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Native Mammals in Australian Zoos

Discussion in 'Australia' started by zooboy28, 11 Feb 2014.

  1. animal_expert01

    animal_expert01 Well-Known Member

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    David Fleays Wildife Park is fantastic. With many rarities such as platypus, Proserpine Rock Wallaby, bilby and yellow-bellied glider. You will also see magpie geese, eastern water dragons and Australian white ibis in the wild if you visit.
     
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  2. Zorro

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    Oakvale Wildlife Park has now become a holder of Lumholte Tree Kangaroos obtained from the Tree Kangaroo rescue and conservation centre
     
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    Excellent news.
    Here is an article regarding the new acquisition. It states the zoo will recieve a pair at the end of January.
    Oakvale to house threatened tree roo in a state first
     
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    Its good to see another holder for the species in the country lets hope more parks obtain them as the TRCC has quite a few on site!
     
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    Peel zoo has opened its marsupial walk-through. Only two species on display - Rufous bettong and Ringtail possum. I discussed the situation with the three species of quoll currently held and it seems they will not breed from their Eastern and Tiger quolls until they've expanded further by building more enclosures. They are hoping to add a male Northern quoll to the collection as soon as possible. They would also accept Chuditch if any became available.
     
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    After visiting ASDP and TWP:
    Spectacled Hare-wallaby definitely gone from ASDP. Still one animal at TWP.

    Wilkins’ Rock-wallaby gone from TWP.

    Black Wallaroo might be gone too. Didn’t see it today and no signage.
     
  10. WhistlingKite24

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    Currumbin has (and breed) Greater Glider. I had no idea they had the species until I saw their Facebook post today announcing a recent birth. The Facebook post mentions a breeding pair and their female joey.
    What a gorgeous species!
     
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    Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Wildlife HQ both recently welcomed Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo (one male each).
    Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo
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    10 points to both the keeper at Wildlife HQ and (especially) the reporter for getting such a nice factual and informative interview out.

    Normally the media just wants some fuzz.
     
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    Kyabram Fauna Park now has Mitchell’s Hopping Mice. The Facebook post from January 2020 announcing their arrival:
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  14. Chlidonias

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    I would double-like that post if I could.