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Zoo København Copenhagen Zoo news 2018-19

Discussion in 'Denmark' started by vogelcommando, 4 Jan 2018.

  1. Kifaru Bwana

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    Yes, it sounds like both females are pregnant again.
     
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    Three elephants arrived! Thi Ha Phyu (39), Maha Kumari (12) and Jung Bul Kne (2) are getting used to the new environment.
     
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    Along with the arrival of new elephants, one sad news was also announced. Only one of the two previous elephant cows is able to give birth to a live calf. This means that Surin is unable to produce calves. Why I don't know. Probably some pathological changes or problems with childbirth (like Zola in Colchester). Only Kungrao and Maha Kumari are breeding cows. Thi Ha Phyu are given an anti-pregnancy medication due to the worsening deformity of the forelimbs and therefore also has movement problems (moving limited and very difficult).
     
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    This is great news !!! She had two calves in 2013 and 2015, none survived. I hope it will be healthy this time. I thought she wouldn't get pregnant again. Great news.
     
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    Unfortunately, elephant cow Thi Ha Phyu died. She was 39 years old, had 3 offspring and had chronic problems with her front legs. RIP Thi Ha Phyu.
     
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    A polar bear young has just been born (following the young in Aalborg a few days ago) to the female that had been less-than-happy with her earlier male partner. The new male is evidently more of a match.
     
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    What kind of species of Kangaroos are housed in Copenhagen Zoo?
     
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    Tasmanian Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus tasmaniensis), the only ones in Europe. ;)
     
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    In addition the also keep Red-necked wallaby near the African savanna in what is the old Australian area.
     
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    I’m currently feeling very grumpy at Copenhagen Zoo. I was having a lovely peaceful visit today, a cold and windy but mostly sunny day. It’s my first visit since the giant pandas arrived. I can understand why some people have reservations about the enclosure but given that Copenhagen is absolutely an architectural city zoo I think it’s appropriate to the setting and style of the zoo, especially this part next to the elephants.

    Unfortunately it’s essentially a pit and ground level viewing opportunities are very limited. One of the pandas was asleep all the time but on a platform with good viewing opportunities. The other one was more active.

    A large part of the ground level viewing is taken up by a restaurant. As I passed by, I could see the panda busily eating bamboo right by the window. So I went in to take a picture. I was quickly approached by a member of the waiting staff who asked if they could help me. I said I’m just taking a picture. She scowled and said ok but be quick. I said very loudly well this is actually a zoo. I’m really disappointed by this attitude and will be emailing the zoo to complain. The restaurant wasn’t even that full. I’m trying not to let it spoil and enjoyable day of zoo visiting but it isn’t easy. It’s ridiculous to limit viewing of a flagship species like this and to actively make paying zoo guests feel unwelcome in the zoo.
     
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    I've not been to Copenhagen, but this does sound quite upsetting, I'm sorry you had to experience that. Does anyone know if the panda restaurant is run by the zoo, or contracted through a third party? If it is a third party, they might well not be happy with non-food-buying-guests (ie, to them, non-paying) coming in to view the animals, especially if they have contracted that space specifically for the panda-draw.
     
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    Tell you what, I'm glad not every zoo restaurant has an attitude like that given the fact I can think of a few collections which have massive oddities visible only from within their catering areas :p
     
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    Wishful thinking: seems all play fighting!
     
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    No mating pandas (though the female apparently did the "present rump" that often happens before mating) but a male white rhino was born yesterday.
     
  20. Kifaru Bwana

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    Which of the 2 rhino cows has now calved (Minna og Zuri)?
     
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