Discussion in 'India' started by vogelcommando, 27 Apr 2014.
Indias only gorilla dies :
Polo, India?s lone gorilla, no more - The Hindu
Another article about Polo :
Country's only gorilla might have been castrated - The Times of India
Absolute tripe …, esp. the mere suggestion and under the cover of anonymity. I am afraid India may have a lot to offer, yet a good part on sound zoo management and knowledge to acquire ...
The zoo has recently imported a group of zebra from Ramat-Gan, Israel.
Strange costoms in India - about Polo the dead Gorilla :
?Depressed? zoo keeper mourns death of India?s last gorilla | The Indian Express
I see Polo was accorded funeral rites similar to those customary for people in India.
Re the size of Gorilla genitalia. At least two important founder females of the current zoo population were initially sexed as males. 1/ Achilla at Basel, first female gorilla to breeding Europe and first to rear her own young in captivity anywhere. Her second infant was the famous Jambo who became Jersey's breeding male. 2/ One of the two females Jambo joined at Jersey was Npongo, originally sexed as a male. Npongo's daughter Kahili is currently rearing her son Indigo.
While Jambo and Achilla are no longer with us, they leave many descendants.
Mysore Zoo is to acquire a pair of GOH rhinos next month. This in exchange for some hoof stock and a giraffe.
Elephant abuse at Mysore Zoo :
Mysore Zoo is to receive a group of 20 Hamadryas Baboons from Leipzig Zoo, according to this post by BjoernN: https://www.zoochat.com/community/posts/823130
Already shipped out!
Tiger breeding to provide smaller zoos ( and also other species )........ :
Breeding tigers to support mini-zoos
Conservation breeding programm for the Gaur to start soon :
Conservation breeding of Indian bison to start soon
The Mysuru Zoo was already well established as a breeding facility for Indian gaur. The intention is also to integrate wild captured individuals for the ex situ program.
On the side: it was mentioned the zoo will also look to expand into lion-tailed macaque breeding and looking for founders from the wild.
LINK: Breeding lion-tailed macaque on the cards
As always, CZA programs need to be approved by the Central Zoo Authority in New Delhi.
A very bureaucratic process.
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