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Discussion in 'Germany' started by Zebraduiker, 8 Jul 2008.

  1. lintworm

    lintworm Moderator Staff Member

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    You could see everything relatively comfortable in 6 hours, but depending on your preferences, you might want to spend two hours in the Grzimek house alone.... I would just plan a whole day for a first visit.

    The houses close half an hour before the zoo closes.
     
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    My plan was to go from Basel to Frankfurt and back in one day, by train. I'd arrive in Frankfurt around 10AM, I think it will work. Thanks
     
  3. lintworm

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    Aardvark Elvis died at the age of almost 25 years. He was one of the males imported from the US (Memphis....) about 20 years ago. He left behind a nice present as on Tuesday an Aardvark was born.

    In June there was an unfortunate accident in which a toddler drowned in the Camel moat, the parents are now suing the zoo.
     
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    Does anyone have an updated species list for the Grzimek House? It seems as if there are many zoo enthusiasts who have claimed Frankfurt Zoo plays host to the greatest Nocturnal House in all of Europe and I was also interested to know if anyone on ZooChat has visited both Frankfurt Zoo and Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo. The Grzimek House in Frankfurt is apparently 16,000 square feet in size while Omaha's Kingdoms of the Night is 42,000 square feet in size. Both buildings have approximately 40 exhibits but of course Omaha is much less of a traditional Nocturnal House and millions of dollars was spent on creating 2,400 stalactites and a truly immersive experience. At some point in my life I really do need to get over to Germany to visit not only Frankfurt but many more great German zoos.
     
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  5. ShonenJake13

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    This was the setup when I visited in around March/April this year. The tamarin/sloth mixes highlighted below are the same individual enclosure, but are viewed at different floors. Anything with a * is a diurnal enclosure.

    Pale golden spiny mouse*


    Tibesti spiny mouse


    Golden lion tamarin, Linnaeus' two-toed sloth*


    Kowari


    Eastern quoll


    Large hairy armadillo, Linnaeus' two-toed sloth, Grey legged night monkey


    Northern Luzon giant cloud rat


    Fat tailed dwarf lemur, Grey mouse lemur, Lesser hedgehog tenrec


    Asian garden dormouse


    Grey slender loris


    Seba’s short tailed bat


    Brazilian porcupine


    Southern springhare, Senegal bushbaby, Aardvark


    Aye-aye, Grey mouse lemur


    Aye-aye, Grey mouse lemur


    Aye-aye, Grey mouse lemur


    Grey slender loris


    Aye-aye


    Tibesti spiny mouse


    Feathertail glider


    Australian water rat


    Short-beaked echidna, Tawny frogmouth


    Kowari*


    Belanger’s tree shrew*


    Black-and-rufous elephant shrew*


    Asian small-clawed otter*


    Short-eared elephant shrew*


    White-faced saki, Linnaeus' two-toed sloth, Greater guinea pig*


    Javan mouse deer*


    Goeldi’s monkey, Green acouchi*


    Komodo dragon*


    Barbary striped grass mouse*


    Gundi*


    Paraguayan tamandua, Bearded emperor tamarin*


    Cape ground squirrel, Sociable weaver*


    Pygmy marmoset*


    Dwarf mongoose, Yellow-spotted rock hyrax*


    Golden lion tamarin, Linnaeus' two-toed sloth*
     
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  6. lintworm

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    Linneaus mouse oppossum joined the collection recently, but I am not sure whether they are visible yet. Additionally they should add Votsotsa soon to one of the Ayeaye enclosures.
     
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    The Linneaus mouse oppossum are now on show in the Grzimek house, next to the Feather-tailed gliders.

    I have now also seen a confirmation that there is indeed a baby Aye-Aye, which is now several months old and doing well.
     
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    Both very nice bits of news, even if the first one is quite frustrating too ;)
     
  9. lintworm

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    Depends on the person, I'll start with a new job in Frankfurt next year, so I see nothing wrong with the timing :p
     
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    I was planning to go in Frankfurt in November and checking the zootierliste, but saw that Klipspringer is no longer there. Sad, if is true...
     
  11. lintworm

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    It was still alive a week ago and had access to the Giraffe enclosure then, so there is a possibility that somebody completely missed the animal. Though It wouldn't be a complete surprise if the animal would have died given its age.
     
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    As you know, someone over on Zoofreunde reported last week that the last individual had sustained a bad leg injury... which may or may not be pertinent to the issue at hand :(
     
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    A male yellow-backed duiker was recently imported from the U.S.
     
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    This is the best example of "swings and roundabouts" I've seen in years. Fresh duiker blood, fantastic. Klipspringer (possible) death, terrible news! Don't think I've ever been saddened then cheered up by a thread quite so quickly...
     
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    Now confirmed that the klipspringer died on 31/08/18
     
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    So that makes the one in Bioparc the sole representative of its species in Europe... Very sad news. Are klipspringers doing better in the US, as far as anyone knows?
     
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    There are at least 18.18 currently housed in the US, with three births in the last year.
     
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    It's good to see that klipspringers are doing okay in the USA, but have they ever done well in Europe? I don't recall ever seeing one in the UK and as long as I've been on ZooChat they've always been classed as a rarity over here.
     
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    Frankfurt has always been the main European zoo for klipspringers. When I visited the zoo, it kept six individuals (according to ZTL). Several klipspringers - all born in Frankfurt - were on loan in other European zoos at that time, among them a pair in Artis. From Frankfurt's 2005 zoo guide:

     
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    In the night from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21 Orang-utan-female Rosa gave birth to her 5th young :).