Discussion in 'Belgium' started by lintworm, 16 Feb 2019.
According to their Facebook site a long-nosed potoroo has been born!
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The giant panda twins at Pairi Daiza finally got their names:
Baby boy got the name: Bao Di (meaning little brother from Tian Bao)
Baby girl got the name: Bao Mei (meaning little sister from Tian Bao)
Attached three links - unfortunately only in French, Durch and German:
Les nouveaux bébés pandas de Pairi Daiza ont enfin leur prénom !
Pandatweeling Pairi Daiza krijgt naam
Tierische Neuigkeiten: Panda-Zwillinge haben (endlich) einen Namen
3,0 Amur Tigers will arrive from Hodonin (CZE) at the start of December
Pairi Daiza had a record attendance of 2.016.000 visitors this season. Annual attendance will grow a bit more, as the park is also open for 2 weeks in January.
Dierenpark Pairi Daiza overschrijdt kaap van 2 miljoen bezoekers in 2019 | VRT NWS
A male Southern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) was born at Pairi Daiza on November 25th.
A second rhinoceros calf is expected to be born in the coming weeks.
The second Southern white rhinoceros calf was born on December 3rd, but the birth was only announced today.
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According to the zoo map for the christmas opening starting tomorrow the siberian tigers will be already visible in the new world 'Land of cold'.
According to the french site 'Leszoosdanslemonde' there shall be a total of 5 tigers (all males) living there in future.
The other new animals at the 'Land of cold' - polar bears, walruses and penguines will only be visible from March 21st on.
There is a hell of a lot going on construction wise at Pairi Daiza at the Moment and there have been many great photos from these construction activities posted on the facebook page of laafsekikers (in dutch):
Following an overview on the various construction areas / plans:
Land of cold
The new world 'land of cold' is progressing very well with the amur tigers and reindeers already visible - even if most of the vegetation is still missing.
On laafsekikers is a link to a video (11 minutes long) showing the current construction status of 'land of cold'
Regarding new animlas in 2020 there have been 2 announcements this weekend in the 'brochure écoles 2020' from Pairi Daiza and the facebook page 'zoos de belgique' - they will have musk ox at the location where the reindeers used to live before and they will also have rockhopper penguins together with the king penguins.
New parking and breeding center for endangered birds
Both are projects already communicated and both seem to progress well
New asian world / area / hotel?
Pairi Daize seems to change the area between the huge asian elephant enclosure and the bison enclousre by building various temple buildings resembling the Bagan temples at Myanmar.
As you can see - the construction starts on the right part of the elephant enclosure and they build similar temple buildings a few hundred meters further down next to the Bison enclosure.
It is so far not clear whey they are doing so and what animals will be on display there.
Speculations are that they might build a new Asia themed hotel there and regarding animals they might either enhance the elephant enclosures (esepcially for the males), separate the elephants from the blackbuck and eld's deers and/or add new animals like Gaur or Indian Rhino...
Southern Cape (Australia)
There is construction going on at the 'Southern Cape' world - all the ferns have been taken out and they seem to re-arrange this area a bit.
Land of Origin (Africa)
There is also construction going on at the 'Land of Origin' - behind the white rhino and african elephant enclosures (behind the wall) there is a new building being built.
Public announcement of mid-term development
On Thursday December 19th there will be a public presentation and hearing for the community of Brugelette about the plans of Pairi Daiza until 2025.
Known so far are the following elemnts:
They aim to spent roughly 300m€ over the next 5 years
The key new evelopment will be a new Tropical world incl. a huge Tropical dome
The hotel capacity shall be expanded to 2000 beds
They aim to built a big aquatice center (swimming pools) for their hotel guests so that they can open the park 365 days a year and cover bad weather
They want to built a conference center that could host events and would also attract business guests
They plan with 3 Million visitors per year and with a maximum daily capacity of 50.000 visitors
It is not clear if and how the potential new worlds 'Dessert' and 'South America' will be included.
On other forums I have read talks about Gaur, Indian Rhino and Flying squirrels...
Pairi Daiza got a female one year old bear cuscus from Wroclaw (Teku) last saturday - now living together with Palu, the male already living at Pairi Daiza since some time.
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Three female walruses have been brought from Valencia to Hagenbeck Hamburg in order to mate with Odin - the only breeding bull in Europe.
Mid of march the three ladies will move on to Pairi Daiza.
Der Tierpark Hagenbeck startet ein einzigartiges europäisches Zuchtprogramm mit drei Walrossdamen aus Valencia, Tierpark Hagenbeck Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH, Pressemitteilung - lifePR
Anyone know how old these three females are? What is the chance they can breed within this short time frame? (3 months)
Is there any where I can read what they said yesterday at the public presentation?
I'm also suprised but so far I've not seen any Information neither in the press nor on any of the other French/Dutch Pairi Daiza forums…
So if anybody has other sources / more Information I'd be also interested.
I found the first piece of information about the public presentation yesterday - 2.5 minutes footage from a local TV station.
The focus of the presentation was about the new tropical world (only) - however there should be some space around to also potentially finalize the other two worlds previously indicated - 'Dessert' and 'South America'.
Now regarding the tropical world - key part of it will be a tropical dome of 5 hectars (in comparison the new dome at Beauval measures 1 hectar and Gondwanaland at Leipzig 2 hectars). Animals shown on pictures were jaguars, manatees, howler monkeys and crocodiles.
Beside that there was no new information provided - just some paintings of how the new 'Lagune' - the aquatic center - shall look like.
Construction for the new world shall start in January 2021.
Après la création d'un nouveau parking, le parc Pairi Daiza compte encore s'agrandir
Thank you! Was able to understand a bit of it, but wow thats a big plan for the tropical world. Curious if it will actually turn out like the way they planned.
Again a Koala died, now only one left :
Only one koala left at Pairi Daiza zoo after fourth death in two years
I meant details projects on new exhibit on polar bear and walruses in pdf ?
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