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    It is good because giraffes are becoming rarer.
     
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    Looks pretty nice from what I can tell!
     
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    I really like seeing making more expansive exhibits for birds, which are often very active animals indeed. The San Diego Safari Park was probably my favorite zoo I've ever been to, even though I haven't attended since the 1990s. I'd love to check it out again.
     
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    What kind of birds are in the Delta?
     
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    West African Crowned Cranes, European White Storks, Abyssinian Hornbills, Wattled Cranes and native birds like American White Pelicans and Double Crested Cormorants
     
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    Thank you letting me know about the birds.
     
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    A little late to the discussion but when I visited the park in January 2018 I saw the following antelope species:

    1) Springbok
    2) Blackbuck
    3) Nilgai
    4) Black Duiker
    5) Yellow-Backed Duiker
    6) White-Bearded Wildebeest
    7) Bontebok
    8) Nubian Red-Fronted Gazelle
    9) Thomson's Gazelle
    10) Slender-Horned Gazelle
    11) Roan Antelope
    12) Sable Antelope
    13) Ellipsen Waterbuck
    14) Lake Victoria Waterbuck
    15) Ugandan Kob
    16) Red Lechwe
    17) Nile Lechwe
    18) Southern Gerenuk
    19) Cavendish's Dik-Dik
    20) Addra Gazelle
    21) Grant's Gazelle
    22) Fringe-Eared Oryx
    23) Scimitar-Horned Oryx
    24) Gemsbok
    25) Arabian Oryx
    26) Cape Steenbok
    27) Lowland Nyala
    28) Giant Eland
    29) Eastern Bongo
    30) Common Eland
    31) Eastern Sitatunga
    32) Southern Greater Kudu

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    SDZSP keeps a hybrid population of ReticulatedXRothschild's Giraffes so the birth is of no conservation value.

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    They also keep Masai giraffes and according to my information the park still has some purebred Rothschild giraffes. But couldn’t the hybrid giraffes still participate in the SSP? Also what enclosure did u see the Nubian Red Fronted Gazelles in?
     
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    Oh yes I forgot about the Masai. If they have any purebred there's only a couple max, and they will be pretty old at this point. There is an SSP for the hybrid population but they still have no conservation value as they're a hybrid population between two different species.

    The gazelles were mixed with the Giant Elands and there was a calf in that nursery pen.

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    What kind of calf is in the nursery pen?
     
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    Giant Eland calves
     
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    Red-Fronted Gazelle calf actually, but there was a Giant Eland as well. They seem to just mix newborns together in that pen

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    The way they mix young hoofstock in those pens is interesting considering the variety they have in my opinion. Though from what I have seen/heard, they are careful about what species they mix.
     
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    I agree and they are. I saw them swapping the calves exhibited during my visit. They don't mix very small animals with larger ones.

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