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Any aardvarks in Asia?

Discussion in 'Asia - General' started by aardvark250, 28 Apr 2016.

  1. aardvark250

    aardvark250 Well-Known Member

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    Are there any aardvark(s) in Asia?I knew Singapore didn't have but any other Asia zoo have aardvarks or have them before?
     
  2. MikeG

    MikeG Well-Known Member

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    Ueno Zoo (Tokyo) has aardvarks.
     
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    aardvark250 Well-Known Member

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    How many males and females?Any breeding program?
     
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    MikeG Well-Known Member

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    Ueno only has 1 pair, which were imported from Tanzania.
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    in this 2005 pdf http://www.tierseiten.com/roehrenzaehner/aardvark.pdf there are six Japanese zoos listed as holding aardvarks (I think taken from ISIS records at the time):

    Ueno Zoological Gardens
    Shizuoka Nihondaira Zoo
    Nagoya Higashiyama Zoo
    Toyohashi Zoo
    Himeji City Zoo
    Hiroshima City Asa Zoological Park

    Of the zoos contacted by the authors, Ueno and Nagoya both had two aardvarks each. The other Japanese zoos either were not contacted or did not respond. GlobalSpecies - made up of ISIS records as of 2011 - lists Nagoya as having aardvarks; I can't see anything online to refute/confirm that they still do, although ZooInstitutes also lists Nagoya (http://zooinstitutes.com/zoosrating/animal.asp?name=204).