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Discussion in 'Denmark' started by kiang, 12 Jan 2011.

  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member

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    New thread for a zoo and some news.

    2.0 African hunting dogs arrived from Dublin
    0.0.3 Scimitar horned oryx to the Haugaland zoo in Norway
    Mississippi alligators hatched at he zoo, the news section does not mention how many hatched, but 10 eggs were taken for incubation. (6/10/10).
    0.0.7 African lion cubs born to 2 females (Sept and Oct)
    New ring tailed lemur enclosure opened.
    3 polar bear cubs born in one litter, with only one surviving.(late Nov/early December)
    1.0 greater kudu arrived from Rotterdam. (7/12/10)
    Fiji iguanas arrived (don't know how many) (20/12/10)
     
  2. Baldur

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    I had no idea until now that Norway had more than just one 'proper' zoo (Kristjansand Dyrepark) in addition to several aquariums, but hearing about Haugaland Zoo opened my eyes to that I may not be as well informed in those matters as I thought I was.

    I looked it up on Google, but nothing comes up if you use the terms 'Zoo' and 'Norway', instead you should use 'Dyrepark' and 'Norge' which are the Norwegan words for the same. That gives you their website:

    Haugaland Zoo

    Seems like a nice smaller brother to Kristjansand. There is nothing in English but you can at least click on 'Dyrene in parken' (Animals in the park) to see what they have.
     
  3. Toddy

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    A few corrections:

    According to Aalborg Zoo's website the Fiji iguanas have actually bred at the zoo and can now be seen in the Tropical House.

    Also, even though the zoo advertises the ring-tailed lemur exhibit as "new" they actually just got rid of their fossas (the only ones in Denmark) and placed the ring-tailed lemurs in their exhibit near the entrance.

    @Baldur: Haugaland Zoo is a rather new zoo in Norway that I too have heard very little about so far. The animals on their website are only some of the species they keep.

    Apparently they have been featured in a television series by the local TV-station; TV Haugaland. These can be seen on their website.
     
  4. Hvedekorn

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    Norway has one other zoo with exotic animals except for Kristiansand and Haugaland, called Amadeusparken. The zoo is fine in itself, but has a small, quite boring and extremely standard collection. Only noteworthy species would be Celebes crested macaques.

    And when did Aalborg Zoo get rid of their fossas and replaced them with ring-tailed lemurs? I read their newsletters and have searched their website through, but can't find anything. And do anyone have any idea what the former ring-tailed lemur exhibit will be used for? I can only see it being used for marmosets or small birds or demolished.
     
  5. Toddy

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    I suppose that we could also put Bergen Aquarium in that category as they have many both native (fishes and seals) and exotic animals (penguins, snakes, crocodiles, marmosets and others).

    I have only ever seen Kristiansand myself which has a charm of its own and is definitely worth a visit.

    Aalborg Zoo got rid of their fossas sometime in late 2010. It is a real shame as they were the only ones in Denmark and I am afraid that I don't really know the reasons for moving them. But I do know that the lemurs moved into their "new" exhibit in November 2010. I dont know what they will do with the old exhibit though...
     
  6. Toddy

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    New crocodilians in Aalborg Zoo

    Aalborg Zoo has done a switch of crocodilian species this year. The former exhibit for American alligators in the Tropical House now houses a small group of black caimans instead. The caimans are already visible for the visitors and Aalborg Zoo hopes to breed them to boost their numbers in European zoos.
     
  7. kiang

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    Updates this year so far

    0.0.2 Emperor tamarin born
    0.0.2 mara arrived from Copenhagen
    0.0.3 warthog born (1 d.n.s)

    Polar bear cub sexed as a male
     
  8. Toddy

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    Aalborg Zoo builts new exhibit

    Aalborg Zoo has now managed to secure funding for their next big exhibit. This will be a complete remodelling of their old carnivore exhibit. I have made a rough translation of the announcement below (with the help of Google Translate).

    So to summarize for those to lazy to read it all:

    • Aalborg Zoo will built a new predator exhibit on the site of their old one.
    • The exhibit will house lions and tigers.
    • The zoo will swap their zoo-mix lions (Panthera leo) and amur tigers (Panthera tigris altaica) for the more endangered Asiatic lions (Panthera leo persica) and Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae). These will be the only ones in Denmark.
    • In the exhibit visitors will be able to experience the animals from below ground, above ground, on eye level and in their indoor exhibits.
    • The exhibit is set to open in april 2012.

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    Here is a link to the original statement.
     
  9. KimDaniel

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    The new predator exhibit looks like it will be awesome! I might need a new trip to Denmark in 2012?
     
  10. Mr T

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    Looks like a very interesting exhibit and good to see they will be 'upgrading' their species.
     
  11. Toddy

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    Well KimDaniel, if you haven't been here this year there should be a lot for you to see if you decide to do a round trip in 2012:

    - New predator facility in Aalborg Zoo (2012)
    - New anteater exhibit in Jesperhus Junglezoo (2012)
    - New (and very innovative) coati exhibit in Randers Tropical Zoo (2011)
    - New "Asia" section in Ree Park featuring some astounding exhibits (2011 and 2012)
    - New exhibit for giant otters in Givskud Zoo (2012)
    - The new Kiwara savannah theme in Odense Zoo (2011)
    - The new Flamingo Aviary (2011) and Arctic Ring (2012) in Copenhagen Zoo.

    So a lot of exciting developments going on in the Danish zoos :)
     
  12. KimDaniel

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    Wow! Lots of news since I last visited Denmark in the summer 2010. The zoos I visited at that time was North Sea Oceanarium, Aalborg Zoo, Randers Tropical Zoo and Copenhagen Zoo. However it looks like it is many new facilities that I need to visit.

    I wish there were more zoos in Norway, you are so lucky in Denmark!
     
  13. Toddy

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    Sounds like you desperately need to go visit Odense Zoo soon. It is my personal favourite zoo in Scandinavia. And also find the time to visit Givskud Zoo and Ree Park. Ree Park especially is a hidden gem in the European zoo world.
     
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    It is noted! I have been to Givskud Zoo before, but it starts to get a few years ago. I try to visit at least Odense Zoo and Ree Park (and hopefully some other danish zoos) at my next Danmark trip. Unfortunately, that will not be before summer 2013 :(
     
  15. Nisha

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    Aalborg are preparing to import 2:1 Asian Lions from Singapore later this year as part of their new Lion and Tiger development... :D They will be some of the first new imports to enter Europe since the early 1990's due to the fact their parents originated from one of the Indian zoo's
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    The new Predator Plant opens tomorrow (5th June) featuring 0:2 Asian Lions from Zurich and a temporary Amur Tiger

    The plan was (and still is) to have Sumatran Tiger, but they wern't able to source any this year. Instead the former breeding female Amur has been returned from her temporary home at Knuthenborg. Once Sumatran's have been sourced she will be re-homed elsewhere and the Sumatran's will take her place (hopefully in 2013)
     
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    As Aalborg Zoo FB site it showed a sumatran tiger from Germany /Heidelberg Zoo has arrived and gets used to the habitat after quarantine.
    Due to Aalborg Zoo website,the cams are set and ready-also for the two lion ladies .
     
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    1.0 Brazillian Tapir is due to arrive from Randers shortly
     
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    Baringo Giraffe bull, Oskar was moved to Ebeltoft in October. He'd been at Aalborg for 11 years prior to this transfer
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    Arrivals
    1.0 Baringo Giraffe from Amersfoot (new breeding bull)

    Departures
    0.1 Black Caiman to Crocodile Zoo, Bangkok
    0.0.3 Scimater Horned Oryx to Haugaland, Norway

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