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Chester Zoo Babirusa and Anoa

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Writhedhornbill, 18 Jun 2007.

  1. Writhedhornbill

    Writhedhornbill Well-Known Member

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    I've been reading the international zoo yearbook, and I've found that Chester's Babirusa were brought into the collection in 1997. They were kept with the anoa. Why aren't the 2 species still kept together?
     
  2. patrick

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    hornedbill, didn't you already have a "babirusa" thread? did you really need to start another "babirusa & anoa" thread, just to mention that chester once kept the two together?
     
  3. bongorob

    bongorob Well-Known Member

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    They were seperated owing to intra-specific aggression. The zoo is phasing out the anoa. It is difficult to export anoa to the continent, and apparently everyone who wants anoa in Britain already has them. They are not going to breed from the current pair again. They seem destined to live out their lives on their tranquil island, unseen by most visitors. I am an anoa adopter. I think they're quite nice.
     
  4. Writhedhornbill

    Writhedhornbill Well-Known Member

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    I've fed them and I also agree they are nice. But there are 2 groups on the zoo masterplan. Maybe they're hoping for Mountain anoas.....
     
  5. Coquinguy

    Coquinguy Well-Known Member

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    if here in Australia we were allowed to have just two more types of exotic animal/antelopey thingy's id love anoa and okapi.
     
  6. Writhedhornbill

    Writhedhornbill Well-Known Member

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    Anoa are sweet things, but their horns are leathal.