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Tree Kangaroos in Zoos

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Bib Fortuna, 11 Mar 2015.

  1. Bib Fortuna

    Bib Fortuna Well-Known Member

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    I'm searching for any information about the first breedings ( world,usa, europe,germany)of any species of Tree Kangaroos-does anybody has any information about that ?

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  2. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    For the Goodfellow tree kangaroo :
    Rotterdam Zoo 1978 European ( and Dutch :) ) first-breeding
    Frankfurt Zoo 1981 German first-breeding
    Beauval 2007 France first-breeding
    Belfast 2014 UK-first-breeding
     
  3. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know if these are firsts at all or not (couldn't find any other details), but Adelaide Zoo has bred Matschie's Tree Kangaroos (first in 1973) and Doria's Tree Kangaroos (first, I think only, in 1976), but not Goodfellow's or Bennett's as of 1978, but at least the former since then.
     
  4. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    In "Management of Wild Mammals in Captivity" Crandall quotes sources that say Grizzled Tree Kangaroos bred at the National Zoo in the late 1930's or early 40's (the female died in 1943); Black Tree Kangaroos at Leipzig prior to 1954; Black and Matschie's at London prior to 1953; and two female Matschie's breeding at San Diego in 1961.

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  5. lowland anoa

    lowland anoa Well-Known Member

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    As vogelcommando says, Belfast have the UK's only tree kangaroo.
     
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    lowland anoa Well-Known Member

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    San Diego and Bronx have Matschie's tree kangaroo.
     
  7. Tim May

    Tim May Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    A black (ursine) tree kangaroo was born at London Zoo on 10th April 1912; sadly it only lived for nine weeks.

    A Matschie's tree kangaroo was born at London Zoo in 1932.