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  1. Dhole dude

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    So I guess we can assume that they no longer keep the species (making Gladys porter the sole holder outside of Africa). But there is a small chance they have been moved behind the scenes and are still there, but I doubt that.
     
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  2. Marcus Burkhardt

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    The last mountain anoa at Krefeld is officially called Idris, not Julius. Keepers call him Luis.
     
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    That makes a lot of sense... :confused: so this animal has three names ? o_O
     
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    There's actually a revolving cast of three animals posing as one animal, to cope with all the stardom :p
     
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    It must be a conspiracy by the Krefeld zoo then :p as there is only one individual listed on zootierliste.
     
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    There's three Krefeld zoos too :p
     
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    Ok, I'm confused :confused:, please explain
     
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    I'm joking that each identical Krefeld Zoo has a Mountain Anoa, and that's why ZTL believes there is only one :p
     
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    Is there a time warp or parallel universe in Krefeld then ? o_O
     
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    Maybe there’s a parallel universe where red-shanked doucs are the single most common zoo animal and people complain about seeing them, looking for meerkats instead...
     
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    I would like to live in that universe.
     
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    Krefeld is a pocket in time made out of Steve Irwin's khakis.
     
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    Sounds charming, I must clearly pay a visit to it sometime.
     
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    Great shot by @Therabu of the last Bornean bearded pig in Europe.

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  15. Marcus Burkhardt

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    I have never heard Julius for him, but the other two are right. I was there last May and talked to the keepers. It's like with our rabbit at home: first we gave him the name Calinou, but now we call him Bobby most time. ;) Now I want to share my favorite animal I have seen so far, the last hartebeest in Europe at zoo Wroclaw.

    Edit: And his name is Klemens.
     

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  16. Marcus Burkhardt

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    Did You make this photo of the Jentink's duiker? It's my biggest wish to see this species alive!
     
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    No unfortunately I didn't :(, I posted the name of the photographer of the animal in the comment.

    I would dearly like to see this species too.

    Thanks for sharing this @Marcus Burkhardt !
     
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  18. Marcus Burkhardt

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    Here is one of my photos of Idris: Bubalus quarlesi Krefeld.JPG

    And with the jentinks, yes, for me it is like I will never find my peace of mind before seeing them. I post sometimes on Facebook what I can find about their zoo history and a lot of people are interrested in them. I am also a big fan of yellow-backed duikers, but for conservation reasons it would have been better that the jentinks zoo population became stable. A comeback of this species would be great!
     
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    That is really interesting @Marcus Burkhardt , you definitely seem like you have a very strong interest in this species and in ungulates in general.

    I know the Jentink's duiker are an incredibly elusive animal to see in the wild and that some of the countries where they are occur are not exactly recommended destinations for research or tourism like Liberia and Sierra Leone.

    However, have you considered getting involved in any conservation projects with the species or visiting Africa as an ecotourist?
     
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  20. Marcus Burkhardt

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    Thanks for Your interest. Yes, I would like to go to west Africa one day, at least if I could not see a Jentink's duiker, I could study his homerange, and maybe see at least diurnal duikers with luck. The zebra duiker is such a case, it's diurnal and still occurs in a bit higher numbers. Gola national park has Jentinks duikers and offers guided tours where You can say what You want to see, but I really don't know how big the chances are. But Jentinks are unfortunately also hunted, and the hunters also need to see them (except for snare hunting). There are also camera traps that show that C. jentinki occasionally is diurnal. There are a lot places in Africa to visit. Topis are also a high goal to see for me.

    I am included in conservation projects, but my donations go to the Asian Wild Cattle Specialist group. And I am member of the WWF. I don't know a trustworthy organization to donate for west African rainforest. You can inform you on my website how I raise money for Asian wild cattle: Painting for conservation: A collaboration with the IUCN SSC ASIAN WILD CATTLE SPECIALIST GROUP