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  1. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    Kolkata's Zoo to get pair of Aldabra Giant Tortoises, and hopefully someone to correct dodgy maths calculations:

    Story here: https://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/kolkata-zoo-giant-tortoises-seychelles-085215151.html

     
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    This was the zoo I visited many times as a child - it would be interesting to see how/whether things have changed much
     
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    Wow, that was an unexpected sentence. I was sceptical (naturally) and went searching for some photos. There are three of the langurs, but they are actually Laotian Langurs rather than White-headed Langurs.

    Photos on this news article (the article specifically identifies them as White-headed Langurs, even down to the scientific name, but the photos are very clearly of Laotian Langurs): Lion cub, 3 rare white-headed langurs rescued in Kolkata
     
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    I would dearly hope they decide to transfer these out back to Laos as there should might also be some local rescue (and rehab) facilities with perhaps the project Anoulak to stand a good chance (or perhaps even the Cuc Phuong in Vietnam)! To my mind: Alipore - Kolkota Zoo does not have the facilities nor the ability to provide the standard of care required for these highly specialised primates.

    The species is white-browed black langur (Trachypithecus laotum) and the project Anoulak can be found here: Anoulak: nature conservation and community resilience in Laos.
     
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    I put the word out to several more local Indochina people.
     
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    Yes I also hope they will become in the hands of an experienced collection !