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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bongo, 23 May 2007.

  1. Bongo

    Bongo Well-Known Member

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    Hi my name is Chris and I live in Edinburgh. I am a council member at Edinburgh Zoo. I visit at least once a week. At the moment the Zoo is starting it's masterplan. At the moment we are building a new Chimp exhibit which will be called 'Budongo' which will be able to house 40 chimps.
    The following is a list of Zoo's I have visited:-

    Edinburgh
    London
    Chester
    Marwell
    Colchester
    Paignton
    Bristol
    Longleat
    Berlin
    Cologne
    Amsterdam
    Rotterdam
    Amersfoort
    Arnhem (Burgers)
    Dolfinarium Harderwijk
    Antwerp
    Dublin
    Belfast
    San Diego
    San Francisco
    Seaworld San Diego
    Seaworld Orlando
    Disney Animal Kingdom
    Bronx
    Busch Gardens
     
  2. ^Chris^

    ^Chris^ Well-Known Member

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    Hallo welcome! I am also called Chris and also new to the forum. We've got sommat in common already ;-)

    I went to Edinburgh zoo last October for my 18th and a took a trip to the zoo. It seemed to be rapidly changing- they'd just started work on the new chimp area. I'm very interested to hear about any developments up there- keep us informed please!
     
  3. Writhedhornbill

    Writhedhornbill Well-Known Member

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    Is it planned for the warty pigs at Edinburgh to breed?
     
  4. Bongo

    Bongo Well-Known Member

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    In the future the plan is to breed the warty pigs, but they are to young at the moment. Our Warthogs breed last year as we are hoping that are Red River Hogs will breed soon to.
     
  5. Writhedhornbill

    Writhedhornbill Well-Known Member

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    I love red river hogs. I have fed them 3 times at Chester zoo. They can be quite vicious when they want to.I know edinburgh had Bairusa last november. Where did they go and had they bred before the move?
     
  6. Bongo

    Bongo Well-Known Member

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    The Barbirusa had not breed and I am not sure where they were moved.
     
  7. bongorob

    bongorob Well-Known Member

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    Hi Bongo

    My user name is Bongorob so I guess you like Bongo's too. My real name is Rob and I've been amember of Chester Zoo since 1976.

    I've been to Edinburgh twice and hope to visit again soon because I want to see the Japanese macaques, white-lipped deer and Kuhl's deer.

    I joined 6 days ago and so far I've enjoyed every minute of my time here.
     
  8. Writhedhornbill

    Writhedhornbill Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry for going off topic at the top. Welcome Bongo, I'm sure we'll have a lot to talk about.
     
  9. Coquinguy

    Coquinguy Well-Known Member

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    welcome to the forum, edinburgh zoo would have to be one of my favourite overseas zoos too. when i was there in 05 they were just putting the finshing touches on the african forest exhibit for the bongos and geunons. any pictures of the finshed product would be great. and the savannah boardwalk is superb. in fact, after living for 6 months in london all of edinburgh seemed supurb
     
  10. Bongo

    Bongo Well-Known Member

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    I have posted 3 photo's of the Bongo and Red River Hog exhibit