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  1. Jabiru96

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    Two female ring-tailed lemurs have arrived from Melbourne Zoo, with a male scheduled to arrive next year:

    nocookies | The Mercury

     
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    A male common marmoset has been born, bringing the total number at the zoo to six:

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    that's good news. This the fourth zoo in Australia to have capybara (Adelaide, Altina, Darling Downs, Tasmania Zoo) - the article above says "Tasmania Zoo is one of only three zoos in Australia to exhibit the species."
     
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    Indeed, it is nowhere near weird, just a regular plan for a hoped for transfer / import of a new Tassie wombat partner.

    I would hope and guess the Tasmania Zoo could do well to get it together with their Japanese zoo colleagues. It would open up a possibility for other new animals perhaps in Tassie ....
     
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    3 Asian small clawed otters have arrived.
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    All three are male, with one coming from the now-closed Cairns Tropical Zoo and the other two from Gorge Wildlife Park: Otters make splash at zoo
     
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    They also now have 4 male white lions
     
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    I have clicked on the link but it won't open unless I subscribe, would you be able to copy and paste it here.
     
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    @Coelacanth18 ,Still doesn't seem to be working.It says you have to subscribe.I you can access the article maybe try write about it in a post.Maybe you could highlight the attic article (if you can access it)and copy it and then paste it in a post.

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    Very strange. Apparently all of the articles I can find are marked as subscriber only; I was able to access them when I first posted them, but now I'm having the same issue.

    The article has been posted in full below. Here is the URL for the news piece: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/...t/news-story/7f2ebb3d9a4027ed1890e071db3cd67d

    Tasmania Zoo appeals for bamboo as State Government chews over red panda import request
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    THE State Government is considering a request by Tasmania Zoo to import two very cute red pandas.

    The rusty red and white pandas with stripy tails are not related to the black-and-white giant pandas, but both species are bamboo eaters, native to China and classified as endangered.

    Tasmania zoo keeper Emma Morgan, who has worked with red pandas previously at Queensland zoos, said the Government would decide later this month if the species would be admitted into Tasmania.

    Tasmania Zoo was quietly confident because, given that their diet was 98 per cent bamboo, the pandas posed a very low risk of escaping and turning feral.

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    Six-month-old red panda cub brothers Keta and Mandu have an early morning feed at Melbourne Zoo. Picture: EUGENE HYLAND
    Ms Morgan said the Launceston-based zoo had started planting bamboo on site in anticipation and was keen to hear from Tasmanians who had bamboo growing in their yards and might be able to spare some for the pandas.

    The pandas are set to come ambassadors for the Red Panda Network — an international organisation which funds community awareness in areas where the species is threatened, mostly by habitat destruction, and has reintroduced pandas from zoos into the wild.

    “They are quite active when it is cool, and they are very cute,’’ Ms Morgan said.

    Most red pandas in Australian zoos come from Nepal, where there are only between 300 and 500 left in the wild.

    In China, the red panda population numbers about 7000. Some are also found in India, Myanmar and Bhutan.
     
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    So they will be importing Mandu and Keta from Melbourne zoo.The twins were born in October 2015 to Seba and Roshani.This will be a great new addition to the zoo.Since they have recently imported otter,capybara,crocodile and white lion.What a growing zoo!!

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    I see the Lions appear to have lost their manes, meaning they've been castrated - I don't remember them like this last Xmas when we visited the National Zoo, so I wonder why they've done this to them, rather than just vasectomising them, which would allow them to keep their manes. These 4 would be brothers to the 2 white lions at Mansfield Zoo I believe, all 6 were born in the one litter at Mogo zoo - could someone confirm this?
     
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    Yes they were born at Mogo around 2000.

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