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Discussion in 'China' started by aardvark250, 3 Aug 2016.

  1. aardvark250

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    5 hectares is massive. It'll be like Jurong's Waterfall Aviary where you could spend all day looking for something and never get a glimpse. Some will no doubt enjoy that more than others.
     
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    Roughly the same size as Bristol zoo.

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    this is a set of beautiful portraits of primates at Chimelong. The "article" is from last year and the blurb says the park has "60 types of primate". One of them is Black-shanked Douc.

    Primates of Guangzhou - in pictures
     
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    Yes,chimelong have a lot of rare primate species,but sadly most of them are offshow or just on show for a short period of time. I think they have 9(!)species of langur before, sadly only the most common one are onshow. Also they have exhibit bearded saki and howler monkey before, when in 2012.Sadly they become offshow quickly again.
     
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    I doubt they have 60 species though. Even JMC only have approximately 70-80 species.
     
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    I wonder which Indonesian park loaned out the proboscis monkey. I have an inkling that this might be Zoo Surabaya which has quite large groups of proboscis in residence.

    I will check Indonesian websites for updates or news and if I come across anything will let you all know.
     
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    back in 2013 @baboon listed at least 42 species being there: Zoos in Guangzhou?

    "Chimpanzee, Borneo orangutan, siamang, silver gibbon, pileated gibbon, white-handed gibbon, northern white-cheeked gibbon, western black gibbon, eastern hoolock gibbon, black-shanked douc, Francois's langur, white-headed langur, silver langur, ebony langur, purple-faced langur, golden snub-nosed monkey, Guizhou snub-nosed monkey, lion-tailed macaque, black-crested macaque, bonnet macaque, rhesus macaque, Assam macaque, crab-eating macaque, pig-tailed macaque, hamadryas baboon, mandrill, patas monkey, DeBrazza's guenon, black spider monkey, red howler monkey, black-beard saki, black-capped capuchin, squirrel monkey, golden-headed lion tamarin, red-handed tamarin, Goeldi's marmoset, slow loris, ring-tailed lemur, black-and-white ruff lemur, red ruff lemur, brown lemur, collared brown lemur"
     
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    I doubt all of them are on exhibit.
    the tamarain,howler and saki are only in the "South america kingdom" exhibit, which I think open in 2012 and closed in 2014(?).I havn't know they have guizhou snub-nosed monkey.The langur are probably only onshow for a small period of time. For the other, i think most of them are still there, especially after the opening of "primate kingdom" in 2015-2016.
     
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    an interesting snippet in this article about the proboscis monkeys: Endangered long-nosed monkeys introduced at Chinese safari park

    The wildlife park is said to have been preparing to bring the monkeys in for more than 20 years, by sending keepers and vets to Indonesia to get involved with the animals' daily routine, as well as setting aside an area of 20 acres in order to plant the specific trees that the monkeys favour.

    The information from that article came from this one (in Chinese), which doesn't add a whole lot - and doesn't say which zoo the monkeys came from - although it does describe the quarantine facilites: 中国首次引进濒危物种大鼻猴落户广州_网易新闻

    The quarantine cages cover an area of 180 square meters, which includes six cages and three outside enclosures, with 24-hour video surveillance, temperature and humidity monitor, "leaves fresh room", [I'm assuming the room where they keep the food-stuffs] Duty room, feed operation room, advance room, drug storage room, treatment cage, electronic scales and other facilities and equipment.

    It also appears to say that Chimelong now holds 300 species of animals with 60,000 individuals, and is the largest zoo in the world. That may be translation error.
     
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    Could just be a very creative PR department. ;)
     
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    My money remains on K.B. Surabaya, but I have yet to see a news article in the Bahasa media.

    It goes without saying that Chimelong and some of the better known accredited zoos within CAZG have long standing experience with leaf eating primates of S.E. Asia and Indochina and in some respects are "miles" ahead of western and "supposedly" developed zoos! ;)

    To name a few that fit the category: Nanning Primate Reproductive Center, Wuzhou Breeding Center, Yunnan Center for Experimental Primates in Kunming, Beijing and Shanghai Zoos and their Breeding Centers.
     
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    To be precise, it says that Chimelong has the most number of species and most number of animals of any "animal theme park" in the world. They didn't use the word for "zoo".
     
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    I must admit that I had made a mistake then. The species list is based mostly from the online news and is out of truth. Now it seems that they have never gotten hoolock and western black gibbons, and they actually have yellow-cheeked gibbons instead of northern white-cheeked. I doubt they still have white-headed langurs. And the Guizhou snub-nosed monkey was on loan during that time and is now back to Guizhou Breeding Center. For other species I don't know their situation now.