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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Jabiru96, 23 Oct 2014.

  1. Jabiru96

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    I'm not surprised. I'd never even heard of Queensland Zoo until this thread. Not surprising - it only opened a few months ago.

    :p

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    basically it is Alma Park on its new site.
     
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    Yup - worked that out from their website.

    :p

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    2.0 white fronted capuchin have arrived from Melbourne Zoo to join their existing 1.0.
     
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    I wasn't aware that either zoo had that species :confused:
     
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    I'm pretty sure Melbourne Zoo have buffy-headed capuchins, right?
     
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    There aren't any Buffy-headeds in the country, and definitely not at Melbourne Zoo, which has Black-capped (as does most places). There are only Black-capped and White-fronted in Australia according to this thread: http://www.zoochat.com/24/exotic-mammals-australian-zoos-353848/
     
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    I'll let Chlidonias explain. :)
     
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    was buffy-headeds something we've talked about? I can't remember. They used to be considered a subspecies of black-capped if that is of relevance.

    That aside, I am sort of confused because on Queensland Zoo's Facebook page there are some photos of their new capuchins and they are white-fronted capuchins -- https://www.facebook.com/qldzoo#!/q...5573869550146/692833987490799/?type=1&theater. The captions say they are two males from Melbourne Zoo, and the male they already have also came from Melbourne four years ago. The ZAA census since at least 2006 has only listed white-fronted capuchins being at a few places, firstly just Gorge and Perth, and later Halls Gap (Perth's last three animals went there in 2010, and then moved again to Mansfield in 2013 [Hunter Valley on the zoo mammal list is an error on my part]). The species has never been listed for Melbourne or Alma Park on any of the lists I have. Every other capuchin listed for the zoos is down as black-capped.
     
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    I found a photo of Queensland Zoo's other capuchin, Simon (who came from Melbourne Zoo in 2010 with some others) and he is a black-capped capuchin.

    Can anyone look at the photo of the two new ones (linked earlier) and say they aren't white-fronted capuchins? They look like them to me.
     
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    This is confusing for me as well. Maybe they are forming a bachelor group that consists of two different species?
     
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    their Facebook says they are intending to get females and start a breeding group ("We Definitely have plans for a breeding group in the future"). And they specify the capuchins were bred at Melbourne: "Pele 5yo and Hoodlum 3yo are half brothers born at Melbourne zoo"

    I guess they must be black-capped capuchins then. I found some photos of young black-caps on Arkive which look sort of similar. I still think they look weird though.
     
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    Photos from Facebook are definitely not White-fronteds but are Tufted Caps. White-fronteds are generally a cinammon brown all over (lighter underneath), while the Tufteds are variable in colour, generally alot darker and have the dark almost black crown on the head. Not sure what the hell they were doing with the sign...
     
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    thanks for that! Good to get that cleared up at last.

    So still just white-fronteds at Gorge and Mansfield then, and black-caps everywhere else.
     
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    The baby hamadryas baboon has been named "Zola"
     
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    Just to add that Queensland Zoo lists black-capped capuchin on their website.
     
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