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Kota kinabalu zoo

Western tarsier-July 2008

Kota kinabalu zoo
    • Writhedhornbill
      Western tarsier-July 2008
    • Zebraduiker
      Graet picture, of course, I'm a Tarsierfan. Which species is that, and which zoo is that ?
      Do they keep the tariers in a daylight exhibit, do they breed them and how many tarsiers have you seen ?
    • Potto
      Wow.......
    • Chlidonias
      what's that -- first day and you've already seen a tarsier! Lucky you. Now you just need to find one in the wild.
    • bongorob
      Brilliant picture, looks as if it is a daylight shot.
    • phoenix
      absolutely spewing - i spent 2 weeks in the jungles of borneo looking for tarsier and when i visited this zoo they didn't have any!

      unfortunately, despite being run by the national parks and wildlife service - this zoo was largely stocked by capturing animals from the wild (as was the case with the proboscis monkeys) rather than acquiring animals slowly via other malaysian zoos and gaining husbandry experience before attempting to raise rare local species. this is especially important since 90% of staff are pissed off park rangers who haven't the first idea or desire to look after animals in cages.

      thus i'm not holding high hopes for their tarsier breeding program and this poor guy was probably better off left in the wild.
    • Onychorhynchus coronatus
      @phoenix Poor little guy, very sad to hear that.
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    Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
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