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  1. Babyrousa

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    I'm sorry, but thanks for pointing it out. ;)
     
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    Is this an all- female group now? They were lucky a male did not escape, things might have not ended so tidily in that case. Belfast do seem to have had more than their fair share of escapes in recent years.
     
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    Now,let me see. A Spider Monkey escaped in 2018 sadly getting killed by a car on a nearby motorway. Lion-tailed Macaques escaped in 2013 and 2015.There was also Mojo the (Black & White?) Colobus monkey who absconded for a week.Peter the Polar Bear in 1972 (though whether it was from the zoo,i do not know?). A White-nosed Coati escaping from quarantine. That Red Panda,just last month. And that lion in 1977,does not really count,as he escaped from a nearby circus.!!
     
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    Mojo was indeed a black and white colobus. And Peter the polar bear did come from the zoo. He is now on display in the Ulster museum.
     
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    They had an adult male when we were there last summer. Amusingly (well, to me) called Andy.
     
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    They mentioned him in one of their reports on the escape- I don't think he was one that got out- luckily for them.
     
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    Recent births include:
    Vicuna on 27th March to mother Gretchen and father Ozzy :);
    Red-backed bearded saki and two white-belted ruffed lemurs during April :D.
    Also mentioned is a Goodfellow's tree-kangaroo joey that's been spotted in recent months :):D.

    Recently arrived:
    0.2 eastern bongos from unspecified UK zoos.

    Departures include:
    0.2 red panda cubs (including the escapee from January, see above) to Sweden and Germany;
    Colombian black spider monkey to Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park;
    2 cape porcupines to Fife zoo;
    3 capybara to Secret Valley Wildlife Park in Wexford;
    3 red squirrels to the woodlands at St Francis' Primary school in Lurgan;
    and 2 Goodfellow's tree-kangaroos to Chester zoo and France (either Beauval or Jardin des Plantes).

    The Zoo | Baby boom at Belfast Zoo this Easter
     
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    Does this now mean chester zoo have a breeding pair of the tree kangaroos?
     
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    It means the zoo has a male and a female: but whereas the male is young, the female is about 16 years old (though tree kangaroos can live to >20).
     
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