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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Jabiru96, 7 Apr 2016.

  1. Jabiru96

    Jabiru96 Well-Known Member

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    A common marmoset has been born:

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    Crocodylus Park have a veiled chameleon, "the only one in Darwin". I couldn't find the actual newpaper article online but it is pictured on their Facebook page (dated April 5 2016, with a mention that the chamelon has been there for six months now):
    https://www.facebook.com/3888337111...266134212572/1058262297546289/?type=3&theater

    I also noted from one of their Instagram photos (I've been looking up random zoo things!) that their ocelot was still alive as of November last year.
     
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    Twin common marmosets born:
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    That news article is a "premium, subscribers only" article - can you copy and past it here please Jabiru?
     
  6. Jabiru96

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    Hmmm that's strange since I can freely access it even though i'm not a subscriber? Anyway, here is the article:

    "LIGHT-FINGERED thieves may be even more light-fingered today after they broke into Crocodylus Park and are thought to have stolen saltwater crocodiles from their pen in the dead of the night.

    Crocodylus Park crocodile production manager Olivia Plume said staff were doing their daily perimeter checks when they found a section of their fence, backing onto Holmes Jungle, had been cut.

    The hole was big enough for people to climb through and big enough for a bull to escape.

    “It was a dangerous situation for not only our staff that had to retrieve the (bull) but also for the general public if anyone had been running through Holmes Jungle this morning or walking through with their dog. They could have come across a large bull who could have potentially ... killed someone,” she said.

    The large bull is an Indonesian breed called a Banteng.

    “They’re not native to Australia so that was another concern, it was an exotic animal loose in one of our reserves,” she said.

    Ms Plume said the park was doing an inventory to ascertain whether any crocs were stolen.

    “It looks as though they have entered, or at least tried to enter one of the (croc) pens,” she said.

    There were hundreds of crocodiles in the pen, ranging from 1.2 to 1.5 metres.

    “They could have potentially lassoed a few of the animals and got them out if they knew what they were doing,” she said.

    “It’s an incredibly dangerous situation to put themselves in, to climb into a pen with 300 hundred animals ... it was extremely irresponsible.”

    Ms Plume said she suspected the thieves would try to sell the animals as pets so urged anyone who was approached to buy them to contact police.

    The crocs could fetch upwards of $1000 if sold.

    Ms Plume said she hoped the thieves weren’t going to harm them or try and harvest their skin."