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Discussion in 'United States' started by AnaheimZoo, 16 Jan 2018.

  1. Killer Guppy

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    Certainly! There ghariala were hatched at the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust Center, the zoo and the MCBTC had a partnership to be ambassadors for the spieces. (I looked this up, for I did not see much info on the new gharials, and, the gharials may not be new, I just have not been there a lot and have seen many new things.
     
  2. ThylacineAlive

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    The zoo received gharial again either at the end of 2016 or beginning of 2017, and their presence has been heavily reported on on this thread and in the zoo's gallery. This is not the same as the zoo hatching gharial, especially as the animals are mid-sized..

    The zoo has a good relationship with Madras and has served as an import station for the species, having provided at least LA and San Diego with their animals.

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    I was kind of excited that gharials might have been locally bred and hatched. The claim was thus a different story.
     
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    I don't know how old Bronx's animals are but it seems males mature around 13 years of age and I'm not sure if the zoo's animals are that old yet. It would be fantastic if they managed to breed them, though.

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    Their gharial are all about 8.5 years old.
     
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    They are!? Sorry, I have not been there in a while and may not have remembered much :oops:
     
  7. ThylacineAlive

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    As I wrote above, they arrive in late 2016 or early 2017 as juveniles. The only US zoo to ever breed this species is St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

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    The zoo has brought in several new bison, though I'm not sure from where.

    Additionally- and more excitingly- the zoo has imported 2.2 Gelada from NaturZoo Rhiene in Germany. This brings the zoo's total number of Gelada to 6.9, including four young (1.3) born at the zoo since 2014.

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    Do they still have Blue-winged Geese with the Geladas?
     
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    No those are mixed with the nearby nyala now (last time I was there I saw them chasing the nyala away). I never actually saw them mixed in Baboon Reserve, only Cape Teal around 2011ish.

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    A good thing for the Bronx's gelada's is there is now a group in Canada at Zoo Sauvage de St. Felicien. The two could work together to switch up genetics.
     
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    Do you know where they came from (presumably Europe)? San Diego also keeps them and unless I'm forgetting something I think these are the only three holders in North America. A much better situation than when Bronx started breeding them again and they were the only holder.

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    They definitely came from Europe. There original zoo isn't mentioned but they flew out of Munich according to the video announcing their arrival in Quebec. There are 4.
     
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    This is absolutely ridiculous and I hope facts prevail over animal rights bs.

    In other news, I've never heard of the Commerford Zoo! Looking at the website I suspect they're going to be the people who hold elephant rides at the Big E fair in Massachusetts.

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    From the article:
    " “Respondents’ imprisonment of Happy deprives her of her ability to exercise her autonomy in any meaningful way, including the freedom to choose where to go, what to do, and with whom to be. Such deprivation of a ‘person’s’ bodily liberty is per se unlawful.”"
    I wonder what choices the lawyers have to offer her when she is sprung from the clink?
    Perhaps she dreams of a career on Broadway?
     
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    I found that funny as well.

    This article wasn't too bad because it at least gave Bronx's response but I hate how most take the rights groups' word for it. Even here they use the word "captivity" negatively, claim she is kept in a cage, and when telling her story say the zoo euthanized her previous companions and separated her from Patty and Maxine without any explanation of why. Still better than that old New York Post article that claimed she was kept in solitary confinement indoors year-round.

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  18. Wyman

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    Anthropomorphization gone too far IMO. Happy is in the situation she is, the keeper-staff are making the best of it, it's sad what happened to her former companion who was killed in the Zoo Center by another elephant, her age and her demeanor prevent her from being transferred to a sanctuary, what more do these money-hungry vultures want?
    *Edit* I take back what I said. That is an insult to vultures.
     
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    They want precedent. If they can get one court to move an elephant out of a zoo, they can get other courts to move them out much easier.
     
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    Unless she gets injured or dies as a result...

    Presumably it'd put an asterisk next to their precedent anyhow

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