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Orangutan in the UK

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by MagpieGoose, 24 Jan 2016.

  1. MagpieGoose

    MagpieGoose Well-Known Member

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    Ever since Elephas did his http://www.zoochat.com/38/elephants-uk-406157/ research I have started to a bit of my own research and decided to research the orange people of the UK.

    View attachment Orangs in the UK.pdf

    There are currently 55 Orangutans; 38 Bornean, 16 Sumatran & 1 Hybrid

    Current UK Holdings are:
    Blackpool Zoo
    Chester Zoo
    Colchester Zoo
    Dudley Zoo Gardens
    Durrell Wildlife Park
    Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre
    Paignton Zoo
    Twycross Zoo

    I am currently working on one for Rhinoceros in the UK but if anyone could suggest any other bits of research for me to do, feel free to say.
     
  2. Benosaurus

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    Would it be a good idea for Dudley's Jorong to take a trip to Paignton in the near future?
     
  3. MagpieGoose

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    That would be an idea but I imagine Paignton will not get a new male until the 2 youngsters have reached maturity. I doubt Jorong will go there if they do require a new male they will probably get one from somewhere in Europe.
     
  4. Pertinax

    Pertinax Well-Known Member

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    The only female at Paignton without a baby is Gambira. As the two mothers can't be kept together they are short on space for other individuals so a new male is out of the question at present. A better option would be to send Gambira out on breeding loan to e.g. Dudley.
     
  5. mazfc

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    I really thought there'd be more.
     
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    SHAVINGTONZOO Well-Known Member

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    I can only count 15 Sumatrans. 6 at Chester, 6 at Jersey (technically, is that UK?), 3 at Monkey World.

    I also note that apart from Monkey World there's only 1 remaining wild-caught Orang (Martha at Chester).
     
  7. MagpieGoose

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    There are 7 at Chester, I have missed out Tuti will post updated version now....
     
  8. MagpieGoose

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    **UPDATED VERSION**
    Well it seems I missed Tuti (Chester's Sumatran) off my list, I really should check these things.
     

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  9. Falconhoof

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    Who holds the hybrid?
     
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    Colchester
     
  11. ShonenJake13

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    And Dinda, the Bornean orangutan at Monkey World?
     
  12. MagpieGoose

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    She left for Rostock Zoo recently to join her sister Hsiao-Ning.
     
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    ShonenJake13 Well-Known Member

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    Ah ok, clearly didn't come up on my FB feed!!
     
  14. OrangePerson

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    It's Subis, not Sublis at Chester.

    I believe Tuan (Chester) came from Antwerp not Apenheul.
     
  15. MagpieGoose

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    Yes you are correct fro both of them, I have always Subis Sublis as I that's the way I thought it was pronounced and said, I recently realised looking at 2011 Studbook that it's Subis. and yes Tuan did come from Antwerp I put Apenheul because I miss read it. I will post an updated version once Lingga, Joly & Kai move home.
     
  16. ShonenJake13

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    Does anyone know which are kept at Dublin?
     
  17. MagpieGoose

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    They keep 4 Borneans 1:3 (Sibu, Leonie, Mujur, Riona)
     
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    Kai, Joly and Lingga moved home a while ago, so an updated version may be in order...?
     
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    Is that the Sibu born at Chester in 1976?
     
  20. MagpieGoose

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    Sibu at Dublin was born at LA Zoo in 1978

    Sibu from Chester sadly died in 2008

    I am currently working on a updated version