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Bad news! Import of 20 okapis-this good plan

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Nikola Chavkosk, 6 Mar 2016.

  1. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    Bad news zoochatters, it seems that more and more forest of DR Congo will gone forever.

    Look here:
    DRC announces intent to reopen its rainforests to logging companies


    Thus projects like additional imports of wild animals should be approved, eg. those animals that will lost their teritory.

    If you ask me, If I was able, I would import additional:

    At least 20 okapis from DR Congo
    At least 20 bonobos
    Some gorilla...

    I think every zoo should work toward projects for additional imports, to save ,,homeless'' animals from forests.
     
  2. Loxodonta Cobra

    Loxodonta Cobra Well-Known Member

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    Well this is just fantastic!! :mad:

    But at least this gives new opportunity and chances for imports of new blood and potentially new species.

    Animals I think should be imported:

    African Forest Elephants
    Eastern Lowland Gorilla
    Okapi
    Kordofan Giraffe
    Bonobos and Chimps
    Pangolins
    Any species of monkey

    Anything we want our zoos to provide a home for, cause these animals won't have one for long.
     
  3. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    YES! How I could forgot for the Forest elephants! yes yes and all animals that you have already mentioned.