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Paradise Wildlife Park PWP exports tragopans to India

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by kiang, 13 Aug 2011.

  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member

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    The Paradise wildlife park has exported - two female satyr tragopans and three female and one male Temminck's tragopan to the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park in Darjeeling.
    10 birds were sent originally, but 2 males each of satyr and Temminck's died on a stopover at Singapore.

    Hope for tragopan brood
     
  2. stubeanz

    stubeanz Well-Known Member

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    Its a shame four died in transit. I know alot of effort went in to them at Paradise!
     
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  3. Kifaru Bwana

    Kifaru Bwana Well-Known Member

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    Yes, still the place they were destined for is a one of the best zoos in India, Darjeeling really has a nice set up.
     
  4. Nanook

    Nanook Well-Known Member

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    Yes, a real shame , the trouble is India is a long trip and male Tragopans are particularly highly strung compared to the more reserved hens. Pity , better luck next time I guess.