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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by nicola08, 3 Jul 2009.

  1. nicola08

    nicola08 Well-Known Member

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    does anyone have any information about the giraffes at auckland zoo.
     
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    what happened to kiri the giraffe?
     
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    They have 1 male Zabulu and 1 female Rukiya. Kiri died in May 2003 after an injury to her leg. There old female Kay died about a year ago. She just collapsed one day in the paddock. Just before Christmas they sent Kay's last calf Ntombi and Rukiya's first surviving calf Forrest off to Australia. They are both in quarentine at present at Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo NSW. Once quarentine is over Forrest will go to Australia Zoo in Queensland and Ntombi will stay at Western Plains.

    Calf's born in last 7 years are....
    Kiri.....
    Msamba (m) - born November 2002 went to Hamilton Zoo (NZ)

    Kay....
    Jbari (m)-Born 4 days after Msimba went to Hamilton Zoo
    Ndale (m)-born 2003/2004 Went to Hamilton Zoo
    Dume(m)-Born late 2005/Early 2006 Went to Hamilton Zoo
    Ntomb(f)i-Born 2007 Went to Western Plains Zoo (AU)

    Rikiya....
    An unnamed male calf that died shortly after birth
    Forrest (m)-Going to Austraila Zoo via WPZ

    Rikiya was born at Wellington Zoo in 2001 she moved to Auckland the following year.

    Zabulu was born at Orana Park in Christchurch on New Zealand's south island in 1998. He came to Auckland in 1999.

    As pointed out by nicola08 Kay was born in 1986 at Auckland Zoo
    I can now confirm that Kiri was born at Auckland Zoo in 1984
     
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    kay was born at auckland zoo in 1986.
     
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    Has that large growth been removed from one of the animals chest..?
     
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    Do you mean the young male Forrest? He had a large lump on his chest that was removed several months before his move to Australia. It was found to be nothing serious.
     
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    That's my old website:D
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    does anyone know who kiri and kays parents are?
     
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    I will try and find out for you.
     
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    thank you that would be great.
     
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    I will E-mail the zoo and ask you've got me interested now!
     
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    Both females have the same mother, born at the Honolulu Zoo in Hawaii in 1980
    Kiri (f) born 22.09.1984 at Auckland Zoo - her father was also born at Auckland Zoo
    Kay (f) born 19.09.1986 at Auckland Zoo - her father was born at the Honolulu Zoo
     
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    Can someone please tell me what the future plans are for Auckland Zoo's giraffe? Will they be importing any more females from Australia or are they just going to keep the current 1:1? Thanks
     
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    im so glad the baby is healthy and doing well. shame its not a girl but still this 1 has survived so far! cant wait to see him!
     
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    New female is long overdue. Glad to hear that the Studbook keeper has finally taken action and is providing one for them. :)