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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Zoofan15, 3 Feb 2019.

  1. leone

    leone Well-Known Member

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    Are there projects , plans in pdf on habitat Australia phase 2 ? And maybe phase 1 open november 2019
     
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  4. leone

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    there are news on costruction habitat australia retreat ?
     
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    The latest photos of them in quarantine (on Dvur Kralove's Facebook page) indicate that the Painted Dogs moved to the new Sydney Zoo. Not Taronga or Dubbo
     
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    From a visit last week

    - The former walk in lemur enclosure next to the forest adventure playground is being renovated and signs are up indicating it will become home to capybara.
     
  7. WhistlingKite24

    WhistlingKite24 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Taronga Zoo officially have Capybara (with a growing population in the region from a small gene pool, the population in Australia must be getting pretty inbred these days).
    Meet Taronga's Capybaras
     
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    Most of the zoos have Adelaide-bred Capybara (i.e. bred from the original three animals [1.2] imported in 2013; and several of the zoos only hold single-sex groups). They have been bred at Altina, Hunter Valley, and Tasmania Zoo (perhaps some of the others too), where the parents are all directly related to one another. But at the moment there isn't much inbreeding going on because most offspring have been produced by the original animals - that is, all the animals in Australia are related but few of them are being bred together.
     
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    Great news. How many langurs do they have now?
     
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    Taronga Zoo’s Francois langur group is steadily growing and they currently have ten individuals (6.4). Taronga’s group seems to be producing a lot of males recently.

    Bobo is Taronga Zoo’s current breeding male, harem leader and sire to the six offspring within the group. He came from Beijing Zoo in 2010, along with female Meili.

    Taronga Zoo currently has three adult females; Elke, Noel and Meili. Elke is a hand raised individual who was born in 2009 to Taronga Zoo’s original breeding pair from Nagoya Zoo (Hanoi and Saigon). Female, Meili arrived from Beijing Zoo in 2010, and female Noel arrived from Rotterdam Zoo in 2012.

    Meili is mother to Nangua (male born 2015), Jing (male born 2017) and Minh (male born 2018).

    Noel is mother to Embe (female born 2016), Didi (male born 2018) and unnamed (male born 3 weeks ago- 2019).
     
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    thank you. Great info. It's good to see the troop growing strong. Are they all on display at the same time, or are they kept in groups? I haven't been to Taronga for a few years now after I moved to central NSW and I miss visiting. It would be good to see the exhibit full of langurs. It looked a bit barren when they only had the original two in it.
     
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    Did Hanoi and Saigon have young other than Elle?
     
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    I assume the group are all in together as one large troop, but I’ve never been to Taronga Zoo so cannot confirm it.:p
    Yes, Hanoi and Saigon had one additional surviving offspring; Keo-co (a male born in 2011). Saigon and Meili also produced a male in 2011 (Tam Dao).
    I believe that these are the two individuals that are currently at Mogo Zoo.
    According the excellent Francois Langur thread under Taronga Zoo, the troop in their early years also had other young however they died within weeks of their birth.
     
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    Are there any plans for mogo to squire unrelated females to start their own breeding troop with the males? I find these langurs so beautiful and really enjoyed seeing the original group at Taronga.
     
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    What’s the latest with the savanna exhibit?
     
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    Taronga Zoo's website says that their African Savannah exhibit will open in 2020.
    Savannah
    One of the zoo's podcasts, 'Taronga Talks', posted earlier this year, mentions that the African Savannah area will feature lions, meerkats and a mixed waterhole exhibit with giraffe (they currently have 1.2), a breeding group of zebra and some "little surprises coming there" (mentioned at 27:13). The keeper in the podcast mentions that there will be a few other species in the waterhole enclosure.
    The podcast doesn't mention Fennec Fox, but I assume they will also be included somewhere.
    Reaching High
     
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    Surprises as in smaller mammals or spp. like nyala? Birds? Reptiles? Any ideas or further info yet?
     
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    No idea at this stage. Their options are pretty limited (ostrich, guineafowl, maybe a small group of nyala).
    It’s a pretty basic plan overall, very much focussed on displaying the big African drawcard species.
     
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