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Western Bornean Orangutan at Blackpool Zoo 11/03/12

[I]Pongo pygmaeus[/I] Male 'Raman'

Western Bornean Orangutan at Blackpool Zoo 11/03/12
Jordan-Jaguar97, 11 Mar 2012
    • Jordan-Jaguar97
      Pongo pygmaeus

      Male \'Raman\'
    • Gigit
      At 13, he seems to be developing cheek flanges. Does he have any other signs of maturity?
    • Jordan-Jaguar97
      Well in Winter 2010, he was separated from the females. A keeper I spoke to said he had grown a lot since being separated. He has grown quite a lot, and does look a similar size to Colchester male, Tiga.
    • Pertinax
      Is he still going to be replaced?
    • Jordan-Jaguar97
      I really much doubt they'd be moving him. I think they'd give it a few years and if he hasn't mated or sired any offspring then plans could very quickly changed.
    • Gigit
      No other zoo would want him if he's a non-breeder. Is there room for him and a new male? It's a shame solutions to situations like this are so drawn out that the females waste valuable breeding years.

      I think it would be a good idea for zoos to have the facilities to hold more than one male anyway to help spread the genes around.
    • Jordan-Jaguar97
      Space would be a problem, they have four on-show dens plus an additional on-show area for Gorillas or Orangs. The Zoo are holding on to Raman, if nothing happens in a few years maybe then a new male could arrive and Raman could go to Chester in RORA?
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