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May. 21st, 2007

red panda

sea_monkie

zoo babies and birth control

this is a really neat article I read on the washingtonpost.com but I'll cut it because it is kind of long.Collapse )
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sea_monkie

missing eagle egg

Eagle Egg Missing at Illinois Zoo

The Associated Press
Saturday, May 19, 2007; 10:57 PM



BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- One of two eggs laid by a bald eagle at a central Illinois zoo is missing and authorities think the culprit could be a raccoon or a human.

The discovery was made Friday afternoon at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, where attendance has been up since an eagle named Beauty laid eggs for the first time in her 13 years at the zoo.

No broken egg shells were found, zoo director John Tobias said, and both eggs appeared intact Thursday.

Beauty laid the eggs during a brief visit from a wild eagle that perched in trees over the enclosure for four days in late April. If the remaining egg is fertile, it could hatch around Memorial Day.

A captive male eagle named Mathata has been helping incubate the eggs. Neither eagle can fly because of injuries they suffered before their captivity.

Raccoons live nearby but haven't been spotted in the exhibit, Tobias said. His only other theory is that a human stole the egg.

Whoever the culprit was had to have been brave to venture into the enclosure and face two protective birds, he said.

© 2007 The Associated Press

taken from the washingtonpost.com
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/19/AR2007051901438_pf.html

May. 17th, 2007

red panda

sea_monkie

Dog Nurses Tiger Triplets at China Zoo

BEIJING -- It's a dog's life for three newborn tiger triplets in eastern China. The cubs, whom officials at the Jinan Paomaling Wild Animal World in Shandong province are so far just calling Collapse )
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sea_monkie

LA Zoo Elephant Off to Animal Sanctuary

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May. 15th, 2007

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sea_monkie

question:

what is one animal that you have NEVER seen at a zoo that you would like to see? and why?
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sea_monkie

Call Her Isoke: Louisville Zoo's Baby Pygmy Hippo Receives Her Name

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/070515102946.htm

or see directly at the Louisville Zoo page: http://www.louisvillezoo.org/zoobabies/hippo.htm



Also check out the new (march 18th) baby African Elephant they have. They even have a video of the baby on this page...
http://www.louisvillezoo.org/zoobabies/elephant.htm
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beastwith5hands

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hey,i just joined and thought i would post some pictures from my zoo trip yesterday!

i live in tennessee and i have a membership for the nashville zoo. yesterday i was bored so i decided to go before i went to work. i thought since i was by myself i wouldn't have as many pictures as usual. but i still managed to take 80 pictures in the hour and a half i was there. so i tried to make a few little collages so your friend page won't be overwhelmed. haha.

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the meerkats are always my favorite.

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the sheep were freshly shorn. so cute.

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that goat is named bon bon. she is the sweetest one in the petting zoo. it was hot yesterday, the leopard cracked me up the way he was laying.

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these little kids were freaking out about petting a goat. i convinced them to pet the white one. they were really cute.

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May. 13th, 2007

red panda

sea_monkie

baby flamingo

We have a baby flamingo chick that is currently doing very well. I managed to get a shot of him yesterday at work.
red panda

sea_monkie

exhibits..

I like to go to the aza.org website and search through the Current articles posted to check out what is happening. Or sometimes I'll just type in the name of a state/city in google and search through their zoo websites.

In this case I found that Utah's Hogle zoo has a new Asian Highlands Exhibit. From the pictures I have seen it looks awesome!
http://www.hoglezoo.org/whats.new/exhibits/asian.highlands/

and also, on loan, they have the white alligator from New Orleans.
http://www.hoglezoo.org/special.events/gotb/

They don't show any pictures of 'him' on that website it just talks about the exhibit. However, http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/W/WHITE_ALLIGATOR?SITE=VANOV&SECTION=HOME is an article where there is a shot of another albino alligator.
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sea_monkie

baby chimp picture

Hey, I have a friend over in the chimp department at TZ and she sent me this picture (since my camera always turns out with fuzzy pics because of the glass).

Baby Vindi, Mom Jodi



Here are the other pictures she has taken that are actually posted to the website: http://chimps.tulsazoo.org/photos.htm

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