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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Coquinguy, 24 Mar 2007.

  1. Coquinguy

    Coquinguy Well-Known Member

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    ARAZPA has a new web-site, check it out guys. the artiodactyl tag still nominates the importation of Philipine Spotted Deer as a regional priority? maybe this is a typo...
     
  2. MARK

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    Yes the new site does look good, surely they are not going to import more deer when we really need some new bloodlines for our Bongos and other hoof stock we alreadly have here.??.
     
  3. Coquinguy

    Coquinguy Well-Known Member

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    god who knows. i thought it was interesting the intensive level of management that has been allocated to species like palm squirrels with a high reproduction rate.
    actually, these squirrels represent a good display candidate with the res tof the miscellaneous animals TAG in virtual collapse...
     
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    the new site is great, a big improvement - its got some nice artwork in the factsheet section....;)
     
  5. ZooPro

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    Yep, it's a vast improvement on the old site. Patrick, I thought I recognised the style in the sketches! ;)
     
  6. Zoo_Boy

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    oi pat, went to send u a private message mate about congrats on the nice art, and ya message boz if full, so u carnt recive any more messages, just a note to say empty it so we can send ya private messages lol

    btw nice artwork lol
     
  7. Zoo_Boy

    Zoo_Boy Well-Known Member

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    AdelaideNow... High praise for our city's zoos

    on arazpa, the accrediatation (similar to that of aza- american zoological association), has started in south australia with nboth monarto and adelaide reciving full - accreditation

    over the next 5 years, it is hoped all zoos will achive acceditation
     
  8. ZooPro

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    Hmmm, sorry to put a damper on the enthusaism, but the wording is a bit misleading in the article. Only Adelaide Zoo was accredited, and not Monarto (Monarto hasn't had an accreditation visit yet).

    There was a second zoo accredited recently - Symbio Wildlife Park in Stanwell Tops, NSW.
     
  9. Zoo_Boy

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    thnx zoopro, so do you knwo anthing about this pocedure of acreditation, and whats zoos will be done soon
     
  10. ZooPro

    ZooPro Well-Known Member

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    There's a good summary of the accreditation procedure here:

    ARAZPA - Accreditation

    It looks like all ARAZPA institutions will go through the accreditation process within the next five years, and be re-accreditated every five years after that. From what I've heard, somezoo are requesting to be accredited sooner rather than later, and some zoos want to wait for a little while ;)
     
  11. Faraji

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    Symbio were actually the first to be accredited.
     
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    snowleopard Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Is this the first time that ARAZPA has begun accreditation on zoos? The AZA in North America has approximately 216 members and has been accrediting zoos and aquariums for at least a couple of decades, and there is the standard 5 year "stamp of approval". So my question is this: who has been monitoring zoological collections in the Australiasia region? No one?
     
  13. ZooPro

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    Sorry to correct you Faraji, but Symbio was the second institution to be accredited - Adelaide Zoo was the first.
     
  14. NZ Jeremy

    NZ Jeremy Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to see Numbats at more zoos, especially here in NZ..! IMO, much better than Emus and Lorikeets...

    If I've learnt one thing in my time here is that if ZooPro says it, its right...
     
  15. Faraji

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    Not meaning to be picky, but since I have been corrected, I was just wondering how you know this. (I'm trying not to sound nasty, just curious as I was directly involved).
     
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    Hamilton Zoo has been accredited now, the first in NZ
     
  17. Faraji

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    Sorry. Brain melt...What I meant was that Symbio was the first be inspected in the new accreditation process. Only a few days before Adelaide. My bad.:p