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    WLV30SAS Well-Known Member

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    There is little to no information about this zoo from us zoo chatters, and I believe I may be one of the closest members in location to this zoo, but here is some good news for this zoo from its Facebook page:

    "Exciting news to report at the Pueblo Zoo! We have received confirmation that a female Red Panda is on her way to Pueblo! She is coming from the Indianapolis Zoo. We are hoping that she and Damien become great friends! Check back for updates."

    If anything new pops up I'll try to post it.
     
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    New news from the zoo's Facebook page:
    3 Maned wolves Born
    Pueblo Zoo
    "The Pueblo Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of three maned wolf puppies. The new arrivals were born on Saturday February 23rd to first time parents Cayenne (the female) and Meek (the male). The first baby was born at 2:12pm and its two siblings were born later that evening. The puppies were delivered in the same den that their grandfather (Cayenne’s father) was born.

    The Pueblo Zoo Staff are cautiously optimistic about the survival of the puppies. The first few weeks for maned wolf puppies, born in the wild or captivity, are vital and the survival rate is low. The puppies are not available yet for public viewing, news updates will be available through the zoo’s Facebook page.

    Maned wolves are a species managed across the country though the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan. The Species Survival Plan ensures that there is genetic diversity among animals in AZA accredited institutions to ensure the best possible pairings for breeding.

    Maned wolves are native to South America, but in the US there are 92 wolves known to the SSP. There are only fourteen breeding pairs of maned wolves in AZA institutions and the Pueblo Zoo puppies are the only surviving maned wolf pups born so far this season."

    There page also shows images of twin baby goats born today, but they appear to be domestic.
     
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    Sichuan Takin and Maned Wolf News

    The zoos Sichuan Takin gave birth to the zoos first baby of the species. The species Is still fairly new to the zoo. The baby is female.

    The Maned Wolf pups can now be seen on exhibit, but the mother prefers to keep the young ones out of sight in the holding facilities.
     
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