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Edward's Pheasant

Edward's Pheasant in the Gorilla Territory aviary 1

Edward's Pheasant
tennisfan, 31 May 2014
    • tennisfan
      Edward\'s Pheasant in the Gorilla Territory aviary 1
    • IanRRobinson
      A lovely species, but no more West African than Red-faced Spider monkeys.
    • Kifaru Bwana
      I am as unhappy with that as you are. The theme should be West African and educationally and otherwise - including PR - it is all ill-thought out and stop gap measure.

      So, either drill / mandrill or mangabey for primate habitat and at least a Congo peafowl or similar forest type bird species for the aviary.
    • tennisfan
      Suspect the pair may have been previously in the part of
      the north aviary terrace that is empty awaiting renovation.
    • IanRRobinson
      I have to say that walk-through aviary has never convinced me; there is far too little cover. Covering over the pathway (or diverting it) to house maybe De Brazza's monley seems as good a use as any.
    • sooty mangabey
      I disagree! I rather like this aviary - even if it could be twice as big - and I think it's just the sort of 'support' exhibit the bigger, flashier things need. Tiger Territory is a very nice tiger cage, for example, but it would be a whole other proposition if it had some Indonesian birds alongside it.

      Even on a crowded and busy day yesterday, it was wonderful to be able to see the interaction between the von der Decken's hornbills in here, while the barbets were showing themselves to those who looked.

      I wholly agree with the comments about the keeping of the pheasants in here, though. Given that the vast majority fo the species that were in the currently-being- demolished aviaries are now off-show, I'm not sure why these fellows need to have been brought in to upset the African-with-spider-monkeys theme of Gorilla Kingdom.
    • snowleopard
      Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle just bred this species, which is apparently extinct in the wild and almost unheard of in North American zoos. Only 15 individuals live in 7 AZA-accredited zoos, and the link below has several photos of the newly hatched chick.

      Woodland Park Zoo Blog: Rare pheasant hatches)
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