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Keas in North American Institutions

Discussion in 'North America - General' started by Yi Qi, 30 Jul 2019.

  1. Yi Qi

    Yi Qi Well-Known Member

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    How many zoos in North America keep keas? I'm currently making a list of institutes which keep them, which I will update with feedback. I decided to make this list after I had an idea for a New Zealand-themed exhibit.

    Canada
    • Edmonton Valley Zoo
    USA
    • Bronx Zoo
    • Cincinnati Zoo
    • Franklin Park Zoo
    • Philadelphia Zoo
    • Sedgwick County Zoo
    • Tracy Aviary
    • Trevor Zoo
    • Woodland Park Zoo
     
  2. Yi Qi

    Yi Qi Well-Known Member

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    Currently numbers 2.1
    • 1.0 Newton
    • 1.0 Rondo
    • 0.1 Marie
     
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    Bronx appears to no longer exhibit the species. Does anyone know what happened to them?
    I think Trevor has only one kea.
     
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    Fun fact, at Valley Zoo, Newton and Rondo are two of the most genetically valuable males in the SSP. Also "Marie's" actual name is Maria.
     
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    Denver keeps the species.
     
  6. TinoPup

    TinoPup Well-Known Member

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    The one from the Bronx was sent to Cincinnati, I think? Somewhere in Ohio, at least.
    If Philly has one, it isn't on display, I've never heard of them having the species.
     
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    Bronx imported a pair from Walsrode, but I think the male died. Their remaining animal was sent to Tracy Aviary to be paired with another bird coming from another zoo.

    ~Thylo
     
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    I guess I was a little off on remembering it as ohio :p
     
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    I visited today (for the third time) and saw the Kea for the first time. I was pleasantly surprised to find two birds visible.

    ~Thylo
     
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    If @Yi Qi allows it, I think we should reactivate this thread.

    This is some of the information I found out to update the thread:

    Tracy Aviary apparently holds 3.1 Keas:

    1.0 Gonzo 00-00-2014
    1.0 Steve Austin (Hatched at Cincinnati Zoo)
    0.1 Scarlet hatched February 8th, 2017 (Denver Zoo, Anna x Sorento)
    1.0 Milford 00-00-2018 (Hatched at Cincinnati Zoo)

    Cleveland Metroparks Zoo holds 2.0 Keas:

    1.0 Takaro
    1.0 Roy

    Sedgwick County Zoo holds 1.1 Keas:

    1.0 Arthur (hatched at Cincinnati Zoo)
    0.1 Ikaroa 00-00-2014 (hatched at Vogeltpark Walsrode, lived at Bronx Zoo, moved to Tracy Aviary and then to Sedgwick)
     
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