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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Panthera1981, 12 Jan 2018.

  1. Panthera1981

    Panthera1981 Well-Known Member

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    Starting the new year with some positive news...

    The Goeldi's Monkey have offspring.

    There's a new baby Okapi, though no further info at present.
     
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    Is there any news on the two lions from Indian have they arrived at London yet the last I saw was they where at Whipsnade off show
     
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    Keepers have started the annual stocktake (seen on social media). It was delayed from the fire in the Animal Adventure Café so was postponed by a month. Typical pictures of squirrel monkeys and penguins...
     
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    Baby sloth born yesterday (12/02/18). Unsexed.
     
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    Is the breeding female still Marilyn? Can't remember the name of the male
     
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    Is Edward (?) the male or did he leave?
     
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    ZSL has the Jan 2018 inventory on their website.

    https://www.zsl.org/about-us/animal-inventory

    A few things I've noticed at London:
    Down to 1 Black Mamba, 1.5.6 Galapagos Tortoises - I know they recently received some extras but have they bred some? Down to 1.0 Sun Bittern, 3.0 White Pelicans, definitely had a Woolly-Necked Stork chick, No more Toco Toucans - I'm sure they used to have 2 breeding pairs, only 1 Black Hornbill and 1 Red Billed Toucan (no change) - they used to breed both regularly, not much change in the mammals!! They do seem to have more species of coral than mammals.
     
  10. TeaLovingDave

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    Another notable arrival revealed by the new inventory:

    2,2,9 Round Island Skink (Leiolopisma telfairii) have entered the collection in the last year.
     
  11. Regent

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    Male is named Leander
     
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    Edward was the sloth that had to be hand reared. He left London Zoo some time ago
     
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    One interesting mammalian new arrival that hasn't been mentioned here yet is a male short-eared elephant-shrew. It's good to see another UK zoo going into keeping the species again.

    Now that the red-necked wallabies have left the zoo, I imagine the Mappin Terraces must be looking very bare - there are now just two male red kangaroos and the four emus remaining.
     
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    Think it was mentioned a few times last year :) it was certainly present by October 2017, as an offshow exhibit was visible from afar in the Clore.
     
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    Sadly, there is now only 1 kangaroo left along with the emus. Something has to be done, you can't call an area Australian Outback with such a small collection. I would think that the kangaroo will be moved and the whole area will have a revamp
     
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    I think more mountain hoofstock in the section would be cool
     
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    No waterfowl even? I'm sure there used to be Australian Shelduck and maybe Magpie Geese?
     
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    Looking at the latest inventory, neither species is at London. The only Australian waterfowl at the moment is a lone female plumed whistling duck.
     
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    Oh dear.
     
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    Maybe an emptying Mappins is a good sign?
    Mind you, judging by the state of the North Bank...
     
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