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  1. Onychorhynchus coronatus

    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that @Coelcanth18 , much appreciated, I know that Beauval intends to have Doucs in the future but I do not think Chlelby keep the species.
     
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    Chleby keeps and breeds the species. Beauval revently got 1.4 doucs.
     
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    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    That is very good news indeed IMO , it must have happened this year , right ?
     
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    Chleby bred them in 2018 and in 2020. According to ZTL they have 5.2.
    And Beauval received them from Thailand a month or two ago.
     
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    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    Ok, thats interesting, I think I must have got something wrong when reading though old threads as I was under the impression that the Douc langur had died out in European zoos and that Beauval's animals had yet to arrive.
     
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    Indeed there was - he was called Angalifu and died on the 14th of December 2014. He was at SDZSP along with Nola.
     
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    Capital of Texas zoo and maybe still Gladys porter zoo are the only ones in the United States at the moment.
     
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    Like most UK ZooChatters, I have seen many animals that were the last if their kind in the UK. What follows are just a few notable examples that particularly interest me and which immediately came to mind; there are, of course, a great many others that could be added to this list.
    • West Indian manatee at London Zoo (died early 1960s)
    • Barton’s long-beaked echidna at London Zoo (three were sent to Taronga in 1994)
    • Sumatran rhinoceros “Torgamba” at Port Lympne 1986 - 1998 (sent to Indonesia)
    • northern white rhinoceros “Ben” at London Zoo 1955 – 1986 (sent to Dvur Kralove)
    • African forest elephant “Jumbo III” at Whipsnade 1973 – 1988
    • mountain gorilla “Reuben” at London Zoo 1960 – 1962
    • red uakari at Twycross Zoo 1968 - 2000
    • Kloss gibbon at Twycross 1979 - 2006
     
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    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the comment @Tim May !

    Which one of these stands out as being the most poignant or moving experience ?
     
  10. twilighter

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    Last of their kind in Europe:

    Klipspringer at Valencia
    White-tailed Mongoose at Sofia

    I am not sure how many Weddell's saddle-back tamarins, the last holder Cologne has.
     
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    I saw two tails in Cologne two months ago. So probably at least two.

    What subspecies are the Klipspringers in the US? Because while there are plenty of Klipspringers left in captivity overseas, the one in Europe might be the last subspecific one or Ethiopian one.
     
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    The one in Valencia supposed to be Ethiopian Klipspringer, yes . As far as I know, there are no pure Klipspringers in USA.
     
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    I saw London Zoo's northern white rhinoceros "Ben" literally hundreds of times over a thirty year period; he was probably my favourite individual zoo animal and it's incredibly sad that this taxon is now functionally extinct. Consequently, for me, this must be the most poignant example on my original list. (I've also seen northern white rhinos in Antwerp, Dvur Kralove and San Diego and it's a depressing thought that I'll never see another one.)
     
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    I’m surprised that no one has mentioned this yet, but Cincinnati zoo displayed the last sumatran rhinoceros in captivity, harapen
     
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    I'm slightly pissed about my experience with this subject because before I became a zoo nerd I saw the aforementioned last northern white rhino at San Diego Zoo Safari Park and the Red Ukari at the Los Angeles. I do have time to go see the red ukari but sadly not the northern white rhino
     
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    *outside of Asia. Harapan lives at the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Way Kambas now with six others.
     
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    Are there any blue monkeys left in the USA besides those that were in Omaha recently? I saw them in 2012.
     
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    Pittsburgh still has some don't they?
    Omaha still has several I believe, and 7 institutions in Europe/Russia still have some.
     
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    Are douc langurs hard to keep and breed or something? They seem like such a gorgeous primate and it is such a mystery to me why more facilities wouldn't want to keep them.
     
  20. Onychorhynchus coronatus

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    In a word, yes, I believe so.

    This is in large part due to their folivorous diet in captivity which is very hard to replicate and species specific illnesses which often prove fatal.
     
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