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Discussion in 'Georgia' started by Nisha, 12 Jun 2014.

  1. Nisha

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    It will be actually Jackass penguins or at least that is what I saw passing by in Georgian articles. And although Tbilisi Zoo still has a lot of work to do I have seen the Zoo do a lot of improvements the last 7 years. In a challenging situation they do great work.
     
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    Tbilisi will also receive a new Elephant bull from Yerevan.
     
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    This elephant (Grand, born in Moscow zoo, 1995) is suffering from tusk problems caused by unwise exhibit construction and lack of enrichment.
    He will undergo surgery in Tbilisi but it's unclear if he would survive...
    And Erevan zoo gets a young bull that was born in Tbilisi zoo in 2007 and kept with his mother until now.
     
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    That's a shame, Brun was actually meant to go to Antwerp to join the bachelor herd there.
     
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    These rhinos (1.1) were imported in October 2011.
     
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    I wouldn't jump to conclusions so fast. The male could have been send to the Natural History museum. Unfortunately I haven't been in Georgia for over a year now so I missed the death and I have no clue what happened to the body. I ll be there again in November and can check.


    And KB they were indeed imported in 2011. In that period quite some African animals were imported besides these rhinos. Among others Kirk's dikdik and African civet.
     
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    I doubt that local NHM has the resources to cope with full body of the rhino (as well as the bull elephant that died several years before). Only trophy pachyderms are valued now, and captive-dead ones are treated like waste.
    Other rhinos of post-Soviet zoos that died recently (1.1 in Rostov and 1.0 in Kaliningrad) were destroyed, except head & foot preserved in Kaliningrad zoo.
     
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    From zoos all over Europe Tbilisi Zoo will recieve a shipment of around 100 animals. Among them : 3 Wildebeests
    10 monkeys
    2 Emus
    10 Kangaroos
    7 Coatis
    3 Porcupines
    20 Penguins and a lot of other animals.
     
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