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My Life Is A Zoo

This is where I will post interesting (or not so interesting) things that happen in my life. The subject matter will include any random things that I decide to put in (including animals, my work, my hobbies and my family).

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Various photos....



Hana (new Malayan Tiger!!!!)

We shipped one of our male Malayan tigers, Jammu, to Alexandria Zoo in LA about a month ago. He is there on a breeding recommendation. We now have Hana. She came down to the department last week and is now on exhibit. We will not be putting her and our resident male, Pandu, together as they are fairly closely related. She is, however, very pretty and I fully expect to get lots of photos of her. :-)

Baby Giraffe!!!

The zoo has a new baby giraffe!!! His name is Miles and he's being handraised by our (very experienced) Hoofstock staff. Here are a couple of photos of him at a few weeks of age. :-)

Training Doors and New Mesh!

We've recently had an improvement made to some of our exhibits. We had new mesh and fresh propping installed on 6 of our exhibits. And two (so far) of the exhibits have had training doors installed on them (Clouded leopard and Leopard). The new mesh looks awesome! As does the propping. And I am in love with the training doors! These were designed (with input from us) and built by the zoo welder. He did an awesome job (which, I'm sure, he is getting tired of hearing! lol I keep telling him that every time I see him). Here are some photos of me training Kadu (male leopard) at the training door and some photos of Ivy and Kadu on exhibit with the new mesh.

Me training Kadu at the new door (guest side)

Me training Kadu at the new door (keeper side)

Ivy (Black Leopard) on exhibit

Kadu on exhibit