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  1. Batto replied to the thread Zoos in Europe vs USA.

    Or, at least in some cases of dedicated enthusiasts, keep them under conditions that put major zoos to shame. And, mirabile dictu,...

    15 Oct 2019 at 5:23 PM
  2. amur leopard liked Andrew Swales's post in the thread Zoos in Europe vs USA.

    It is not a 'rule' as such, more an interpretation as Batto said above - but an enclosure such as you describe would fail a UK Zoo...

    15 Oct 2019 at 5:19 PM
  3. Batto liked Andrew Swales's post in the thread Zoos in Europe vs USA.

    Yes, I am sure it is used for ease of interpretation - often to disguise lack of knowledge on the part of an inspector ? This does not...

    15 Oct 2019 at 5:18 PM
  4. vogelcommando replied to the thread African elephants for China.

    And again 35 African elephants planned to be send to China..... Activists in last-ditch attempt to block export of 35 baby elephants to...

    15 Oct 2019 at 5:16 PM
  5. amur leopard replied to the thread Zoos in Europe vs USA.

    Ah, animal farm, such a wise book... :)

    15 Oct 2019 at 5:15 PM
  6. amur leopard replied to the thread Zoos in Europe vs USA.

    Oh yeah we always like bigger... I'm thinking some kind of 40 acre rainforest exhibit with a large lake and live food... Nothing like...

    15 Oct 2019 at 5:14 PM
  7. birdsandbats replied to the thread Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary Bay Beach Sanctuary News.

    I just found the chick's name is Mac, and he was just released into the wild: Eagle released at MacArthur Elementary in Green Bay The...

    15 Oct 2019 at 5:11 PM
  8. Batto replied to the thread Zoos in Europe vs USA.

    It's a rather rough rule of thumb (also used in other countries) that I suspect was invented to make life easier for bureaucrats and...

    15 Oct 2019 at 5:10 PM
  9. birdsandbats replied to the thread List of rarest species in US?.

    @Giant Eland Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary has a Southern Flying Squirrel.

    15 Oct 2019 at 5:07 PM
  10. zoofanbelgium replied to the thread Okapis in Europe.

    I read on a facebook post that in Safari Park Beekse Bergen a new okapi arrived. The name could be Lena of Nela. The only okapi with a...

    15 Oct 2019 at 5:05 PM
  11. Brum liked Batto's post in the thread Zoos in Europe vs USA.

    While I'm the last one to pretend that West German zoos are flawless, a quick look at the photos in the UK gallery reveal several...

    15 Oct 2019 at 5:04 PM
  12. birdsandbats commented on media Hamill Family Nature Plaza - Overview

    Looks like the grass on the left might be one of the native bluestem species!

    IMG_4644.JPG 15 Oct 2019 at 4:54 PM
  13. birdsandbats liked gentle lemur's media Gorilla at Port Lympne in the category Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

    Bouquet or side salad? The outdoor enclosure at PL's 'Palace of the Apes' has a very good growth of 'weeds' this year (I presume it's a new policy). The gorillas forage much more for snacks, like this young male. It seems no-one likes teazles (in background). August 2008.

    PortLympne003-022.jpg 15 Oct 2019 at 4:53 PM
  14. Onychorhynchus coronatus replied to the thread Animals that need a captive population.

    Interesting comment. Out of curiosity could meerkats hypothetically become established as an invasive species in Australia ?

    15 Oct 2019 at 4:51 PM
  15. birdsandbats commented on media Hamill Family Nature Plaza - Overview (With Free-Ranging Gunieafowl and Peafowl)

    Those bushes on the right are the native Red Osier Dogwood! :) Those cedar trees might be the native species as well, I would need a...

    IMG_4647.JPG 15 Oct 2019 at 4:50 PM
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