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  1. Pertinax replied to the thread Longleat Safari & Adventure Park Longleat Safari Park News 2019.

    Comments on their FB suggest new male is Ottis from Colchester and for some reason is re-named Benny there. I can't see a mention of...

    18 Feb 2019 at 8:13 PM
  2. Pertinax replied to the thread Howletts Wild Animal Park Is Howletts the best Zoo in the UK?.

    There was a time when he wanted to sell Port Lympne though. Maybe now its making money(?) as a 'Country Club' then Howletts becomes the...

    18 Feb 2019 at 5:52 PM
  3. Pertinax liked Panthera1981's post in the thread Howletts Wild Animal Park Is Howletts the best Zoo in the UK?.

    Ultimately it's personal opinion... Things certainly changed at both sites after John Aspinall died, and in some respects they probably...

    18 Feb 2019 at 4:41 PM
  4. Pertinax liked Gigit's post in the thread Paignton Zoo Paignton Zoo News 2019.

    Wow! 10 year old male orang, Wousan, was in the showden today with Chinta and her 5 year old daughter for possibly the first time (a...

    18 Feb 2019 at 4:23 PM
  5. Pertinax replied to the thread Two-Day Zoos.

    Agree with your final statement...

    18 Feb 2019 at 11:10 AM
  6. Pertinax liked CGSwans's post in the thread Two-Day Zoos.

    And that’s it, I fear. There is not going to be any decisive answers to this question because the way people visit zoos is an...

    18 Feb 2019 at 11:09 AM
  7. Pertinax replied to the thread Howletts Wild Animal Park Is Howletts the best Zoo in the UK?.

    I actually understood what you meant by 'City folk' in this context.;) Maybe 'upmarket leisure sector' might be a more accurate term for...

    18 Feb 2019 at 10:53 AM
  8. Pertinax replied to the thread Howletts Wild Animal Park Is Howletts the best Zoo in the UK?.

    It was a few months ago. For some years it was closed off- I never understood the rationale behind closing it in the first place, or...

    18 Feb 2019 at 10:19 AM
  9. Pertinax liked Zia's post in the thread Howletts Wild Animal Park Is Howletts the best Zoo in the UK?.

    I don't think either are the best - but I still enjoy visiting Howletts. Afraid I can't say the same for PL.

    18 Feb 2019 at 10:15 AM
  10. Pertinax replied to the thread Welsh Mountain Zoo Welsh Mountain Zoo news.

    The Mandrill enclosure/cage looks adequately floored and furnished etc but it is extremely small for one of this species. Does anyone...

    17 Feb 2019 at 5:18 PM
  11. Pertinax liked Zia's post in the thread Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary WAMS and Bili the Bonobo.

    And this I believe is the crux of the matter - their attitude comes across as unprofessional / confrontational and they make it clear...

    17 Feb 2019 at 5:14 PM
  12. Pertinax replied to the thread Pairi Daiza Pairi Daiza news 2019.

    Thanks for that.

    17 Feb 2019 at 5:10 PM
  13. Pertinax liked Maguari's post in the thread Pairi Daiza Pairi Daiza news 2019.

    Chester's a full day for me. On my own I can get around everything once in 4 hours or so if I were pushed for time - generally I take...

    17 Feb 2019 at 5:10 PM
  14. Pertinax replied to the thread "Zoo Time" with Desmond Morris - watching episodes.

    Try Pathe News on the internet. There are good clips of ZSL and other UK zoos from that 50-60's era when there was an interesting news...

    16 Feb 2019 at 10:06 PM