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The Best Zoos in Ohio

The Best Zoos in Ohio - including the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium - Trekaroo.com

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Mama’s boy Phoebe and her unnamed baby boy elephant play together in their enclosure at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio. Photo by Tom Dodge/AP :)

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from The Telegraph

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A four-week-old, female, baby gorilla born at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Texas has been transported to Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio

Akron Zoo in Ohio announced the birth of a rare Pygmy Slow Loris! The baby, a male, was born August 21 and weighed less than an ounce (21 g). The baby has been thriving, and first-time mom Casey is doing an excellent job raising her baby behind-the-scenes. This birth, part of the Pygmy Slow Loris Species Survival Plan, is great news for the conservation of this Vulnerable primate. See more: http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2013/11/pygmy-slow-loris-akron-zoo.html

Photo: Picture of the Day! Backara is a male Black leopard that was rescued from a road side zoo in Ohio that failed to care for their animals. With freezing temperatures and no heat or adequate shelter, Backara suffered from frost bite and ammonia sores from being forced to lay in his own urine for days at a time. Malnourished and suffering from infections in his open wounds, Backara and a number of other animals were in terrible shape when they arrived. Yet, with world-class veterinary…

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This hilarious picture shows a manatee at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio having a bit of trouble devouring some romaine lettuce.

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from Pennsylvania & Beyond Travel Blog

Visiting the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Ohio

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Sad Day :( "It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Binder Park Zoo’s male snow leopard, Capron, at the age of 17. Capron had been a resident at Binder Park since 2005 when he was paired up with our female snow leopard, Lotus. In 2008 he was the first snow leopard to enjoy our new Smith Snow Leopard Encounter exhibit where he spent every morning climbing the trees to watch the cheetahs on the other side of the creek and to see the first zoo guests as they entered the zoo.

At the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio, Primate Center Team Leader Ron Evans is pictured laying with Gladys, a baby gorilla. This is how a mother western lowland gorilla would lay with her young. Gladys was born on Jan. 29, but sadly, her mother would not care for her. Fortunately, she is always surrounded by zoo workers and volunteers who are acting as surrogate mothers. So cute!

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Dec 22, 1956: First gorilla born in captivity. On this day in 1956, a baby gorilla named Colo enters the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becoming the first-ever gorilla born in captivity. Weighing in at approximately 4 pounds, Colo, a western lowland gorilla whose name was a combination of Columbus and Ohio, was the daughter of Millie and Mac, two gorillas captured in French Cameroon, Africa, who were brought to the Columbus Zoo in 1951.

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