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Nyíregyházi Állatpark Zöld Piramis - a major project of Sosto zoo

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  1. Jana

    Jana Well-Known Member

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    Could anybody present us the current huge project under construction at Sosto zoo called Zöld Piramis?

    What species, how will the individual exhibits be constructed etc.?
     
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    I think the Green Pyramid is architectural ready... In the next month the furnishing and the planting will be coming.
    Under the building will be an Oceanarium where will be showed the wildlife of the Indian Ocean with sharks, rays, coralls and others.
    I the Green Pyramid there will be show the three Asian elephants female, the Indian rhinoceroses, a new group of orang-outans, komodo dragons, common palm civets, pygmy slow loris, Bettongias and other mammals, birds, reptiles etc... :)
     
  3. Jana

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    Thanks! Do you know more about the planned species and enclosures?

    I tried to search a little bit and found, there should live 200 species, thereof 50 species of fish. But other species mentioned (that were not mentioned by you previously) were only pythons (?), gharials (Sunda or Indian?) and clouded leopards. Do you know more?

    I would also like to know what is the planned capacity for elephants, with or without space for a bull? And for orang-utans, there are two separated outside pens planned - for 1 or 2 groups? Will the birds roam freely or are (outside?) aviaries planned? etc...

    Any other info will be appreciated! :)
     
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    I have just some infos... :))
    There won't be holding Asian elephant bull - they would like to breed African elephants. I think there will be holding one group of orang-outans.
    I would like to go to Sosto Zoo in the next some weeks, so I hope I will hear more infos from our colleagues! :))
     
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    The tiger shark, nurse shark and two sandbar sharks arrived from Malaysia through the Netherlands on Sunday.

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    The zoo has recently acquired African and Asian elephants, spectacled bears and Komodo dragons, and an orangutan family is scheduled to arrive in the near future.

    Four sharks arrive at NE Hungary Zoo
     
  8. Orycteropus

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    Vertebrate species in the Green Pyramid

    Jana, I beat my laziness ;)

    I made a list of the vertebrate species which will be on display in the Zöld Piramis (Green Pyramid). This is not the full list, I will complete it later …

    Mammals:

    Bettongia penicillata, Brush-tailed Rat-kangaroo
    Budorcas taxicolor taxicolor, Mishmi Takin
    Elephas maximus, Asiatic Elephant
    Helarctos malayanus, Malayan Sunbear
    Nomascus gabriellae or N. concolor, Gibbon
    Nycticebus pygmaeus, Pygmy Slow Loris
    Panthera pardus saxicolor, Persian Leopard
    Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, Common Palm Civet
    Pongo pygmaeus, Bornean Orangutan
    Pteropus giganteus, Indian Flying Fox
    Rhinoceros unicornis, Greater One-horned Rhinoceros
    Symphalangus syndactylus, Siamang

    Birds:

    Alisterus scapularis, Australian King Parrot
    Aprosmictus erythropterus, Red-winged Parrot
    Bycanistes bucinator, Trumpeter Hornbill
    Cacatua alba, White Cockatoo
    Cacatua galerita galerita, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
    Cacatua goffini, Goffin's Cockatoo
    Cacatua leadbeateri, Mitchell's Cockatoo
    Cacatua moluccensis, Salmon-crested Cockatoo
    Cacatua sanguinea, Little Corella
    Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata, Citron-crested Cockatoo
    Chalcophaps indica, Green-winged Dove
    Chloebia gouldiae, Gouldian Finch
    Chrysolophus amherstiae, Lady Amherst's Pheasant
    Crossoptilon auritum, Blue-eared Pheasant
    Eclectus roratus, Eclectus Parrot
    Eolophus roseicapilla, Galah
    Geopelia cuneata, Diamond Dove
    Goura victoria, Victoria Crowned Pigeon
    Gracula religiosa, Hill Mynah
    Lathamus discolor, Swift Parrot
    Leucopsar rothschildi, Bali Mynah
    Lophura ignita, Crested Pheasant
    Ocyphaps lophotes, Crested Pigeon
    Platycercus elegans, Blue-cheeked Rosella
    Platycercus eximius, Rosella
    Polyplectron bicalcaratum bicalcaratum, Burmese Grey Peacock Pheasant
    Psephotus haematonotus, Red-rumped Parrot
    Psittacula derbiana, Derbyan Parakeet
    Rollulus rouloul, Crested Wood Partridge
    Syrmaticus humiae, Bar-tailed Pheasant
    Syrmaticus reevesii, Reeve's Pheasant
    Trichoglossus moluccanus, Australian Rainbow Lorikeet

    Reptiles:

    Broghammerus reticulatus, Reticulated Python
    Chlamydosaurus kingii, Frilled Lizard
    Elaphe taeniura freesei, Taiwan Beauty Snake
    Gekko gecko, Tokay Gecko
    Morelia viridis, Green Tree Python
    Orlitia borneensis, Malaysian Giant Pond Turtle
    Physignathus cocincinus, Asian Water Dragon
    Python curtus, Blood Python
    Python molurus bivittatus, Burmese Rock Python
    Varanus komodoensis, Komodo Dragon

    Bony Fish:

    Amphiprion akallopisos, Skunk Clownfish
    Amphiprion clarkii, Yellowtail Clownfish
    Amphiprion melanopus, Fire Anemonefish
    Amphiprion polymnus, Saddleback Clownfish
    Centropyge bispinosus, Coral Beauty
    Centropyge multicolor, Multicolor Pygmy Angelfish
    Chaetodon ephippium, Saddleback Butterflyfish
    Chaetodon rafflesii, Latticed Butterflyfish
    Chaetodon tinkeri, Hawaiian Butterflyfish
    Cheilinus undulatus, Giant Tuskfish
    Choerodon fasciatus, Harlequin Tuskfish
    Cirrhilabrus aurantidorsalis, Orange-Back Fairy Wrasse
    Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura, Blueside Wrasse
    Coris gaimard, False Clown Wrasse
    Epinephelus lanceolatus, Giant Grouper
    Forcipiger flavissimus, Longnose Butterflyfish
    Gomphosus caeruleus, Blue Wrasse
    Haemulon sciurusl, Bluestripe Grunt
    Lutjanus sebae, Emperor Red Snapper
    Nemateleotris helfrichi, Helfrich's Firefish
    Nemateleotris magnifica, Purple Firefish
    Paracheilinus carpenteri, Pink Flasher Wrasse
    Plectorhinchus lineatus, Yellowbanded Sweetlips
    Premnas biaculeatus, Spinecheek Damselfish
    Pterosynchiropus splendidus, Green Mandarin Goby
    Stonogobiops xanthorhinica, Yellownose Prawn Goby
    Zanclus cornutus, Moorish Idol

    Cartilaginous Fish:

    Carcharhinus albimarginatus, Silvertip Shark
    Carcharhinus melanopterus, Blacktip Reef Shark
    Carcharhinus plumbeus, Sandbar Shark
    Carcharias taurus, Sand Tiger Shark
    Ginglymostoma cirratum, Nurse Shark
     
  9. Jana

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    Orycteropus, I kneel down in front of your big sacrifice ;)

    I thank you for that species list. I hope somebody will visit and post pictures as soon as this house is open on 1th of May.
     
  10. Orycteropus

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    ;)

    The exhibit will open on 30th April 2010.

    Here is a video of a pair of Komodo Dragons arrived to Nyiregyhaza on 12th February 2010 (from Ragunan Zoological Park, Jakarta).

    RTL Klub
     
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    The siamang is an elderly female that has spent most of her live with the orangs. She has a special bond with them and loves to play with the youngsters...

    I think it's great that they managed to keep her with her beloved orang family :)
     
  13. Orycteropus

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    Yeah, I saw them together in Burgers Zoo last autumn. Be honest, I was a bit surprised of the age of Finita, AFAIK this female Siamang is 47-years-old (if it is true, she will probably be the oldest Siamang ever).

    As You said, nice to keep them together henceforward. ;)
     
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    Can we get some review and pictures of this project? Is it like a big tropical house?
     
  15. Orycteropus

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    Jurek7, here is a review from Home - Caboodle.hu, June 2008:

    "Green pyramid to be built at Nyíregyháza Zoo

    Nyíregyháza Zoo will invest in a unique, pyramid-shaped green hall for tropical plants and animals that promises to be a unique spectacle in Central and Easter Europe. According to Népszabadság, construction of the pyramid begins in autumn and will be completed by 2010.

    Half of the Ft 1.6 billion (€6.4 million) investment will be covered by the EU, and the other half by the Nyíregyháza local government. Zoo manager László Gajdos says the hall will be 15 meters high and cover 5,000 square meters. It will be all green, with terraces on each level. Tropical plants such as bamboos, bromelias, palms and orchids will be introduced, and an ocenarium will be built its base while adventure paths and open elevators will lead to the top.

    Gajdos has recently returned from Indonesia where he negotiated the exchange of several animals. A pair of Komodo monitors and two Sumatran elephants will arrive to Nyíregyháza in exchange for Madagascar lemurs, clawed monkeys and weeper capuchins. Indonesian zoo experts will also be coming to Hungary to learn about programs running in European zoos."


    Some of the earliest plans were changed, e.g. no Sumatran Elephants arrived, see one of kiang's previous post.

    You can see photos about the building here:

    http://www.sostozoo.hu/index.php?page=pictures&gID=36
     
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    Orangutans

    The arrival of the Orangutans:

     
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    Two very unique features from this new exhibit which I saw last week include -

    1) A glass floored and walled walk-way above the indoor elephant house which share the space with gibbons!

    2) Takin mixed with indian rhino :) never seen this before!
     
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    Orangutans

    What a fascinating video. I'm so glad they've got such a wonderful new home, with climbing opportunities that they used straight away.
     
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    It certainly looks much better than the Burger's enclosure. I liked the way the Siamang was reintroduced straightaway by the looks of it, as the Orangs were familiar with it/them. I've seen other films of Apes(both Gorillas and Orangutans) being introduced to new enclosures- both species usually enter and start climbing/using the new equipment almost immediately, though you can see their eyes are roving around taking in all the new features too. The exception is frequently new outdoor areas- particularly where they comprise an unfamiliar or novel feature e.g. grass and /or open sky the Apes often won't enter it straightaway.

    I think the middle portion of this Video could have been entitled 'I drove all night'.;)
     
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