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ZOO Antwerpen Birth's at the Zoo in 2008

Discussion in 'Belgium' started by Marc, 25 Jun 2008.

  1. Marc

    Marc Well-Known Member

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    In june 2008 there was a Caecilian born at the Antwerp Zoo, something unique :)!

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    (picture by member 'Gorilla Gust' from the laafsekikkers.be forum)

    Other births in 2008:

    * A twin Cape buffalo

    * Zebra

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    * Dybowski deer

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    * Humboldtpenguins
     
  2. Marc

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    Birds:

    * 1 Slender-billed Parakeet
    * 4 Catharina parrots
    * 1 Rainbow Lorikeet
    * 1 Sunbittern
    * 1 White-eye
    * 6 Black Rails (rallidae)
    * 3 Blue-headed Macaw
    * 1 Fischer's Turacos
    * 1 Rufous-vented Chachalaca
     
  3. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    do you have a scientific name for "Catharina parrots"?
     
  4. CZJimmy

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    I think Marc is referring to a Barred Parakeet (Bolborhynchus lineola). I've heard them referred to as "Catherine's parakeet"...
     
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    CZJimmy, it is the Dutch name for the Barred Parrakeet.
     
  6. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    barred parakeets are lovely wee things
     
  7. Marc

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    Ok thank you! :) I didn't know the English name :).
    There should be a website where you can enter the name in your languague and that you get translations in English.
     
  8. Marc

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    Great news!
    This week a macaronipenguin was born at the Antwerp Zoo! It will be raised by the zookeepers. The Gentoopenguins also had a birth but the young died. The kingpenguins are still breeding...

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    (info and pictures thanks to member 'Bedreigde Diersoort' of the Laafsekikkers.be forum)
     
  9. Pygathrix

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    Bird names translation index : Introduction
     
  10. Marc

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    You're welcome

    Sadly barred/Catharina parakeet is not found!
     
  12. Marc

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    More births :):

    * 4 Dendrobates ventrimaculates
    * 8 Dendrobates auratus
    * 2 Epipedobates tricolor
    * 2 Kleinmann's Tortoise
    * 2 Red-footed tortoise
    * 1 Wonder Gecko (Teratoscincus)
    * 5 Mochlus fernandi
    * 2 Epicrates cenchria
    * 80 eggs of Veiled Chameleon or Yemen Chameleon
    * 4 eggs of Water Dragons
    * 1 egg of the Amboina Box Turtle or Southeast Asian Box Turtle
    * 6 eggs of Hermann's Tortoise
    * + 100 eggs of the Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas)
    * 2 eggs of the Leopard gecko
     
  13. Writhedhornbill

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    When I was there in march there were three baby Cuora amboinesis. One was struggling to stay above the water and the people were shouting their parents (in many languages:)) and turning away as it, at one point looked as if it were dead.

    The others looked healthy though...
     
  14. Marc

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    Another female zebra was born yesterday!
     
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    Two Golden-headed Lion Tamarin are born today at the Zoo! The Antwerp Zoo is worldwide leader of the breeding programme for this specie.
     
  17. Gorilla Gust

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    The Mantled Guerezas (Colobus guereza) have also a little one now.
    A beautifull white baby :)
     
  18. Marc

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    Great great! The KMDA is doing very well this year!
     
  19. Gorilla Gust

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    There is a Green-napped Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglosus haematodus haematodus) born, and there are two Bali Starlings, Leucopsar rothschildi born. The Tragopans have two youngsters outside...

    The Von der Decken's Hornbill, Tockus deckeni is in his nest, just like the Trumpeter Hornbills nowadays. The Military Macaw (Ara militaris) has also a little one now.

    The young Penguin (macaroni) died, but the King Penguins - Aptenodytes patagonicus have two eggs now :) 'Fingers crossed people!'

    With the Rallus, the Congo Peafowl, the Yellow-knobbed Curassow (Crax daubentoni), the Green Turaco (Tauraco persa buffoni), The Speckled Mousebird (Colius striatus) and the guira (Guira guira) there are also eggs and births :)

    There is also a Chiloscyllium plagiosum, Whitespotted bambooshark born in the Aquarium :)
     
  20. Gorilla Gust

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    The Zoo reports that they are now "vieuwable" for the public :)

    Also there is a Sloth (Folivora) born, from female Wina and male Quasimodo...
    Again there is no milk with Wina, so it will be hand raised, just like the previous one, which now is introduced back into the family...