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Berlin Zoo Zoo Berlin 2017-2018

Discussion in 'Germany' started by kiang, 12 Jan 2017.

  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member

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    Could you briefly summarise the video for those of us who can't access Facebook?

     
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    The video shows the gharials in the aquarium at Berlin Zoo. I'm pleased that the zoo is advertising them. When I visited Prague Zoo there were several sign posts towards the 'Gaviale'.
     
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    According to ZTL, the only other crocodilians at Berlin Zoo are smooth-fronted and spectacled caimans. There are several species at Berlin Tierpark.
     
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    A Ring-tailed Mongoose (Galidia elegans) was born a few days ago.
     
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    Inventory at the Zoo and the Aquarium :
    1363 species and 19442 specimens !
    ( article - also about the inventory at the Tierpark - in German ) :

    Tierisch gute Nummer
     
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    Berlin Zoos best times are defenitely over:(
     
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    Will there ben other species exhibited along with the giant panda's.
     
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    Accidentally posted in the Tierpark thread, but the question was for here: what has the zoo's success with Andean and puna (James) flamingo been, recently or historically? Any recent breeding (or even attempts)?
     
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    I believe that both species are sporadically breeding at the collection, with the most recent successful attempts being 2013 (Andean) and 2014 (Puna) to the best of my recollection.
     
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    FATOU the female western lowland gorilla turns 60 today.

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    She looked in great shape yesterday. Sat a long time next to the window.
     
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    Two births this year of Toque Macaques (Macaca sinica) - one in February and one in April.
     
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    The Giant Panda's for Berlin have been identified as female, Meng Meng and male, Jiao Qing. They are currently scheduled to arrive in June
     
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    They must have got a move on with the enclosure then......looked no where near ready in April.
     
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    The Chinese are unhappy and want some serious structural adjustment, f.i. according to them the indoor is only half what they claim the new standards 150m2 prescribe. Expect a few hiccups ...
     
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    Additionally some of the glass panels are several centimeters too low :p. They updated their panda guidelines in March, when this enclosure was already under construction, but they still want it their way....
     
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    That IS the Chinese, and allthough the BZ director seems to think it is all surmountable as updates after agreement / conclusion on exhibit specs, they - at Berlin Zoo - will have to make structural adjustments .... Otherwise, no pandas!!!

    I am a bit concerned they might not be able to make the July deadline for the P.R. Chinese state visit to Berlin which would coincide with the exhibit's opening ceremony.