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  1. crust2007

    crust2007 Well-Known Member

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    peanut,pung-yo,tien and unborn baby
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    rafael by himself at the moment
     
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    Do you know why rafel is by himself? Seems strange if they tried to pair he up allready with Alex.
     
  3. crust2007

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    rafael cant settle with any of the ladies
     
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    Interesting, how is the trio getting on that includes refael old roommate alex?
     
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    They have 5.5 Nomascus gabriellae and are part of the European EEP. They are currently not listed on ISIS.

    Which subspecies of Nomascus gabriellae do the golden cheekeds at Monkey World belong to?


    Regarding the photos on their website:
    1) The top photograph of N. gabriellae female Peanut seems a little peculiar. Adult females are fawninsh white with a prominent black crest on the head. It somehow looks like that is the male Pung-Yo.

    2) The below photograph of N. gabriellae male Pung-Yo seems to be a .... (urrggh) perhaps a non adult female or ...? Certainly, the whitish cheeks up towards the ears do not correspond to an adult male N. gabriellae!

    Anyone can explain that or should I get wiser and write them instead? ;)
     
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    Peanut is the youngest female at the park and pungo-yo is a young(ish) male... i hope this helps
     
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    regarding peanut, i know which photo you are referring to, but it appears that they have updated the photo.

    and the picture of pung-yo has been the same for some time, so i think its a picture of him as a juvenile.
     
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    The photography is yet not fully clarified ... with me. Juvenile colouration is different in my mind set ..... I will surely get this on over :D

    However, what I find far more important is the subspecies designation. What area of Vietnam or other parts of Indochina did these Nomascus gabriellae originate from? The siki subspecies currently has a very low number of individuals and most are related. So, it would be quite important for these to be found to be ssp. siki.
     
  9. crust2007

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    some very tragic news:(

    chimpanzee charlie passed away on the 8th february
     
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    Aw, no. He was my favourite chimp there, and the day before my birthday. RIP. :(
     
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    Sad news. But his life at Monkey World was filled with love.
     
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    Wasnt he having special feeding sessions with jeremy because he was getting bullied? I think i saw that in last series.
     
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    Poor Charlie. :( That's terribly sad news, I think everyone who knew anything about Monkey World had a soft spot for him. Still, like someone else said, at least they gave him a much longer and happier life than he'd otherwise have had.
     
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    Siki are not a subspecies of gabriellae. They are either a full species or a subspecies of leucogenys. Both siki and leucogenys look like typical 'white-cheeked' gibbons. Other references have all three as subspecies of leucogenys.

    As with all Nomascus gibbons the young are born pale, turn black straight away, and at maturity the females turn creamy pale with black topped heads. Even then there is a bit of variation in the colour that females from the various species/subspecies look pretty similar.
     
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    more news

    golden cheek gibbon peanut gave birth to her 2nd baby on 18th february and is being cared for by mum:)
     
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    Great news for the park.

    Any signs on any other of the pairings having young?
     
  17. crust2007

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    no i dont think so
     
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    lulu the one armed chimp

    went to monkey world yesterday & saw lulu the one armed chimp being brought back in to her enclosure undee anasetic. Keepers didn't say what was the matter. Can anyone shine some light on it?
    thanks:)
     
  20. JamesB

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    Most probably just bringing her back from the operating theatre, they do have regular dentist trips too! Not anything to worry about if you ask me.
     
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