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  1. PossumRoach

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    If google's translation bot is accurate, the zoo's only female Genki is pregnant, which I find amusing, since I recall learning that gorillas do better in a harem rather than a single pair.

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    Correct, zoo management in Japanese zoos in the past tended to only exhibit gorillas singly or in pair situations and consequently most did not breed at all. Animal exchanges of high profile species really was the last thing on their minds.

    Only Kyoto Zoo had some early breeding success in this set up and on October 29, 1970 their first gorilla baby, a male was born to a wild-born pair. This captive-born male (Makk.) later also bred to another wildborn female and their female offspring (born 1986) is actually the current breeding female Genki. Their breeding male Momotaro (born 1990) is actually a Tokyo Ueno Zoo born male.

    In the last decade Japanese zoos have slowly started to introduce modern husbandry and animal management practices and several gorillas were exchanged to create proper social family groups. However, by this time quite number of gorillas were either already elderly, post reproductive or so behaviorally maladjusted that breeding of the species only marginally increased. The only current zoos with a breeding group in a family setting are Tokyo Ueno Zoo (Their breeding silverback is an Apenheul born male Haoko) and Nagoya Higashiyama Zoo (their silverback is the infamous Shabani).
     
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    On December 19, female gorilla Genki gave birth to a baby.
     
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    The Kyoto city zoo is sending 2.0 bush dogs to koube and 0.1 bush dogs to hirakawa zoo for a breeding loan. All three animals are siblings whose mother and father are from Sweden and Denmark respectively to increase the gd of bush dogs of Japanese zoos.
     
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    Bush dog Papamaru got transferred to Zoorasia per breeding loan.
     
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