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  1. Kudu21

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    "Kariba" the 22-year-old lioness has been euthanized due to age-related complications and declining quality of life.
     
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    I don't understand why such a horrific exhibit they already have would be receiving another inhabitant now, and not in March when the new exhibit opens. Does anyone here know why?
     
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    Quarantine periods, as well as the fact that they could have either transferred the leopards to their veterinary center or the new holding facility (it is the middle of February, and they did say the exhibit would open in March).
     
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    The zoo's two newest exhibits - Snow Leopard Pass and Colobus Crossing - opened today. In addition to a bachelor group of 4.0 Kikuyu colobus, Colobus Crossing is also home to 1.2 Schmidt's red-tailed guenons. The two species will be on exhibit on a rotational basis.
     
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    The zoo has even updated its map to include the two new exhibits:

    https://louisvillezoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/ZooMap_2019-03-07_letter.pdf
     
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    Four little blue penguin chicks hatched in January, and two - "Squirt" and "Pearl" - are being hand-raised.
     
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    Three consecutive Louisville videos. Unveiling the new Colobus Crossing, and Snow Leopard Pass plus an incredibly extensive tour of the Glacier Run.



     
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    Elephant calf will be born soon !!!!! I hope everything goes well.:):):)
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    It’s #MikkiMonday! Mikki has entered the birthing window and staff are on 24-hour watch. We are now taking blood samples daily to monitor Mikki’s progesterone levels. Yesterday, her levels were still high. Once they drop to baseline, it means that Mikki will give birth very soon. At this stage of her pregnancy, Mikki is now carrying a calf that is over 200 lbs!
     
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    Why do I get the feeling the calf is going to pass away? Its probably just pessimism (and I most certainly don't want this to mean I've jinxed it), but I can't help but fear, especially after Columbus.....
     
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    *cat hissing*
    DON'T YOU DARE JINX IT-
    In all seriousness, I have a gut feeling the calf's gonna be fine.
     
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    Don't let the Columbus death fuel your worry. All the other elephant calves born in North America the last year or so are still alive and kicking. The Columbus calf was the minority (albeit a tragic one).
     
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    The calf is alive and perhaps healthy because little kicks have already been observed. I hope it will be a female.
     
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    I hope it will be a male. That way we all can get another sire for North America.
     
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    Do you know who Mikki was inseminated with?
     
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    I think it all depends which bull provided the semen for AI to determine if the calf would be better for the SSP as a male or female. Regardless, as cliche as it sounds, I just want it to be a healthy calf!
     
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