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  1. IndianRhino

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    The zoo’s first California Condor egg of the season was laid on January 16th to No. 756 and Maluk. The chick is expected to hatch in March, assuming all goes well.

     
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    A bontebok calf was born.
     
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    The first condor chick of the 2022 breeding season has hatched:

    The Oregon Zoo’s first California condor chick of 2022 has hatched at their Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation.

    The zoo released video Tuesday that shows the fluffy little gray hatchling. Officials say this is a significant hatch in the effort to save the critically endangered species.

    They say the new parents are attentive and the chick is healthy.

    Oregon Zoo welcomes first endangered California condor chick of 2022 season
     
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    What happened to Reticulated Giraffe Bakari?
     
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    According to the studbook, he passed away on November 8, 2016. I don't believe the zoo ever publicly announced the death. The last time he was mentioned was when Buttercup arrived in October of 2016.
     
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    Leah the Common chimpanzee has died:

    Oregon Zoo says goodbye to elderly chimpanzee Leah - KTVZ

    Leah was born on May 15, 1974, at the Oregon Zoo, then known as the Portland Zoological Gardens. Around that time, the zoo’s pioneering work with chimpanzees drew the attention of renowned conservationist Jane Goodall, who visited regularly, getting to know Leah and the others.

    At 47, Leah was one of the oldest animals at the zoo but still considered the “baby” of Portland’s very elderly chimp group. She is survived by her big sister Delilah, who turns 49 next month; male chimp Jackson, 50; and the troop leader Chloe, 53.

    Full story in link.
     
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    A Bornean orangutan was born April 13:

    Oregon Zoo welcomes baby orangutan

    The Oregon Zoo welcomed a new addition, as 20-year-old Bornean orangutan Kitra gave birth to a new baby this week.

    Caregivers won’t know whether the newborn is male or female for a few weeks. Once the pair are feeling comfortable and healthy, animal-care staff will determine whether they are ready for a public debut.
     
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    The Bornean orangutan infant is a female and has been named Jolene:

    After weeks of consideration, Oregon Zoo names baby orangutan

    Inspired by the line in the Dolly Parton classic that goes, “Your beauty is beyond compare / with flaming locks of auburn hair,” the baby will be called Jolene, according to the Oregon Zoo.

    “Once we confirmed she was a girl, our keeper team knew right away what they wanted to call her. They’ve been playing the song on repeat ever since!”
    (And I thought New Zealand’s zoos had problems with “I Like to Move It” vis a vis Ring-tailed lemurs :rolleyes:).
     
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    Zoo breaks condor chick record:

    Oregon Zoo Sets Condor Chick Record | News Radio 1190 KEX | Portland Local News

    Twelve fuzzy California condor chicks are squawking in their nests this spring at the Oregon Zoo's Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation — the biggest batch yet in the zoo's 19-year effort to save the birds from extinction.

    Last year’s record-breaking season saw 10 chicks, each one important to the future of this critically endangered species.
     
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    Five chimps have arrived at the zoo's recently opened Primate Forest habitat from Emory National Primate Research Center in Atlanta. The male (20-year old Pericles) and four females (37-year old Suwanee, 32-year old Daisey, 28-year old Missy, and 23-year old Julianne) will be joining longtime residents, Chloe, Delilah, and Jackson.

    Zoo provides new home for retiring chimp group
     
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    Other 2022 News:

    On May 19th, the zoo announced they have acquired (2.0) domestic cats named Tony and Trevor, which are exhibited at the Catio area.

    Oregon Zoo - Feline Furiends Trevor And Tony Lounge In The Catio | Facebook | By Oregon Zoo | Mews alert: Two friendly felines have taken up temporary residence at our Catio, presented by Banfield Pet Hospital. Tony is the confident tuxedo missing...

    On June 10th, the zoo announced they have acquired (0.0.10) northwestern pond turtles and are in the conservation lab where they will stay till spring 2023.

    Oregon Zoo - Zoo Welcomes Ten Tiny Turtle Hatchlings | Facebook | By Oregon Zoo | Ten tiny northwestern pond turtle hatchlings have arrived at our conservation lab. Smaller than a walnut, they'll be kept safe from predators until...

    Also it should be noted that on May 26th, the zoo announced they have released "hundreds" of Oregon silverspot butterflies back into the wild.
     
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    Does anyone know where Buttercup is going? Heard he is leaving.
     
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