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    Capitol Hill Buzz: News media barred from cheetah briefing

    Posted on April 27, 2016 • News • 0 Comments

    Capitol Hill Buzz Cheetahs

    A cheetah named Adaeze rests with handlers, including Laurie Marker, executive director of Cheetah Conservation Fund, left, after an event with the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, April 25, 2016. Adaeze lives at the Leo Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich, Conn. Matthew Daly AP Photo BY MATTHEW DALY Associated...

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    This dog is more than just man’s best friend

    Posted on February 13, 2015 • News • 0 Comments

    Odie and Adaeze

      We know dogs are man’s best friend, but apparently that also applies to the rest of the animal kingdom. A cheetah cub named Adaeze (Daisy, for short) — a rare sight in captivity — is visiting Lion Country Safari through February and she’s not alone. She’s brought along a companion, Odie, an Australian shepherd...

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    Endangered Baby Orangutan Born through First-Ever Successful Assisted Reproduction

    Posted on June 12, 2014 • News

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      Endangered Baby Orangutan Born through First-Ever Successful Assisted Reproduction LEO Zoological Conservation Center, Veterinarians, and Dr. Mark Leondires Accomplish a Milestone Victory for Wildlife Conservation GREENWICH, CT (June 13, 2014) – After decades of trial and error by major universities and zoological institutions, a small nonprofit conservation center, LEO Zoological Conservation Center, has successfully...

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    LEO Urges Awareness of Orangutans

    Posted on November 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments


    “LEO Urges Awareness of Orangutans” The Greenwich Time Amanda Cuda http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/LEO-urges-awareness-of-orangutans-4986279.php “They’re called the gentle red ape, and, with their soulful eyes and long, sunrise-colored hair, orangutans certainly have their share of fans. So why not celebrate these beloved creatures? This week is International Orangutan Awareness Week (it runs until Sunday) and Greenwich’s LEO Zoological Conservation...

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    Rare Brazilian Tapir Born!

    Posted on June 26, 2013 • News • 0 Comments


    Squeak, named for the noise tapirs make to communicate, is a female Brazilian tapir and was born to parents Jetta and Beep-Beep. Many people may not be aware of this rare species, that’s vulnerable to extinction, but they once roamed North America, are cousins to the rhinoceros and is the largest mammal and a...

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    “A special delivery in northern Greenwich”

    Posted on May 17, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

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    Mother Nature often works in mysterious ways, but the recent birth of a baby anteater has the staff at a Greenwich conservation center stumped. Read more: http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/A-special-delivery-in-northern-Greenwich-4523955.php#ixzz2TaFSzOQ6

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    Endangered Rothschild Giraffe

    Posted on March 23, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

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    In the early morning hours on March 22nd at LEO Zoological Conservation Center, Petal, a 6 year old endangered Rothschild giraffe, began the early stages of labor.  At 9.04am, after a relatively short labor, she gave birth to a healthy, female calf. Petal has bonded extremely well, was very attentive, and began nurturing her...

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    Critically Endangered Eastern Mountain Bongo Born!

    Posted on February 7, 2013 • News

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    LEOZCC is proud to announce the birth of a healthy male Eastern Mountain Bongo! This is the second offspring born from 5 year old Amelia Ear-hart. This species is critically endangered and indigenous to the Aberdare Forest and Mt. Kenya. The Kenya Wildlife Service has reported that there are less than 103 left in...

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    Animal Amnesty Day 2012

    Posted on December 27, 2012 • News • 0 Comments


    Exotic Animal Amnesty Day provides a convenient, safe, and “no questions asked” way for people to surrender exotic animals that are now illegal to own in Connecticut.

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