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  1. Brum

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    Speaking of Prague and big cat imports, is there any news on their plans to import a mate for their Javan leopard? Anybody have any information on that?
     
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    Births and arrivals from the past few months:

    Arrivals:
    1.0 Rothschild Giraffe from Magdeburg during September (future breeding male)

    Births:
    1.0 Grevy Zebra (September)

    0.0.13 Black Caiman hatched in August. The second time that Aalborg has bred the species and so far the only collection has managed it. The 10 previous offspring from 2013 that stayed at Aalborg have since been sexed as 5.5

    NYHEDSARKIV | Aalborg Zoo
     
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    0.0.2 Black Caiman have been sent to a zoo in Guyana this week
     
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    0.1 Polar bear has arrived from Rostock, temporarily only as the enclosure at Rostock is being renovated.
     
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    And today she has been found dead.

     
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    More on the Rostock polar bear: An infection and inflamation of the intestines was the cause, and it is likely this started during transport to the zoo. It is very rare, but similar is known to occur in other species during transports.

    Better news:
    Polar bear born. Number of cubs not entirely clear yet. Probably 1-2.
     
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    0.0.10 Black Caiman have been exported to Phoenix Herpetological Society in the USA
     
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    Aalborg Zoo has gone down one ABC species: The two brown bears have been euthanized. Their exhibit was deemed outdated, and given that they were too old to breed, they couldn't be sent to other zoos

    The zoo hasn't planned what to do with the big wooded area that contained the brown bear exhibits. Knowing the zoos track record from recent year, the enclosures will probably and unfortunately be demolished and replaced with a bunch of new Ice Age animatronics or a new playground, but time will tell.
     
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    I always hate when healthy animals are euthanized :mad:
     
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    Being a complete layman, I'm usually on the side of the zoos during euthanization decisions given how zoos probably know a great deal more about animal husbandry than I do (I wholeheartedly supported Copenhagen Zoo during the Marius incident). However, in this case, I'm also a bit puzzled. I've seen the exhibit tons of times in person. I agree with the zoo that's it's not the largest or most modern exhibit in the world, so it shouldn't be used for new breeding pairs. But it's not a terrible exhibit either - I've seen grottos that were 100 times worse. In my opinion, it was adequate for two older bears to spend their retirement years, so I have no idea why the zoo deemed it so terrible that living in it was supposed to be a fate worse than death. Again, I'm a layman, so I most certainly hope there are some nuances in this that I don't get.
     
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    How old were these 2 bears? I sense a row brewing here! Whipsnade recently added 3 young bears to their exhibit mixed with a 25plus year old female! Euthanasia of healthy animals is NOT acceptable and I was disgusted over the Copenhagen incident too for what it's worth
     
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    Back to (the non animal welfare) zoo news:
    Is it already known what sex the pygmy hippo calf is?


    BTW: I do agree the brown bear euthanasia is - this time around - a rather contentious one.
     
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    It comes down to cultural differences which can be seen in the differences between the countires' laws.

    The german speaking countries put much more afford in searching a new home for the surplus animals. While denmark in comparison comes very quick to such a "solution".

    One example is that there were a few institutions who said they would keep those animals and the copenhagen zoo refuswd the chance thinking those parks were not serious.

    I don't know if it is true, but one of the keepers at hirtshals northsea aquarium said they had to kill the ocean sunfish otherqise they would have to cut him in pieces to get him out of the tank through the behind the scenes door, which would been useless for the public autopsy.

    Cologne tried much harder to give a group of Blackbucks away. After some time no one wanted them they put them down.

    While denmark is more often on time to create laws to keep up with the standards of the modern society, the appear a beat backminded when it comes to the relation to animals or any other living creatures.
     
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