Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Chlidonias, 27 Apr 2010.
Is this in a new or existing enclosure.
I believe they are in the existing enclosure
Indeed, It is still the same enclosure
Australasia’s last bobcat has died as mentioned on Hamilton Zoo’s forum page.
That's a big oof right there. Bobcats are cool lads.
The Sitatunga is also gone at Hamilton Zoo.
That's sad too - like the Bobcat, the last one in Australasia!
When did she die?
Sometime last month, I believe.
As noted in the Wellington Zoo news thread, the male Sun Bear (Sean) at Wellington Zoo has been euthanised due to health reasons. The sole Sun Bear left in the country is now his daughter Sasa.
News article: Wellington Zoo sun bear Sean dies after health problems
Auckland Zoo is now the only holder of Hamadryas baboon in New Zealand after Wellington Zoo euthanised their four remaining males on Friday:
Wellington Zoo makes difficult decision for Baboons
Willowbank (in Christchurch) received four male Capybara last week, which had been bred at Auckland Zoo.
New Zealand no longer has tapir.
Hamilton Zoo’s elderly female has passed away.
Apologies if this is old news. I have searched and can't find it mentioned anywhere
Hamilton Zoo now has a female Cape Porcupine on display. Her name is Ingozi (Born May 2017). I'm assuming she's from Monarto unless they've (quietly) done a fresh import from Europe/USA.
Hamilton are also receiving 4.0 Nyala from Auckland today
Might be one of the females from Wellington.
Brooklands Zoo now have Capybara. They received 2.0 (named Luis Suarez and Fernando) from Auckland Zoo:
Rodent giants latest addition to Brooklands Zoo line-up
What the Hell was I thinking when I posted that...
According to this link, Orana Wildlife Park now hold both species of porcupine. The zoo recently received a pair of Cape Porcupine.
Orana Wildlife Park :: Porcupine Fun
That's interesting. I'm going to guess that they are the ones from Wellington Zoo. The other option of course is that they imported a pair but that seems unlikely.
The ones at Wellington haven't been on display for a very long time, and all the signage was removed as well. I was assuming they were still just off-show for some reason (they were still present off-show until at least a couple of months ago I think) - but I just had a look at their website and they no longer include them amongst their animals.
Do you have any idea where they came from?
I just received a response back from Orana Wildlife Park. The porcupines did indeed come from Wellington Zoo. Originally the male (Lawrence) was imported from the UK and the female (Snickers) from the US.
Separate names with a comma.