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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden What's Gnu at the Cincinnati Zoo - 2016

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  1. Moebelle

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    2015 Timeline
    1. January: Kamina, the abandoned baby gorilla from the Oklahoma City Zoo is brought over to Cincinnati in hopes to find a surrogate - later fails in the process. Kamina is then sent to the Columbus Zoo where she still resides. --- Imara, an African Painted Dog, gives birth to 10 healhty pups. --- It was announced that two eastern bongo calves were born to two different mothers in the last months of 2014. The zoo has now had 40 bongo births since 1978.
    2. February: John, the African lion, is finally introduced to his three daughters.
    3. March: Two Lesser Kudu, a new species to the zoo, debuts in the Africa hoofstock/bird savanna. --- The lion cubs are set in the outdoor exhibit for the first time. --- Zanga, a bonobo gives birth to a boy that was later named Bolingo. He was the tenth bonobo to be born at the zoo.
    4. April: It was confirmed and announced that Harapan would leave the zoo later in 2015. --- Bolingo, the baby bonobo, makes his debut. --- The African painted dog pups are let outside for the first time. --- Sunshine, the zoo's remaining white lion male, passes away. --- A new silverback gorilla named Harambe makes his debut with Chewie and Mara. --- Spur-winged Lapwings, a new species, make their debut in Wings of the World and Jungle Trails.
    5. May: Meerkats make their debut in Africa. This was the first time meerkats were on display at the zoo since 2011 in the Cat House. --- The zoo releases an anonymous ultrasound of one of their animals. --- It is later announced that the ultrasound came from the womb of Anju, a female gorilla would give birth for the first time around Labor Day. --- Kenyan Crested Guineafowl make their debut in Africa. --- Brahma, the male African Painted Dog and the new father of 10, dies of some sort of abdominal infection.
    6. June: The zoo releases 50 critically endangered American Burying Beetles into the wild.
    7. July: Spectacled Owls, a newly displayed species, makes their debut in Night Hunters. --- Dale, a Sichuan Takin, is born in June and immediately abandoned by his mother. He made is debut in the Children's Zoo nursery. --- A Red-tailed Cockatoo and a Chestnut-breasted Malkoha make their debut in Jungle Trails. --- Kifaru, a male Black Rhinoceros from the Zoo Atlanta, arrives in hopes to breed with Seyia. --- Two red panda cubs Kelli and Dr. Erin Curry, born from two different mothers, make their debut.
    8. August: It is announced that Henry, a male Hippopotamus from the Dickerson Park Zoo will be moving to the zoo in preparation for the final phase of Africa. --- Anju, the gorilla, gave birth to a female on August 28th. The baby was later named Elle.
    9. September: The zoo announces their plan to renovate and expand their gorilla exhibit to turn it into a full indoor habitat/atrium by Summer 2017. --- PETA spreads a lie entailing the AZA threatened to take away the Cincinnati Zoo's accreditation if their "abusive elephant care" did not stop.
    10. October: Abigail, one of the zoo's rescued manatees, is sent back into the wild after rehabilitation. --- Capone, the zoo's Alligator Snapping Turtle, passes away. --- The okapi/duiker exhibit is expanded --- Another rescued manatee, Bam-Bam, makes his debut in Manatee Springs --- October 29th is the last day for guests to view Harapan for the last time.
    11. November: Harapan arrives safely in Sumatra --- Dale, the takin, is reunited with his mother
    12. December: Kifaru and Seyia, the black rhinos, are together in the outdoor yard for the first time. --- 2 Little Penguins hatch

    Stats:
    a. New Species: 47
    b. Returning Species: 6
    c. Zoo Babies (Species): 14
    d. Species Taken Off Display: 41
     
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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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    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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    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.
     
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    The zoo has just announced that Saari the Bactrian camel is pregnant yet again!
     
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    "Ali" the aardvark gave birth early this morning, but the calf did not survive; "Ali", herself, however, is doing well.
     
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    A baby potto named Otto was born.
     
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    This isn't so much news for the zoo itself but news about work the zoo has been doing with rhinos. The zoo's protocol and assistance in giving oral progesterone to female rhinos to help those who have difficulty carrying a calf to term do just that, has successfully produced the first surviving rhino calf for Toronto Zoo in over 17 years. Hopefully the work done in this case will help fine tune things and more healthy rhino calves will arrive throughout the AZA in the coming years.

    Toronto Zoo welcomes 'vulnerable' baby Indian rhinoceros - Toronto - CBC News