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Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Simon Hampel, 26 Mar 2005.

  1. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Administrator Staff Member

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    Media release from Wellington Zoo

     
  2. Nigel

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    Wellington Zoo Lion enclosure

    dont get too excited -- the main reason that the lions have a relatively new enclosure was because their previous one was an early 1900s heavy grille bar cage that was totally unsuitable . Most of the time the lions are sunbathing on top of the rocky outcrop , most of it is out of view from the window in the "cave " You get a better view , albeit further away , from the upper viewing enclosure .
     
  3. Zoo_Boy

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    save starting another post, can anyone explain the history of the lions at auckland, and where there cubs went, from about 01/02

    i know 3 females went to wellington, and 3 went to oz. the ones at oz, 1 stayed at taronga to breed, with jambo, who was born at the zoo in 99, and his sisters went to western plains, but what happened to the otehr 2 females from auckland?
     
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    Zoo Boy, I'm not quite positive but I think that the two females at Adelaide are Auckland born females.
     
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    so they went to tyhere via taronga. kool, thnx
     
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    AMANIE AND KUTAZA WERE BORN AT AUCKLAND IN 2001 AND MOVED TO ADELADE ZOO IN 2002
     
  7. Axl2011

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    Kura (F98) has had eight cubs, six females and two males:

    Amali (F01): went to Adelaide Zoo, gave birth to four cubs in 2004
    Amira (F01): stayed at Auckland Zoo and gave birth to two cubs in 2004 (Zulu and Zalika)
    Kuchami (F01): went to Taronga Zoo and gave birth to two cubs in 2003 (Johari and Asali)
    Kutaza (F01): went to Adelaide Zoo but has never bred

    Tiombe (F04): went to Monarto Zoo and gave birth to two cubs in 2007 (Zinzi and Inkosi)
    Kibira (F04): went to Monarto Zoo with Zalika and Tiombe and has never bred
    Malik (M04): went to Wellington Zoo with Zulu and has sired 7 cubs at Orana Park
    Amani (M04): went to Mogo Zoo and has never bred

    Sheeka (F99) has had three cubs, all female born in 2001. They are called Djane, Djembe and Zhara and live at Wellington Zoo. They are hoping to breed from them this year. Sheeka was sterlised in 2004 and will not breed again.

    Monarto Zoo has a pride of four lionesses (all born 2004) including sisters Tiombe and Kibira, and their nieces Zalika (Amira's cub) and Kiamba (Amali's cub).
     
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    Just heard, Amali's daughter Kiamba has just had a male cub. Kura is a great-grandmother for the first time. :D
     
  9. Chlidonias

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    seriously - another new account? What is this, your fifth one?
     
  10. Jabiru96

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    BTW, the female at Taronga is called Kuchani not Kuchami
     
  11. Steve Robinson

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    What happened to Axl? He/she has been completely erased from the Member List.

    That will teach me to be on the road all day! What have I missed?
     
  12. Axl2011

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    Hey Steve,

    My name is Axl and I'm a dude. :D

    This is my second profile (Axl2011), I am the same user as Axl. My account under Axl has stuffed up somehow and requires me to access my gmail (but I can't remember the password). After a couple of weeks I thought it would be easier to register as another user, Axl2011. I'm enjoying being part of ZooChat again. :)
     
  13. Chlidonias

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    you must have a loose definition of the word "second" :rolleyes:
     
  14. Axl2011

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    To re-direct this thread away from the Axl show. Does anyone know what the plans are for Djane, Djembe and Zhara at the Wellington Zoo. Will all three lionesses be bred with or just one or two?

    In April, the zoo made the surprising decision to begin the introductions between Djane and Malik. Djane is notorious for having a short fuse and she was very aggressive towards the male. I would have thought they would start with the calmer Zhara or Djembe who is inbetween. I'm sure all will go well in time. It'll be great to see cubs at Wellington Zoo again.