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  1. Kifaru Bwana

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    Anyone have any idea where the younger white rhino female L(o)u L(o)u ended up?

    It seems the zoo only has the older female and the White Oak's born bull rhino Chopper?
     
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    The most important part of the above news link is that it says they added 1400 square feet to the exhibit. This is a most welcome and needed addition indeed.
     
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    Here is an older article from last October announcing the death of the previous lions. In addition to mentioning the lion expansion (into an adjacent yard), it also says they will build a new jaguar exhibit across from the lions before acquiring new lions. I assume this would be the kangaroo yard (formerly cheetah yard). Does anyone know if this actually happened?
    Tigers and bears but no lions (oh my) | Albuquerque Journal
     
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    I was hoping for a more substantial renovation of the exhibit. But the article says all they will do is add more dirt and a platform and paint a mural on the back wall.
     
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    So progress has begun with this, the new expanded yard (Former Emu exhibit) is under construction for the lions, and the kangaroos are also off exhibit for the other project. The Emus have now been relocated to Australia and are in the old Ankole exhibit which has also been remodeled.
     
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    Lots of little projects

    The Rio Grande Zoo has a lot of little projects going on upon my last visit 7/16/16.

    Many of the monkeys have been rotated into different exhibits with the spider monkeys being moved to monkey exhibit near the raptors exhibits, those monkeys (Species slipping my mind) moved to the Howler Monkey exhibit, and Howler monkeys being relocated tot he tropical America Building.

    Under the new leadership of the reptile house, a slow shift from snakes to lizards is being seen with an increase of monitors and the new iguanas.

    Australia portion now has new Frog-mouths in one of the old kookaburra exhibits as well as royal parrots? in the other. Kookaburras are located in the lorikeet exhibit. The Emus have now been relocated to this area as well in the old ankole cattle exhibit and the kangaroos may be on the way with their yard in predators closed for construction.

    Siamang exhibit closed for rewiring after two escapes within 14 month span.

    Bobwhite quail added to the Birds of the Americas exhibit.

    African Slender snouted Crocodile now on exhibit next to Salt Water croc.
     
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    They were kept behind the scenes, and the docents would bring them out for walks in the public.
     
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    December Updates:

    As you walk in the gates there is a sign tht states:
    The following habitats are closed:
    Kangaroo (due to the construction of the Jaguar Yard)
    Ibis yard (Ibisis are in other exhibits as well as other south american birds are mixed near the parrot exhibits, due to construction on Penguin Chill)
    Tiger (Zoo hopes to get a new tiger in the spring, small construction in yard as well, reducing cement and adding climbing structure)
    Parrots (Originally scheduled to be opened this winter, but the zoo has torn down the next door cafe for Penguin chill also)
    Tropical America (Penguin Chill Location)
    Nightwatch (has been closed, used to hold Loris species, however new sign says that to expect something exciting here in the near future)

    Other non posted updates:

    There is no entrance to the Reptile house
    Capybara moved to Africa into Reeves Muntjac exhibit (I Know its not an african animal)
    New Muntjac exhibit built in Africa in empty area
    Some birds of prey not on display due to construction in are.
    New bird species in Austrialla area (no signage, but looks like kooksburra, but smaller)
    Only reptile on display with construction is snake neck turtles in Koala building


    Personal:
    The Jaguar yard is looking very nice and is nearly finished (will try to post pictures soon). Its a very big improvement, and allowing the zoos 2 jaguars to rotate in is a big step up. It includes large pool as well. Hopefully, the zoo moves Kngaroos to Austrialla section, and expand that large yard for one of its other cats.
     
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    A pair of river otters (a first for Rio Grande) is making their home at the Zoo until their new exhibit is built at the Albuquerque Aquarium.

    Meet the Albuquerque Zoo's otters
     
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