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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Cincinnati Zoo News 2018

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  1. Nate Brother

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    Hopefully this leads to a future where PETA isn’t such a controversial name, and they work with AZA zoos to phase out trashy roadside zoos and save endangered species
     
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    Peta doing good things for the animals? This is really hard to believe, like a terrorist group donating money for hospitals or something like this... But if it's true then it's something to applause :)
     
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  3. Kudu21

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    The dismantling of Wildlife Canyon in preparation for the wallaby walk-through and little penguin exhibit is well underway. The Bactrian camels, Przewalski's horse, two of the three capybara, one of the two emus, and the southern screamers have officially left the collection.

    The pathway alongside the backside of the main elephant yard between the Go Green Garden and Discovery Forest is "closed indefinitely".

    The sloth exhibit in Discovery Forest is being renovated again.
     
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    I feel so odd reading this, a place that I really enjoyed is just, going away, forever.....I know its for the good, but still...I'll miss the animals.
     
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  5. Kudu21

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    I understand this. It is definitely the end of an era. The conclusion of the Sumatran rhino program was the death sentence for Wildlife Canyon, and its death has been a sad and drawn-out affair. While beyond the Sumatran rhino yards and the collection exhibited, Wildlife Canyon was forgettable and the exhibits were poor. The area needed a major renovation, but I cannot help but to feel that replacing the area with an obligatory wallaby walk-through and a ropes course is the saddest case of irony when it was once home to Sumatran rhinos, zebra duikers, Sichuan takin, and various other species of rare hoofstock over the years and does no justice to the legacy of the Sumatran rhino program.
     
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  6. ZooBinh

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    Well, I have two pieces of good news.

    Kea are back on exhibit !!!
    Anana may or may not be expecting (according to the zoo). They are hoping though because right now is the time that polar bears normally give birth, so now staff is keeping a 24/7 eye on Anana.
     
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  7. Grant

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    To sum up whats already been said:
    1 of the 2 emu actually passed away at the end of the summer
    The capybara and warty pigs will be going to the Mast farm
    The bactrian camels went to Tennessee Safari Park
    The P Horse went to Brookfield
    The takin currently do not have a new home chosen for them yet
     
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  8. Grant

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    Some other new updates:
    - A second Burmese python was added to the end exhibit with Nagini in Manatee Springs
    - The yellow backed duiker breeding pair are no longer at the zoo, leaving a lone male offspring in the collection
     
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    Any idea where the duikers ended up?
     
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    I figured that might have been the case with the emu, as I had heard things but never had them confirmed. Thank you for confirming the destinations of the other animals. I had only ever heard where the camels were being transferred to.

    I think I have a pretty good idea of where the female ended up... But I couldn't say for male.
     
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  11. ZooBinh

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    Why would they get rid of the duiker pair?
     
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    Breeding recommendations, most likely. The pair had produced several offspring together, so it was likely in the best interest of the health of the population to move them along and pair them with other individuals. Hopefully the zoo will receive a female to breed with male that is left when he is ready.
     
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    I just really, really hope they won't phase the species out of their collection.
     
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  14. Kudu21

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    While nothing is impossible, I would be very surprised if the zoo went out of the species. They have housed yellow-backed duikers for many, many years, and they have been quite successful at breeding them as well.
     
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  15. Grant

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    Sent to Birmingham Zoo :)
     
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    Yes! Apparently according to one of their keepers, the pair was a little "too" successful and her birth control did not work. The zoo did not have room for yearly babies
     
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    Couldn't they have just separated the pair? You know, maybe one with the okapis and the other with the bongos.
     
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    The pair was very bonded so they wanted to send them somewhere that had space for them to live together and have offspring
     
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    If the zoo's last two renderings remain true, it's nice to know that the goat/sheep exhibit won't be part of Elephant Trek - the elephants should get the entire space. This new rendering finally confirms one of the biggest questions, will the indoor holding be under the main viewing? The answer seems to be a yes. When this was brought up, some wondered how people would get to see the elephants inside. I'm hoping the declining pathway at the top of the model will be our way to seeing them.
     
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