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  1. pachyderm pro

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    This years Summer exhibit will be... Amazing Arachnids! It will take place of the former Dinosaur & Dragon area that was here last summer, and will showcase over 100 spiders and scorpions.
     
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    Will these be real animals or more robots/statues?
    The dinosaurs and dragons area seems really disappointing, though I didn't see it personally. From the looks of it the dinosaur models were not accurate in design.
     
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    This will included real specimens.
     
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    What new reptiles then?
     
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    When did I mention new reptiles?
     
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    Real specimens in the discourse. I did find it rather confusing, I now assume it was dinosaur models .........
     
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    Real specimens of arachnids.
     
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    Do you mean last Summers temporary exhibit that featured animatronics and reptiles? I was talking about this upcoming one with arachnids.
     
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    A new male sloth, Lawrence, is now on exhibit. Not sure how old he is or where he came from.

    The male wolves are currently separated from the female wolves for breeding season.

    Waterbuck and warthogs will not be returning to Brookfield. The exhibit they once occupied will be replaced by addax.

    Koola the gorilla, mother of Nora, is pregnant.
     
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    Do you know what happened to the warthogs? Based on studbook data, they were pretty young, and I don't recall anyone mentioning them leaving. Do you also have any idea what will occupy the current addax exhibit?
     
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    They've moved elsewhere. Not sure where.

    No idea at this point.
     
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    I don't mind the waterbuck and warthog leaving, but I really wish a different species of African hoofstock could take their place. I like addax, but I would have loved to see eland, nyla's or another gazelle species.
     
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    Maybe they’ll expand expand the gerenuk and Dik dik yard?
     
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    I highly doubt it.
     
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    Does anyone know what factors underlie the general trend for zoos, including Brookfield, as shown by this move, to display fewer hoofstock species?
     
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    All I know is that the Brookfield Zoo wants to keep/exhibit animals that are vulnerable and endangered. Warthogs and waterbuck aren't in much danger out in the wild, which explains the zoo's decision to get rid of the species.
     
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    My assumption is that many hoofstock just aren't interesting to the general public than say cats, primates and/or bears. Here's a brief list of every hoofstock at the zoo currently.

    Bactrian Camel
    Mongolian Wild Horses
    Grevy's Zebra
    Addax
    Okapi
    Yellow-backed Duiker
    Red-flanked Duiker
    Royal Antelope
    Reticulated Giraffe
    Klipspringer
    Gerenuk
    Kirk's Dik-Dik
    American Bison
     
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    I will miss the warthogs and waterbuck. I remember seeing the two species playing together in that exhibit (chasing back and forth and grooming each other) a few times and it was quite endearing.
     
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