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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Bele, 2 Aug 2014.

  1. Bele

    Bele Well-Known Member

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    A 4th male offspring has been born to the pair of siamang .

    Reptile displays will be given during Reptile Fortnight . Presented by Pete Blake of Reptile Zone , Bristol , in a spcially constructed see-through , bullet-proof perspex room . Amongst the species featured will be black mamba , king cobra , taipan and rattlesnake .
     
  2. Pertinax

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    I noticed somewhere in their news(or blurb) it says they are in discussion with several European zoos to source a male Elephant to go with the single female 'Buta', and also hope to bring in more females too. So she is presumably staying put there, at least for now.
     
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    I put it up at 6am this morning and It’s made from riot-shield plastic sheets and is not bullet proof. :eek:


    It will however keep Pete in his place.
    :rolleyes:
     
  4. zoogiraffe

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    I could suggest a few things that would be better at keeping Mr Blake in but the only one that I can say on here is a padded cell!
     
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    Went to Noah's Ark Zoo Farm today and was told by one of the big cat keepers that one of there pair of african Lions are being moved on to Borth so that NAZF can then start breeding from the remaining pair.
     
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    I wonder what drug the mean by the animal Viagra. I have an inkling, just the journoo is not that investigative.
     
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    Would AI not be slightly easier?
     
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    They would probably get a quicker result by switching the male for another 1,but that will not happen as they have had the chance to swap animals in the past,and refused!
     
  10. Kifaru Bwana

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    Nope, that operation is really a lot more complicated than you might think. I am not even sure what kind of evaluation NAZF has done till date. They should have some reproductive data, otherwise why using hormone treatment at all. What puzzles me is that they announced signs of breeding behavior between both individuals.
     
  11. Pertinax

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    'Rhino Viagra' makes a good story, but is there any hope hormonal treatment will really work for this 'platonic' pair of Whites?

    The transfer of bull Elephant 'Kruger' from PL was scheduled for last autumn but still no further news about that- from either place.
     
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    A fertility treatment drug exists that has been used successfully with rhinos. However, I rate the chances here is rather slim given that the male - female combo seem to have developed a bro - sis relationship.

    BTW: at 14 YoA both rhinos are hardly middle-aged, just mere adults! Middle-ages would be somewhere between 20-25.

    The window of opportunity for the female closes in 6 years or so. I would still welcome them to set up a proper white rhino breeding herd with at least 2.3 adult individuals.
     
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    This is Noah's Ark.... the animals came in Two by Two...;)
     
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    Male Grey Crowned Crane has arrived from Longleat to partner resident female.
     
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    I'm visiting the zoo tomorrow! If anyone has any photo requests I'd be happy to help.
     
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    Coatis have now been mixed with the bears.
     
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    From facebook:

    It’s with sadness today we announce the passing of Gerald the Giraffe last week.

    We know you will join us in sharing your sympathies with our dedicated Giraffe Keepers and the wider Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm family who are feeling the loss to our park.
    Gerald joined Noah’s Ark in 2007 at the age of 2, one of our original ‘big zoo’ animals. He was full of character and an instant hit with visitors and the media, forming an unlikely friendship with Eddie the goat and becoming love-struck with girlfriend Genny when she arrived in 2010. He was hugely popular with our visitors and the whole staff team.

    Gerald, 12, was proud dad to our two boys George, 4, and Geoffrey, 2.

    Gerald began showing signs of ill health on Friday 31st March. He was not eating and had stomach pains. Working quickly with our experienced veterinary partners we monitored him closely, running a series of tests and making him as comfortable as possible. Sadly his condition deteriorated and Gerald passed away during the night on Thursday 6th April. A full post mortem was carried out by specialists, the results of which will be returned shortly.

    He was a gentle giant and will be missed by all.

    We are creating a Memorial Wall to celebrate Gerald’s life. We’d love to hear and see your memories of Gerald with any photos you’ve taken over the years – do share yours below.

    We’re glad to say our much-loved giraffes Genny, George and Geoffrey have adjusted to life without Gerald and are doing well, enjoying the warmer weather outside.
     
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    Wasn`t Gerald a hybrid ? sad news anyhow