Wednesday, May 23, 2018
(UPDATE 6/26/18) Now almost six weeks old, the piglets are doing well, achieving developmental milestones and have no health concerns. Oklahoma City Zoo caretakers report that, while still nursing, they are also eating solid food. Their diet is very similar to that of the mature red river hogs, consisting of grain pellets and produce, but the produce is diced for the newborns to make it easier to chew and digest. The three have not yet been named, but caretakers are working diligently to...
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Monday, April 16, 2018
Endangered Fishing Cat Kitten Being Hand-Reared by Vet and Animal Care Teams
On March 31, 2018, an endangered fishing cat kitten was born by caesarian delivery at the Oklahoma City Zoo’s Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital, after his mom, Miri, surpassed her expected due date. This is the first successful cesarean delivery of a fishing cat among Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) member zoos in North America.
The gestation period for fishing cats ranges between 63 and 70...
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