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Discussion in 'Austria' started by kiang, 20 Jul 2011.

  1. vogelcommando

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    0.2 Reticulated Giraffe have arrived from Rotterdam
     
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    They should be held at the temporary accomodation on property next to the zoo whilst their current exhibit is completely renovated and expanded.

    Update from a visit earlier in the week:
    The new Winterhaus for them looks great. It seems there is also space for another enclosure inside the exhibit for seemingly bird or primate species (at the front of the zoo/giraffe exhibit, but there was no information what it would be).
     
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    AFAIK they haven't arrived yet, they will arrive just before the opening of the new giraffe house/enclosure on May 10. Kimbar, Rita and Carla will stay at the enclosure outside the zoo. only the two new girls will move into the new house.
     
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    These arrivals are imminent The current and hybrid bull is 24 and being retired.
     
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    The current bull and the two females are Rothschild's giraffes (hybrids), the new two young females comming to Vienna are reticulated giraffes.
    The new giraffe enclosure/house will house also hornbills,
    helogales, gerrhosauridae and tockus.
     
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    It would seem that they will leave the bull Kimbar at the outplacement site till his eventual passing. Perhaps there is a chance that the other unknown/hybrid females will transfer back to the zoo (allthough I currently interpret the press releases as reading that they are to stay there as well to accompany the bull). For sure now, the 2 unknown/hybrid females will no longer be allowed to breed (and perhaps they have been put on the pill or implanted).
     
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    Orang-utan "Sol" had a stillbirth, again. :-(
     
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    New giraffes Fleur and Sofie arrived at their new home this noon.
     
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    What is the current situation with the zoo's pair of Indian rhino, potentially the most important pair outside Asia.
    Any sign of breeding or a swap?
     
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    The male can't bred naturally, because he is almost blind. Only one option is left to breed with this pair , A.I. But this worked only two times successfully in the Usa.Altough I don't like this way of"reprodcution"-, it is the only chance to bred with this indeed very important pair. Or the swap of the females, there are some genetic precious bulls in europe - from the Whipsnade line for example.
     
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    Crested seriema-chicks hatched :)
     
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    Tiergarten Schonbrunn is currently upgrading the Hippo outdoor enclosure, it will be enlarged from about 850 square meters to 1000 square meters. Additionally the pool will be tripled in size and include underwater viewing.

    New arrivals in the monkey house are White-faced saki.

    Pictures of the hippo enclosure renovation, the new East Africa house, Giraffe indoor enclosure + a whole bunch of enclosure photos were just uploaded to the gallery:
    Tiergarten Schönbrunn | ZooChat
     
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    The next construction work will be an aviary for Swift parrot at the place of the Nutria enclosure (next to the Rhino at the smaller entrance), the Nutria have already left, but construction has not started yet.
     
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    Between March 19 and 21 an unknown number of White-fronted bee-eaters have hatched at Vienna :).
     
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