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    5 coatis born at Taipei Zoo :
    Five Playful Coatis for Taipei Zoo
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    Five lively South American Coati babies are keeping their mother busy at the Taipei Zoo. Born on March 23, the babies progressed in their development quickly, opening their eyes at five days and standing at 12 days.

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    The babies now follow their mother everywhere in the exhibit, stopping to explore and investigate along the way. They’ve recently learned to jump, and will use their mother’s back as a springboard to reach tree trunks.

    Coatis are expert climbers and diggers. They rummage for food in the leaf litter of the tropical forests of South America. Fruits, insects, and lizards are preferred food items, but as omnivores, Coatis will eat a wide variety of foods.

    Not enough is known about the wild population of Coatis to understand their conservation status. Like many mammals, they face pressures from unregulated hunting and habitat loss.
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    The zoo is being criticized after a large number of small mammals, currently rehomed after the closure of the zoo's nocturnal house have died.
    The animals include Malayan porcupines, pygmy slow lorises, Siberian weasels, jungle cats and a Formosan gem-faced civet.

    Taipei Zoo criticized for nocturnal animals? deaths - Taipei Times
     
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    At leasrt a Giant Panda born at Taipei Zoo ! Female Yuan Yuan gave birth to a baby on Saterday July 6. Father is the zoo's male Tuan Tuan. Sex of the baby still unknown.
     
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    Some more information and footage:

    BBC News - Footage of giant panda birth in Taipei

     
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    5 False Gavials have hatched at Taipei Zoo :
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    I would like it if I knew how to read Chinese (Mandarin I presume, not that I know any other Chinese dialects).
     
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    The cub (a female named Yuan Zai) has gone on display at the zoo, debuting to massive crowds - she will be seen by up to 19,000 visitors daily.

    Story and photo here: Aged Six Months, Taiwan Panda Unveiled To Public | Stuff.co.nz

     
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    Another pangolin has been born at Taipei Zoo (presumably the only place breeding them worldwide?) - this one is being hand fed.

    Story, with photos and video (check it out) here: Tiny Newborn Pangolin Gets Fed, Bathed and Cuddled at the Taipei Zoo in Taiwan

    Previous thread on pangolin births at the zoo here: http://www.zoochat.com/246/pangolin-birth-197763/
     
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    Are the new hippo-enclosures finsihed now ?
     
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    @Zooboy, didn't Singapores Night Safari also had a pangolin birth?

    But great news breeding has started, so there is some hope that one day it is possible to start a breeding program :)
     
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    Singapore Night Safari has indeed bred pangolins successfully.
     
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    Wht do you mean with successfully ? How many were born and bred there, how many raised, and in which generation they bred there ? I bet, if they had birts, they came from pregant wild imported animals, so how the two first births at Taipei, and altough the zoo has the most experience in keeping them, no of the young survived...So zoos are far, far away in succesfully breeding of pangolins-and how many pangolins has died, before the first in cptivity bred animla were born, but not raised ? Tons of them.Sucessfully ?
     
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    there have been three pangolins born and raised at the Night Safari since 2011 (the third was earlier this year, so I suppose could be open to interpretation if has been successfully raised). All were conceived at the park, and reared naturally by the mother. The female's first baby (in 2009) was not raised successfully.

    Therefore, "Singapore Night Safari has indeed bred pangolins sucessfully."
     
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