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Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Thaumatibis, 28 Apr 2015.

  1. Thaumatibis

    Thaumatibis Well-Known Member

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    I thought the name might interest people :) It would appear that the few doucs in Western zoos are kept indoor because of temperature. However, I heard on this forum that natural substrate is bad for their digestive system. Is this true? Did San Diego keep their doucs indoors? Thank you.

    ~ Thaumatibis
     
  2. PAT

    PAT Well-Known Member

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    I can't answer your questions but when I was in Singapore recently, I paid special attention during the presentation to how douc was pronounced. Apparently it rhymes with book.
     
  3. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, San Diego Zoo had the douc langurs in an indoor exhibit.

    Here is what the exhibit looks like: http://www.zoochat.com/39/232400632-032e7eadce-67371/
     
  4. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    Where in the zoo was that?
     
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    Thanks DB. That's not really what I would call an indoor enclosure though, I think an indoor exhibit is one that is in a building, rather than an enclosed outdoor exhibit as this.

    I actually think I missed this exhibit, I don't recall it and I never saw any Spider Monkeys... Was it between the main entrance and the Orang exhibit?

    EDIT: Actually, I think the photo you linked was the same as this one (http://www.zoochat.com/39/asian-passage-sun-bear-forest-francois-349389/), which appears to be the second of two enclosures the Doucs were held in, the first being adjacent to the Orangs, which was shut off when I visited as they were doing it up for Silvered Leaf Monkeys (which I presume replaced Spider Monkeys). So I did see this one, just with the Francois Langurs in it.
     
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  7. Thaumatibis

    Thaumatibis Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. That diagram especially was interesting!

    ~ Thaumatibis