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Ellen Trout Zoo Welcomes New Giraffe


June 6, 2014 - The Ellen Trout Zoo welcomed Kellen, a nearly 1 year old male Maasai Giraffe early Friday morning, June 6th. Kellen was born at the Virginia Zoo on June 6, 2013. The Ellen Trout Zoo has been exhibiting Giraffes since 1999 with the arrival of our first female, Emi Lane, on June 6, 1999. Kellen will be joining a young female Kamili, born at the Ellen Trout Zoo on January 13, 2013, and an older female Twigga that arrived at the Zoo on June 5, 2008. Kellen will remain off exhibit for a short period while he undergoes a physical examination and gets used to his new home.



The Ellen Trout Announces the Arrival of a New Jaguar


Kabah, a 142 pound, male Jaguar arrived September 26th, 2013 at the Ellen Trout Zoo. He was parent reared with his brother at the Tulsa Zoo and donated to the Ellen Trout Zoo as an SSP recommendation. The 17 month old Jaguar will be paired with our female Jaguar Seraphina who is 6 years old and on loan to us from Zoo New England in Boston. Kabah, named for a Maya city in southeast Yucatan, will remain off-exhibit for several days until he learns his way around the enclosure. It is hoped that in the near future he and Seraphina will become the proud parents of a litter of Jaguar cubs. Jaguars are the largest species of wild cat native to the New World. They can be found from Mexico south to Paraguay and Argentina.
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