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Why Do Animals Go Through Quanrantine?

A part of the Zoo that very few guests get to see is inside the animal hospital. One would correctly assume that a few of the hospitalized animals are sick or injured, but the majority of animals who pass through the hospital are there for another important reason – quarantine. Animals that are in quarantine are in a new, unfamiliar space, and they may need peace and quiet during their stay. Every new animal that comes to the Zoo has the potential to bring new diseases and... Read More
at 11/22/22
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A Crane of Many Names: The Stanley Crane

The Stanley crane, also known as the blue crane or paradise crane, is the national bird of South Africa. The blue crane name comes from the pale blue coloring of their feathers on their head and body with their wing feathers tapering off into a darker color. These long wing feathers drag to the ground appearing to be tail feathers when in fact, their tail feathers are very short. They ar e one of two species of crane that do not have red on their heads, making them unique in the crane world.... Read More
at 10/21/22
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Conserving the Critically Endangered Eastern Bongo

When taking a stroll around the Africa Loop, guests may see an orange-colored animal tucked under the bamboo, palm trees or along the boardwalk. These elusive creatures are the Eastern Bongo, also known as the Mountain Bongo, a species of forest antelope. The Eastern Bongo is a beautiful chestnut brown color with 12 to 14 white stripes going horizontally down their back. Eastern bongos only live in densely forested mountainsides of Kenya .  There are approximately five fragmented... Read More
at 10/21/22
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How to Kill Plants and Still be a Good Gardener

Let me preface this article by saying that I am NOW a very good gardener. To say that I have had a few plant trials and tribulations throughout my gardening career would be an understatement, but they have made me the competent horticulturist that I am today. So, if you want to join the “green thumb club,” you must be ready to experience the same. The conversation usually starts out something like, “My plant is dying. Will you look at it?” And I say,... Read More
at 9/19/22
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