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  1. John Marchwick

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    Two cheetah cubs are now on display in the parks nursery
     
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    Anyone been recently to see how construction is coming on the platypus area? And any news regarding them?
     
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    When I went about a week ago, the building seemed to be complete, and there was a notice outside about a new species for this exhibit. Not sure if it's platypus, but hopefully it is!
     
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    According to the excellent centennial history books, at one point in their history they considered closing the park due to low attendance. I am glad to see things have turned around!
     
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    Where abouts is the new building - didn't notice in November? I'm guessing it's in the Aussie area though?
     
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    Yes, it's in Walkabout Australia.
     
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    How many antelope species are at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park?
     
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    This is all the species I know of
    1. Fringe eared Oryx
    2. White bearded Wildebeest
    3. East African Situanga
    4. Elipsen Waterbuck
    5. Thompson’s Gazelle
    6. Springbox
    7. Patterson’s Eland
    8. Kenyan Waterbuck
    9. Sable Antelope
    10. Lesser Kudu
    11. Roan Antelope
    12. Addax
    13. Nilgai
    14. Blackbuck
    15. Arabian Oryx
    16. Bontebox
    17. Eastern Giant Eland
    18. Bongo
    19. Southern Gerenuk
    20. Ugandan kob
    21. Greater Kudu
     
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    Good Lord! That is probably the largest collection of antelope in any zoo.
     
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    Last time I went (been a few years) they had Speke's Gazelle as well
     
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    They still do last time I checked ad well. I just couldn’t remember off of my head.
     
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    Those all don’t all share the space with the giraffes right? If so I would expect more incidents like this
     
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    No. I just listed all of the species of antelope that the park has. But no not all of these species live with the giraffes
     
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    I'm pretty sure the Safari Park also has lowland nyala in an exhibit close by the Africa Tram station.
     
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    They do. I couldn’t remember all the types they have
     
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    Some additional species that were there at the time of my species list from 2015:
    Nile Lechwe
    Red Lechwe
    Kenya Impala
    Scimitar-horned Oryx
    Gemsbok
    Lake Victoria Defassa Waterbuck
    Lowland Nyala
    Nubian Soemmerring's Gazelle
    Grant's Gazelle
    Sudan red-fronted Gazelle
    Eastern Yellow-backed Duiker
    Western Red-flanked Duiker
    Black Duiker
    Southern Steenbok
    Cavendish's Dik-dik

    There were no Lesser Kudu or Speke's Gazelle at that time, but they were both in a shared exhibit at the San Diego Zoo at the time.
     
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    Oh wow. I couldn’t believed I missed all of those species. There are lesser kudu now in the Central African field enclosure and spekes gazelles I believe are with the grevy zebras
     
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    I have NEVER seen Soemmering's gazelles before!

    They had steenbok at the Metro Richmond Zoo, but, unfortunately, I have never seen them there.

    I can't believe they have a lot of different types of antelope at San Diego Zoo Safari Park! That must be more than Richmond has!

    So sad about the baby giraffe.