Discussion in 'United States' started by Kudu21, 2 Jan 2019.
So, word on the street (aka Instagram) is, APPARENTLY, the elephant yards have been expanded!
Based on what I saw it looks like they took the viewing by the Go Green Garden and expanded it to the building. Other than that, I wouldn't even refer to it as an expansion because for the rest of the outer area they filled in the slopes and replaced the brick wall with bars.
Oh, well that's disappointing. At least we have Elephant Trek coming in 2025!
0.2 Pottos "Mosi" and "Jahzira" moved into the side exhibits next to Aardvark and Binturong in Night Hunters
According to the zoo's new Instagram story, it seems that they have honeyeaters in their care, as it was a video of a keeper feeding a freshly born honeyeater chick (check it out, its really cute and endearing, at least to me).
The zoo has 1.1.2 off exhibit
Update on the Ndume situation.
Zoo's Fight Over Gorilla Ndume's Return To Cincinnati Continues
Do you know which species of honeyeater?
Sad to see they are fighting till the very end. Quite selfish, imo. It is clearly in Ndume's interest to be moved to Cincinnati Zoo (A far better environment enclosure-wise, in addition to having Gorilla company for him).
It is a shame that an animal essentially on loan is part and parcel of any litigation. Obviously, Cincinnati Zoo owns the animal as does the AZA Western Lowland Gorilla SSP! That should be legal enough, right ..., so why the endless excuses and litigation needed to get the gorilla back from the Gorilla Foundation?
I feel that the Gorilla Foundation's hidden reason is that "How can it be a Gorilla Foundation without a gorilla?".
Get a geriatric specimen which can't breed
Try using Virtual Reality and media to bring gorillas at it rather then bring in live specimens.
Under a federal judge's ruling, Ndume needs to be returned to the zoo no later than June 30.
Judge Rules Gorilla Ndume Must Return To Cincinnati By June 30
This ruling totally disqualifies the Gorilla Foundation.
Aside and rather depressing: It serves no purpose other than having done research on the perceived(understanding) of sign language by a humanized gorilla. This cannot be scientifically and independly proven nor replicated by primate behavor researchers full stop. One could thus question the validity of her research.
Point 2: It does not have an in situ conservation wing.
The judge granted the zoo's request to have Ndume returned to Cincinnati on June 13.
Cincinnati Zoo Wins Transfer Order, Federal Judge Sets Return Date For Gorilla Ndume
After months of debate with the Gorilla Foundation Ndume has returned to the Cincinnati Zoo
Gorilla Returns to Cincinnati Zoo
He is home!
This is a historic moment in history: PETA giving their full support to a gorilla being sent to a zoo (albeit as opposed to being kept in solitary confinement at the Gorilla Foundation) agreeing it is in Ndume’s best interest.
Tessa the giraffe just gave birth on Sunday.
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