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  1. Coelacanth18

    Coelacanth18 Well-Known Member

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    The old thread was titled 2016 and was quite long, so I thought it best to create a new thread for the new year. Please begin using this thread on January 1.

    Also, hope everyone is looking forward to Africa Rocks! :D
     
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    The Eagle Trail is currently closed for renovations. The guest walkway is being redone.

    The baby mandril has been named Ajoni.
     
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    Anyone know what they are going to do with the zebras?
     
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    What do you mean? The zoo does not have any plans for them right now. They where going to get a exhibit in Africa Rocks but we're cut.
     
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    I did not explain, my b. They are currently off exhibit and the gazelle and kudu from the exhibit over were moved into their pen. I was just curious as to where the zebras at the zoo went or what they are going to do with them.
     
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    In that case I have no idea. Though Zari is still in the Urban jungle right?
     
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    Yes, as of a few weeks ago Zari is still with Sophia in Urban Jungle
     
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    1.1 Patagonian cavy are now on exhibit with the giant anteater pair. Does the AZA have any program for cavies?
     
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    What happened to the maned wolfs?
     
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    As far as I know, nothing. The maned wolves didn't share an exhibit with the anteaters.
     
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    I thought they did, my bad. We're are the anteaters and cavys located?
     
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    Near the wolves, but across the path, right next to the Skyfari station.
     
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    Not a formal program, but the rodent TAG monitors the Patagonian mara population.
     
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    Found some drone footage on YouTube of the zoo, with some views of the construction progress on the Africa Rocks exhibit. Appears that the holding areas are pretty much complete, with mostly landscaping left to finish.
     
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    Nice find on drone footage. It is not just landscaping that needs to be finished, the exhibits need to be finished as well! As you say, it looks like just holding areas so far. Then they fly over the elephant yards at EO and those look like a construction site as well! :p
     
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    Hmmmm? I would be lying if I said I wasn't a bit concerned about them finishing this in time. As stated by @Arizona Docent the exhibits don't look like they have even been started yet. All I see is a little rock work, finished holding areas, and what looks to be the aftermath of the dust bowl. Hopefully there is a major construction boost between now and June/July. Then again, this is what EO looked like about 3 months before it opened.
    Elephant Odyssey Construction Update 3-3-09 | ZooChat

    Thanks for the video @Falcosparverius
     
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    What do you think is going to happen to the old amphitheater? I completely forgot it was even there.
     
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    Probably will be demolished. What did they even use that for any way?
     
  20. Falcosparverius

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    There are no plans to demolish the Hunte Ampitheater, which was used for daily shows, since it is not in the footprint of Africa Rocks.