Letters: Conservation pays

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The Fort Worth Zoo announced Thursday the birth of its first mandrill in three decades, a milestone the institution considers a “conservation advancement.”
The baby girl, Ruby, was born Jan. 11 to mother, Scarlett, and father, J.J. Before Ruby, there have only been two mandrill births in the zoo’s history: a female in 1992 and male in 1995.
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“Given that it has been nearly three decades, and this is only the third mandrill birth, the zoo is celebrating this conservation advancement,” the zoo wrote in a statement.
Ruby clings to Scarlett in the

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