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  1. Mr Saxon

    Mr Saxon Well-Known Member

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    So what's been going on? Haven't gotten up recently due to awful weather....perhaps on Monday. Damn if only I could drive.
     
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    We are very proud to announce that Linoa and Andry, the crowned sifakas, have welcomed a healthy baby boy! Visit the link for more details about our latest arrival, 'Echo'


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    Brilliant news:D expect he's another male but still good news:)
     
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    Argh, another male... :(

    Still, here's hoping they might get a female one day... Still good news I guess.
     
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    Is the cause of death of gorilla Kukuma already known?

    Is Kwanza already in the group?
     
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    Actually, given that there are only two breeding female crowned sifaka in Europe, and that Linoa is rearing her baby - yeah I do think that's special - regardless of the sex of the baby.
     
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    Little late reaction, but I thought all three females are reproducing (Besançon, Apenheul and Belfast).

    And allthough any birth is good news, what are you going to do when you end up with a ratio of 15.0 in a few years time :confused:

    Luckily the youngster at Apenheul this year was female, so the ratio atm is 13.4 which is still not the best and by far not as good as North-America's Coquerel's population...

    Just love the little tikes and hope they cling on...
     
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    I am pretty sure that the breeding female in Besancon died last year or the year before. Thankfully her last infant was female who was paired with an offspring from Apenheul. So hopefully there will be another breeding female in Besancon within a year or two.
     
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    Ah, that would explain why i thought Besançon had two females (remember ISIS saying at least 2 at some point) and now only registers 1.

    Shame we lost her, hopefully they can continue their breeding... Thanks for the update (next time good news please :p )
     
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    Gorilla Kwanza has a large wound.
    Look the Photo:

    [ame="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjdallenphotos/5796426986/in/photostream/"]Belfast Zoo - MJD Allen Photos | Flickr - Photo Sharing![/ame]
     
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    Fairly typical treatment in some situations. Fortunately these wounds do heal quite rapidly though. Also notice where she is sitting- high up near the roof- out of the male's way(if he's in there that is). 'Gugas' has never seen a 'new' (or a younger than him) female before so may not know how to react without being aggressive, but time will hopefully improve his attitude to her. She does represent the main hope for any baby Gorillas at Belfast, and genetically, Gugas is an extremely important male to breed from(wildborn, no relatives or offspring).
     
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    A bit OT news - exBelfast gorilla Bikira is now confirmed to be pregnant.
     
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    A bit OT news - exBelfast gorilla Bikira is now confirmed to be pregnant. :)
     
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    I don't think the breeding of an IUCN critically endangered species really deserves the :rolleyes: emoticon does it?!

    So other collections have succesfully bred them before, this some how makes the Belfast litter some how less important?

    When Howletts and Port Lympne bred their 130th gorilla, did people just go oh another baby gorila :rolleyes:? No, because whilst the wild population of gorilla's are still in their 10's of thousands its still essential that a good sound breeding program is in place.

    So how is the worlds most endangered pig any different? Because its a pig? We are dealing with a species here that according to some biologists make the giant panda seem relatively common.

    Belfast zoo is proud to play a part in the EEP of this species :cool: