrive at Birmingham Zoo | CBS42.com
Hopefully the extra revenue goes toward the hoofstock barn so we can add Bongo, Oryx, or Okapi.
Two red panda cubs born at the Birmingham Zoo - WVTM-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Birmingham, AL
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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Photo Credit: Birmingham Zoo
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.
Source : Zooborns
The zoo will be adding Giant Otters to the Predators building.
Birmingham Zoo receives first AZA national marketing award (updated) | al.com
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
Birmingham Zoo at the forefront of African bull elephant research with first-of-its-kind cohabitation exhibit (gallery) | al.com
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