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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Charles, 4 Jan 2024.

  1. Rajang-GOAT

    Rajang-GOAT Well-Known Member

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    I could definitely see that, but personally I would love to ZSL get them at either London or Whipsnade (potentially as a replacement for the sealions in a way), and they are more likely to have the funds than a lot of other zoos.
     
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    London Zoo's last manatee died almost sixty-one years ago (on 7th March 1963, to be precise). Like you, I would love to see the ZSL aquire manatees again but think it unlikely.

    However I very much hope I'm proved wrong.
     
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    Thought allegedly it could have happened if Biota had reached fruition!
     
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    Indeed, manatees were planned for the Docklands Aquarium but, of course, that never materialised.
     
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    Luckily, as think we may have lost the ZSL zoos if it had as it would have brought them all crashing down due to lack of funds.
     
  6. Charles

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    The zoo website has been updated and says there are 4 gelada, 1 red river hog and 1 eland now confirmed
     
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    So no Geladas have died...
     
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    If that’s the case, it’s probably my mistake as I think I suggested that was the case - I should have asked a keeper and not a volunteer - apologies.
     
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    I don't know for sure whether the other two died or were moved. When I lasted visited, several years ago, there were four. The other two must have gone some time ago I think. I have a feeling they may have been quietly moved elsewhere due to fighting, rather than that they died, but am not entirely sure on that.
     
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    I thought they had died given their ages but they have been gone for a while and as they both disappeared at the same time you’re probably right.
     
  12. Charles

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    Sorry for more sad news but according to the website it appears that the Sumatran laughing thrush has either moved or passed away which is a shame as this individual was one of my favourites at both sites

    hopefully though a new or off show bird species goes on show soon
     
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    I’d put good money on Paignton sending theirs!
     
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    What do you mean when you say "according to the website" but then say "has either moved or passed away"? That sounds like you're just making guesses at something not actually stated on the website?
     
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    On the bird section of the website I checked a few days ago and it said 7 species of birds including Sumatran laughing thrush and today it says 6 not to mention the pictures of the Sumatran laughing thrush have been removed as well as them saying that they have them, seeing as the zoo hasn’t announced any animal deaths or moves for quite some time despite there being some I doubt that they would’ve made an announcement about the bird so this is what I am going off, however I will clarify on my next visit
     
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    The Bristol Zoo Project's Facebook page has teased that a 'new face is coming soon'. The logo has been changed to reflect the new arrival - I think it looks like it could be about the arrival of the planned red panda.
     
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    The zoos social media have announced this morning that a Red Panda is arriving soon at the zoo.
     
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    Visited today a few updates

    • The start of the frame of the red panda enclosure has gone up and new paths have been made for it
    • didn’t spot the red river hog again which was odd same with the eland
    • the zebra were separated from one another, they were on my last visit too
    • all signage for the Sumatran laughing thrush has gone so like was previously speculated it seems like their are no longer at the zoo
     
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    Where are the red pandas going?
     
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    Next to the end of the original barefoot trail however they’ve remodelled the bare foot trail I presume because of the red pandas arrival