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Discussion in 'Cyprus' started by Nisha, 5 May 2013.

  1. Nisha

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    Arrivals during the past 12 months have included a pair of Amur Tiger siblings, a pair of Small Clawed Otter and a female Reticulated Giraffe from Dvur to join the parks resident male Giraffe...

    Recent births:
    Golden Lion Tamarins
    Red Kangaroo
    Red Handed Tamarins

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    The resident male giraffe's name is Achilles. Seems a good sized adult bull. Origins ... beats me.

    The female is referred to as being called Eleni. However, no female reticulated by that name at Dvur. Only 4 contenders at Dvur (2 from 2006 and 1 each from 2009 and 2010).
     
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    Correct, it seems they claim to have a project with the Russian Svertsov Institute on tiger reintroduction. Their website - stichtingleeuw - observes they have 4 pure-bred Siberian tigers, said Afrodite as well as male Vladimir and females Valesca and Bohdana (the latter 3 should be siblings of one and the same litter). No historical info on them.

    Edit: the tigers Vladimir, Valesca and Bohdana were litter mates' born in April 2012 in Tierpark Stroehen. Can anyone provide additional info on their purity and importance to the Siberian tiger EEP (or not)?

    The Svertsov Institute Russia program is furtively discussed here:
    Breeding programme - Stichting Leeuw

    The other perhaps unnoticed - and noteworthy - part is their breeding results for blue-throated macaw (20 hatched till date) and red-tailed black cockatoos (2 chicks hatched).

    For the blue-throateds this is a great breeding achievement and I agree it would be nice if some of the captive-bred birds might be sent back to Bolivia to augment the wild flocks there.

    Is it correct the local blue-throated population has recovered to 400 birds now?
     
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