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More Gorillas for Belo Horizonte

Discussion in 'Brazil' started by eduardo_Brazil, 9 Oct 2013.

  1. eduardo_Brazil

    eduardo_Brazil Well-Known Member

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    At Saturday (12/10), two new gorillas will be arriving in Belo Horizonte to join Imbi: Leon a male that it currently at Loro Parque and Lou Lou from Howlets.

    This time no news about how the deal was made! Let hope the best for this two individuals and for Imbi, as long again a big mistake was made by sending more individuals to Brazil!
     
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    I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, or whether it would have been better to send 'Imbi' back to Howletts, or to another better Zoo somewhere else.:confused:
     
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    I can only consider it an mistake because no improvement was made since the death of Idi and Kifta! So lets hope all the best will happen and good luck for this two individuals, maybe the zoo learnt form the mistakes!
     
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    it saddens me to think of Loulu & Leon going there and also that imbi has been alone. She must have been distraught, I also hoped they would bring her back. Should never have gone there in the 1st place, kifta was a great gorilla.
     
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    Lou Lou is pregnant, so states a news release given out by Belo Horizonte Zoo!
     
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    Great news, underlining why animal exchanges and transfer of zoo animal management and husbandry expertise across the globe makes sense and does more for species conservation than one could hope to think of otherwise.

    We actually seem to have missed the news item on the second gorilla birth here!

    Resume:
    First births in 2014:
    1.0 Sawidi (Leon x Lou Lou)
    1.0 Johari (Leon x Imbi)

    New 3rd baby in 2017:
    0.0.1 (Leon x Imbi)