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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by zooboy28, 7 Jan 2015.

  1. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    Hopefully this will be a more exciting year for Brooklands Zoo, after a very quiet 2014.

    One of the upcoming highlights will be a celebration of the zoo's opening, 50 years ago!

    In other news, Crystal (a capuchin), the zoo's oldest resident, turned 47 today:

    Full story here: Crystal reaches ripe old age of 47 | Stuff.co.nz

     
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    one of the zoo's elderly small-clawed otters died on 31 March. From their Facebook page:

     
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    A new Capuchin has been born at Brooklands Zoo:

    Story here: Capuchin monkey born at Brooklands zoo | Stuff.co.nz

     
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    Sadly, the baby Capuchin has been euthanised after being injured in a fight.

    Story here: Sad Death at Brooklands Zoo

     
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    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    I visited Brooklands on 28 November, my first visit for almost three years. Not much has changed really, although it was looking very tidy. A number of small additions have been made, including some new elephant sculptures (http://www.zoochat.com/990/brooklands-zoo-elephant-sculptures-432782/) and signs about native plants and animals.

    The only new exhibit is one for the Zoo's Sulfur-crested Cockatoo, who is a long-term resident of Pukekura Park and previously (not recently) lived in a small cage in the kiosk. It is a small triangular enclosure with rope and perches for this bird that is unable to fly. He is only displayed here during the day, when the weather is good (http://www.zoochat.com/990/brooklands-zoo-cockatoo-exhibit-432781/).

    I have also put a photo of the Brolga exhibit in the gallery (http://www.zoochat.com/990/brooklands-zoo-brolga-enclosure-432780/), and one of a sign on that exhibit too (http://www.zoochat.com/990/brooklands-zoo-brolga-sign-432779/), which explains why the Zoo just have the one Brolga.