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  1. JoeDK14

    JoeDK14 Well-Known Member

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    How many giant otters do they have now ?

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  2. Charlie Simmomds

    Charlie Simmomds Well-Known Member

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    It's either 2 or 3 the exact number I'm not sure on.
     
  3. SHAVINGTONZOO

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    Ooh, a new play area!

    How many's that now?

    ;)
     
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    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    This one is a refurb of the existing Ark one, though - so the number of play areas has not increased. ;)
     
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    I count 5 play areas at the zoo. The new Madagascar themed one on the old fountain gardens, the new one being built, the one near Oakfield House, the one in between the orangs and chimps and the one near the end of Islands.
     
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    Haven’t seen on here before but on secret life, Runa the giant otter died :( so just the 2 giant otters now .
     
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    I thought I'd heard one of the females died a while back, but wasn't certain.
     
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    Woah why has it changed to Tuesday?
     
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    Is that the mother or the daughter?
     
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    Didn’t realise they were related, as they brought in Diego to breed with them, so would find it doubtful they would breed with a mother and daughter to same male ?
     
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    The daughter
     
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    Stand corrected then !
     
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    Why not? They are mother and her daughter from the previous male.
     
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    Just seemed odd that’s all.
     
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    I assume they'd have been delighted to have seen young from either pairing. Or both!
     
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    And as they live in 'packs' in the wild, multiple matings must be the norm rather than pairs.
     
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    Wildlife Wood is not a refurb but a rebuild. You could also include the model boats and Conservation Golf. The play area next to Oakfield House was demolished a couple of weeks ago.
     
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    Don't remind me. I may get a nosebleed!

    :D
     
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    May I remind you of the future of the lion enclosure?
     
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    Oh Lord! What ... ?
     
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