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  1. WhistlingKite24

    WhistlingKite24 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    TWPZ has welcomed two giraffe calves (male and female). These were born on the 16th and 28th January.
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    According to another video they mark TWPZ’s fourth generation of giraffes.
     
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    That’s very sad. She lived to a good old age, though. I’m very happy she got to spend the last 11 years at TWPZ rather than the circus she was originally in. Leaves TWPZ with 4.4 Asian elephants. Best wishes with the TWPZ team and Burma. :(
     
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    TWPZ has welcomed 4:4 bilbies to commence their breeding program. They will be released into their 110-hectare conservation and breeding sanctuary.
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    Squirrel Monkeys head to new home

    The six Bolivian Squirrel Monkeys that have called Taronga Western Plains Zoo home for the past six months have headed off to their new permanent home at Melbourne Zoo.

    Their time in Dubbo was temporary and both keepers and visitors alike have enjoyed watching these very quick and agile monkeys.

    Keepers have really enjoyed getting to know the six Squirrel Monkeys’ individual personalities and learning more about their species. The team is sad that they are heading off however also excited to have Ring-tailed Lemurs returning to the Savannah Lake island.

    Five Ring-tailed Lemurs males that were all born at Dubbo in 2016 and 2017 will move to the front island in early April.
     
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    TWPZ has welcomed another giraffe calf (the third giraffe born at TWPZ this year). The male was born 25th March.
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    Awesome! :D This is Ntombi's fifth calf:

    Ntombi (F)
    Born at Auckland Zoo 25/07/2007
    Arrived at Taronga Western Plains Zoo 26/11/2008

    Offspring:

    Fanana (M) born 21/08/2012 (deceased)

    Nkosi (M) born 03/08/2014

    Nyah (F)
    born 01/01/2016

    Malaika (F) born 11/09/2017

    Unnamed (M)
    born 25/03/2019

    Ntombi was the last of a family line at Auckland Zoo that began in 1960 with the arrival of her great grandfather from London Zoo; and ended with Ntombi's export in 2008. She is related to many giraffes in the region through her maternal great grandmother, who was born at Taronga Zoo.

    giraffes in New Zealand (Post #98)
     
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    Spider Monkey Birth

    It's good to see the Spider monkey baby boom continuing in the region. Hopefully, they'll be more births to come from Melbourne Zoo, following the birth of an infant in 2018 (their first in 7 years); and Hamilton Zoo, following the birth of an infant in 2016 (their first in 10 years).

    "Keepers at Taronga Western Plains Zoo were delighted by the birth of a Spider Monkey baby on 24 February 2019 to first time mother Havana.

    Havana has been displaying all the right maternal behaviours to date, caring for and nursing her baby and ensuring some of the other members of the group don’t come too close.

    The baby is yet to be named as it has been keeping its gender under wraps. It stays close to mum’s tummy and doesn’t reveal much, making it difficult for keepers to determine if it is a male or female.

    This is the fourth baby born to the group over the past 18 months with male Pedro siring all four.
    The most recent new arrival is a little difficult to see at present but if you look closely you can see it clinging to its mother’s tummy. A great time to see the Spider Monkeys is at the 12:50pm keeper feed.

    Over the coming months the baby will grow and develop in confidence. It will start looking around more and reaching out to try and grab items from the security of mum’s tummy.

    Keepers are looking forward to watching all four babies grow up together and begin interacting with each other, especially the older juveniles with the more recent arrivals."
     
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    The male calf has been named ‘Shingo’.
    Zoo's cute newcomer already sticking his neck out to make friends
    This article mentions that Unami (his father) has sired 25 offspring. He will now be retired to their bachelor group at 13 years of age. A young male from Mogo is expected to replace Unami.
    Interestingly, the article also mentions that the zoo will expand the giraffe exhibit as the zoo holds 19 giraffe!
     
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