Discussion in 'United States' started by okapikpr, 20 Jun 2009.
New alligator exhibit opening April 10th.
Outdoor alligator zoo exhibit coming soon | KRQE News 13
This is so exciting for a herp guy like me, two years ago while meeting with the staff I got to see the larger alligators they held behind the scenes in the Salt water Croc exhibit, and last year they moved 2 of these gators to the former capybara exhibit. A proper exhibit is so exciting!
This also makes me wonder what will become of the capybara exhibit, I would love to see the rodents returned to it!
Baby Hippo Born Today!
The ABQ BioPark Zoo welcomed a baby Nile hippopotamus this morning who now joins mother Karen, father Moe, and sister Boopie, age 6.
According to Zoo Manager Lynn Tupa, the baby is doing well and already swimming with its mother in the pool.
This information announcaed on the Biopark Societies Facebook page:
Here is video of the baby:
Tayra and Fossa going on exhibit soon:
Albuquerque zoo welcomes two new animals, more on the way | KRQE News 13
Sadly the Zoo's 5 year old calf, Daizy, has fallen victim to EEHV. Can hardly believe it myself, condolences to the staff.
5-year-old ABQ BioPark elephant dies from virus | KOB.com
The zoo will be receiving Pinduli, a nine year old female spotted hyena, from Toronto sometime next week. There will be no chance of cubs. Pinduli was spayed last summer do to infection.
Master plan possibilities:
Master plan outlining 20 years of upgrades for Albuquerque BioPark being considered by city
Baby giraffe born:
ABQ BioPark Zoo welcomes baby giraffe | KRQE News 13
18-year-old male lion Cosmo has passed away after losing his battle with lymphoma.
Albuquerque zoo lion passes away overnight | Local News - Home
Can't believe this happened just days after my visit.
The zoo now has more capybaras again! They are on display where the previous capybaras residents were held.
The return of the worlds largest rodent is a great re-addition to the zoo (The exhibit needed something to live in it, trust me, and now its lush and green from vacancy!) This exhibit has held alligators before the new gator swamp was opened.
From the bio park society Facebook page
A new tasmanian devil, Mia, has arrived.
Rio Grande Zoo gets new Tasmanian devil | KRQE News 13
Not at the true zoo but opening at the gardens (part of the Bio-park Next to the Aquarium). Introducing the Bugaruim!
This exhibit had an anticipated opening of October 2nd, but opening has been moved (again). Now opening October 30th.
Exhibit to include:
A working bee hive
A tropical tree home to leaf cutter ants
Aquatic insects that seem to connect to the outside dragonfly sanctuary pond
A nocturnal exhibit allowing viewing under infra-red light of tarantulas, giant katydids and African scorpions
A cluster of individual bubbles housing the social communities of naked mole rats
This is the bio-park new location for the naked mole rats, s their old holding area (Original Gator swamp) is now life on a limb (amphibian building).
BUGarium ? City of Albuquerque
The Zoo is working on putting up live-streaming cameras.
Albuquerque BioPark Zoo unlike others, missing live-streaming cameras | KRQE News 13
Nancy the Komodo dragon has received a couple Halloween treats: one is a jack-o-lantern, the other a new mate named Sunny.
Zoo’s Komodo dragon enjoys a tasty Halloween treat | KRQE News 13
Construction will begin next fall on Penguin Chill!
Penguins set to come to Albuquerque in 2017 | KRQE News 13
A snack bar and Tropical America building will be demolished to make room for the new exhibit (smart move in my opinion).
White rhino, Caroline has died.
Albuquerque Journal | White rhino ‘Caroline’ dies at BioPark Zoo
This is a good move. The Tropical America building stank horribly. As soon as you entered you were hit with a foul odor and I have actually seen guests walk in the door, take one whiff, and turn around and walk out. Also rainforest monkeys in cement cages (even made to look like cliffs) is not very tropical.
And the bandstand is of course a triumphal monument to zoological achievement!Its not too difficult to stop a building smelling you know..and virtually any cage can be easily improved at comparatively little cost.
My impression of the Tropical House was that it actually wasn't too bad, with 4-5 primate species and a variety of other animals native to the Americas. Also, the facility had a fairly "jungle-like" appearance and here is a photo from my 2011 visit:
Having said that, penguins are zoo superstars and traditionally bring in the crowds in such vast numbers that many zoos in the USA have been "renting" penguins for the summer in temporary exhibits.
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