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    Two female veiled chameleons have arrived.
     
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    2.0 serval were born in December:

     
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    1 Ghost Bat (Macroderma gigas) born on 11 February.
    2 Squirrel Gliders (Petaurus norfolcensis) born on 26 January.
     
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    Five spur-thighed tortoises hatched in February.
     
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    Adelaide Zoo's giant panda is not pregnant, according to this email sent out today:

     
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    three Emperor Tamarins are new for the zoo (from the email newsletter):
     
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    Twin pygmy marmosets have been born, just two days after their father died:

     
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    They have been named Hasani and Zuberi:

     
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    I visited Adelaide Zoo a couple of weeks ago, and although I don't have much to report, here are a few notes:

    -The new playground area is open, and it looks great, certainly a playground I would have loved as a kid, and made good use of that rather empty end of the Zoo.
    -Unfortunately, the new playground resulted in the loss of Barbary Sheep from the collection, which were the only ruminants on display (bar giraffes). I thought that exhibit was a fantastic display, always very active and showed interesting family dynamics. The playground area only cut into the exhibit footprint a little bit, so there total removal seems unnecessary. I very much hope they make a future comeback to Adelaide.
    -The Aldabra Giant Tortoises have moved into the old Peccary exhibit, while the American Alligators are now next to the Capybara.
    -The tamarin aerial runs are fantastic, lots of people watched the large family (6-8 individuals) of Golden Lion Tamarins utilising these, and it was great to see.
    -The Asian bird aviary looked great, some very nice and rare in Australasia species in there.
    -An aviary has been opened up at the exit to the Giant Panda Forest, this is an old aviary previously concealed by bamboo. Species on display were Scarlet Macaw and Crimson-bellied Conure.
    -The remains of the grandmother of the Pygmy Hippo who is due to arrive at Adelaide next month is on display in the old Elephant house - you can pat her hide and feel her feet.
    -The old grotto-type exhibits opposite the Lemur enclosure that most recently held otters and turtles were empty and undergoing renovation. I wonder if the capybara will be moved here to make way for the pygmy hippo?
    -Quokka have been added to the Pelican and shorebird exhibit, which makes an interesting addition.
    -The Zoo's only Emu died, so they are currently lacking this species.

    Otherwise, the zoo appears to be trucking along nicely, with still the best collection of birds in Australia. Will be interesting to see the future developments.
     
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    I do believe that the area that had otters and water dragons (and many years ago beavers) will be used for capybaras
     
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