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  1. Giant Panda

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    There was a thing about this on the One show the other week.
     
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    Wow! Artificial Insemination can work wonders! :D
     
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    Some digitised smartarse, probably a Cyborg from outer space.
     
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    Blesbok and Kirks dik dik have arrived at Marwell,nice to see.
     
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    2.0 Kirk's Dik-dik and 0.2 Blesbok, all from Chessington.
     
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    Does Marwell have any other Blesbok already?
     
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    No and Blesbok and Dik Dik are both new species that Marwell has not had before,hopefully they will build a group of Blesbok up to replace other species that are now in decline like Congo Buffalo and Waterbuck that are down to 3 animals each.
     
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    That's amazing to hear the Congo Buffalo and Waterbuck are so reduced. Very odd indeed.
     
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    1:0 Binturong has arrived from Rostock Zoo. The male is called 'Manu' and currently resides in the former Fossa enclosure.
     
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    Does that mean the Fossa are no longer kept at Marwell then? I am glad to hear that they have a Binturong now but are the fossas not at the park anymore? And if so, what happened to them?
     
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    The female left last year,the male is still there but its a species they will go out of
     
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    I see, well in some way it's a shame that the male will be leaving but I still the think the Binturong is a nice addition indeed, along with the Blesboks & Dik-Diks. :)
     
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    Do you know where it will be going? Chester ?
     
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    No dont know the female left for Kralove last year,but again Binturong is another new species for Marwell,after so many years of species leaving its nice to see species coming in.
     
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    I think the arrival of these new species is a positive, and somewhat surprising, move considering the trend of species leaving the park. It certainly would be nice to see a herd of blesbok there one day!
     
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    The entire group of Sulawesi Macaque are leaving on the 1st February for Tayto Park. Plans for their island at Marwell will be announced soon.....
     
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    Not a surprise have not been out on the island since they last got of it,and over the years there has been a number of incidents.
     
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    I'm afraid the first news from Marwell is the usual 'every silver lining has a cloud ' story!

    A binturong has arrived from Rostock - replacing the female fossa which has gone to the Czech Republic.

    2 female Blesbok arrived from Chessington.

    The Sulawezi Macaque are all going to Tayto Park in February. Future plans for island to be announced ( probably something common I fear!)

    Info from Marwell January newsletter.

    Shame it couldn't all have been positive - for once!!