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Exotic Mammals in Australian Zoos

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Chlidonias, 11 Jul 2015.

  1. WhistlingKite24

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    Recently emailed Mansfield Zoo, regarding their unusual deer species.
    They have Rusa, Sambar and Hog Deer (one individual).
     
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    As stated by @Jambo, in the National Zoo and Aquarium thread there are now no more brown bear in Australia.
     
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    That's cool - I'm surprised they were even allowed into Tasmania to be honest. Their rules are a lot more strict than in other states.
     
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    Must have been an easier procress, since Tasmania Zoo acquired the species in 2016. It was a pleasant surprise though.
     
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    Oh, well yes, if I had bothered to look at which other zoos had them before I posted I would have realised that! :D
     
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    Not to worry, I often can’t keep up sometimes!:D
    That’s the great thing about having this list.:)
     
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    Speaking of not being able to keep up with capybara...
    Shoalhaven Zoo seems to have recieved three capybara.:D
    Shoalhaven Zoo
     
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    Gorge have got Agouti again, from Darling Downs.
     
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    I forgot to add, Gorge also now have Emperor Tamarins, 2 males.
     
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    As mentioned on the DDZ page, they have recieved the young female Pygmy Hippo from Taronga Zoo.
    Darling Downs Zoo
     
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    I recently enquired about a few species held at particular zoos, I am still awaiting answers for some, but these were the responses I received.
    Wildlife HQ doesn't have Himalayan Tahr anymore.
    Rockhampton Zoo no longer hold Fallow Deer, and their last Water Buffalo died around two years ago.
     
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    According to the zoo, they are down to five individuals.
    There is a male and three females on display. The fifth individual is an elderly male who is kept off-display.
    This is what they said in the email,
    “We have four peccaries on display (Messi, male and Nina, Jave and Jabali who are all female) plus one older male Prickles just behind them (usually off display). He lives a little separately to the rest for the time being as he is not used to being housed in a group and likes his own space”.
     
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    Taronga Zoo seems to have Pygmy Marmoset.
    Taronga Zoo Sydney

    Other related information for the exotic mammal list;
    - The hybrid orangutans from Taronga Zoo arrived at Mogo Zoo in September and went on display last month.
    Mogo Zoo

    -Taronga Zoo have alpaca.
    Taronga Zoo Sydney

    -Taronga Western Plains Zoo received Fallow Deer for their new exhibit ‘Wild Herds’.
    New Wild Herds exhibit opens
     
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    Just found some interesting points on the Hunter Valley Zoo website.
    The website mentions the zoo holding Emperor Tamarin and Agouti.
    Our Animals - Hunter Valley Zoo
    Also, as mentioned by @Riley HVZ no longer have Crab-eating Macaque.
     
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    Just had a look at the website for Taralga Wildlife Park which opened earlier this year. Mostly a collection of Australian natives with a bird focus but of interest is that they have a gunaco which makes these the second ones on display in Australia. Animals – Taralga Wildlife Park
     
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    That's interesting. The farm which is the private holder of Guanacos in Australia is at Taralga - I wonder if there is a connection between the two, or even if they are the same place/owned by the same person.