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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Jambo, 4 Jan 2019.

  1. Quincey

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    I'm surprised if it's big news to most of those who would be interested.

    I'd always presumed the new Giant Panda enclosure was being funded by compensation for the disruption from the builders/developers (though I didn't realise it was entwined with the public sector).
     
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    The main point of interest to me in the article was the mention that they were hoping to extend the 10 years lease. I always expected that they wouldn’t be able to/interested in affording to keep them any longer.
     
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    I'd missed that, though I wonder if it might just be part of the sparring to better support and justify their monetary claim?
     
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    Just announced that Jambi has been PTS

     
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    The new enclosure was the first indication to me they planned a longer stay, or another pair
     
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    Was there this morning and wondered why he wasn’t about :(
    Big loss to the zoo, the staff and the visitors
     
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    Such sad news again,
    it's been a hard few months for fatalities at the zoo :(
    Does anyone know if they ever had any intention to breed him with the new female?
    Can anyone remember last time the zoo had tiger cubs?
     
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    They had Amur triplets in March 2003. They have never bred Sumatran's (held them since 2008)

    No. It was simply that Dharma was available at the right time and was thought to be a suitable companion. They will likely receive an unrelated male at some stage in the future
     
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    Not necessarily, it could be more related to politics or similar.
     
  12. Quincey

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    Visited today:

    • The former Red River Hog enclosure is empty again, with a sign up advising the Visayan Warty Pigs will soon be moving into the enclosure.
    • Female Tiger Dharma can currently be seen in the older Tiger enclosure, but signs advise she will soon be moving into Tiger Tracks.
    • The new Giant Panda enclosure looks very close to being complete, I've added images into the Edinburgh gallery.
    • 2 male Lowland Nyala have been moved into African Plains, sharing the enclosure with the three female Grevy's Zebra.
    • The new Animal Antics area is nearing completion, the Southern Ground Hornbill was visable in one of the aviaries.
     
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    Between Visayan warty pig, Javan Banteng, Asian short-clawed otter, Taiwan beauty snake and Binturong, they could easily theme the central building into a sort of Jungle outpost.

    I always liked African Plains and am not on-board with the new panda building. I heard rumour of a new species for it about 9 months ago.
     
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    I think there was talk of giraffe but unsure or as to what species sorry.
     
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    I know giraffes are a hard plan. I've seen enclosure designs and have spoken to keepers about it. But African plains is just wasted space now without breeding animals and a huge chunk taken out. Edinburgh has many questionable decisions and wasted enclosures and this is one incident that falls into both categories.
     
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    I think the area at the very top around the zebra house is still free for development
     
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    What is stopping them?
     
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    Money probably

    Few notes/opinions from today:

    - New white-faced saki monkey baby. Looks like a male
    - Brilliant Birds feels very empty and quiet
    - Red-bellied lemur and Ring-tailed lemur seem to be in together full time
    - Binturong in old margay enclosure
    - Was talking to a hoofstock keeper. She said that they are looking to bring in a female musk deer and are thinking of new animals for African plains now that they've lost a huge portion of the enclosure
    - Noticed that the signs for yellow-bellied capuchin had them noted as a subspecies.
     
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