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Discussion in 'Japan' started by PossumRoach, 27 Jun 2018.

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  1. PossumRoach

    PossumRoach Well-Known Member

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    I do follow this place on facebook so I thought why not make a thread dedicated to this park, which seems to have an amazing collection (for a zoo in Japan). Many of you might have heard of this zoo for breeding pudus in Japan for the first time, and I did share a facebook post, on the Ouwehands thread here, of the park announcing the transfer of a young rhinoceros horn-bill to Ouwehands.

    The first news on this thread will be the announcement of the birth of a serrow, which was born on June 17, 15 days later when a pudu was born at the park.
     
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    Palas cat Gruja will be moving to Asahiyama zoo on July 19
     
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    I forgot to mention the pudu fawn is male and is called June
     
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    Some news from this Zoo:
    May 05, 1980 the zoo was opened
    埼玉県こども動物自然公園 Saitama Children's Zoo
    35 ° 59'59.37 "N 139 ° 22'32.27" E
    You can "walk" through the zoo via street view

    In 2016 the zoo received 2.2 Pudus (probably for the first time in Japan). On the 9th of february 2017 a young animal was born, but only lived until December 2018.
    埼玉県こども動物自然公園 Saitama Children's Zoo

    31.08.2017 1 koala was born
    埼玉県こども動物自然公園 Saitama Children's Zoo
     
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    If I recall correctly tgere is already a thread on Saitama children's zoo.
     
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    Yup, I've merged them now.
     
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    Three new animals have been imported from three Europe institutions. Saitama children's zoo currently might be the only zoo (or the only accredited zoo) in Japan to keep these animals.

    7 tree hyraxes from Tierpark Berlin
    6 luzon cloud rats from Prague
    9 atlas gundis from Dusseldorf.

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    Any idea when they will be on display? I will visit Japan late in August and might probably consider here.
     
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    A post on their fb page says fall when translated. Not early fall nor late fall.
     
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    I guess the others (not mentioned in a post previously) are Grey mouse lemur, Pygmy slow loris, Naked mole-rat, and Sugar glider. How far off was I?
     
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    The others are probably not announced since they were already kept by the zoo before the renovation of the small mammal house.

    I believe that's a feather tail glider. It says chibi fukuromomomnga or "tiny sugar glider" under the picture. Also there aren't any mouse lemurs in Japan.

    I also saw a post of a southern three banded armadillo in a mixed enclosure with degus in the building.

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