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  1. Hipporex

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    Due to the government shutdown the zoo and the rest of the Smithsonian museums are closed to the public. From the zoo's website: Government Shutdown FAQs
     
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    I think that's an old photo. The zoo had one Speke's Gazelle from 1996 to 2010, when it was euthanised due to age-related health issues.
     
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    The zoo posted this list of animal updates, including some birth announcements (including a kiwi chick!).

    Top Animal News Updates
     
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    She's already at the zoo.
     
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    What's her name?
     
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    Nikita. Came from the Bronx Zoo.
     
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    Let's just hope and pray she'll have cubs. It's been over a year since any Amur tiger cubs were born in an AZA zoo, if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    Aren't the zoos other tigers Sumatran? Or have they been completely replaced by Amur now?

    ~Thylo
     
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    Judging from their website, they seem to still have one Sumatran tiger left, named Damai.
     
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    That is correct. Damai is still at the zoo and no longer recommended to breed. Their tiger breeding is now focused on the Amur tigers.
     
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    Is she no longer recommended for breeding because she rejected her last cub?
     
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    I am unsure of the reason behind it. It may also be because she had two litters (one being the rejected cub) and her genes are well represented.
     
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    This too, is stated in the linked article above
     
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