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  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member

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    2.1 Capybara born in May.

    0.4 Blackbuck sent to the National zoo in May

    0.0.2 Rusa deer born in April.

    3.2 Meerkat born in February.
     
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  2. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member

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    From the park's FB page.

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    They actually have 2 separate packs!
     
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    Somebody forgot to turn of the Caps Lock there....
     
  5. Monty

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    They actually have three packs
     
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  6. Jake

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    Are they still there?
     
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    Don’t believe this has been mentioned elsewhere but Altina recently received two female Waterbuck from Monarto Zoo.
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  8. Monty

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    Both the Red Pandas are there.

    I was there a bit over a week ago at the end of the school holidays. It was very busy and I think they said they had about 250 visitors do the tour that day.

    The baby Ring Tailed Lemur was jumping around and quite active.
    The male Servile was not cooperative and would not come over for his treat. He was only partially visible behind a log in the back of the enclosure. They have a young female they plan to pair him with, but she was in the other enclosure and we could not see her.
    The two female Zebras are separate from the males as they are both pregnant.

    Next time I go my kids want to do the Meirkat experience and go in with them as that looked good. The visitor in there doing the Meirkat experience while we were there had a Meirkat sitting on her shoulder to get a better view for predators.
     
  9. WhistlingKite24

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    2018 has been Altina's largest baby boom on record with the following births stated on their Facebook page,
    "Altina has:
    1 Zebra foal
    10 Meerkat Kits
    7 Endangered Maned wolf Pups
    2 Endangered Mongolian Wild Horse Foals
    1 Endangered Ring tail Lemur baby
    3 Clydesdale foals
    3 Water buffalo Calves
    3 American Bison Calves
    6 Endangered Scimitar Oryx Calves
    3 Critically Endangered Addax Antelope Calves
    12 Indian Blackbuck Antelope Calves
    7 Red Deer Fawns
    11 Fallow Deer fawns
    1 Scottish Highland Calf
    1 Texas Long Horn calf
    4 Eland Antelope calves
    3 endangered Banteng calves
    4 capybara bubs
    82 BABIES! and still counting"
     
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    News from Altina’s facebook page:

    -The massive baby boom is still continuing after another 18 babys were born in the last 3 weeks.

    The new baby’s include:

    1 Giraffe calf ‘Klintun’
    12 Blackbuck antelope calves
    1 Banteng calf
    4 Himalayan tahr calves

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    -The giraffe calf is a boy and has been named ‘Klintun’. Altina Wildlife Park

    - A female Takhi seems to be due soon with another baby. It will be the third so far recently.

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    I’ve been worried about the future of Himalayan Tahr in Australia (down to four collections) and this is fantastic news!
     
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  12. Jake

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    I just went there, a couple of days ago;)
     
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    Are they a feral animal in NZ?
     
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    Which species are you referring too?
     
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    I think he means the Tahr, and no they are not a feral animal in New Zealand. But they are an introduced wild species in New Zealand.
     
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