The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Baby Sloth and Patas monkey born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo

Syracuse, NY – The Rosamond Gifford Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of its 44th Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth. Ocabo (Oh-cob-oh) was born on February 9; he is the son of Bite Lip and Beauregard. The name, Ocabo, comes from a Latin American word meaning “head,” and was chosen because of the young sloth’s exceptionally large skull. After some initial supplementation from zoo staff, Ocabo is thriving and can be seen on exhibit with the other sloths.

Because the zoo maintains a hands off approach with primates, it was several weeks before officials were able to determine the gender of the baby patas monkey born on January 7. The long-awaited answer? It’s a girl! She has been named DJ in memory of a long time zoo employee who recently passed away.

The Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park is among the top 10 percent of zoos in the country as an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is focused on conserving, exhibiting and interpreting a living animal collection in order to promote public recreation, understanding of the relationships between animals and people, and action to sustain the environment we share.

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Committed to conservation, the zoo actively collaborates with Friends of the Zoo to save endangered Asian elephants, Amur tigers, golden lion tamarins and amphibians, which are facing a global crisis due to the Chytrid fungus. Other projects include studies on Chittenango ovate amber snails, Turkmenian markhors and Humboldt penguins.
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