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Birds of Paradise in captivity

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Vision, 16 Apr 2017.

  1. dt644

    dt644 Well-Known Member

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    This is not well-known in Korea, but a private petting zoo named "Aniland" in Hwaseong City, Gyeonggi Province, has two male of Wilson's bird-of-paradise, a pair of Red bird-of-paradise and I don't know how many of them there are, but they also have Lesser bird-of-paradise.

    You can see pictures of the Wilson and Reds on the this exhibition animal description page of the Aniland homepage. And you can see a picture of the lesser on this Naver personal blog.

    Aniland is the only zoo in South Korea to have Bali myna as well as the Wilson and Red. But Most of the visitors there simply enjoy feeding the animals and are not interested in them. So Visitors there don't write in detail about the animals they saw, I don't know their bird-of-paradises are still alive.
     
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    What deer species is pictured on the first website?
     
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    Look like Sika females to me.
     
  4. dt644

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    Yes, Pertinax is right. They are Sika deer.

    Most deer in Korean zoos are Sika deer. And if you see a white deer at a Korean zoo, they are 100% Fallow deer. The Fallow deer in Korean zoos are all white leucistic except for less than five brown deer in Dalseong Park Zoo.
     
  5. Vision

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    Thanks for this, definitely very valuable information! Have you visited recently, or do you know anyone that has, and do you know if the Wilson's are still present? If I'm interpreting the site correctly the picture of the two male Wilson's is dated from January 2016 which is, of course, already 4 years ago now...

    EDIT: Oh, I see you addressed this as well at the end of your post. I hope we can find more information about this intriguing park soon!
     
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    Sorry, unfortunately, I have never been there and have no plans to go now. This place is so far for me..So I'm not sure if Wilson is still there.

    The last time Wilson were mentioned in the visitors' writings here is what was written on December 31, 2018. That visitor said visit here on Aug. 26, 2018, There are not photo of Wilson, but said saw Wilson.

    But I think one thing is for sure, this place is maybe the poorest of the world's bird-of-paradise breeding facilities.

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    This picture is the Wilson's cage at there. it was taken in 2016, this Naver personal blog is the source. and you can see more photos took this place at that time. it was only a short time since its opening, but I think nothing has changed much now either.
     
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  7. EsserWarrior

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    How popular are Birds-of-Paradise in private collection? I haven't seen anything about them in the United States. The most "exotic" birds I've come across are turacos, toucans/aracaris, and hornbills.
     
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    None in the US private trade afaik.
     
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    Indeed. None in truly private hands in the US or Canada currently, however in Europe, they have at the minimum, Kings, Lessers, Greaters, and magnificents in private hands.
     
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