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Mixed gorilla habitats

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  1. ShonenJake13

    ShonenJake13 Well-Known Member

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    What are some of the species that you have seen living with, or that currently live with gorillas in captivity? Here's a few off the top of my head:

    Artis group = meerkats and Sykes' monkeys

    Burgers' Zoo group = golden-bellied mangabeys

    Apenheul group = black-nosed patas monkeys and L'Hoest's monkeys (and soon collared mangabeys)

    Rotterdam group = (formerly) greater spot-nosed monkeys

    Gaia group = black crested mangabeys

    Beekse Bergen groups = black-and-white colobus and black crested mangabeys respectively

    La Vallée des Singes group = black-and-white colobus and lesser spot-nosed monkey (and formerly red-tailed monkey)

    Anyone got any others they want to share? :)
     
  2. pachyderm pro

    pachyderm pro Well-Known Member

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    I know Houston zoo mixes Gorillas and red river hogs.
     
  3. MagpieGoose

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    Dublin Zoo has Red Capped Mangabey in with their gorillas
     
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    I've seen all the dutch combinations in person but I would be intrested to know which was the first zoo which placed other animals together with their gorilla's - must have been quite revolutionaire at that time ?
     
  5. Pertinax

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    Would it be Apenheul? They initially had Patas with theirs pretty soon after the exhibit opened.
     
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    I think it would be interesting to also hear the mortality rate of primates introduced to Gorilla enclosures as I believe individual gorilla personality is a grater factor than primate species within reason.

    I have personally heard of many different primaries dying in this situation. ( never the gorilla )
     
  7. gentle lemur

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    Edinburgh had a pair of Diana monkeys with their gorilla pair - perhaps 15 or 20 years ago. A little more recently, Howletts had a pair of Samango guenons with Kijo's group in the gorilla enclosure nearest the zoo's entrance.

    I don't think either arrangement was particularly successful, and the guenons were eventually moved out.

    Alan
     
  8. Pertinax

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    Port Lympne once had a single male(Jomie) living with a Colobus monkey which he killed and partially ate. Later the gorilla was sent to London Zoo and tested positive for Hepatitis B. He died two years later- if it was due to the Hep.B, then its likely the monkey may have indirectly killed him as the Gorilla was born at Howletts so seems unlikely to have contracted it another way.
     
  9. Pertinax

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    Bristol went through a similar phase with De Brazzas on their Island. I'm not sure why they stopped it though.
     
  10. Tim May

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    London Zoo housed the eastern lowland gorilla "Meng" with the chimpanzee "Jacqueline" back in 1938.
     
  11. ShonenJake13

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    I have heard of red buffalo living with gorillas, though for the life of me can't remember where...?
     
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    Heidleberg zoo used to keep white-tailed mongoose with their gorillas.
     
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    Valencia mixed one of their gorilla groups with sitatunga. I don't think they're still together, though.
     
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    Patas and springbok for some reason ;)
     
  15. Pertinax

    Pertinax Well-Known Member

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    I can't think of anywhere that is likely to have had any other primates with their Gorillas earlier than Apenheul.
     
  16. Pertinax

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    Probably Africa!:D:D
     
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    Gulf Breeze Zoo in Florida had a gorilla island that capybara, deer and I believe sitatunga could access
     
  18. Chlidonias

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    I read somewhere very recently that London Zoo housed the eastern lowland gorilla "Meng" with the chimpanzee "Jacqueline" back in 1938. Not sure where I might have read that.... perhaps Tim May might know :cool:
     
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    Little Rock Zoo had a group of wild, native rabbits take up residency in the gorilla enclosures. They bred, multiplied, and thrived well on the gorilla leftovers.