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Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo Dibatag at Henry Doorly

Discussion in 'United States' started by kiang, 26 Dec 2015.

  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Wow-great Picture. That's the first colour photo I've ever saw of a dibatag under Human care.

    Naples Zoo also has kept Dibatag from 1954-57 and 1960-1962, Pertoria Zoo made an unseccusful attempt to keep the species in 1959. Diabatag never bred in human care-as far as I know.

    Al Wabra tried to get the species a couple of years ago.
     
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    In KSA "rumours" are one of the leading Royal Family members has a herd of them. No direct confirmation though, … that remains a real difficult one.
     
  4. Tim Brown

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    Remarkable...in addition to the places listed by Bib F. I think Rome may have had an odd one as well.I have a guide to Naples Zoo from the time in question that shows a Dibatag sharing hay with a Lesser Kudu,according to Crandall the fifties animal at Naples was a female and the sixties animals a male and two females.The same Naples guide casually shows Beira, Phillips Dik-dik and Spix Macaw too!From all accounts the zoo has come close to closing in recent times.
     
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    Sorry to say I didn't even know this species existed. Just ran a Google search to read a little more about them. Really cool that Henry Doorly Zoo has one. Thanks so much for sharing!
     
  6. kiang

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    Had one........
     
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    Why do some hoofstock do poorly - is it a need for specific fodder species?