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Exotic Mammals in Australian Zoos

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

  1. WhistlingKite24

    WhistlingKite24 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I recently stumbled across a business called ‘Get Wild Animal Experiences’. Although they are not open to the public, they seem to have Rhesus Macaque Get Wild Animal Experiences, Common Marmoset Get Wild Animal Experiences and Crab-eating Macaque Get Wild Animal Experiences.
    After scrolling through their Facebook page it seems like they recieved the macaques in 2018. The marmosets have been there for awhile (they have bred).
    The marmosets have been used in their presentations/shows.
     
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    Taralga has more then one guanaco because I saw 2 on their web page.
     
  4. WhistlingKite24

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    D’Aguilar Wildlife (a facility in south-east Queensland which will soon be opened to the public mid-2019 - D'Aguilar Wildlife) has received Capybara.
    D'Aguilar Wildlife
    The three capybara were born at Altina.
    Altina Wildlife Park
     
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  5. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a weeny Capybara!

    D'Aguilar Wildlife is Ben Bawden's operation, which is cool.
     
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  6. Jake

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    Is that @ZYBen from here, cause it looks like him from the Facebook page?
     
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    Shoalhaven Zoo now has two tawny lions.
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    Received some inevitable yet very sad news...
    The last DeBrazza’s Monkey died last month due to old age.
    The zoo confirmed it via message and the species is no longer mentioned on their website.
     
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    Regrettably I have to add that another species is now gone - Gorge Wildlife Park's last White-fronted Lemur died of old age recently..
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually dead now? It has been dead so many times already.
     
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    I can confirm this is correct. Was at gorge myself yesterday and went to post this, this morning and saw @Ashanti already had.
     
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    D’Aguilar Wildlife has received a pair of Fennec Fox. :)
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    Billabong Zoo has welcomed Common Marmoset.
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    This thread is amazing! I never knew Perth Zoo used to have Striped Hyena! Does anyone know any details on them or if they bred?
     
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    I remember seeing them in the old bear pits back in the 1980s I believe...or it could have been before then.
     
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    They were in the old bear pits and also moved into the old carnivore/cat row as well (now demolished and part of the cow elephant yard). I don't believe they were ever bred (conditions were pretty poor and basic). Not sure which gender the animals were, but I'm sure they were gone by the 90s. I believe they were shipped to Singapore, which funnily enough is where the offspring of the Savannah Spotted hyaenas were sent.
     
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    The new Sydney Zoo at Blacktown isn't open yet [scheduled for December 7th] but they have started acquiring animals. I will hold off on editing these changes into the proper list until they are actually open, but will use this post to keep track of them.

    1.2 Sumatran Orangutans moved to Sydney Zoo from Melbourne Zoo in July, leaving Melbourne with 1.0 Sumatran and 0.2 hybrid Orangutans (this post: Melbourne Zoo News 2019 [Melbourne Zoo])

    4.0 African Hunting Dogs imported to Sydney Zoo from Dvur Kralove (Czech Republic) in July (this post: $36 million zoo with roaming African animals planned for Blacktown [Sydney Zoo])

    0.0.13 Hamadryas Baboons and 3.0 Spotted Hyaenas imported from Singapore Zoo; 4.0 Lions from TWPZ; 2.0 Cheetahs from Monarto; 7.4 (?) Chimpanzees imported from Schwaben Park in Germany [one female later died]; and 3.0 Zebra (of unspecified origin) were all announced at the end of August (from this post and following few posts: $36 million zoo with roaming African animals planned for Blacktown [Sydney Zoo])

    0.0.5 Geoffroy's Spider Monkeys were obtained in October (sexes and origin not mentioned - this post: $36 million zoo with roaming African animals planned for Blacktown [Sydney Zoo]) [Much later confirmed to be five animals from Orana Park in New Zealand]

    1.1 Tigers (one Sumatran and one hybrid "Siberian") were obtained in November from Dreamworld (from this and following posts: $36 million zoo with roaming African animals planned for Blacktown [Sydney Zoo])

    This article says that they have ten Black-capped Capuchins: Sydney's west gets its own world-class zoo

    Additionally, Meerkats are shown in one of the videos in this post: $36 million zoo with roaming African animals planned for Blacktown [Sydney Zoo]

    0.1 Giraffe arrived from Monarto in December (right before the official opening date): $36 million zoo with roaming African animals planned for Blacktown [Sydney Zoo]

    Capybara and Dromedary are mentioned in this post: $36 million zoo with roaming African animals planned for Blacktown [Sydney Zoo]

    0.1 Asian Elephant and three Water Buffalo on the day of opening, reported in this post: $36 million zoo with roaming African animals planned for Blacktown [Sydney Zoo]
     
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  19. WhistlingKite24

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    A few bits and pieces.
    Symbio no longer holds Sumatran tigers. The two siblings moved to Tasmania Zoo in 2018.
    Sumatran tigers make a new home at Tasmania Zoo
    According to their Facebook page (can't get the link to work), Symbio's "Bengal" male tiger died in January 2018.

    I confirmed with Perth Zoo that they no longer have Fennec Fox. The two sisters (Kesi and Zahra) moved to Wildlife HQ.

    I confirmed with Currumbin that their new binturong is female, 'Enam', who was born at Perth Zoo in 2017.
    Out of curiosity, do Australian zoos hold a particular subspecies of binturong or are they mixed/unknown subspecies?
     
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  20. Chlidonias

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    Thanks for that; I'll make those changes

    The stock listed on here all originated from Singapore Zoo, so they will likely be the Malaysian subspecies.
     
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