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  1. ShonenJake13

    ShonenJake13 Well-Known Member

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    So can anyone help me with the worldwide captive aye-aye population? I've made a start on the European population, but would like some help with finishing it off and maybe also adding the Japanese and USA populations too?

    Here's what I've got so far for the European population:

    London (1.1.1) = Tany, Salem, ?

    Chester (1.1) = Raz, Mamy

    Bristol (1.3) = Noah, Sabrina Tahiry Kambana

    Frankfurt (3.2) = Malala ? ?, Kintana Tsara

    Durrell (2.3.1??) = ? Pan, ? ? Ala, ?


    Any assistance is much appreciated :)
     
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  2. MikeG

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    I have Durrell as having 4.3 (The youngster born in late June is a male).

    Japan There are 5.4 at Tokyo Ueno.
     
  3. ShonenJake13

    ShonenJake13 Well-Known Member

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    Do you know the names of the other 2.2 at Durrell and the nine (!!) at Ueno?
     
  4. MikeG

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    Sorry, I don't know the names of the Japanese aye-ayes.

    The Jersey boys are Alain, Pan, Patrice + this year's youngster (not yet named?)
    The 3 girls are Zanvie, Vassago & Ala.

    In the USA, the Duke Lemur Center in North Carolina has 5.8 Aye-ayes (but I don't know their names :))
     
  5. ShonenJake13

    ShonenJake13 Well-Known Member

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    I have worked out that the 5.8 at DLC are:

    Nosferatu
    Poe
    Merlin
    Norman Bates
    Grendel

    Endora
    Ozma
    Morticia
    Ardrey
    Kali
    Angelique
    Bellatrix
    Elphaba

    As for the other US collections, I think I have them figured out to this:

    Cincinnati = 1.1 (Niffy, Medea)

    Cleveland Metroparks = 1.1(?) (Ichabod?, Caliban)

    Denver Zoo = 1.1(?) (Ozony, Lucrezia?)

    Henry Doorly Zoo = 1.1 (Warlock, Claudia)

    Philadelphia Zoo = 3.1 (Tolkein Smeagol Loki, Medusa)

    San Diego Zoo = 1.2 (Nirina, Styx Fady)

    This correlates with the worldwide total of 58 (since there were 56 at the beginning of the year and 2 have been born this year at London and Jersey).

    As for the beginnings of Ueno, I know the names of one family of three; dad Hitchcock, mum Tiergarten and son Mafi. Still don't know the remaining two males and three males though, nor do I know the name of the 2011 Frankfurt baby and 2011 San Francisco baby (who is now at Frankfurt).
     
  6. DavidBrown

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    According to their website the Duke Lemur Center at Duke University in North Carolina has 17 aye-ayes.
    Aye-Aye | Duke Lemur Center

     
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    Yes but look further down and they state that Paris has a pair, they do not and have not for many years.
     
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    That website is extremely outdated. It states they have 23 species. They only have 15.
     
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    @ShonenJake13:

    Your US data is correct, for the most part. I can't confirm names, though Ozma and Endora at the DLC are correct for sure.

    Unless something has changed within the last few months, Cleveland has only 0.1. I'm not sure about Denver, though, as I never got any info on their aye ayes (fun fact: also the only US institution with aye ayes that I haven't been to).

    Thanks for posting this, though, it's helping me update my info a bit.
     
  10. ShonenJake13

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    2011 Frankfurt aye-aye baby is called Kimala.

    As for the aye-ayes at Ueno, these consist of males Mamyroa, Hitchcock, Dimy, Faly and Mafi, and females Soa, Tiergarten, Hoavy and Hira.

    Literally all I need now is the name of 2011 San Francisco baby :')
     
  11. ShonenJake13

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    So after a lot of research, this is what I have come to in my findings.

    EUROPE

    Frankfurt Zoo (3.2) = Malala Kimala ?, Kintana Tsara
    Bristol Zoo (1.3) = Noah, Sabrina Tahiry Kambana
    Chester Zoo (1.1) = Raz, Mamy
    London Zoo (1.1.1) = Tany, Salem, ?
    Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (4.3) = Alain Patrice Pan ?, Zanvie Vassago Ala

    USA

    Cincinnati Zoo (1.1) = Niffy, Medea
    Cleveland Metroparks Zoo (0.1) = Caliban
    Denver Zoo (1.1) = Smeagol, Bellatrix
    Duke Lemur Center (5.8) = Nosferatu Poe Merlin Norman-Bates Grendel, Endora Ozma Morticia Ardrey Lucrezia Medusa Angelique Elphaba
    Henry Doorly Zoo (1.1) = Warlock, Claudia
    Philadelphia Zoo (2.1) = Tolkein Loki, Kali
    San Diego Zoo (1.2) = Nirina, Styx Fady

    JAPAN

    Ueno Zoo (5.4) = Mamyroa Hitchcock Dimy Faly Mafi, Soa Hoavy Hira Tiergarten
     
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    A diverse roster of the grim, macabre and mystical, if ever I saw one.
     
  13. jayjds2

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    You say there's 5.10, you give names for 5.9, but there are only 5.8. I can confirm that number because I visited two days ago. Otherwise you're close on our population.

    @Maguari: I agree, and the names are quite fitting for creatures as mysterious and odd-looking as the aye aye.
     
  14. ShonenJake13

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    I can confirm there are 5.9 as the DLC themselves told me on Facebook...Kali was recently switched for Medusa and Lucrezia still lives at the DLC...

    The 5.10 was an honest mistake, me adding the two females I hadn't previously listed to the DLC colony in my head
     
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    Oh, my apologies, I guess the tour guide was incorrect. Thanks for helping me correct my info, then. You've gotten more answers from the DLC page than I ever have!
     
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    Ozony died last year. I think Bellatrix and Smeagol are supposed to be a breeding pair in Denver, but I don't know if this has happened yet. Ichabod should be at the DLC as well.

    Where did Ueno get 9 aye-ayes from? Mamyroa & Soa are the original pair & Hitchcock was sent there from the US, but I've never heard of those other 6.
     
  17. TeaLovingDave

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    So to summarise:

    The current European population is 10,10,1

    The current North American population is 13,14

    The current Asian population is 5,4
     
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    When I left school in 1973 the world popualtion was thought to be 11.

    A pair held at Tananarive Zoo and 9 in the wild.

    How times have changed.
     
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    Is there a captive population in Madagascar?
     
  20. jayjds2

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    Yes. Zoo Ivoloina and Tsimbazaza Zoo both have some, though I do not know if there are other holders, and haven't the slightest idea of how many specimens are held.