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Red Panda Cubs

smallest red panda cubFriday, October 6 Veterinary and Animal Care staff at Lee Richardson Zoo made the painful decision to euthanize the smallest of the three red panda cubs born August 12th.


On Monday, October 2 while monitoring the cubs, animal care staff noted that one was losing weight rather than gaining and lagging substantially behind his brothers. 


Mourning Daisy

Daisy, the spider monkey

Lee Richardson Zoo staff is mourning the passing of a long-time zoo resident.  On September 26 during morning rounds, animal care staff found Daisy, a red-bellied spider monkey, had passed away during the night. Daisy was 34 years old.  The median life expectancy for spider monkeys is 24.4 years.





Red Panda Cubs

Red panda mom and cubsLee Richardson Zoo is very happy to announce the birth of three red panda cubs. Ember, the zoo’s 7 year old female red panda, gave birth to the cubs on August 12, 2017. Mother and cubs are doing well. This is Ember’s fourth litter.


Rhinos Together

Johari and Jabari, black rhinosJabari and Johari, the eastern black rhinos that came to Lee Richardson Zoo in the spring of 2016 as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Rhino Species Survival Plan are together at last.  They were brought to the Zoo from Zoo Atlanta and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo with the goal of helping this critically endangered species by producing offspring in the future and sharing their conservation message with zoo guests.