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Re: NFC: Brookfield zoo exhibit

On Mon, 11 Oct 1999 klaus.schoening at jungle_org wrote:

> Sounds like a food problem.  To bring out the colors in SRBD you need to
> have live plants and feed a varied diet.  Include vegetable fare.  They
> should also receive fd ocean plankton, or Mysis at least once a week.
> There is no reason for cyprinids to be skinny if they are properly fed. 

	I agree. They really need more live plants in there. 

> You bet but me being here in Cincinnati is kind of limiting...are there
> any other NFC members that could help??  Does the Brookfield zoo have a


> website?  Are there members in the Chicago area who could volunteer to


> help out?  If you get me the name of the Fish Curator or Zoo Curator I
> will contact him, but we need someone near there to do the legwork to
> make this a viable attractive site...that is if the zoo would even
> welcome it.

	They are affiliated with the Chicago Zoological Society. Just so
that I haven't given a wrong impression of the zoo, they are already doing
a great job. For example: the floor of the Swamp exhibit is made of some
kind of spongy rubber to simulate walking on a peat bog; they are breeding
rare mammals; etc. 

Sajjad Lateef       <http://www.eecs.uic.edu/~slateef/>
sajjad at acm_org