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  1. Peter Dickinson

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    My visit to the Gembira Loka Zoo took place shortly after the 2006 earthquake. The zoo like much of the city of Yogyakarta was in a bit of a mess. I would like to re-visit and see how things have come together. Difficult to be too critical about a place that was suffering so much from the effects of nature coupled with financial and staff problems. EAZA did set aside some funds to help out. Saw my biggest ever Komodo Dragon here and the largest group of Proboscis monkeys.
     
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    Peter any idea about the size or weight of the Dragon?
     
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    Difficult to be sure Mark but I could give a good guess that it was around 3+ metres and must have weighed over a hundred kilos. I have seen a lot of large Komodos (and other monitors) but the Gembira Loka one does stick in my memory.
     
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    3 plus metres :eek:, Geezzz do you have any pics
     
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    No, sorry. I may have done once but they would have been very poor quality because I had no camera as such.
     
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    I hate autocorrect.
     
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    Interesting feature from Mongabay News on the elephant program at Gembira Loka Zoo. All elephants are listed: MM Argo (breeder), Inta and FF Sinta, Natasya, Sobaya, Cempaka, Gilang Seiji, and calf Arinta (born March 2020).

    It is reported that with the introduction of both Seblat ETC originating cows Sinta and Natasya the zoo is now focussed on breeding. Previously, they found with reproductive evaluations that some of their females have developed reproductive cysts and problems have arisen (no individual elephants have been named though). So, both Sinta and Natasya are thought of as potential and good candidates for breeding and now also Seiji is reported to be pregnant (she was due in October 2020). No news in October last year though ...???

    Interesting piece of history both M Argo and F Gilang were transferred from the Sultanate's Palace enclosure in 2009. The female Khoriah (Way Kambas name) is not named now, it may be she has been renamed. A final piece of information: the last birth at Gembira Loka before calf Arinta in 2020 was in 1992 28 years ago.

    Perhaps our Indonesian zoo fans can find out a little more on some of the open ends and answer the questions given here!

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    A) Menyambut Kehadiran Arinta, Bayi Gajah dari Gembira Loka
    B) 2 Gajah Gembira Loka Bunting Tua, Ini Perawatan Kesehatan untuk Mereka » JOGLOSEMAR NEWS
     
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    Added the link to the second pregnancy from February 2020.
     
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    Two African penguins, Trena and Pigo, has hatched. FYI, Gembira Loka Zoo acquired 6 penguins, three male and three female, from Singapore Zoo in 2013.
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    Via Instagram story, GLZ showcase an new exhibit for the Zona Cakar (Claw Zone) with what appear to be an leopard, possibly Javan.

    Zona Cakar is first opened in 2019, showcasing carnivores such as sun bear, Sumatran tiger, Asian small-clawed otter, fishing cat, caracal, serval, Sunda clouded leopard, and recently leopard. GLZ planned to add jaguar and hyena in the future.
     
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