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Current Mammals In New Zealand Zoos

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Chlidonias, 27 Apr 2010.

  1. britishzoofan

    britishzoofan Well-Known Member

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    Is this in a new or existing enclosure.
     
  2. Jambo

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    I believe they are in the existing enclosure
     
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    Indeed, It is still the same enclosure
     
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    Australasia’s last bobcat has died as mentioned on Hamilton Zoo’s forum page.
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    That's a big oof right there. Bobcats are cool lads. :(
     
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    The Sitatunga is also gone at Hamilton Zoo.
     
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  7. Chlidonias

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    That's sad too - like the Bobcat, the last one in Australasia!

    When did she die?
     
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    Sometime last month, I believe.
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Willowbank (in Christchurch) received four male Capybara last week, which had been bred at Auckland Zoo.
     
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    New Zealand no longer has tapir.:(
    Hamilton Zoo’s elderly female has passed away.
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    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
    Cape Porcupine
     
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    Might be one of the females from Wellington.
     
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    What the Hell was I thinking when I posted that...
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Do you have any idea where they came from?
     
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    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.
     
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