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Rufus the Ocelot is Growing Up!

 
It has now been five months since an ocelot cub was born at the Emperor Valley Zoo.  The male cub now known among the zookeepers as “Rufus” is strong and healthy. A wonderful addition to the Zoo’s collection of ocelots, “Rufus” has developed quite well; his coat has a fresh vibrant shine while his eyes sparkles of curiosity and excitement. 
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Brigand Hill Animal Rehabilitation Keep (BH-ARK) – A Sister Facility of the Emperor Valley Zoo

Aviary complete with flight cage

In late 2009, a 360-acre parcel of forested and cultivated land was made available in Brigand Hill, Manzanilla by the community-based Manatee Conservation Trust through a lease arrangement for the establishment of a sister facility to the Emperor Valley Zoo. While the Zoo which is managed by the Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago, Inc. (ZSTT) serves as a major centre for wildlife conservation and education with a visitor-ship close to 250,000 persons annually, its location within a finite footprint, with no room for expansion has limited it from fully attaining its conservation and financial self-sufficiency goals.

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Baby Mandrill “Harold” Progresses Very Well

It has been almost two months since the Emperor Valley Zoo welcomed the baby mandrill, “Harold” into its collection.

 Over the past few weeks, Harold has progressed very well. He has grown to a length of 59 cm and has gained 1 lb, 10 oz since his birth on September 9th, 2010. His development is reflected by his improved ability to walk, run and climb. He is very inquisitive and loves to explore his surroundings. Not only does he use his hands and feet but also his mouth to familiarize himself with new objects.

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