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March/April 2012

ZOOGOER MARCH/APRIL 2012

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Mating Mysteries

Can the fastest land animals on Earth outrun extinction? Zoo scientists are helping cheetahs gain ground by unraveling the complexities of the cat's reproductive lives.

By Sara Bloom Leeds



Enriching Our Exhibits

Naturalistic animal enclosures don't just look pretty for visitors. They enhance creatures' lives by providing plenty of simulation.

By Allie Killam and Mark Tuai



A Place for Pandas

Small talk had a big impact when Mrs. Nixon told the Chinese premier she liked pandas. His reply opened a new chapter in the Zoo's history.

By Giant Panda Portfolio