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  1. TigerValley98

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    I wanted to start the 2016 thread.
     
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    Edgar, the male Amur Leopard from Erie has been transferred to the zoo. According from the Facebook announcement Edgar will be on display later this winter. I asked the question of where exactly where he will be displayed considering to my knowledge they don't have any plans to build a new leopard exhibit. I would think hed be put on rotation with Dara the Persian Leopard in his solitary, one cat at a time exhibit or Dara will be leaving to make room for Edgar, who is excluded from the SSP after killing his mate last year at Erie.

    https://www.facebook.com/ClevelandM...54618365001/10156518550265002/?type=3&theater
     
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    CMZ areas closed due to being under construction or renovation: main gate gift shop, tiger exhibit, seal and sea lion exhibit, 4D theatre at former greenhouse site, aquatic exhibits in the circular area around the sharks.

    Aquatic exhibit area has been renovated with digital signage, new carpet on the walls, and some exhibit upgrades.

    The sign for the gift show renovation has what I believe may the the zoo's new logo. I am not sure if it is for primary use or secondary use. A survey last year indicated this might happen.
     
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    From Facebook:

    IMPORTANT BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT! On April 20 our female tufted deer in Wilderness Trek gave birth to a healthy female! Tufted deer are a small deer that weigh only about 50 pounds and are native to forest regions in central Asia. There are only about 58 tufted deer in North America so this birth is very important for this species. When this female tufted deer was born she only weighed about 4.5 pounds.
     
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    I just posted a few construction progress pics on Rosebrough Tiger Passage in the CMZ gallery if anyone is interested.

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    Rosebrough Tiger Passage opens 6/3. 4D Theatre opens 5/27.
     
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    Hey look I'm famous! In case you are wondering who is taking pictures from the overhead shift it's yours truly. Had no idea there was someone down there snapping photos from below... I'll have to check my photos when I get back from vacation to see if I caught the photographer in the act, lol. It is a pretty great view from up there, hopefully the cats like it!
     
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    According to the newest SSP for the Lesser Flamingos the zoo's entire flock has been moved to Memphis. Is this new or old news? Or does anyone know if this is just temporary?:confused:
     
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    I don't know for certain, but it wouldn't surprise me if this was permanent. I do know the admins have been hoping to deacquistion flamingos and utilize their exhibit spaces differently, and that discussion has been going on for years.
     
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYFlONR5WaY&feature=youtu.be
    Video showing the new Rosenbrough Tiger Passage exhibit, which opens tomorrow, from the perspective of a tiger. I will actually be in the Cleveland area for a concert this weekend, and will, thus, be visiting the zoo as well. I will try to get some shots of the new exhibit while I am there!
     
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    Does anyone have pictures of the tigers in the Rosebrough Tiger Passage? None of the publicity shots released by the zoo have shown them in the new digs.
     
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    Apparently Dasha and Kletchka are both still getting use to the new exhibit and didn't stay long before going back inside for the opening. Someone said they saw Dasha for about a minute before she retreated back to holding. Im sure with all the people and excitement combined with the new digs it must be over-whelming for them.
     
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