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A database of giraffes in Brazilian zoos

Discussion in 'Brazil' started by Enzo, 29 Apr 2023.

  1. Enzo

    Enzo Well-Known Member

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    Hello, everyone! How is it going? It has been a while, hasn't it? Well, if I recall correctly, there was a database for giraffes in Brazil on Zoo Chat, but it is long gone (I did check through our threads and could not find any regarding this). So, I have decided to recreate it, now with some more concrete info on Brazil's current population. So, here it goes!

    - Portobello Safari Resort (Mangaratiba): 0.0.15.
    BioParque do Rio imported eighteen giraffes from South Africa in 2021, supposedly with the aim of carrying out a conservation program for the species. After arriving at the airport in Rio, they were sent to the resort, where they are still located. They remain there because the death of three of the animals is still being judged by the authorities.
    They are supposedly Cape giraffes (Giraffa giraffa giraffa).

    - São Paulo Zoo: 2.3 (Palito, Bernardo/Girafales, Mel, Safira, Ágatha/Malika).
    Palito, Mel and Cristal were imported in 2007 from South Africa. In 2010, the trio had their first puppy when Cristal gave birth to Safira. In February of the following year, it was Mel's turn to have her first calf: a male named Jamal. She also gave birth to Palito, in 2013, and Ágatha, in 2015. Cristal died in July 2011, while Jamal passed away in 2012.
    All are of the Cape subspecies.

    - Animália Park (Cotia): 1.0 (Bin/Di).
    Bin, born at Beto Carrero World, was sent to Cotia in 2022.
    He is an Angolan giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis).

    - Zooparque Itatiba: 1.4 (Oscar, Hortência, Lylla, Zoe, Ayana).
    Ayana, a Cape giraffe born in Belo Horizonte, was sent to Itatiba in 2008. Gylmar, a male from South Africa, arrived at the zoo in the same year, but died shortly afterward. Ayanna was alone until 2017, when Oscar and Hortência, two “Rothschild's giraffes” (Giraffa camelopardalis camelopardalis) arrived from Schmiding (Austria), were welcomed by the zoo staff. The northern couple had their first calf in September 2020 when Lylla was born. Their second baby, Zoe, was born in 2022, in the month of June.

    - BioParque Zoo Pomerode: 0.1 (Ethema).
    Ethema was born in 2015, daughter of the now deceased Melman and Leninha.
    She is a Cape giraffe.

    - Beto Carrero World (Penha): 1.3 (Gigrande, Savannah/Pequena, Catarina/Maria Eugênea, Anaya).
    Jahari, a male southern giraffe from Belo Horizonte, was sent to the park in 2006. There, he “married” Savannah in 2011. The couple's first reproductive success happened in 2012, when Gigrande was born. After him, Maria Eugênia was born, in 2014, and Catarina, in 2017. Catarina had a baby named Anaya in 2021.
    All are Angolan giraffes.

    Main source:
    MARINA DE SOUZA SANTOS FALKOWSKI: ELUCIDANDO A IDENTIDADE DAS GIRAFAS NO BRASIL: UMA ABORDAGEM MOLECULAR MULTILOCI COMO FERRAMENTA NORTEADORA PARA A CONSERVAÇÃO EX-SITU DAS ESPÉCIES. RECIFE: UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE PERNAMBUCO, 2020.
     
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  2. Enzo

    Enzo Well-Known Member

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    The number of giraffes in Brazil has unfortunately just decreased. Another giraffe imported by BioParque do Rio died this morning, as announced by the institution's Instagram account. Therefore, fourteen giraffes remain at Portobello Safari Resort.
     
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    Enzo Well-Known Member

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    Time to update the database with some sad news: Bernardo, also known as Girafales passed away at the age of ten. This leaves São Paulo zoo with 1.3 Cape giraffes.