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    In the wake of the beloved musician's death,"Bowie" the little penguin chick has been receiving national attention:
    Cincinnati Zoo names baby penguin "Bowie" - CBS News

    In other news, Discovery Forest will be closed on February 2nd and 8th for tree trimming and removal. Over the course of the past nine years, 80ft of vertical growth has been removed from the kapok tree, and after this trimming, the total will likely rise to over 100ft. In addition to the trimming of the kapok, two palm trees that are now pushing against the roof of the greenhouse will be removed and replaced with smaller palms.
     
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    "Sahara", better known as "Sarah", the cheetah famous for setting the record for fastest land animal, was euthanized yesterday at the age of 15 due to declining quality of life:

     
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    Construction workers are renovating the middle part of the cow elephant exhibit. For now, the females have access to both the indoor viewing exhibit, along with Sabu's yard.
     
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    Just because I know this was a question that has cropped up before, while applying for internships, I found that the zoo currently houses over 500 birds of 150 species in its collection.
     
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    After the death of the Indian Rhino in 2014, what species are kept now in the exhibit, and are there any plans to get Indian Rhinos again or do want the zoo focus only on the Blacks ?
     
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    The zoo turned the right half of the exhibit to combine with the adjacent okapi habitat. Currently there is nothing in the exhibit but once Kifaru possiblly impregnates Seyia (Black rhino), Kifaru will be held in the empty yard. Even though it is insignificant to the answer, two Southern Screamers took over the exhibit when Nikki passed.
     
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    It is important to note that the zoo still houses one female Indian rhinoceros named "Manjula" in a yard on the opposite side of the black rhinoceroses from where "Nikki" was housed. Last I heard, they were beginning to work on prepping her for work with artificial insemination.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Today is "Samantha" the gorilla's 46th birthday. She is the oldest mammal at the zoo.
     
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    Any details on what the renovation includes?
     
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    @Kudu21

    I didn't knew an Indian Rhino left at Cincy Zoo after Nikkis death-but indeed, she is listed in the last edition of the Iternational Studbook from 2014-she came from The Wilds to Cincinnati. But why the Zoo is not also keeping a male instead of, all the time,"breeding"by using A-I.?
     
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    "Manjula" has been at the zoo since 2010. She came to Cincinnati from The Wilds, where she was born in 2005.

    As far as why they have not invested in a bull for natural breeding, I have heard that "Manjula" was brought to the zoo specifically for work with the zoo's CREW research team, so I do not think that she is here as much for breeding, per se, as she is for furthering the scientific understanding of these creatures and their complex reproductive systems and cycling, for seeing if artificial insemination could possibly be a viable option for insuring this species's survival.
     
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    2 hours after I had posted that Sabu was back in his habitat while the cows stayed inside. It seems that extra dirt that had built up naturally in the middle part of the exhibit was removed along with half of the hotwire being removed as well. Nothing special but even today it was still being worked on.

    I also forgot the mention that the bonobos are off exhibit both outside and inside. Outside, of course being too cold, and it seems repainting along some parts of the walls are being redone in the indoor viewing building.