Zoo Tours Ep 94: The African Journey | Maryland Zoo

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We’ve explored the Polar Bears of Churchill, the award winning haven for the Penguins of South Africa, next on Maryland’s list is the African Journey! The zoo’s oldest section – a huge 16 acre loop through several African worlds that goes beyond your usual plains and jungle themes. We’ll meet the continent’s only amphibious antelope of the swamps, gazelles of the desert, porcupines of the burrows, and the debut of the Dik-Dik. This Journey includes a breakdown of its $20 million face-lift that improved the lives of their beloved lions, giraffes, and elephants. With these upgrades came a 350 foot long transfer tunnel for lemurs and monkeys, and this all ends wildly with a circus of BABY CHIMPANZEES! Enjoy!

Full Species List
1. Sitatunga, Black Crowned Crane (No Show), Northern Ground Hornbill (No Show)
2. Caribbean Flamingo
3. Sulcata Tortoise, Leopard Tortoise
4. Southern White Rhinoceros, Grant’s Zebra, Ostrich / Dama Gazelle, Lesser Kudu, Saddle-bill Stork
5. Aviary: African Spoonbill, Fulvous Whistling Duck, Hammerkop, Red-crested Pochard, Von Der Decken’s Hornbill, Blue-bellied Roller, Hadada Ibis, Marbled Teal, Waldrop Ibis, Spur-winged Lapwing, Blue Duiker
6. Amur Leopard (No Show)
7. Cheetah (No Show)
8. Cape Porcupine
9. Warthog
10. Dik-Dik rotates with Blue Duiker
11. Southeast African Lion
12. Reticulated Giraffe
13. African Bush Elephant
14. Okapi
15. 5 Rotational Exhibits (3 Outdoor, 2 indoor): Black-and-White Colobus, Coquerel’s Sifaka, Red Ruffed Lemur, Ring-tailed Lemur
16. Panamanian Golden Frog
17. Slender-snouted Crocodile, East African Black Mud Turtle
18. Chimpanzee

The Other Maryland Zoo Tours:

The Polar Bear Watch: https://youtu.be/-OPxwWh1pSc

The Award Winning Penguin Coast: https://youtu.be/3EYWI4FafGk

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