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Joker1706, 16 Sep 2010
    • MARK
      Thank you for uploading all these old photos, so good to see things from another era
    • jbnbsn99
      Does anyone know what (sub) species of Giraffe this is?
    • Tarsius
      This are Masai Giraffes. Nowadays, the zoo is keeping rothschild giraffes. Unfortunately, no masais left in germany.
    • alexkant
      You could only see for females of Massai giraffe in Basel and one male in Israel (Kiryat Motzkin)
    • Tarsius
      Basle got now a male, coming from the USA, but they don't know, if they can bring him in the switzerland....
    • alexkant
      Unfortunately, as I know this transfer failed.
    • BjoernN
      The okapi male, Kilandja, came from Epulu 17.10.1959. A female already arrived 17.09.1959, but died at the day of arriving.

      Kilandja died 08.08.1968 at Leipzig and lived next to the Massai giraffes, that arrived at the Zoo in 1960.
    • Tarsius
      @alexkant. No, the transfer has not failed yet, the zoo is still working on the import.

      Otherwise, it makes not a sense to keep masai giraffes. Basle is the only holder of them in europe, and masai giraffes are not endarged. So it would be better, to keep a male group of rothschild or reteciulated giraffes. Another option is to use the old antelope house only for okapis.
    • alexkant
      Next week I will be in Basel zoo and we will disscuss a possible transfer of females to Israel if Basel zoo switches to another subspecies
    • Onychorhynchus coronatus
      Interesting to see these two together in a photo
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