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  1. DDcorvus

    DDcorvus Well-Known Member

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    They did, although in some zoo-fan circles there is a debate if Budapest should have acquired the species. There is no knowledge about the size of the wild population, although it is assumed they are rare. There is no knowledge on the husbandry and there is no EEP or ESB for the species. There has been an import of the species into Europe, but not everybody is happy about it and I'm not sure if Budapest should have gotten this species.
     
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    There has never been a legal export of earless monitors out of Borneo.... And even then they are popping up around the world and apparently they have already bred in a Japanese reptile zoo...
     
  3. DDcorvus

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    How do you mean Lintworm, as the species has no CITES status and the EU is still allowing wild-caught reptiles to come in? Are Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia prohibiting the export?
     
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    ergh, I wish I had read vogelcommando's link on the previous page about the illegal trade in the species! I feel like I have violated my own morals with my prior post :(
     
  5. DDcorvus

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    My question is if it is truly illegal trade, or if it is just immoral? I still believe Budapest shouldn't have gotten the species, but


    And Chlidonias it seems you are not all-seeing ;)
     
  6. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    in the report it says that in all three countries which make up Borneo the species is strictly protected and commercial trade in it is illegal. Hence, if true, all individuals which have come out of the island have been smuggled out.

    (In my defence, I did see the link, I just didn't open it :p)
     
  7. lintworm

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    So you did not SEE what was in it ;)
     
  8. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    do I have to change my signature now?
     
  9. DDcorvus

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    Yes :)


    And even if the species is protected, I wouldn't be surprised to see ear-less monitors with export documents from Indonesia.
     
  10. ralph

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    Visited Budapest Zoo yesterday - no earless monitors on display.
     
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    A Dama gazelle was born at Budapest :).
     
  12. yousuf89

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    what are the animals found at Magic Mountain?
     
  13. ralph

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    Greater jerboa
    Matthey's mouse
    Naked Mole rat
    Gundi
    Norway Rat
    Seba's short-tailed bat
    Short-eared elephant shrew

    European quail
    Zebra finch

    Jacksons chameleon
    3 or 4 species of tortoise (one of them being the marginated tortoise)

    Edible frog
    3 species of Mantella frogs
    Tiger salamander

    Ornate Bichir
    West-African Lungfish
    Giant shovelnose ray
    2 or 3 stingray species
    Garden eels (didn't see those though)
    Lion fish (did not see)
    Zebra moray
    Snowflake moray
    Archerfish
    Mudskipper
    ....and more

    And A LOT of invertebrates species, including many stick insects, cockroaches and bird-eatings spiders. Also freshwater crabs, mantis shrimps, moon jellyfish, upside-down jellyfish...
     
  14. Hexaprotodon

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    That's what I love about Budapest Zoo - animals around every corner! I thought Magic Mountain was excellent during my visit last year!

    How are the Koalas doing??
     
  15. ralph

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    The koala's are fine, getting their 20 hours of sleep a day;)
     
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    Two-toed sloth born at Budapest :).
     
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    1 Cloud Rat (Phloeomys pallidus) born on 21 February.
     
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    Does anyone have an update on earless monitor lizards (Lanthanotus borneensis) in Budapest? Are they doing well? Still behind the scenes?