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Old 30-07-2008

James Flamingo hatched and a healthy chick is around, bringing the group up to 7 individuals. The Press report states that besides a very old animal at Wuppertal, it's the only group in any Zoo.

I guess the WWT in slimbridge ain't a zoo and they only have 3.0 (that right?) so they are more or less right. And i'm still not sure if the animal at Wuppertal is still alive because it hasn't been seen in their mixed flamingo group for quite some time, does anyone know any more?

Anyways, such a rare birth in Europe is always good news!
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Old 09-08-2008

The James' flamingo at Wuppertal died about 18 months ago. They still have a pair of Andean flamingo, though.
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Old 14-10-2008

Update on the flamingos, the zoos website is saying that 2 James flamingo have hatched in August along with 1 Andean flamingo.
Here is a list of births at the zoo this year
Zoo Berlin / ERLEBEN / Jungtiere / Nachwuchs 2008
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One of the James flamingo chicks has not survived, but the second one, together with the Andean one, is fine.
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Old 17-12-2008

Hippo born two weeks ago at the zoo, first in a couple of years.

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Baby hippo born in German zoo
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Old 08-02-2009

Some time ago I heard that there was a plan for a 5 million litres aquarium in berlin zoo, with the giant manta ray as a main inhabitant. I haven't heard of this plan since that time. Does anybody have more information about this subject?
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Old 08-02-2009

I don't know about that, but it sounds interseting!
However, if that's their only plans then they need to sort their priorities out; The bear enclosures and many others need some serious work before anything like that should be done.
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Old 09-02-2009

I'm sure, the zoo has had never the idea to display mantasrays, because the have no speca for a big tank of the size to keeping mantas. What the wanted to do is, to build an expansion to the present building to keep more sharks. But they have no money yet, to build this expansion.

The zoo has another handraised anteater, born in december. This time, its a female. I'm so sorry for the keepers, its very hard for them to handraise an anteater....
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Old 10-02-2009

I have heard that hand-reared giant anteaters can be a real problem when they are adult , I think it is the case for the male at Edinburgh .
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Old 10-02-2009

Do you have any idea why that is? I know a lot of hand reared animals can cause problems, but some of them (eg- big cats) seem to do ok with their own species.
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Old 10-02-2009

After I've met "Adolpho", the first hand raised anteater at the Berlin Zoo,I've spoken to a woman, who has raised by herself some anteaters in another zoo and worked with some adulte handraised anteaters, too. They never had any problems with the handraised anteaters and tehy have bred normally. They have just one problem anteater at this zoo, he is very aggressive and attcks the animal keepers, so noboydy goes inside to him, but he is mother raised. Most hoofed animals can be a real problem if they are hand raised, mostly the males, but many females also.
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Old 26-02-2009

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I'm sure, the zoo has had never the idea to display mantasrays, because the have no speca for a big tank of the size to keeping mantas. What the wanted to do is, to build an expansion to the present building to keep more sharks. But they have no money yet, to build this expansion.

The zoo has another handraised anteater, born in december. This time, its a female. I'm so sorry for the keepers, its very hard for them to handraise an anteater....
Well, a 5 million litre aquarium could house manta rays. And I have been looking at the map of the zoo, next to the aquarium building is a large pond filled with ducks. So there's room for an annex there. But an annex for sharks would surely be a good idea, since the current aquarium with larger sharks isn't adequate, especially not for the sandtigershark.
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Old 26-02-2009

The pond will stay, and I think, the plans for the expansion for the aquarium are gone, but I can ask somebody at the Zoo, if you want.
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Old 28-02-2009

Well, aquariums have my special interest, and I was very fond of Zoo Berlin, especially its aquarium. So I would like to hear more about it
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Old 01-03-2009

Let me see what I can find out, give me a little bit time,okay ?
 


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