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Discussion in 'Ireland' started by kiang, 12 Apr 2015.

  1. kiang

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    There are also revamping the sea lions and flamingos. The sea lion cove will hopefully be finished by the start of summer 2015 and while be more spacious and include and underwater viewing area. The new large flamingo aviary has already been built.
     
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    3 Red ruffed lemurs born :).
     
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    Bornean green-crested lizards have recently hatched at Dublin Zoo. The group came to the Zoo in May and the new arrivals bring the total number to 18.
     
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    The Zoo announced on their twitter feed earlier today that the Lion Cub has been named Kamala.
     
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    News Update as posted on the zoo's facebook page today -

    Major improvements are being made to the orangutan habitat at Dublin Zoo. While this development is ongoing the Bornean orangutans and snow leopards will not be on view. Dublin Zoo is always working to improve the Zoo to ensure the best and most natural environment for the animals and the best possible experience for visitors. This project, Orangutan Forest, is due to be complete by spring 2016.
    Thank you for your patience while we improve your Zoo.
     
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    Three (at least) cheers :)
     
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    I wonder what we can expect for this latest 'Forest'?.;)
     
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    Zoos seem to have their own definition of 'Forest' ;) From what I remember there are trees along that side of the zoo, and the orangs are used to a high climbing frame. I hope whatever they do comes up to the high standards of the gorilla exhibit.
     
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    Dublin zoo received it's 1 millionth visitor this week.
     
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    There highest ever visitor numbers was 1,076,876 in 2014. Looks like there going to beat it.
     
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    With the lion cubs and the elephant trio and the new sea lion exhibit and flamingo aviary completed, and that's a very big possibility.
     
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    How many other zoos in Britain and Ireland reach this milestone? London, Chester, and Edinburgh? Perhaps Whipsnade or Bristol?
     
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    All these are from 2014:

    London zoo-1,263,223
    Chester zoo-1,432,867
    Edinburgh zoo-671,942
    Whipsnade zoo- 617,555
    Bristol zoo- 571,606
     
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    Jabari, the 2 year old male white rhino has been moved to Marwell in the UK
     
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    0.0.8 European Wolves arrived from Zoo Osnabruck in Germany on Tuesday