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  1. Tygo

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    Article about Sumatran Tiger Breeding at Wellington Zoo.
    Wellington Zoo tiger Rokan in an unrequited love triangle | Stuff.co.nz
     
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    The Stats

    Sumatran Tiger Cubs born:

    1990-1999: 7
    2000-2005: 12
    2006-2011: 25!!!
    2012-2016: 6

    Australia Zoo imported triplets from Indonesia (born 2007), so technically you can extend the 2006-2011 bracket to 28.

    Of those 28 animals, two have died; two have been exported to Europe; two have bred; 17 have yet to be paired with a mate.
     
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    New Zealand's only captive Pelican has been put down at Wellington Zoo.

    Story here: Lanky the pelican, Wellington Zoo's longest resident, dies | Stuff.co.nz

     
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    that's very sad, he was one of the best birds in a NZ zoo!
     
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    Wellington Zoo has received a female Eastern Bongo from Singapore Zoo, who will then move to Taronga Western Plains Zoo later this year.
    https://wellingtonzoo.com/news/meet-our-newest-visitor-maisha-the-bongo/
     
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    oh, nice that she is going to be on display while she is here! I was hoping for that. Now I need to add a whole new species to the zoo mammal thread :D
     
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    That's cool that she has been put on display, but I'm a little surprised they didn't give her one of the empty paddocks past the Grassland Cats - although maybe these didn't have useful housing for hoofstock?
     
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    Sam the Chimpanzee at Wellington Zoo has been Euthanised due to an ongoing battle with Heart Disease.
    Chimpanzee dies at Wellington Zoo - National - NZ Herald News
     
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    there's a lot of up-and-down good-and-bad news at Wellington at the moment. Lanky the pelican dies, then a bongo goes on show, then Sam the chimp dies - and now some good news again. The latest zoo news is that some new capybara are arriving from Paris at the end of April.

    This means that NZ will have a reasonably varied base for their population (Auckland's capybara are females from Adelaide and a male from the UK), unlike that which Australia currently has.
     
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    The Capybara will be from Parc Zoologique de Paris to be specific. :)

    It is very good that NZ has acquired a number of founders for this species.

    Presumably they will be displayed around the monkey islands (was this where they used to be?), and presumably their main land area will be where the pelican used to hang out mostly (although I expect they will reconfigure that quite a bit, including the viewing area). I wonder if this area might now be referred to as the South American Precinct?
     
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    yes, the lake at that time looked different (there was a little railway loop there, and no monkey islands!) but that is indeed where the capybara were housed.
     
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    The Capybara have arrived, four Capybara have arrived from Paris Zoological Park.
    https://wellingtonzoo.com/news/capybaras-touch-down-at-wellington-zoo/
     
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    fantastic news. Also a good use of the old peccary enclosure!

    Welcome capybara: world's largest rodent takes up residence in Wellington Zoo | Stuff.co.nz
    Also, from the same article:
     
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    It would be quite interesting to see Capybara at eye-level. Although this whole area is slated for redevelopment as part of the new entrance isn't it? So this will only be a temporary home.
     
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    man, I hate Wellington Zoo's website. It is so hard to find anything and it's so ugly.

    Is there a map of the zoo on there somewhere? I couldn't find one at all.
     
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    I was looking for the map today too and couldn't find it. Thanks Tygo.

    Has the Kea walkthrough aviary opened yet?