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Gorge Wildlife Park Gorge news 2015

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Sunbear12, 21 Jan 2015.

  1. Sunbear12

    Sunbear12 Well-Known Member

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    A new thread for new year.

    - 3 baby koalas were born at the gorge this year. Two are now making appearances at the koala holding sessions to get used to people.
    - A young brolga is on display next to the lemurs.
    - 2 pacific gull chicks have hatched.
    - A male otter has arrived and is on display.
    - A green iguana has joined the boa constrictors in the reptile house. A black headed python is on display.
     
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    - An exciting new arrival for the Gorge with three Patagonian mara going on exhibit. They are in the former quokka (previously agouti) yard. It has received a facelift with some new trees and a wall for them to get some privacy behind.
    - In other news the farmyard has four pigs and two goats on exhibit.
     
  3. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    does Gorge have an agouti still? And can you tell me when they did have the species? I read on an earlier thread they were hoping to get them in 2013.
     
  4. Sunbear12

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    No agoutis are no longer part of the collection. They have not been there in the 2 1/2 years I have been going there and prior to this I am unaware of the park's history with the species.

    In other Gorge news

    - 3 new aviaries have opened alongside the spider monkey enclosure. They feature white tailed, yellow tailed and red tailed black cockatoos with a range of other small birds also present.
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    thanks for that. There was a female there previously, but it seems that animal died during 2012.
     
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    Twin common marmosets born.
     
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    A black-handed spider monkey was born in September.