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  1. zeynep

    zeynep Well-Known Member

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    Have any new giraffes arrived?
     
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    This is the 2018 thread for news regarding the San Diego Zoo.

    For one, coqueurel’s sifaka are expected to go on exhibit next week.
     
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    The zoo is hosting a free lecture and slide show on fishing cat conservation on Wednesday, January 17, from 5-6pm (doors open 4:30pm). It will be held in Dickinson Family Center Auditorium. The speaker is Dr Ashwin Naidu, director of Fishing Cat Conservancy, who is an engaging and gifted speaker as well as a personal friend of mine. I would encourage everyone who can to attend - I may even be there myself.
    Fishing Cat Conservancy Presentation
     
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    Just wanted to drop a quick note - I’m in San Diego now and will probably post some thoughts on my visit in a post upon my return (when I again have access to a full keyboard), but I did want to note that as of this past Thursday, the sifakas were on exhibit in Africa Rocks! - watching them explore the trees in their new home was one of several highlights to a great visit.
     
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    A male born to Harriet 12/17/2017. The last of Silver's offspring.
     
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    The zoo has added a new animal cam to their site, for Hamadryas baboons.

    Baboon Cam
     
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    For better or for worse, the zoo had updated the tour route to go down bear canyon and up Africa Rocks. In addition, a large statue is beginning construction just outside the main entrance. Photos to come.
     
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    What is this large stature going to be? It's the first I have heard of it.
     
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    I was unable to figure that out.
     
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    Should we start a ZooChat wager on what the new statue will be? My vote is for giant panda. Something related to Africa Rocks might make sense too, but I will stick with panda. So that one is taken, any other participants must vote for something else! :p
     
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    I don't think this statue is necessary with the great looking entrance sign (which it may visually conflict with) but I am looking forward to it.

    I vote !
     
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    Hmm, without a picture of the begging of construction to go by, this is gonna be tough. Plus the best answer for the Zoo has been reserved.

    I’d say a Rhino, but that’s obviously the mascot of the Safari Park.

    I gonna go with Koalas. Probably a mother with a baby on her back. Kids and women will love it because it’s “cute.” Guys would want a snake or lion dragging down a zebra. Of course that’s all stereotypes, but my money would actually be on a Panda.
     
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    I'm placing a bet on the African penguins. Charismatic, new to the zoo and a well known species.
     
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    I'm having trouble uploading sone pics I took. Will upload ASAP.
     
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    I could see this as well, probably ahead of Koala. I still think it’s a Panda though. We shall see.
     
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    I spotted a species on exhibit on Eagle Trail today which was to far away to ID. To be clear, I saw it from the marsh exhibit as Eagle Trail remains closed.
     
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    Perhaps the statue is a scene rather than a simple animal?
     
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    The statue will be of a lion and opening in march.