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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by FunkyGibbon, 1 Jan 2020.

  1. taun

    taun Well-Known Member

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    A lot of polls like this are biased by the way they set them up. Many people would put love anyway without reading the post.

    If like was one of the options then that would probably be favourite as its easier to like than put any other reaction. Twitter is the same people say like or retweet, like is so much easier and therefore is usually the winner. I doubt Chester realised any of this, but people are lazy.
     
  2. Zia

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    I'm not a big Twitter user but I'm sure exactly the same effort is required to like vs retweet?

    I do think Riva will be popular though just based on the meaning.
     
  3. taun

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    Nope to like its one click. Retweet you have options.
     
  4. TeaLovingDave

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    It appears from the comments that Ramika has the edge, in point of fact.
     
  5. SHAVINGTONZOO

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    Call me old-fashioned (I am) but I'd leave naming to the staff. It's they who will have to use the name.
     
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    Nice to see on Thursday episode of SLOTZ that black rhinos Magadi and Ema Elsa were re-introduced before he left for Flamingo Land. Fingers crossed it worked (I missed the ending)
     
  7. Zia

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    Was any information ever released regarding the cause of death of the four pallas cats in 2018? I assume an investigative post mortum was carried out but I don't recall seeing any statements about the results.
     
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    It was posted on the zoo website, not sure if it is still there, but from what I can remember it was more or less identical to the cheetah cubs a few years earlier.
     
  9. Nisha

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    They had toxoplasmosis. Sadly it is very common in Pallas Cats
     
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  10. Zia

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    Thanks for the info @Nisha
     
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    The latest addition to the elephant family has now been named Riva (on facebook)
     
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  12. HJ190

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    Hey, after a trip to the zoo the other day I am curious about the amount of okapis - I've only seen two recently, 1 male and 1 female?
     
  13. taun

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    Where did you see them? As Chester have held them in a number of enclosures.
     
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    In the okapi house, next to the giraffes. I was curious to if they are a breeding pair, as the female seemed quite round..
     
  15. taun

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    Pass, Chester will move them around as sees fit but they tend to have breeding animals in those enclosure since they have started to keep them.
     
  16. Anna11

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    Another birth! Twin ring tailed lemurs were born two weeks ago on Monday
     
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  17. Antoine

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    Hi Chester Zoo lovers ! I have some questions for you that I hope you can answer :

    - Do we know if the new off-show animals facility and breeding center next to the administration building is already complete ?
    And do we know if some animals have already been transfered in it ?

    - Surprisingly for me I have not find a planning application regarding the new walkthrough aviary in construction. Is it normal ?

    Many thanks for your answers.
     
  18. zoogiraffe

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    Well it was supposed to be finished in December, but still months away from completion. Interestingly grasslands cannot start until it's finished but the opening date has not moved yet as it's already at least a year behind it's start date!
    As far as I know just the flamingo have moved into the off show zoo.
     
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    Don't know if it's already been mentioned but have the Capuchin troop moved into the off-show zoo? I had assumed they'd moved onto the former gentle lemur island outside tropical realm but this appeared to be empty?
     
  20. zoogiraffe

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    Nope not in the off show zoo but they aren't far from it