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  1. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    There is no news thread for Dreamworld (a theme park on the Gold Coast, with a collection of native animals as well as a number of tigers and cougars), so I'm starting one with this piece of news from yesterday:

    Bushfire forces Dreamworld evacuation - staff, visitors and animals evacuated from the theme park, although there was no damage to the park in the end, and it reopened today.

    Article and photos here: Bushfire forces Dreamworld evacuation Local Gold Coast News | goldcoast.com.au | Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

     
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    Three Lumholtz Tree Kangaroos have arrived at Dreamworld!

    Full story and photo here: Tree Kangaroos arrive at Dreamworld | Zoo Aquarium Association

     
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    "Technology will feature strongly" in the new tiger show? What in the world does that mean?
     
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    Probably lighting, music, video screens, strobe lights, robot tigers....

    It is a theme park after all :D
     
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    Anyone know where to or how the animals were evacuated? I imagine its not easy to find housing for tigers at short term notice ;)
     
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    I can't open the article, but this is great news. It's about time there was a proper attempt to establish the Australian tree kangaroos in captivity.
     
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    from the article, Dreamworld has five adult animals now (2.3) and they aim to have nine adults. There's a photo on the link as well (in Sunbear12's post).

     
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    Are there other zoos INVOLVED within the Lumholtz's tree kangaroo breeding program?
     
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    Queensland Parks and Wildlife were breeding captive Lumholtz's in Townsville at Pallarenda in the 1990s.

    Wildlife Habitat has had births in recent years as well.
     
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    How large is the captive population in Australia right now?
     
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    Should we be concerned by this?

    White tiger cubs arrive at Dreamworld

    "Two white tiger cubs have been flown into the Gold Coast from Japan to join Dreamworld's conservation breeding program."​

    (My emphasis)
     
  19. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    it is just the usual press release jargon. Every new animal imported to or born at almost any zoo is invariably "vitally important" or "genetically valuable", no matter how useless it actually is.
     
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