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Marwell Wildlife Marwell 2019

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  1. Pertinax

    Pertinax Well-Known Member

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    I saw a single Chapman's stallion at Whipsnade on more than one occassion before I discovered he was the original Marwell one, now retired from their group. Even into his thirties this male was still in top condition.
     
  2. Tim May

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    Further to my earlier comment about the long lived ex-Marwell Chapman's zebra, it might be of interest that the two long-lived Grevy's zebras listed in Weigl's book are both Marwell animals:-

    (1) wild born female that arrived Hannover, 25th September 1964, was received by Marwell on 11th December 1969, where she died on 2nd January 1995 at the estimated age of thirty-one

    (2) female born Busch Gardens, Tampa on 5th June 1968, was received by Marwell on 8th December 1969, where she died on 25th June 1998 at the age of thirty.
     
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  3. trachycarpus

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    Few snippets from Marwell:
    1/ In the tropical house the white napped pheasant pigeon are nesting.
    2/ Also in the tropical the Javan chevrotain have a fawn . The mother is keeping it off display at the moment.
    3/ They seem to have overcome the issue of bannana moth which affected/killed a lot of their trees in the tropical house.
    4/Cheetah walkway still closed but a lot of barriers around whole area have been repaired.
    5/ What is happening to old tropical house? It is now closed.
     
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  4. Dormitator

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    Not a clue, last time I was in there they'd taken some plants out for the new house, but there were still plenty of plants around, and species on site which haven't been migrated else where. I really hope they revamp it and open it as a pure invertebrate house...
     
  5. okapis

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    In the tropical house two chevrotain were born one has since died.A male Marabou Stork has arrived,also a male Crowned Lemur,a female Hartmann Zebra has died leaving three females,there are no plans at the moment to reopen the old tropical house.
     
  6. littleRedPanda

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    From facebook
    Giant anteater Ernesto, born 5 July 2004, will be leaving us on 22 February.
    He will be starting a new chapter, and joining Ursula and Ares, at Szeged Zoo in Hungary as part of the European Ex situ breeding Programme (EEP).
     
  7. okapis

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    He was always going to leave as the area will be used for the new Wetlands.Only one Waterbuck left at Marwell now a species that has been there for over forty years but not for a lot longer.
     
  8. pipaluk

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    I really wish I hadn't bothered to look at anything in the Marwell thread, nothing is ever good news,
     
  9. okapis

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    Last year Marwell bred 10 mammals,15 years ago they had 274 mammals births,thats more than the total number of mammals now.
     
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  10. littleRedPanda

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    Sorry, I should have known better :D It took my mind off WAMS and Bili for a few minutes.
     
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  11. Pertinax

    Pertinax Well-Known Member

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    Very sad... Its closer to fifty years I think...
     
  12. pipaluk

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    Unbelievable ! The decline of this zoo has not been exaggerated clearly!
     
  13. okapis

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    You may be right 3 collard peccary left now again will go,in 1997 had a group of 38 ,must have been the biggest group in UK ever.
     
  14. pipaluk

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    Do you have any good news? Probably no need to answer!!
     
  15. okapis

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    Yes the Lego Dinosaurs are coming lot simpler to look after,and a lot cheaper to feed.
     
  16. pipaluk

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    No comment necessary really, I despair ! I didn't bother visiting in 2018 for first time in over a decade, I may not bother for another decade !!
     
  17. Pertinax

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    Original groups of Waterbuck and S.H. Oryx arrived circa 1970/1. I remember seeing the big Peccary group- fairly unique though (I think it was) Flamingo Park who had a similarly large group at one time.
     
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