Discussion in 'United States' started by snowleopard, 19 Jan 2012.
Mayor appoints zoo director
An interesting article about the Monkey Ship:
History Lesson: Mesker Park Zoo's Monkey Ship
A male Indian rhino named Rupert arrived.
Meet Rupert, Mesker Zoo's new Indian Rhino
Evansville's Zoo adds giant anteater
Clementine the giraffe arrived from the Dickerson Park Zoo.
Evansville's Mesker Park Zoo welcomes its third giraffe, Clementine
What this breeding an AZA recommendation or accident? I know that the AZA manages both the mother and father giraffes as "generic," but seems maybe they would try to maintain some genetic lines??
The famed Monkey Ship has been newly renovated, and seems to be the centerpiece of a bumper boat pool.
New paint, old memories: Evansville zoo's 'monkey ship' lives on both in imagination and reality
What a slice of history, renewed and repurposed respectfully!
I visited this zoo last week and really enjoyed it, although I wasn't prepared for the hills and hot weather! Certainly some things could be improved, but the Amazon area was very well done and if everything new follows suit the zoo will only improve. Currently a parakeet feeding aviary is being built, and I believe that a penguin exhibit will be the next thing that gets worked on. I also found plans online for an extensive renovation of the African area of the zoo, however this would likely not occur for a long time due to the amount of money needed for it (or scaled into multiple phases). Has anybody seen these plans before? https://www.southwestindiana.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Mesker-Park-Zoo-Improvements.pdf
I heard this zoo has a walk through Sitatunga and White Stork exhibit. Is it still functioning as a walk through because if so I will definitely be planning a visit there in the foreseeable future. They also have Greater Kudu, Takins and Rupert the new Indian Rhino!
Their website now lists Springbok on their map.
A baby Coquerel's sifaka has been born.
Mesker Park Zoo has a baby Lemur
The zoo has opened a walk-through aviary for budgies.
Budgies reluctant in Mesker Park Zoo aviary debut
This is from a few weeks ago, but the Zoo’s planned “Penguins of Patagonia” received a major donation and will likely break ground later this year.
Major donor announced for Mesker Zoo's Penguins of Patagonia
Beliza the jaguar has been diagnosed with cancer.
Mesker Park Zoo's jaguar, Beliza, diagnosed with cancer
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