Discussion in 'Australia' started by WhistlingKite24, 27 Mar 2020.
Altina Wildlife Park has announced the birth of an Addax calf.
Altina Wildlife Park has welcomed the birth of a Bison calf.
Oh thats awesome
Oh thats awesome! hope they put up a videp of baby Bison soon as the Covid lockdown prevents any non-staff from seeing the calf for the time being. Altina should be very proud of their successes with their species and feel like they are going in the right direction. Was just thinking last night that with all their breeding successes if Altina had future plans in having a Greater One Horned Rhino pair I think their success rate should be evidence that they should be allowed to without importation hurdles as I gather its would be much more difficult for private facilities to be able to, but Altina is doing so well with their current animal species.
Altina Wildlife Park recently welcomed several Himalayan Tahr births. According to the exotic mammals of Australia thread there are only three Australian zoos housing the species currently - Altina, Halls Gap and Mansfield.
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That’s awesome news!!!
Indian rhino are a species that I suspect would do very well in Australia if we had more. Sadly, all hope seems pinned on the pair at WPZ and they have been a pretty useless pair to date, producing just the one hard-won calf that later died. I think if multiple calves where produced other zoos might import the odd animals to make up pairs eventually, but alas its not likely anyone else is going to jump on board. Such a shame. easily my favourite rhino species.
Your quite right they would do well in this country if given a real chance I believe there is a little bit of one up-mans ship going on with some of the bigger zoos in the country with proper planning between our zoos one would believe the best option would be see that there are other zoos here with unrelated animals that zoos could work with in breeding animals such as the Indian rhino, why after all these years the only zoo with Francois Langers is Taronga zoo (apart from two spare males at Mogo), was this not the appointed Langer species the ZAA wanted with all other Langer species to be phased out to make room for these!. I also bet that IF Taronga do get Okapis (and I hope they do) they will be the only holder within the region but I really hope I am wrong about this. Why would Melbourne zoo become the only holder of Philippine crocodiles within the region breed some and then send them back to the philippines when there are plenty captives there why not past a few to other zoos and get a real breeding program going, even if they kept some back for further breeding in the future, but now the female has died and they are left with an adult male!! It just appears to me a bit like game playing and who has which flagship species at their zoo, We need to put this type of thinking behind and move forwards with a better plan lets have other zoos with high profile flagship species not just the big boys!
Altina Wildlife Park has welcomed Capybara pups. The zoo didn’t mention the exact number but two are shown in the video.
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