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Exhibit Changes

Adean Condor - South America

Tuesday, July 30, 2019:  The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is excited to announce that the Andean Condors have moved to a new exhibit in the South American realm.  Their new home will be located near the front entrance and Monkey Island. 

Calling the Montgomery Zoo home since 1987, the two Andean Condors are growing more and more comfortable to the new, much larger, exhibit that contains features from their native habitat such as a water fall, trees, rocks, as well as, two nesting boxes. 

Bongo - African hoofstock collection 

Thursday, July 18, 2019:  The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum is excited to announce the addition of three new Bongo to the African hoof stock herd.  A female calf, Juni, born May 16, 2019 to Gertty, another adult female, Heidi and a juvenile male, Naveen.  Heidi and Naveen just arrived at the Montgomery Zoo from the Greater Richmond Zoo.  Juni is Gertty’s second calf and the second born at the Montgomery Zoo in two years.

Following Thursday’s introduction to the public the Bongos will be on display every other day depending on weather conditions and animal husbandry needs.

River Otters - North America

On Friday, May 31, 2019:  The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum will introduce to the public two North American River Otter pups born on February 25, 2019.  The pups, one male and one female, named Dipper (Dip for short) and Dot were born to Lisa (five years old) and Oliver (four years old) who have called the Montgomery Zoo for a number of years. 

“Dip and Dot have been spending time with mom in the den bonding and learning all the things otter pups need to know,” said Shelli Dean, Assistant Animal Care Manager.  “As it is in nature, Dad does not have an active role in the early stages,” she went on to say.

Reticulated Giraffe -Africa

Friday, March 1, 2019: The Montgomery Zoo is proud to announce the birth of a male Reticulated Giraffe calf.  Welcome the newest resident of the Montgomery Zoo as he makes his public debut. This male giraffe calf was born at the Montgomery Zoo on December 31, 2018. His parents are Ashley (mother), 12 years old and Gideon (father), 4 years old.  This is their first calf together.  Since birth, mother and calf have been spending time together off display nurturing and bonding.  This private time together is very important for the overall health and well-being of the calf.        

The calf is named Alvin, after Alvin Williams, a long-time Zoo employee. One of Alvin Williams responsibilities at the Zoo is working at the Zoo’s Giraffe Encounter. Mr. Williams works this post almost daily and has created a unique relationship with the giraffes.  In fact so unique, that on the day prior to Ashley giving birth to her calf, Mr. Williams predicted that she would give birth that night, and indeed she did.  The Zoo is proud to name Alvin after such a dedicated and loyal Zoo employee.