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  1. Jambo

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    The purpose of this thread is to create a detailed and comprehensive list of the species at the Melbourne Zoo (Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens). I aim to update the list monthly and whenever I visit. Feel free for any corrections.

    Mammal Population List:

    Gorilla Rainforest:
    Ring Tailed Lemur
    (lemur catta) 9.0
    Black and White Ruffed Lemur (varecia variegata) 0.2
    Western Lowland Gorilla (gorilla gorilla) 1.3 Otana (2001), Yuska (1971), Kimya (2005), Kanzi (2015)
    Pygmy Hippo (Choeropsis liberiensis) 1.0 Felix (2007)
    Cotton Top Tamiran (Saguinus oedipus) 7 individuals
    Black Handed Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) 2.5
    Black and White Colobus (Colobus guereza) 2 individuals
    White Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) 1.1 Jin Huan (2006), Li Lian (2007)
    Emperor Tamiran (Saguinus imperator) 1.1

    Trail of the Elephant:
    Asian Short Clawed Otter (Aonyx cinereus) 4.2
    Sumatran Tiger (panthera tigris sumatrae) 1.1 Hutan (2010), Binjai (2002)
    Asian Elephant (elephas maximus) 2.5 Luk Chai (2009), Man Jai (2013), Mek Kapah (1973), Dokkon (1993), Kulab (2000), Num Oi (2001), Mali (2010)
    Bolivian Squirell Monkey (saimiri boliviensis) 4.0
    Saimang (Symphalangus syndactylus) 1.2 Isidor (1983), Sampit (1997), Kemala (2018)
    Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) 1.0 Malu (2003)
    Hybrid Orangutan (pongo) 0.2 Kiani (1978), Gabby (1990)

    Main Trail:
    Slender Tailed Meerkat
    (Suricata suricatta) 16 individuals
    Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) 1.1 Tashi (2010), Roshani (2007)
    Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) 1.0
    Giraffe (giraffa) 1.1 Klintun (2018), Nakuru (2012)
    Plains Zebra (Equus quagga) 4.0 Chozi (2007), Zuri (2007), Kwasi (2013), Zaire (2015)
    Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas) 24 individuals
    Malayan Tapir (Acrocodia indica) 0.1 Semangka (1999)
    Collard Peccary (Pecari tajacu) 3 individuals

    Australian Bush:
    Koala
    (Phascolarctos cinereus) 2.1
    Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) 3 individuals
    Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus)
    Kangaroo Island Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus)

    Wild Sea:
    Long Nosed Fur Seal
    (Arctocephalus forsteri) 0.2
    Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea) 1.2

    Carnivores Trail:
    African Wild Dog
    (Lycaon pictus) 2.0
    African Lion (Panthera leo) 2.0 Ndidi (2016), Zuberi (2016)
    Brown Nosed Coati (Nasua Nasua) 1.2
    Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) 2.4 Kang Ju (2015), Sikari (2020), Sundar (2008), Mishka (2016), Manju (2020), Asha (2020)
    Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) 0.1 Indrah (2010)
    Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) 1.1

    Off Display:
    Goodfellows Tree Kangaroo
    (Dendrolagus goodfellowi)

    Melbourne Zoo currently has 35 Mammal species.


    I plan to create a Bird, Reptile and Amphibian species lists in the future; but they will require a visit to MZ, which I hope to do soon.

    Hopefully this can be a reliable and resourceful thread for all of us to enjoy. :cool:
     
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    Good work! This has been really interesting to look over.

    Two of the Collared peccary are:

    1.0 Jabali (2012) Prickle x Jave
    0.1 Nina (2012) Prickle x Jave

    I believe the third is:

    1.0 Messi (15/06/2010) Prickle x Kosha

    But if there’s now only three at the zoo, the third could also be the female born 2007 (the then first birth of this species at Melbourne Zoo since 1986). Assuming they haven’t been castrating these valuable last animals, 1.2 would make for a more cohesive group than 2.1.

    With this being the only group of peccaries in the region, I fear this will be yet another long standing species we’re about to lose. They’re highly inbred (descending from a single pair imported by Wellington Zoo in the 1969), but they’re the only peccaries we have.
     
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    Thanks @Zoofan15. I thought it would be a good idea to have a nice list were we could find any info regarding Melbourne's animals, that we need. Hopefully in the future we could get more in depth re. names, DOB's.

    That is correct, Melbourne have three remaining. One is male, so if Messi was the only male offspring born then we would presume he is the male. It is a shame Peccary are on the way out in the region; Melbourne don't have any plans to breed them at the moment and they last breed them in 2012, so I presume these will be their last unfortunately.
     
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  4. WhistlingKite24

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    Thanks for creating this @Jambo. I am looking forward to the other sections of this list soon.
    In regards to the red pandas, I believe Melbourne have female Roshani (2007) and male Seba (2010) rather than a Tashi. There are two Tashis in the region to my knowledge - a female at Altina and a male at Auckland.
    Unless it has been a recent development, Melbourne should have Australian Fur Seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus) rather than Australian Sea Lions. Here is one of their newer females: New seal pup making a splash at Melbourne Zoo
     
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    The otters are:

    0.1 Paula (born 03/06/2010 at Frankfurt Zoo)
    1.0 Odie (born 15/01/2017 at Singapore Zoo)

    And their 3.1 offspring born 04/02/2020: Murphy, Rodney, Gunther and Squid.

    The harem leaders of the troop are half brothers, Azizi (2010) and Jabari (2010). The breeding females are Huddo (2000), Grace (Unknown), Macey (2004) and Qetesh (2010). The management plan was for each of the females to have four infants in the troop. This was apparently achieved last year with the birth of Qetesh’s daughter, Quilton (2020).

    Other offspring born over the years include:

    0.1 Juju (2015) Huddo
    1.0 Melako (2017) Macey
    0.1 Gana (2017) Grace
    1.0 Quill (2019) Qetesh
    0.1 Makali (2019) Macey

    This means the troop also comprises at least two non breeding females - one of which is Abeba (2004) from Wellington Zoo, who to my knowledge is still alive.

    That’s 13 of the 24 baboons!

    The African wild dogs are brothers named Maana and Duara. They were born 2012 at Perth Zoo and arrived 2015, along with littermates Samawhati and Saba (now deceased).
     
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    I mentioned this in another thread but Abeba is now at Wildlife HQ in their non-breeding group of five individuals. She moved there in 2017.
     
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    Thanks for the extra info, I’ll update it at the end of this month. :) Roshani is the red panda, I always call her Tashi for some reason, it’s a bad habit; and yes Melbourne do have Australian Fur Seals not Sea Lions.
     
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    Is it known how many Goodfellow's tree kangaroo are in the collection?
     
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    They are kept pretty much off-display in a function area, which is used for events such as kids parties; so I have no idea how many they currently have. If a juvenile died there in 2019, than we can presume they have a pair of them, unless there have been any deaths or moves since.
     
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    Pretty certain Melbourne no longer keep easter grey kangaroo. I haven't seen them the last two times I've been.
     
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    I thought they only have a few individuals?
     
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    @Jambo I could definitely be wrong, but i'm not sure I ever recall eastern greys at the zoo since the kangaroo walk-through was in its current location. And a month or two back had a chat with a keeper about the fact they no longer had reds and now just had the kangaroo island roos since they were a better species for zoos. I'd have thought in the course of that conversation she'd have mentioned housing easterns if they had them.

    For what its worth, eastern greys are displayed at Werribee and reds are kept at Healesville.
     
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    You are probably right then @toothlessjaws. I recall seeing Eastern's at Melbourne maybe five or so years ago? They definitely did have Reds though, and no longer do anymore. Healesville keep a small group of them.
     
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