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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by kiang, 25 Jan 2012.

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  1. kiang

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    Glad it has restarted ... a very much undervalued iguana species. I am surprised some of the zoos in the EAZA region with attachment to the Caribbeans do not invest more resources into their husbandry and breeding.
     
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    A pair of Cuban Iguanas have gone on display in the reptile house.
     
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    I suspect a press release will follow before long. :)

    Meaning probably the rhino iguana have left Jersey Zoo ...
     
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    Some Gorilla news- Badongo the male Gorilla has been seen mating with three of the females. [Doesn't state which individuals].
     
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    Source? There are only three females, so if it specifically says 'three' then its all of them.:)
     
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    Durrrell announced it on Facebook, for those who don't have it:

    Badongo, our Silverback Western Lowland Gorilla, is becoming quite the media star! Who would have thought a 13 year old 'frenchman' seen mating with 3 females would cause such media interest! Sarah, one of our Gorilla keepers, was talking to the BBC live on air this morning about all the recent 'activity'!
     
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    Its good news but only what one would expect from a competent mother-raised male. Maybe even the oldest female, Kishka, who has only ever had one baby in the past will become pregnant by him- hopefully there will soon be young in the group again.
     
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    Affirmative. One may expect such a course from now playing out.

    Again: have the rhino iguanas left Jersey?
     
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    Have Jersey received a replacement for Mawar the female Sumatran orangutan? If it do they intend to? Thanks.
     
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    Yes, they have. After the old male died (in his late fourties I believe), the younger female was sent to another zoo.
     
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    Do you know or can you tell us where she went?
     
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    Mawar has gone up state too? :confused:
     
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    Mawar went to Prague but Upita (who was supposed to go to Jersey in a straight swap) is still at Prague as she is unable to breed.
     
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    Mawar and Gempa left in September, Anette arrived November/December time.
     
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    Kishka has had a stillborn in the past also, would be nice to get another of off her, also be good if Sakina reproduces in Munster also
     
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    If Sakina doesn't breed at Munster, maybe they would have success with her at Jersey now there's a 'good' male there.
     
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    How (groupings) do the Orangutans live since Annette arrived or does it vary?