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  1. WhistlingKite24

    WhistlingKite24 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    The two Red Panda cubs born last year have received their first check up. They have been sexed as a male and a female.
    An interesting section of the article:
    Perth Zoo has had significant breeding success with 21 Red Pandas born at the Zoo since 1997.
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    Continuing the squirrel monkey boom in the region, Perth Zoo has welcomed the birth of Bolivian Squirrel Monkeys to first-time parents, Dora and Estrella.
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    Shinyanga the 20-year-old lioness has been put to sleep.
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    The zoo has announced the arrival of three Common Marmosets.
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    Hardly a new species, as Perth have had Commons in the past. Maybe better to say they have returned to PZ.
     
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    Perth Zoo has welcomed the birth of a Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo!
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    Perth Zoo has announced the arrival of six Asian Small-clawed Otter pups to parents Cerdic and Paddy.
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    That's a decent sized litter! If they survive, I believe this will be a record sized litter for the Australasian region. Most of the litters in the region seem to average three of four pups; and the largest I can find is five pups born to T'ealc and Jade at Auckland Zoo 04/05/2001.
     
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    The Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo joey has been sexed as a male and been named Banz (a town in Papua New Guinea).
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    Something about the idea of a world record plaque for the "largest Asian Small Clawed Otter litter to survive in a zoo in the Australasian region" makes me laugh, it is quite a specific record isnt it :D.
     
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    The binturong kits have finally been named. From a naming competition, the male has been named Rimbo (a forest in Indonesia) and the female, Kemiri (Indonesian for candlenut). I named the female and won a behind-the-scenes binturong experience!! Looks like I am off to Perth Zoo when normality returns and it opens!:D
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    Perth Zoo has announced the birth of a Javan Gibbon!
    Gibbon it Up for Love

    Some background information about Perth Zoo’s Javan gibbons for anyone interested.

    This new birth marks the beginning of a new pairing at Perth Zoo. The parents of this new baby are wild-caught Omar (1984) and Perth-born female Sundar (2010). Omar arrived at Perth Zoo in November 2018 from Belfast Zoo. I believe the zoo still has male Owa (2014) who is Sunda’s full brother. This currently leaves the zoo’s Javan gibbons at four individuals (2.1.1). Perth Zoo’s former pair (the parents of Sundar and Owa) – Jury and Hecla have both since passed on. The male, Jury (1986) died in October 2014 and the female, Hecla (1983) in December 2018. They were one of the most successful Javan gibbon pairs in captivity.

    Jury and Hecla produced ten (4.6) offspring at Perth Zoo:

    Khusus (F) – 1995
    Unnamed (M) - 1997
    Regina (F) – 1998
    Arjuana (M) – 2000 (the current breeding male at Mogo)
    Sinta (F) – 2003
    Nakula (M) – 2005
    Cahaya (F) – 2008
    Sunda (F) – 2010
    Unnamed (F) – 2012
    Owa (M) – 2014
     
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    Perth Zoo has hatched more than twenty Western Swamp Turtles in the past two weeks. From the zoo’s Facebook page:
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    The Javan Gibbon baby has been sexed as a male. In Perth Zoo tradition there is a public naming competition to name the baby. The following options have been given:

    Hardi' meaning mountain
    'Edi' meaning aesthetic beauty in nature
    'Ace' meaning handsome
    'Asta' meaning earth

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    Perth Zoo is reopening on the 6th June.
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    The male Javan Gibbon has been named Asta.
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    Just outstanding work by Perth zoo with this species!