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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden What's Gnu at the Cincinnati Zoo - 2014

Discussion in 'United States' started by Moebelle, 3 Jan 2014.

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    The Zoo uploaded a video about the impalas and Thomson's gazelle on youtube.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8zhpUPvSP0
     
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    Ipuh, the zoo's former male Sumatran rhino, has been stuffed. He will be unveiled at Cincinnati Museum Center on October 31st. Those of you who loved him will be able to visit with him once again.

    In death, zoo's rhino stands a silent warning
     
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    I knew it. In mid July I overheard a possible taxidermist say "Where's the rhino head?" to my coworkers. I had a feeling they were talking about either Ipuh or Suci but I remained skeptical since this is no longer a "correct" practice for zoos to stuff and display former residential species.
     
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    *starts silently counting down before a certain user spots this news and celebrates*
     
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    Near the end of the article Teri Roth said 'he looks younger' and I think that's true- he is paler and smoother-skinned than perhaps he was in real life-but a realistic presentation none the less.

    I wonder what has happened to the two females that died here too- Emi and Suci- destined for other museums perhaps? This whole project is just so sad...:(
     
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    Interesting question about the females. I would hope they have been preserved as well... but didnt Emi die before Ipuh? If so shouldn't she already be stuffed and mounted somewhere?

    The project is sad but at least when Sumatran Rhinos go extinct, let's face it the situation is pretty grim, at least Ipuh can live on serving as a reminder to people of we have done to the planet and the species who once shared it with us.
     
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    Another baby Sifaka has been born at the zoo on Nov/3/14. It is the third baby to be born at the zoo in the last three years. Sex is still unknown but the baby is already on display with mom. Names were not given on this video description, but Im assuming the parents are Wilhelmina and Rinaldo.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8Lb3M7sjas
     
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    Wow they're third one is three straight years.
     
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    I know right! Wonder if its another boy, or maybe Bobby and Andri will have a little sister! And yeah, three babies in three years is a great birth rate for an endangered species pair!;)
     
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    Lioness, Imani gave birth to 3 cubs yesterday: From Facebook

    African lion “Imani,” who has been on 24-hour baby watch since Saturday, gave birth to three cubs late yesterday! They’re bonding with mom now in their indoor den. We’ll keep you posted with photos and video
     
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    I assume this is the same property they were going to build a small cat breeding center on a few years ago. They got a million dollar state grant for it, announced it, and then the whole project just quietly disappeared. It is unclear to me if the money was diverted for other uses or it has been held and is the same million they will now use for a cheetah facility instead.
     
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    Updates but nothing much:

    The zoo's Facebook has been hacked and some of the posts are quite humorous.... and scary.

    Manatee Springs
    -The small saltwater tank is still empty

    Wings of Wonder
    -It seems Sam the Bald Eagle will remain on permanent display in the mew since new signage and background info has been added about him.

    White Lions
    -For the first time since 2001, I only saw one lion (male) in the enclosure

    Reptile House
    -The juvenile and adult Green Tree Pythons switched exhibits with the Dumeril's Ground Boa
    -A Russian Sand Boa (new species) is now in the old juvenile tree python exhibit
    -The Tai Red Mountain Red Snake replaced the juvenile Gaboon Viper
    -The California King Snake is now back on exhibit and is in the old mountain snake exhibit.
    -A Pueblan Milk Snake (new species) has replaced the Black Milk Snake

    Jungle Trails
    -More branches were added into the Potto exhibit
    -The Bamboo lemurs are still off exhibit

    Wings of the World
    -The Blue Breasted Kingfisher was taken off exhibit (for the third time)

    World of the Insect
    -The Australian Walking Sticks were taken off display
     
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    I hope it turns out successfully. The USA do seem well ahead of Europe in fostering 'orphaned' i.e. handraised,baby Gorillas onto females other than their mothers. It seems almost routine procedure now. I cannot think of a single situation where this has happened in a European Zoo yet, at least not a deliberate attempt to do it. At the Stuttgart nursery they do nowadays adopt the 'gorilla behaviour' with handraised babies to prevent imprinting on humans, but that is, I believe, as far as it goes still.
     
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