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Last Bornean Bearded Pig in AZA


Last Bornean Bearded Pig in AZA
jayjds2, 6 May 2016
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    • Arizona Docent
      I did not realize they had been phased out. That is surprising.
    • Joker1706
      Same Situation here in Europe... Bad breeding results, old Population, they will soon vanish from the European Zoos, too (there are only animals in Berlin Zoo (1,1), Munich (1,1) and London (1,4 with the boar castrated to avoid inbreeding)).

      I am not sure about animals in private collections, although I heard of them...
    • PAT
      I thought the founders not being pure subspecies was also one of the main reasons for the phasing out of this species in Europe.
    • GraysonDP
      It seems Gladys Porter is one of the most outdated major zoos in the it literally seems stuck in time. The exhibits seem to be old and subpar but there does seem to be a lot of rare species found almost nowhere else in the U.S. How would those who have been to the zoo assess it?
    • jayjds2
      @GraysonDP some of the exhibits are still functional, despite being outdated. The row of hoofstock exhibits throughout one side of the zoo must be extremely old, but are still functional. They aren't glamorous, but they do just fine; if a bit on the small side. Certain accommodations for smaller mammals are on the small side, but again, adequate. Some of the hoofstock exhibits (oryx, sable antelope) are quite large and among the best I've seen for their species. The great ape exhibits are a tad small, but had one of the most active group of gorillas I'd ever seen. The gibbon exhibits were fine, with the pileated gibbon pair's activity being a highlight of my visit. Many of the other exhibits were average. The collection was certainly impressive enough to warrant a return had I not lived nearly seven hours away.
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