Discussion in 'Germany' started by BjoernN, 9 Jan 2011.
Yesterday the 17 years old asiatic elephant bull "Gajendra" arrived in Leipzig.
The three years old okapi bull "Steve" was shipped to Berlin Zoo today to breed with the 5 year old female "Batouri". Leipzig will receive a female okapi this year to breed with bull "Kimdu" (*2005).
Today in the afternoon zoo director and WAZA president Dr. Jorg Junhold annonced that 2 Indian elephant cows ("Hoa", born in Vietnam in 1985 and "Indra", born in Hamburg in 1996) are definitely pregnant and are going to give birth in february/march 2012.
A third cow ("Trinh", born in Vietnam in 1982, mother of the last calf, "Voi Nam") is probably pregnant too.
Father to-be of all three unborn calves is bull "Naing Thein" (born in Burma in 1980). Her arrived in Leipzig in november 2009 from Prague Zoo.
"Naing Thein" really is an amazing breeder, as he has already proven in Emmen. Lets just hope the calfs are not all bulls again...
Funny story, the previous bull was getting nowhere, but Naing Thein just get's the job done...
According to various sources, the female born in 1996 at Hamburg and now pregnant is called "Salvana". Does she have two names, or did you get some of them mixed up (or did you just guess "Indra", it seems that with Indra you are about right for 50% of the female zoo elephant population )
"Salvana" is the name of the sponsor who adopted the calf after its birth and so her official name is "Salvana". Her real name (the name the keepers use) is, however, "Indra".
Thanks Yassa, i'm happy it's not something confusing or anything
Births in january:
- 0,0,4 maned wolfes ("Hidalgo" x "Christa")
An adult female dall sheep was shipped to Prague Zoo last week...
Apparently four Cheetah are bring shipped to India in exchange for a young Elephant bull...?
Foot and mouth blight of Mysore cheetah tale - Bangalore - DNA
google brought up some more reports:
The Hindu : Karnataka / Mysore News : African cheetah for Mysore
Mysore zoo to have two cheetah pairs
Let?s catch up with cheetahs, News - City - Bangalore Mirror,Bangalore Mirror
A new bull elephant for Leipzig makes no sense in my eyes. Second article talks about a pair and last one about 2 female elephants (much mor convincing )
But Zoo Leipzig has stopped keeping cheethas some years ago, so I wonder where those come from? Or is someone just using Zoo Leipzig's name for some private deal?
Send jumbos to German zoo, but with care: HC to Centre
Indian bureacracy and *** (I will not cite the word through here).
It is rather sad to think that private individuals are allowed to contravene animal exchange deals. This goes both for international and local.
Hence, my secret word Indian bureacracy being the single most important factor why conservation breeding and zoo modernisation/renovation programmes in the country are mired in pfffffffhhhhhh ......
What the .... is Leipzig going to do with (one or) more young bulls? Isn't there enough diversity in the USA and Europe to keep the breeding program going for a bit? Without more bull-holders the EEP will grind to a halt anyways...
There was an almost identicle report about Dublin Zoo last year. Hence why I saw this article and alarm bells started to ring....
Hey that's right, I already forgot about that. Must be getting old
Anyways, most probably false alarm (again)...
You are not ... (well not in the brain drain vein )!
It is rather unfortunate that threads keep getting cut up. It makes way for revolving old and checked-over stories time-and-time again. This one has been around for the 3rd time (and I should know with my prediliction for Indian zoo news).
It would be better if the Indian zoos news section were used more often anyhow!
Amur leopard "Balin" (born in Frankfurt, May 27th 1988) died last weeks.
Several animals from Tiergarten Bernburg (reen acouchis, bush-dogs, birds) were shipped to Leipzig Zoo last month. The Tiergarten was dramatically overwhelmed by the rivers Saale and Elbe.
Will the bush dogs that arrived from Bernburg stay in Leipzig?
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