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  1. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    here's an article about Lord Howe Stick Insect eggs, which arrived at the zoo from Melbourne Zoo "last weekend": Insect Once Thought Extinct Bred at Zoo | NBC 7 San Diego
     
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    It would be wonderful if they could eventually share some of the plant cuttings- with or without stick insects, with other Zoos and Botanical Gardens. Does anyone know if any of the plants will eventually be planted in a public bed as well?
     
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    good news, but a pity about the title of the article!
     
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    The Reptile House seems to be going through a minor renovation,about half of the exhibits were closed yesterday at the time I visited. Does anyone have anymore info on that? I'd personally hoped for a more drastic renovation. I believe reptiles are the only area in which Los Angeles bests San Diego.
     
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    I don't really have a lot of info but I know that lots of species are being shifted throughout. I do know that Amethystine Python is one new addition.
     
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    Amestine Python, really? :p
     
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    *cough cough* lemme fix that real quick.
     
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    That's awesome news... hopefully this little guy is apart of saving the species :) Can't wait to see what comes of it!
     
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    At least three red river hogs were born a while ago and they made their public debut on Thursday.
     
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    A 2.5 year old Indian rhinoceros named Jiyu is now sharing the habitat in Urban Jungle with 3 year old Jeezan. Jeezan has been there since around December, and I think he came from The Wilds in Ohio. Jiyu is very new, and I have no clue where he came from.
     
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    Just did a quick google search, but my guess would be that Jiyu came from Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. As there was a baby Indian Rhino born there in 2013 named Jiyu, which would place him around the right age to be the one you mention.

    A Happy Mother's Day for an Indian Rhino - ZooBorns
     
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