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  1. Zorro

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    Other Australian collections.
     
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    I should be clear from my query that I would like to know which zoo collections of course!
    Hopefully, someone has some useful info here.
     
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    0.1 Wombat born
     
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    On the zoos website, The new Leopard exhibit is expected to cost $250,000 should be a real good exhibit, I believe they are hoping to have them this year!
     
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    Darling Downs zoo have just opened a massive new shade shelter and feeding station (pics on their Facebook page) in the new Giraffe exhibit I believe there will be some more news announced here very soon!
     
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    First zebra for the zoo born as well as a female dromedary recently born too.

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    Big Congrats to Steve and the team at the zoo another first for the zoo!
     
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    A nice video of the zoos new Siamangs went up on their Facebook page today introducing the family!
     
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    There's a new male giraffe there too, from TWPZ, to join the two females.
     
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    The new male Giraffe (18 months old) has settled down very well at the zoo and loves his two new girl friends, looking good for the future. The new shade shelter is massive it also includes a new high feeder.

    Some large rocks and logs have been moved into the area which will be the future Baboon exhibit should look a ripper when completed.Good to see the 2rd Zebra foal born only around a week ago.
     
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    A big congratulations to the zoo having the first ever Addax born in Queensland the first of many I am sure!
     
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    An article from about a week ago:
    Zoo wraps up exciting spring

    It's been an exciting spring for keepers at the Darling Downs Zoo as animal families of all kinds welcomed new babies.

    Zoo director Stephanie Robinson said they've been kept busy all season with arrivals.

    "Spring is always fun,” Ms Robinson said.

    "We've got quite a few different birds breeding, which is always great.

    "In the house at the moment, we've got two baby tawny frogmouth (owls) that we're looking after.

    "We've got a new baby wombat. She's a live wire, just amazing - she runs everywhere and is absolutely hilarious.”

    It might be a fun season for the zoo's workers, but it's also quite stressful.

    "We do have conflicting emotions though because you're also really concerned,” she said.

    "Is mum going to do the right thing? Are they going to survive?

    "The blackouts we were having was a big worry, because many of the animals rely on heat at night.

    "We have extremely high excitement and high stress at the same time.”

    Staff are further kept busy with other kinds of charges.

    "We also get injured animals, we got a rescued magpie the other day,” she said.

    The busy birthing season came with precedent-setting news as well - proud zebra parents welcomed two of the first zebra foals to be born in Queensland.

    A baby camel and a clutch of baby emus also joined the zoo's family.

    Some new arrivals weren't babies, but new additions via adoption.

    Ms Robinson said they had taken in a red-tail black cockatoo, an African grey parrot and a "beautiful” green-wing macaw.

    "We had to take them for a vet-check, the macaw did have some health problems and needed medication - and it wasn't fun trying to get that into his beak - but thankfully he's much better. They are gorgeous little birds.”
     
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    Two more female Addax will arrive at Darling Downs zoo this year after the resent birth of the zoos (also Queenslands first) birth Addax calf
     
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    From within Australasia or elsewhere?
     
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    Yes from within Australia
     
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    The zoo has successfully completed the quarantine of 3 pairs of red-handed tamarins.
    2 pairs will stay and the 3rd pair will go to Hunter Valley zoo.

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    I suspect this spp was approved for bringing into the country due to a previous import to Perth several decades ago. Good to see a new(ish) spp in Aust zoos.
     
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    Good news that more pairs will follow!
     
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    Tawny Frogmouths aren't owls....
     
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