Discussion in 'United States' started by TigerValley98, 1 Jan 2016.
I wanted to start the 2016 thread.
Staff had to rescue on of their ostriches after it fell through the ice in the moat.
Pittsburgh Zoo Workers Rescue Ostrich From Frozen Creek CBS Pittsburgh
From the 2016 Gala document at the link:
"The Zoo Gala returns on June 3, 2016 and marks a milestone in the Zoo’s 118-year history. The Zoo’s last six acres of land are being developed through the Wildlife Legacy Campaign, sparking an evolution and a re-envisioning of the organization’s role in the community and worldwide. Gala attendees will preview Jungle Trails, an exhibit that will transport guests to a lush ecosystem that is home to some of the most charismatic species in the world. Ocelots and pygmy hippos are among those animals that will be part of this new exhibit area."
Pittsburgh Zoo Announces Birth Of Amur Leopard Cub CBS Pittsburgh
The Amur leopard cub is female.
Pittsburgh Zoo’s Leopard Cub Gets First Check-Up CBS Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh Zoo's new Amur leopard cub makes debut to the public | WPXI
I finally got the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium to put something officially in writing on Facebook:
Our Jungle Trails will introduce our visitors to ocelots, fossas, Pygmy hippos, and capybaras. Visitors will be immersed in a jungle atmosphere with great views of the animals.
Amur Leopard Cub Makes Public Debut - Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
The zoo recently received tree kangaroo, Harrington, from Toronto Zoo. Harrington is in quarantine right now. Don't look forward to breeding from Harrington. He is an older animal and was replaced in Toronto by his grandson because his arthritis wouldn't allow him to breed with his mate properly.
Originally Jungle Trails was to have tree kangaroo, but it was replaced by fossa. Since there has yet to be a formal announcement yet, I do not know where it will be going. Jungle Trails opens likely in July or August.
I don't know where he is to go either. All I know is he left Toronto for Pittsburgh at the end of May.
What species will be in Jungle Trails
Ocelot, fossa, pygmy hippo and capybara.
Capybara and giant anteater will share an exhibit. Fossa. Ocelot. Pygmy Hippo. There will also be an amphitheater.
Pittsburgh Zoo has had tree kangaroos for years. They were moved and kept behind-the-scenes when the "Night Zoo" exhibit was removed to make way for the Polar Bear/Sea Otter exhibit.
Pittsburgh Zoo welcomes 1 million visitors in a year, prepares for new exhibit | Local News - Home
After Jungle Oddysey opens, the next phases are Conservation Solarium and The Mountains. Last two phases, part of the $30 million usd campaign are expected to be done over the next few years.
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