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    Two blackbuck and a hamadryas baboon have been born, with two rhesus macaques also expected to give birth: EARLY SPRING!
     
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    I'm so hoping that the person who wrote this comment was doing so tongue in cheek.
    - Cattle Creek 15 days ago 1 reply

    ?I don't think this creature should be anywhere near the Darling Downs. What happens if or when he gets loose and starts breeding with domesticated or Feral pigs. It'll be the cane toad issue all over again.

    Imagine a herd of these things stampeding through your rose garden. You can kiss the Carnival of Flowers goodbye. Send him back from where he came from. The Trail Boss
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    Construction is underway on a climate controlled facility for Emperor Tamarins. Once completed a pair will be imported from Europe as part of the breeding program, Quote from Facebook:

    Our first building project for 2015 is a very significant one. The Darling Downs Zoo has been accepted into the European management program for Emperor Tamarins as well as the Australian Species Management Program for this species. Wild populations of Emperor Tamarins are in decline due to deforestation, human encroachment and the subsequent forest fragmentation. Captive breeding could be vital for the long term preservation of this charismatic species.
    Here in Australia only 4 zoos currently keep this species so we are importing a male and a female from different zoos in Europe to ensure new bloodlines in the Aussie population.
    Because this is a species that comes from the Amazon we are building a climate controlled facility for them right next door to our Cotton-top Tamarins and Pygmy Marmosets
     
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    Again, I woul like to applaud the increasing inter-regional cooperation in individual conservation breeding programmes. Something that needs far more attention, also at both the WAZA and the regional associations / regions themselves!!!
     
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    Climate-controlled facility? Why? Darling Downs isn't the coldest nor hottest place to keep tamarins.
     
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    just the indoor holding facility by the looks of things. Photos look good on Facebook :)
     
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    An update from Facebook on the lion cubs and some of the zoo's future plans.

     
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    the emperor tamarins should be arriving around Easter, says their Facebook page which is good news. Also great news (again, from their Facebook), bilbies and mahogany gliders:

     
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    Encounters with the cubs have come to an end: Too Late! CUB ENCOUNTERS END.
     
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    from their Facebook:

     
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    very nice. lets hope the govt allows breeding in the future.
     
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