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Discussion in 'Brazil' started by devilfish, 30 Apr 2016.

  1. devilfish

    devilfish Well-Known Member

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    Despite proudly becoming the only zoo in the world around 7 years ago to display Lear's macaws to the public, the zoo no longer has them in the collection after distributing them to other Brazilian zoos.

    Since RioZoo built the custom macaw aviary, Loro Parque started to display Lear's macaws to the public, and as far as I know, they're the only zoo which still do.
     
  2. carlos55

    carlos55 Well-Known Member

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    Zooplantman and Kifaru Bwana like this.
  3. Ned

    Ned Well-Known Member

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    While researching Rio Zoo I found this article, not quite two years old, concerning the transformation of the zoo. I wondered if anyone knew how it was going?
    65 million Brazilian Real seems very little money for what they hope to achieve.

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  4. Kifaru Bwana

    Kifaru Bwana Well-Known Member

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    They have a FB site and early this year it was announced the Bioparque should re-open in the first half-year of 2020.
     
  5. Ned

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    I was hoping it would be open by the end of April as I'm due be there then, however, given Coronavirus, things might change.