Iowa zoo displaying 4 new animals after transfers, births

May 13, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Four new animals are on display at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines this spring, including three endangered species.

The zoo told the Des Moines Register a new tiger and snow leopard have moved to Des Moines from other American zoos, and two new slender-horned gazelles were born at the Blank Park Zoo this spring.

The 5-year-old Amur tiger came to the Blank Park Zoo from the Indianapolis Zoo to live with a female tiger.

The snow leopard moved to Des Moines from the Akron Zoo in Ohio.

The gazelles were born this spring. Zookeepers say they love to bounce around their habitat in the mornings.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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