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  1. ThomasNotTom

    ThomasNotTom Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Lesser Malayan Mouse Deer has been born.
     
  2. charliejb

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    Knowing both her parents and grandparents( on one side) I kind of hoped she might be transferred to another UK zoo, where I could still visit, but wasn't very hopeful. After she leaves Afia will be the only in the group descended from any previous Bristol gorillas.
     
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  4. Nisha

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    There is direct flights from Bristol to Madrid ;) Make a short break out of it?
     
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    No need, its easy to follow her progress via Social media. That will have to do I think...but maybe sometime.;)
     
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    Awesome news!!
     
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    Any plans to bring in any more female Gorillas to join the troop?
     
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    Can someone please tell me if there are plans to bring more female Gorillas to Bristol Zoo.
     
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    This isn't news but just wanted to ask out of curiosity.

    Were there ever any black lion tamarins kept at Bristol zoo ?

    I have a faint memory of seeing one of these monkeys on one of the little islands in the lake in the middle of the zoo when I visited in the early 2000's but this could have been another lion tamarin species or a false memory.
     
  12. Jambo

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    You’re memory’s not lacking; Bristol held Black Lion Tamirans in the past.

    The last I can find of them being mentioned (online) is back in 2009. Can anyone confirm when the final one/s died, or were exported?

    Here’s a photo of one from 2009 @Maguari :

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  13. Onychorhynchus coronatus

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    Aha ! :D Thank you very much Jambo ! very glad that my memory is still working well.

    Excellent picture by the way ! ;)
     
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    You’re welcome.

    Btw, that picture is @Maguari ’s. So praise him, not me. ;)
     
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    I saw the species for the first time when I visited Bristol in early 2011; they died off at the collection sometime during the latter half of that year.
     
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    Ah I see , thanks for the info on the Bristol tamarins anyway , much appreciated !

    @Maguari Brilliant photography !
     
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    What a shame that they didn't stick with keeping the species as Jersey has. Quite a pity really.
     
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    Has there been any rumours or word about when the zoo might reopen? I was thinking about a trip up to Bristol this month and the website doesn't give any indication when the zoo may reopen.
     
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