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Discussion in 'Denmark' started by Swedish Zoo Fan, 4 Nov 2007.

  1. Swedish Zoo Fan

    Swedish Zoo Fan Well-Known Member

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    Odense Zoo

    Odense Zoo is located 10 minutes outside the town of Odense.

    Odense Zoo is splitted into different parts of the world. They have Africa, Asia and South America.


    Animal list…

    Africa
    Fischer’s Lovebird
    Demoiselle Crane
    Greater Flamingo
    Eastern White Pelican
    East African Crowned Crane
    Marabou Stork
    Blue Crane
    Pink - backed Pelican
    White Stork
    Yellow – billed Stork
    Ostrich
    Secretary Bird
    Chimpanzee
    African Pygmy Goat
    Dwarf Mongoose
    Giraffe
    Grevy’s Zebra
    Ring – tailed lemur
    Lion
    Caracal
    Sitatunga
    African Rock Python
    Ball Python
    African Dwarf Crocodile
    Aldabra Giant Tortoise


    Asia
    Blue Peafowl
    Pigtail Macaque
    Amur Tiger
    Red Panda
    Snow Leopard
    Bactrian Camel
    Koi

    Australia
    Emu
    Bennett’s Wallaby
    North America
    Black – tailed Prairie Dog
    Californian Sealion

    Europe
    Reindeer
    Harbour Seal

    South America
    Boat – billed Heron
    Hyacinth Macaw
    Crested Screamer
    Inca Tern
    King Penguin
    Striated Heron
    Black – crowned Night Heron
    Greater Rhea
    Scarlet Ibis
    Ringed Teal
    Sunbittern
    Great White Egret
    Rockhopper Penguin
    Gentoo Penguin
    Pearly Conure
    West Indian Manatee
    Alpaca
    Pygmy Marmoset
    Common Squirrel Monkey
    Emperor Tamarin
    Coati
    Pudu
    Lowland Tapir
    Two – toed Sloth


    Domestic Animals
    Rabbit
    Junglefowl
    Guinea Pig
    Shetland Pony
    Common Donkey
    Pygmy Zebu


    Their future plans are for the moment:

    A big savannah with giraffes, zebras, Sitatungas, ostriches, crowned cranes, Nile crocodiles, pelicans and flamingos.

    A big Californian Beach with sealions and sea otters called Fishbone Bay.


    An Indian temple with Indian Elephants, Indian Rhinos and snow leopards


    A new exhibit for their pigtail macaques


    Here’s a map over Odense Zoo.

    http://files.zite3.com/data/files/118/96/0/Oversigt_2005.pdf

    :):)
     
  2. ANyhuis

    ANyhuis Well-Known Member

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    Swedish Zoo fan:
    That link to the map of the Odense Zoo is no longer active. Do you know of another link to see a map of this zoo?
     
  3. Toddy

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    Here is a link to a PDF file featuring the most recent map of Odense Zoo available on their website:

    Odense Zoo map
     
  4. Nisha

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    0.0.5 King Penguin hatched this year, a record for Odense
     
  5. Kifaru Bwana

    Kifaru Bwana Well-Known Member

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    Excellent news. Might well be an European record hatching for the species!

    How large is the breeding colony? How old and what age classes are there?
    (perhaps our Danish posters can enlighten us)
     
  6. Toddy

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    And there is still one more egg left (although it is not certain if it is fertile or not). But what these king penguins have shown us is that this species certainly is NOT monogamous.

    About the size and age classes I can't remember for sure but I will look into it for you...
     
  7. condor

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    It is important to note that zoo behavior and wild behavior frequently have some differences. There are several studies, involving far larger samples, that have shown that wild king's indisputably are monogamous during each breeding season, but they commonly change partners at each new breeding season. Considering the more limited partner choice in captivity, it is excellent that the zoo penguins appear able to deviated from the fairly strict wild monogamous behavior.

    That was a slight change of subject. Great that king's have breed very well at Odense, one of my favorite zoos in their size category. If only they could get some emperors and repeat it with that species :p

    btw, not sure how many kings they have today but in 2010 they had 13. For penguin fans another noteworthy thing at Odense is their 33 year old gentoo, reputedly the oldest known currently living penguin and it is still breeding.
     
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  8. Nisha

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  9. Toddy

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    Unfortunately, that was not the sixth egg but one of the five. The sixth was sadly infertile (laid by a female with no mate). But yes Odense ZOO has become quite famous for letting the gay penguins adopt and egg.
     
  10. vogelcommando

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    A Giraffe was born at Odense :).