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Old 11-04-2009

Have the Bat-eared Foxes live in a mixed exhibit yet? In the past there was a plan to mix them with an other African species ... If anybody has information about this, please let me know ...
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Old 11-04-2009

There was a plan to mix them? As far as i know, the foxes are in their own exhibit in the Africa section, but i'm no Gaiapark expert. There's bound to be one here that knows though
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Old 03-04-2010

The park has recorded the first birth in the Netherlands of a wolverine.

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As well as a red faced spider monkey

http://www.gaiapark.nl/index.php?id=981

And a male gorilla born on 10/2/10 called Mosi

http://www.gaiapark.nl/index.php?id=984
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Old 11-05-2010

Does anyone have a link to their map. I've been looking at some of their exhibits on zoolex but can't find a map with the exhibits labeled. Thanks.
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Old 11-05-2010

It's on their site, but for some reason not on the translated site. Luckily, your dutch doesn't have to be up to scratch to get the idea

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Thanks you Jwer and Lintworm. I looked on their site but only the english part.
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Old 14-08-2010

http://www.gaiapark.nl/index.php?id=1076

There has been a very tragic accident at Gaia Park. The young female Gorilla Gaia has died.
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Old 14-08-2010

This was more then a month ago, but i can't remember if it was posted here. Gaia was running towards the hatch, which was closing and in the end, ran into it and got knocked out. She was then moved by another gorilla and fell down an elevation. As far as i understood, the combination of running into the hatch and falling down was fatal...
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Old 03-02-2011

Is Gaiapark Zoo really interested in the Allen's Swamp Monkey? As far as I heard yhis species is yet not at Kerkrade Zoo.
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Is Gaiapark Zoo really interested in the Allen's Swamp Monkey? As far as I heard yhis species is yet not at Kerkrade Zoo.
Where did you find that information? This species is not yet at Gaiapark, and i highly doubt it's in their collection plan on the short term...
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Old 03-02-2011

Their head of the primates section Tjerk ter Meulen is managing the ESB - while not existing ties between this ESB and the head of the primate section or any other employee of Kerkrade as far as I can see. (see EAZA net). So I was pondering about the possible meaning of it.
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Their head of the primates section Tjerk ter Meulen is managing the ESB - while not existing ties between this ESB and the head of the primate section or any other employee of Kerkrade as far as I can see. (see EAZA net). So I was pondering about the possible meaning of it.
This usually means he's managing the ESB

There are more zoos that manage an EEP or ESB of species they currently not own. Partly because they had them in the past, partly because they are interested in the species or species closely related to them but also just because they like to.

In this case, mr. Ter Meulen seems to run the ESB for black-capped mangabey's (which Gaiapark DOES have) and probably just runs the Allen's Swamp monkey next to it because he was asked to by EAZA/ has the time to run it/ it's not a major ESB and they are animals relatively related to the black-capped mangabeys...
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Old 04-02-2011

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In this case, mr. Ter Meulen seems to run the ESB for black-capped mangabey's (which Gaiapark DOES have) and probably just runs the Allen's Swamp monkey next to it because he was asked to by EAZA/ has the time to run it/ it's not a major ESB and they are animals relatively related to the black-capped mangabeys...

Any idea about possible transistion of these ESB's to Apenheul, due to the knowledge there available, or will these two underestimated ESB's remain at Kerkrade Zoo (where only one species is on show, and less know-how than in the previous times)?
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Any idea about possible transistion of these ESB's to Apenheul, due to the knowledge there available, or will these two underestimated ESB's remain at Kerkrade Zoo (where only one species is on show, and less know-how than in the previous times)?
As far as i know, mister Ter Meulen has been listed as a studbook keeper for years, and probably knows more about the individuals in his program then anyone in Apeldoorn. I even think he's a very experienced monkey-keeper and ex-worker of Apeldoorn but don't pin me to that? I don't think his expertise needs questioning.

Then again, an ESB keeper just registers kinship and runs a studbook. Some do more, like collecting information about how to keep the animals properly but that's just as much the task of the members of the TAG then the studbook keeper. As long as he keeps the studbook properly, i don't really care what his qualifications are...

What do you reckon would the ESB gain from moving to Apenheul?
 


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