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Discussion in 'Turkey' started by vogelcommando, 31 Mar 2015.

  1. vogelcommando

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    The zoo has now received the first Indian Rhino in Turkey. Male, Samir (bStuttgart2008) arrived from Edinburgh today following a 5 day journey by road and sea. Further individuals are planned to join him in 2016
     
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    Disgraceful scenes, showing the arrival of "SAMIR" at this zoo, management surely should be censured by the EEP and recommendations made, i'm sure there will be a few distressed hoofstock keepers back in Edinburgh after watching this footage.

    Kocaeli- Türkiye'nin ?lk Gergedan? Samir Yeni Evinde
     
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    Video doesn't work for me, can you explain what is disgraceful?
     
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    Big crowds of noisy people around the lorry and surrounding the pen inside the house as he was let out of the crate for the first time (this was after a 5 day journey). Keepers shouting to each other and the constant camera flashes

    Poor guy didn't get a minutes peace when he should have been allowed to rest after such a long journey :(
     
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    Thansk Nisha. That sounds really bad. Did an Edinburgh keeper accompany him?
     
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    No - if they had then I suspect the outcome would have been very different

    Hopefully they'll learn for (if and) when the next Rhino arrives
     
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    Poor boy! There is a photo on their --> Facebook page, hope he has got only superficial abrasions of the skin ... :-(
     
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    A 6 year old Child and an adult are in hospital after being injured by a Tiger at Darica. Its believed they over-stepped the stand off barrier to try and take photos when the Tiger grabbed the child

    Tiger mauls zoo visitors in Turkey
     
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    1.1 Striped Hyena arrived at the end of May from Augsburg and a collection in Italy
     
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    Does Edinburgh only have a single male now, or none?
     
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    Pertinax, Affirmative. Only male Bertus (b. 2008).
     
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    New arrivals in December included 2.0 Giraffe from Prague and a female White Cheeked Gibbon from Osnabruck