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02/11/08 - Lufkin

New Additions to Zoo

News Release:

We have two new exciting announcements to make at the Ellen Trout Zoo.  The first one is the return of Blackbuck Antelope to the zoo.  Nearly two months after the tragic deaths of five Blackbuck Antelope, the Ellen Trout Zoo has been able to acquire and return two females to Lufkin.  One of these is still nursing and is off exhibit, the other is almost two years old and is on exhibit in the Blackbuck display in the Asian area of the zoo.  We will be receiving a male in the future to round out the herd.

The second announcement is the arrival of a new male African Lion a year and a half old.  This new addition is part of the Lion Species Survival Plan (SSP) of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and is a valuable animal for the zoo.  "Mashaka"-which means Trouble, as he is called, can be seen in the zoo's lion exhibit.

The Ellen Trout Zoo, "The Wildest Place in Town and Your Place to Connect with the Natural World", is open every day from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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