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  1. Zoofan15

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    Online Databases of Animals held in Australian/NZ Zoos

    I have compiled a list of all the databases I can find of species held in Australian and New Zealand Zoos. I have only included those which are accessible to everyone as what good is a database that we can see is online, but can only be viewed if you have a password.

    Some of the databases below are very comprehensive (e.g. the International Orangutan Studbook), while others are very limited (e.g. the North American Jaguar Studbook which has some limited information on two jaguars that were sent to Auckland Zoo).

    In cases where there are multiple editions for a particular studbook available online (e.g. the Intenrational Cheetah Studbook), I have included the most recent edition.

    There are other databases available online, but unless they specifically mention animals held in a NZ or Australian Zoo (past or present), they have not been included. Some of these databases can be found in this thread:

    https://www.zoochat.com/community/threads/online-zoo-animal-databases.373580/

    Please feel free to add any other databases I may have missed to this thread (as long as they include animals held in this region).


    Elephantidae

    Asian and African Elephant (Elephas maximus and Loxodonta Africana)

    Elephant Database:

    http://elephant.se/

    Zoo Elefanten:

    http://zooelefanten.de/home/?lang=EN


    Rhinocerotidae


    Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum)


    International White Rhinoceros Studbook (2011):

    http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/pdf_files/140/1409008711.pdf

    Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis)

    International Black Rhinoceros Studbook (2001):

    http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/pdf_files/126/1260101330.pdf


    Hippopotamaidae


    Pygmy Hippopotamus (Hexaprotodon liberiensis)

    International Pygmy Hippopotamus Studbook (2012):

    http://zooreach.org/ZOO_WILD_Activities/2013/Bulkmail/HippoStudbook2012.pdf

    Common Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibious)

    Auckland Zoo Hippopotamus:

    http://www.hipposworld.de/halterdetails4.php?ISBN1=X0188


    Giraffidae


    Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis)


    International Giraffe Studbook (2011):

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Laurie_Bingaman_Lackey/publication/273357422_Giraffe_studbook_North_American_global_data_-_1997_1999_2001_2003_2005_2007_2009_2011_editions/links/57e27e8808ae427e2959dbad/Giraffe-studbook-North-American-global-data-1997-1999-2001-2003-2005-2007-2009-2011-editions.pdf


    Bovidae


    Scimitar-horned Oryx (Oryx dammah)

    International Studbook for the Scimitar-horned Oryx (2017):

    https://www.marwell.org.uk/media/other/scimitar-horned_oryx_isb_2017.pdf


    Felidae


    Jaguar (Panthera onca)

    North American Jaguar Studbook (2013):

    http://alouattasen.weebly.com/uploads/8/9/5/6/8956452/jaguarstudbook2013-c0e92632.pdf

    Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia)

    International Snow Leopard Studbook (2008):

    http://snowleopardnetwork.org/bibliography/Blomqvist_IPBSL9_2008.pdf

    Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

    International Cheetah Studbook (2016):

    https://cheetah.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2016-International-Cheetah-Studbook.pdf

    African Lion (Panthera leo krugeri):

    North American African Lion Studbook:

    http://alouattasen.weebly.com/uploads/8/9/5/6/8956452/lionafricanstudbook2012-dca7d0e1.pdf


    Primates


    Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia)

    International Golden Lion Tamarin Studbook (2008):

    http://alouattasen.weebly.com/uploads/8/9/5/6/8956452/tamaringoldenlioninternationalstudbook2008-cdbe6003.pdf

    Bornean and Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus, Pongo abelii and Pongo pygmaeus x Pongo abelii)

    International Orangutan Studbook (2015):

    http://www.orangutanssp.org/uploads/2/4/9/9/24992309/2015_orangutan_isb.pdf

    Common Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)

    European Common Chimpanzee Studbook (2014):

    https://www.zoo.dk/files/stambog_chimpanser_zoo_2014.pdf

    Great Ape Information Network (Japan):

    https://shigen.nig.ac.jp/gain/about_gain.jsp

    Western Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)

    Gorillas Land:

    https://gorillasland.yolasite.com/captive-list.php

    International Gorilla Stud Book:

    http://www.dewarwildlife.org/jrdavis-gorilla-studbook/

    Multiple Gibbon Species

    The Gibbon Network:

    http://www.gibbons.de/main2/04zoogibbons/zoogibbons.html


    Pinnipedia/Cetacea


    Multiple Cetacean and Pinniped Species

    International Cetaceans and Pinnipeds Database (2016):

    http://www.cetabase.org/docs/nmfs/mmir/complete-cetaceans-pinnipeds-20160106.pdf
     
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    Scimitar-horned Oryx Studbook (2018)

    The 2018 studbook for Scimitar-horned oryx came out last month:

    https://www.marwell.org.uk/media/other/scimitar-horned_oryx_isb_2018.pdf

    Scimitar-horned oryx are currently held at five zoos in Australasia (four in Australia; one in New Zealand):

    Taronga Western Plains Zoo
    Monarto Zoo
    Werribee Open Range Zoo
    Altina Wildlife Park
    Orana Wildlife Park

    Orana Wildlife Park are planning to phase their herd out, which still stands at two ageing males:

    Vageta (neuM)
    Born at Orana Wildlife Park 06/01/2001

    Magnum (M)
    Born at Orana Wildlife Park 29/02/2008

    Herds at the Australian zoos are doing better. Three zoos welcomed calves in 2018: Taronga Western Plains Zoo (12 births); Monarto Zoo (9 births); and Werribee Open Range Zoo (3 births).
     
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    plus there's supposed to be several hundred oryx at the Mary River Station in NT. Monato recently got several oryx from them.
     
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    What is the story behind the Mary River Station in NT?
    (Might deserve a separate thread).

    What about (recent) animal database for addax?
     
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    "What is the story behind the Mary River Station in NT?
    (Might deserve a separate thread).

    What about (recent) animal database for addax? "

    there is several mentions of this collection here on zoo chat - the bulk of the animals came from the large private zoo at Tipperary Station, whilst other animals went to Cairns Safari. Mary River has recently changed hands again, but its primarily a hunting property with large numbers of deer, buffalo, banteng, scrub bulls and pigs.... and oryx and addax. I just read in a hunting magazine this week, that the blackbuck "paddock" is larger than most farm properties and there is not many trophy quality bucks currently due to dingos preying on them.
     
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    Oh it has LOTS AND LOTS of threads! Basically there was a very impressive collection of exotic ungulates (rhino, hippos, tapirs, giraffes and deer and antelope) that passed hands between various private zoos and collections in Australia from the early 90's to the early 2010's. This collection was added to and split a few times along the way.

    All thats left in Australia are (quite large) herds of addax and oryx at a canned hunting outfit. They did still have lechwe, nilgai and a few eland also quite recently but I suspect they have died out.

    If you wish to back-track the whole sad affair story (it involves tycoons, animals abandoned in the bush, pig hunters and frustrated British zoo owners) the basic order of transfers was:

    Pearl Coast Zoo > Tipperary Station
    Tipperary Station > Mary River Hunting Safari / Mareeba Wild Animal Park*
    Mareeba Wild Animal Park*> Taman Safari Bali

    * Mareeba Wild Animal Park was later known as Cairns Wildlife Safari Reserve and then Shambala Animal Kingdom.

    Phew!
     
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    @toothlessjaws if you wouldn’t mind, I would like to hear it’s (by the sound of it rather interesting) backstory

    Some research on some hunting websites reveal some rather interesting (and worrying) things about it. These include that the wild banteng present on the property were originally released there by the first owner of the property, and that the banteng have spread beyond the property. Surely there must be some legal issues with that? A large portion of the property borders Kakdu National Park, so it does seem rather concerning that they have a history of purposely introducing species into the wild. Another thing is that they allow Dingo hunting on the property.

    I was aware of the Scimitar Horned Oryx and Addax on the property. I had always thought they were for conservation purposes, but clearly the real reason they are there are for rich people to shoot them, with conservation being used as an excuse to keep and breed them.
     
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    Oh I would love to but there truly is too much to post. Everything you need to know will be on this forum if you can be bothered searching individual threads on each of those names I listed in my previous post. Most of the juicy stuff is from Tipperary onwards. Of particular interest will be the pygmy hippo that was left at the abandoned station and was shot years later by a hunter who mistook it for a (very large) pig.

    A lechwe also escaped from Mary River Safaris and was never retrieved as far as I know. I don't get it either.
     
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    I was aware of the Pygmy hippo but not of the lechwe. Was there just the one Pygmy hippo or more? One can only wonder what other animals there are roaming the bush.

    I wonder how the owner of Tipperary Wildife Park feels about the whole situation, considering most of his animals were left to die in the bush or are currently being raised for slaughter in canned hunting operations
     
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    The International Red Panda Studbook (2017) is now available online:

    https://www.diergaardeblijdorp.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/A.f.fulgens-2017.pdf

    Unfortunately it doesn't contain historical listings (which is what I'd really like to see), but most of the living Red pandas in the region are listed.

    Note: There are a few mistakes. I don't believe Jay and Reka at Wellington Zoo were still alive when this was published (yet they are listed under Wellington Zoo's holdings); and Jamuna (at Hamilton Zoo) is not listed.
     
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    Update:

    I've managed to find a Red panda studbook with historical listings. It's not the easiest document to work with as the zoom in/zoom out button works with varying degrees of success; but I will endeavor to post what I find on New Zealand's Red panda over time.

    The Red Panda Studbook - Library
     
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    Maned Wolf

    The International Maned wolf studbook can be found here: international-maned-wolf-studbook-library

    It's from 2007, so a lot has happened since then; but the info might be of interest to those that follow this species. Maned wolves were held in two institutions within the region in 2007 (Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Melbourne Zoo).

    Taronga Western Plains Zoo:

    0.1 Liz (born at Little Rock 17/12/1994) Arrived 1997
    1.0 Ytamby (born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo 25/06/1996)
    1.0 Boroche (born at Melbourne Zoo 07/12/1998) Arrived 1999
    1.0 Rocha (born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo 30/06/2001 ) Boroche x Ytamby
    0.1 Marmalos (born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo 30/06/2001) Boroche x Ytamby
    0.1 Esquivo (born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo 10/07/2002) Liz
    1.0 Juarez (born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo 29/06/2005) Boroche x Ytamby
    1.0 Don Juan (born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo 29/06/2005) Boroche x Ytamby
    0.1 Luchador (born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo 30/06/2005) Boroche x Ytamby
    1.0 Senna (born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo 13/07/2005) Rocha x Liz
    0.1 Arapey (born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo 13/07/2005) Rocha x Liz

    Melbourne Zoo:

    0.1 Tiete (born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo 18/06/1997) Arrived 2001
     
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    Tiete died in 2010.
     
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    Vang had a lot of babies in her time!
     
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    Yep, ten in total. I like how the five surviving offspring all had ‘V’ names - 1.0 Vok (1983); 1.0 Vilson (1987); 0.1 Vinh (1990); Viann (1993); Viet (1999). It sure makes researching animal histories easier. I wish all zoos would adopt/re-adopt this naming convention where possible.
     
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