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  1. WhistlingKite24

    WhistlingKite24 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Orana Wildlife Park currently has no tigers. Dumai, their last Sumatran tiger was put to sleep yesterday at the age of 16 due to renal failure.
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    Back in Feb 2017, they had 3 males on display, Bruce, Ned and Alf; who were mentioned in this Youtube Video:



    They bred 5 hatchlings back in July 2018. Their parents were ‘Ned’ and ‘Darla’.

    Meet our new lace monitor hatchlings | Auckland Zoo News
     
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    How many lions do Orana currently have?
     
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    Orana have 6.5 lions in two prides:

    1.0 Ra (24/09/2002) Toby x Priscilla
    0.1 Leah (13/01/2004) Toby x Priscilla
    0.1 Meeka (13/01/2004) Toby x Priscilla
    1.0 Mambila (04/01/2011) Malik x Mishka

    1.0 Kahn (31/12/2002) Toby x Kiara
    1.0 Sakura (31/12/2002) Toby x Kiara
    0.1 Mishka (31/12/2002) Toby x Kiara
    0.1 Tua (16/06/2009) Malik x Mishka
    0.1 Tama (16/06/2009) Malik x Mishka
    1.0 Kairangi (05/07/2009) Malik x Kiara
    1.0 Tawhiri (05/07/2009) Malik x Kiara

    All of the males are castrated, so with the lionesses in Pride One post reproductive, this pride will eventually die out. There’s around two years to breed with Tua and Tama from Pride Two, otherwise they will soon be in the same situation.
     
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    Wonderful news. Orana Wildlife Park has announced that twelve Orange-fronted Kakarikis bred at the zoo have now been released into the wild. From the zoo's Facebook page:
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    Source: Orana Wildlife Park's Facebook page
     
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    A few bits and pieces from a recent Facebook post. One of the zoo's female Addax gave birth to a calf four weeks ago. Orana is the only zoo to hold the species in New Zealand. They also welcomed 12 Blue Duck (Whio) ducklings for release this season. From the zoo's Facebook page:
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    Orana Wildlife Park will reopen on Thursday. From the zoo’s Facebook page:
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    Orana Wildlife Park has recently received seventeen Maud Island Frogs from the University of Otago. According to the article, this is the first time Orana has ever housed a native frog species. The frogs will be on-display in a new frog habitat along with a few exotic amphibians which will be arriving at a later date.

    Full story: Native frogs land at Orana Wildlife Park

     
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