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  1. Nisha

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    Indian rhino Sofie was transferred to Nürnberg, Germany, she arrived there yesterday. And Nürnberg's rhino girl Seto Paitala was sent to England this Monday, but the zoo makes a big secret of her destination. Is Seto at West Midland Safari Park now?
     
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    Well I saw 3 today while passing the park on the Severn Valley Railway,but I am sorry I couldn't ask them their names!As the superb Steam Locos were making far too much noise for me to!
     
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    Thank you. There should be Rap, the bull, and two girls, Sunanda and the new one, Seto Paitala - if the info is correct, that Sofie was transferred to Nürnberg this week. :D
     
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    I see. I hope Rap is being good
     
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    Could someone take a photo of Seto + Sunanda at WMSP for me, pls. It's for my Rhinos in Europe website. Seto's fans wanna see how she is doing in England. Thanks in advance. :D

    Sofie is doing fine at Nürnberg.
     
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    Do you know the reason for this exchange?
     
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    Well, Sofie+Rap --> no breeding and at Nürnberg, Seto Paitala is Ropen's daughter, so they needed a new female for Ropen. Seto's mum Purana passed away after a preterm birth in Nov 2012.
     
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    Not surprised. Bad pairing, male younger and smaller than female when first introduced.
     
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    I will see what I can do,i might be going back in a couple of weeks. We loved it when we went earlier in the year and we may as well take advantage of the free return trip voucher (even though it is a 2 and half hour journey!)
     
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    a Lowland Anoa calf has been born and named Darcy
     
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    Could someone tell me whether the bat house is still at WMSP and what they keep
    in it because their is no information on the web and I remeber this being a fantastic bat house with Aye Ayes is this still the case?
     
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    The Aye-Aye (they only ever had one) died a couple of years ago. They now have a small group of Douroucouli in that exhibit. I think its Seba's Bats they keep in the walkthrough but am sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong
     
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    They have Seba's Bats and Rodrigues Fruit Bats in the free-flight area. The house is called 'Twilight Cave' - oddly, the only mention I can see on the slightly over-earnest new website is on the map of the park.
     
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    The baby rhino has been named Ekozu.

    Had a very good visit last week, There was a young banteng calf, looked around the same age as the one as Chesters one born in November.
    Male Lion are being kept in an off show den by the White Lions, saw all 3 through the fence in the African Reserve and are all growing quite impressive manes.
     
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    14 African hunting dogs have been born.