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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Chlidonias, 18 Mar 2018.

  1. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    From the zoo's Facebook page, they have had four Capybara pups recently (the adults arrived in November 2016), as well as Meerkat and Common Marmoset babies.
     
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    According to their Instagram, Berani died yesterday, so no more males left in Australia
     
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    Can’t believe Australia only has three female Malayan tapirs left....
     
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    Rip big man, you will be missed :(
     
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    Article mentions a lack of breeding success with spider monkeys in the region. Is this due to a phase out (by neutering + attrition) of another species?
     
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    This wasn’t mentioned previously but the zoo has welcomed twin Red-handed Tamarins.
    Hunter Valley Zoo
    This means that both zoos which hold the species (arrived in 2018), have now bred them.:)
     
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    Good news. I believe there are more pairs due to be imported
     
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    That's great. Interestingly, Hunter Valley never (as far as I found) put out any sort of announcement that they had even received the tamarins which I thought was very strange, especially given how unusual they look and with the selling point of being one of only two zoos to display them.
     
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    This is the first mention I’ve found of their Red-handed Tamarins.
    I agree- you’d think they would promote them more ( they remind me of black gremlins).
     
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    The zoo also no longer has Crab Eating Macaques, with 2 ringtail lemurs in their previous enclosure.
     
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    That’s a shame- not many zoos keep this species in Australia.
     
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    @Riley , do you know what happened to them?

    @WhistlingKite24 , I beleive that this pair was the last two in Australasia. Can’t confirm it though. Auckland zoo are planning to import some for their Wild Asia precinct which opens next year or ‘this year’ in one day. ;) So it will be great to see more in the region. I’m looking forward to see the numbers that Auckland will import and if they will or won’t be breeding them.
     
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    I don’t think so- I was also dubious whether there were any crab-eating macaques left, but I recently recieved confirmation from Tasmania Zoo and Green Valley Farm, that they both hold the species. I’m not sure about the other zoos.
    As mentioned in the Exotic Mammals Thread this species is also held in research facilities.
    I think Rhesus Macaques are in more trouble.
     
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    There were 4 of them at Hunter Valley, a pair and their offspring. They were sent off to another zoo in the region, presumably one of the zoos that currently already has some.
     
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