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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by migdog, 28 Feb 2018.

  1. migdog

    migdog Well-Known Member

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    I thought I'd post the first news from Banham for 2018. The zoo expect to receive their first sealion today/tomorrow from Zoologischer Stadtgarten Karlsruhe. It is a male called Emmett. The article on their facebook page suggests Banham will be receiving to females to keep him company, from another collection.
     
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    Any photos anywhere? I couldn't see any on the website.
     
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    Looks like they are opening this on the 16th, next Friday.
     
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    The first 3 sealions are in their new enclosure, l'm going to see them on Sunday. Next Friday is the official opening.
     
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    Pictures of the exhibit please!
     
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    Will take photos on Sunday
     
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    Any ideas where the females came from at all?
     
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    Sorry, should've read 2 are onshow. My minds a bit scrambled from jetlag. Will try and find out where the others are from.
     
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    I've got a picture of the enclosure from 16th Feb, but i can't seem to upload it. It doesn't seem very big though, I thought it would have been bigger imho. I'm going back on Wednesday , maybe it'll look better with the sea lions in.

    How do you know the official opening is Friday? I can't find any comms about it :(
     
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    Its on their FB page to win tickets:

    Banham Zoo
     
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    Ah thank you! I'm not a big facebooker. Weird there isn't anything on the website (or Twitter) eh?

    Exciting times anyway. Does anyone remember if banham had sea lions before? I'm sure I remember visiting when I was a kid and seeing them on the right just a little way down after you enter? Perhaps where the dwarf Mongoose now live or there about?
     
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    According to Zootierliste, they had South American Sea Lions previoulsy. I've only been visiting in the last 4 years and am sure they were there then; isn't this a renovation job rather than a new feature?
     
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    They had the Fur Seals for many years. I believe the pool has been renovated, rather than a new build.
     
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    Ah right, I rarely take much notice of seals and sea lions.
     
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    Its pretty much a renovation of the fur seal enclosure.
     
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    It looks very pleasant. I had wondered if some may have arrived from Blackpool. Thanks for the report.
     
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    I've got to say I don't really think it looks that great. It looks perfectly adequate as an enclosure, although it would have been nice if it were much bigger, but the whole thing just looks so 'basic'. Can't help feeling it's below Banham's usually high standard.
    Thanks for the photos @migdog :)
     
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