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Discussion in 'Europe - General' started by Mr. Zootycoon, 23 Sep 2015.

  1. Mr. Zootycoon

    Mr. Zootycoon Well-Known Member

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    Roloway monkeys are quite rare monkeys in Europe and they seem to be disappearing.
    11 zoos (according to zootierliste) keep this monkey and most of them don't or can't breed.

    Rhenen (Since 2014) and Monkey park both have only one individual.
    The animals in Bojnice (Slovakia) haven't bred till now.
    Dispite there are 5 zoos in France displaying the species, only one (Romagne) has breed them recently (2010).
    In Germany, the Roloway monkeys at Duisburg and Munich do not breed succesfully,
    the only zoo which seem to breed them regularly is Heidelberg.

    Does anyone have additonal (and hopefully more positive) information about this beautifull monkey species?
    Unfortunately, they seem to be disappearing form Europe, like so many guenon species.
     
  2. MikeG

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    Mulhouse bred a youngster in February this year.
    However, that's about as much good news as I've got. There don't seem to be any members of this species in North American, Asian or Australasian zoos, so the European animals are the only ex situ population.
     
  3. lintworm

    lintworm Moderator Staff Member

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    The roloway monkeys from Duisburg came only very recently from Heidelberg and I am quite sure that that group has bred when in Heidelberg, so they will do that in Duisburg as well in the future...

    Rhenen is trying to source a partner for their lone male, but that is apparently quite difficult.

    Mulhouse is keeping 2 breeding pairs that have offspring quite regularly...
     
  4. Mr. Zootycoon

    Mr. Zootycoon Well-Known Member

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    I know the situation of Rhenen, I actually became curious because of their Roloway.
    As far as I know, Duisburg got 1.1.1 from Heidelberg (also noted on ZTL),
    those animals were the first Roloways I ever saw. They haven't bred yet.

    So both Heidelberg and Mulhouse regularly breed, and hopefully Duisburg will follow soon.
    It would be a shame if the species disappears from Europe, they are so beautiful, and endagered too.
     
  5. Mr. Zootycoon

    Mr. Zootycoon Well-Known Member

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    Almost two years later, I'm slighly positive about the future of roloways in Europe. The number of holders has slighly increased from 11 to 12, and both Rhenen and Duisburg (who both (re)acquired their roloways recently) have succesful breeding.

    This is the current population in European zoos. All information (except from Rhenen) is from Zootierliste or this thread, so there are quite some gaps. I hope someone can fill those gaps and either correct or confirm the information presented below. The numbers of individuals per zoo are calculated from the little information Zootierliste provides.

    Netherlands
    - Ouwehand zoo: 1.1.1 (0.0.1 born in 2017)

    Germany
    - Duisburg zoo: 1.1.1 (0.0.1 born in 2016)
    - Tierpark Hellabrunn (München): 0.0.2 (no breeding)
    - Tiergarten Heidelberg: 2.1.2 (1.0 born in 2015, 0.0.1 in 2017)

    France
    - Bioparc Doue la Fontaine: 0.0.x (no recent breeding)
    - CERZA lisieux (Hermival les Vaux): 1.1 ("new holder")
    - Zoo de la Palmyre: 0.0.x (any recent breeding?)
    - Mulhouse zoo: 2.2.x (0.0.1 born in 2015, 0.0.1 in 2016)
    - La Vallée des Singes: 0.0.x (0.0.1 born in 2010, any more recent breeding?)

    Slovakia
    - Zoo Bojnice: 0.0.1

    Spain (including Tenerife)
    - Bioparc Fuengirola: 0.0.x (any recent breeding?)
    - Monkey park: 0.0.1

    Any information, especially regarding population numbers and recent breeding is very welcome.
     
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  6. lintworm

    lintworm Moderator Staff Member

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    Bojnice should be down to 1 now... Heidelberg had another young this year and I think Mulhouse had a birth in 2016 too.
     
  7. Mr. Zootycoon

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    Thanks lintworm. I updated the previous post with your information.
     
  8. Coelacanth18

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    Even though the population is small, the high number of offspring and success of breeding pairs is very promising. If they can quickly expand the population by creating as many new breeding pairs as possible, the viability of this program could become more assured!
     
  9. MikeG

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    Netherlands
    - Ouwehand zoo: 1.1.1 (0.0.1 born in 2017)
    The 2017 birth was a female, so = 1.2
    Spain (including Tenerife)
    - Bioparc Fuengirola: 0.0.x (any recent breeding?)

    They hold 1.1, but no recent breeding
    France
    - La Vallée des Singes: 0.0.x (0.0.1 born in 2010, any more recent breeding?)

    1.2 - includes a female recently arrived from Mulhouse
     
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    There are still two of them in Bojnice
     
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