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Auckland Zoo Leopold Tortoise news

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Nigel, 28 Feb 2005.

  1. Nigel

    Nigel Well-Known Member

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    Auckland Zoo proudly announces the safe arrival of a baby leopold tortoise ( by virtue of birth ) Sex unknown . Mother and baby are doing well . Many thanks to the hospital staff .....

    never seen one on exhibit at your local zoo ? It is because Auckland Zoo has the only ones in any zoo in Australasia . 2 females , 1 male and now a baby -?-
    This species is listed in the dangerously threatened category ( or similar -- I am not sure of the exact wording )
    For Jasons information ; The male was picked up and confiscated by Wellington Airport Customs/Agricultural officers . Exact place of birth unknown :)
     
  2. Nisha

    Nisha Well-Known Member

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    The male was donated by a private owner and the 2 females were confiscated as babies by customs.
     
  3. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    Latin name please.

    :p

    Hix
     
  4. tetrapod

    tetrapod Well-Known Member

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    Rubbish about only ones in Australasia - leopard tortoise Stigmochelys (previously Geochelone) pardalis are (according to the unreliable ISIS) are at Auckland (1.2.19), Monarto (0.0.4), Wellington (3.3.0) and Werribee (0.0.5).
     
  5. ZYBen

    ZYBen Well-Known Member

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    Plus about 15.15.15 at Bredl's Wonder world of wildlife, theres probably not that many but theres alot.
     
  6. jay

    jay Well-Known Member

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    Considering that Nigels original post was in 2005, that may have been correct then.
     
  7. tetrapod

    tetrapod Well-Known Member

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    True.... didn't notice that.