The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

17 March 2004

Back off with the BBQ sauce already

The Oklahoma City Zoo is one of only fifteen zoos in North America with babirusa in residence, and now they have a piglet, which, given the scarcity of the species, must be considered good news; there have been only six births this century in the North American population.

This is the 100th anniversary of the Zoo, which was established in Wheeler Park in 1904 and moved to its present location in 1923 when the North Canadian River, way above flood stage, overrode the dam at Lake Overholser and cut the park literally in two.

Posted at 11:21 AM to City Scene

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What are the odds? I had a post on the babirusa in January: It also answers the burning question whether giraffes are kosher (they are).

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at 1:24 PM on 17 March 2004