Discussion in 'Estonia' started by eddielargefc, 4 Jun 2012.
Tallinn Polarium is still pending.
Here's some photos: Jääkaru uus kodu - Tallinna loomaaed
Two Snowleopard cubs born on 10th of May to Deli and Otto.
One of Deli's cubs passed away - the other one is still thriving.
Here's the nest camera:
Interaktiivne Tallinna Loomaaed
The Snow leopard cub been sexed 0.1 - a young Fishing cat 0.1 arrived from Rosamond, California.
Here's Amur leopard Freddo leaving for HWP and Alexei from Twycross coming to Tallinn.
Amur leopard Freddi died at the age of 21 - He will be greatly missed by the zoo workers and by the zoo goers.
Amuuri leopard Freddi sai 21-aastaseks - Tallinna loomaaed
Polar bear born at the end of Nov. 2016 :
Tallinna Loomaaia Polaariumi jääkarude ekspositsiooni projekteerimis-ehitustööde 2. ehitusetapp - Astlanda Ehitus
This page updates the new polar bear plant with pictures about every 14 days.
Black Rhino calf born 3rd June - a first breeding for the zoo and Estonia
. . . it's a girl.
Polar bears have been introduced to their new enclosures and the official opening will be this Sunday.
"Ringvaade" käis külas Tallinna loomaaia jääkarude uues kodus
That is a huge improvement over their old prison cell and that is also an extremely obese polar bear!
It is a huge improvement, and a great thing for Tallinn to have achieved.
It seems that only two (Fri and Aron) of the Zoo's four(?) polar bears have moved to the new exhibit however, and the other two (Norast and Nordist (or Nora and Nord)) are staying put for now. I don't know why this is though...
Perhaps we will hear shortly ...
How many enclosures does the new complex have?
There are two enclosures separated by a viewing area. You can see the layout here and here
Video of the new Polar bear enclosures :
The zoo have announced plans and are raising funds for an Amur tiger complex with enclosures for musk deer and yellow-throated marten too. It will be next to the present leopard enclosure.
Pictures including a plan (click to enlarge it) here.
Just to confirm, Nora went to Vienna.
Nord is in the new complex and according to a sign on the enclosure has an injured paw - quite visible but I don’t know the cause - and is currently undergoing treatment from the zoo’s vets division and doctors from the Estonian university of life sciences.
Mishmi takin born at Tallinn .
I visited Tallinn Zoo about a week ago and this zoo really has two faces, an old Soviet face, which is set to mostly disappear within the next 5-10 years and a newer face with many new developments. The contrast could not be greater and the zoo still has some of the most spectacularly inadequate enclosures that I have seen in recent years, but the new developments mostly look very promising, although even they could be somewhat bigger. Fortunately most new enclosures look well structured and are visually pleasing, so they partly make up for what they lack in space.
Collectionwise the zoo has a strong focus on species that tend to do well in colder climates with extensive Bird of Prey, Owl, Pheasant and most notably Caprine collections. Presentation is very much taxonomically and the zoonerd highlight would be the Alpinarium where there are 10 (often huge) breeding groups of rare goats and sheep. Currently they Keep Nubian, Siberian, East-Caucasian & West-Caucasian ibex, Cretan wild goat, Dall's sheep, Turkmen markhor, Blue sheep, Bukhara and Transcapian urial as well as bachelor groups of East-Caucasian ibex and Blue sheep. In the old part of the zoo are Mishmi takin and Barbary sheep and behind the scenes are Chinese goral, 1 Long-tailed goral and 2 Armenian mouflon. Musk ox are also kept in a spacious lawn next to the Rhinos. The first three of these species should get new enclosures around the Alpinarium as well at some point... If you want to know how many individuals are kept, look at the latest inventory (Loomade Kaive):
Aastaaruanded - Tallinna loomaaed
The zoo also has several species that are somewhat typical of former Eastern bloc countries and despite the Iron Curtain being gone are still much more common in the east than in the west like Kulan and Jungle cat.
This zoo is also good for birdwatching and several less common species from a W European perspective are common on the zoo grounds like Common rosefinch, Common wheatear, Oriole and Fieldfare, there might also be Black-necked grebes present around the on-site Black-headed gull colony.
I am currently uploading a range of pictures from around the zoo:
Tallinn Zoo - ZooChat
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