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  1. NVP

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    According to zoo FB page, the Andean bear exhibit will renovations will be finished by this Saturday (January 19, 2019). I think it is just replacement of glass and other basic maintenance. No major changes that I am aware of, but I could be wrong.
     
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    Minor updates from my visit today (February 10, 2019):

    Tiger exhibit is closed for renovations. It looks like new glass windows are being installed in the viewing cave and new foliage is being planted.

    Squirrel monkey exhibit is under construction in former snack bar in South America (now renamed Tropical Trail). Snack bar will be an overgrown temple theme indoor exhibit (roll eyes) and outdoor portion has some artificial large tree trunks being installed to the left of this, which will make the outdoor area directly adjacent to jaguar exhibit.

    Also in South America (err Tropical Trail), former red-footed tortoise exhibit is now empty. Crested screamers and capybaras have been moved to former guanaco and llama exhibit (I presume these animals have died). (And veering off topic, there is an unrelated facility called Tucson Petting Zoo where you can pet a capybara). The former capybara and screamer exhibit is now a second exhibit for Baird's tapir (though it was empty during my visit).

    The Asian Lantern Festival is running this month and next and there are huge Chinese themed creations throughout the zoo (most of which are lit up at night I presume). Photos in the gallery.
     
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    In other news, it snowed here a few days ago (which almost never happens, at least in the city) and I believe the zoo was closed for one or two days. Unfortunately I missed it because I was in Europe (hoping to see snow and got none due to a heat wave).
     
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    When is Litsemba's baby due?
     
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    Please read the linked article. It says Spring 2020.
     
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    Judging from the lack of replies to everyone's answers and with their consistency in questions, it's clear they're messing with us in the lightest way.
     
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    They're most likely a bot.