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  1. FunkyGibbon

    FunkyGibbon Moderator Staff Member

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    This is the Chester Zoo thread for major news, which is defined as news which can (and should) be linked to, either on Chester's website, social media, or other news sites. If you want to post news items you have observed yourself they should go in the Chester Zoo Reports thread.

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  2. Charlie Simmomds

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    The TV show secret life of the zoo, has confirmed the birth of a porcupine which occoured last year but had yet to be reported until now.
     
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    Well done for instantly finding a grey area in the new system :p

    Was a more accurate date mentioned? And what species of porcupine?
     
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    African porcupine, and I'm afraid not unfortunately the TV show isn't that specific exactly o_O
     
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    The porcupines mentioned are Cape Crested Porcupine Hystrix africaeaustralis.
     
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    Try six months PaleoMatt
     
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    The zoo has submitted plans to the council for the expanded offshow holding area around the hay barn, over the road from the main offices/realm of the red ape. To be used for holding animals during the expansion plans and just for offshow housing of species. Includes a few buildings and small paddocks for hoofstock species.
     
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    Some good news in light of tonight’s secret life of the zoo, Ona the balbac mouse deer has had a calf, it isn’t named or sexed but the zoo have put an image of it on Twitter, this makes it if I’m not mistaken the second successful birth of the species in the Uk, very well done to everyone on the small mammals team for a wonderful achievement!
     
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    A Philippine spotted dead has been born as confirmed by the zoos social media. The fawn has started to venture outside and there are videos on the zoos YouTube featuring it.
     
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    Phillipine spotted stillbirth :p
     
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    With a terrible pun like that, one would almost think you were British :p
     
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    Let's say it is a Philippine spotted deer fawn ... geboren en wohl auf!
     
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    Ooo dear me I can’t believe I did that! However based on that pun I’m leaving it there, if people read on they’re sure to get it.
     
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    I couldn't possibly be one, I don't have the stamina to have hours of discussion on how to prepare black tea with milk.
     
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