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    Now that new owners have taken over the small Nelson zoo, hopefully it can get on with improving the collection - and, if this article is anything to go by, it looks like that's exactly what the new owners are doing:

    Story here: Capuchins 'love' renovated enclosure | Stuff.co.nz

     
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    Natureland's manager for the last 15 years is retiring.

    Story here: Fond farewell for Natureland's 'matriarch' | Stuff.co.nz

     
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    Progress at Natureland one year after the new owners took over:

    Story & Photo here: Future looks bright at Natureland | Stuff.co.nz

     
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    a male porcupine has arrived from Wellington Zoo.
    New porcupine mates inseparable | Stuff.co.nz
     
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    A pair of the Pygmy Marmosets that arrived last December have given birth to twins! Although one did not survive, the other is doing well. This makes Natureland the second Zoo in NZ to breed the species, following Wellington Zoo's success (the species is also held at Auckland and Hamilton Zoos).

    Full story & photos here: Pygmy marmoset monkeys born at Nelson's Natureland zoo | Stuff.co.nz

     
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    a couple of bits of news. First from their Facebook, 18 November:
     
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    ...and Cottontop Tamrins have arrived from Hamilton Zoo. These are the only ones in the South Island.
    Natureland welcome Cotton-top Tamarins - Nelson Live
     
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    a bit of late news, two Orana-bred female Ring-tailed Lemurs arrived at Natureland in December for the summer. They will then be sent on to Australia. That may have already happened.
    Nelson's Natureland welcomes ring-tailed lemurs

    But an equally interesting snippet in the article is:

    "The Nelson City Council recently awarded Natureland a grant of $35,000. The funds will be used to update existing structures and to construct a new porcupine den, improve lighting, undertake tarantula enclosure work and rabbit encounter work. There will also be improvements made to visitor facilities."


    Elsewhere I have gleaned that the zoo now has Stephen's Island Giant Weta.

    The zoo is doing really well at building up an interesting collection.


    There is also this article from October about the construction of a large walk-through kea aviary: New kea enclosure for Natureland
     
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    Not news as such, but an article with video and photos of some of the animals at Natureland, including Stephens Island Weta.
    In the frame
     
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    Natureland has received three male Ruffed Lemurs in December, brothers from Hamilton Zoo. They have moved into the enclosure which previously held Ring-tailed Lemurs (which were kept at Natureland temporarily between being transferred from Orana Park to Australia).

    Tahunanui's Natureland zoo welcomes three ruffed lemur brothers
     
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