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Zoo Losses of Tragic Proportion

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by AmbikaFan, 1 Sep 2019.

  1. Pertinax

    Pertinax Well-Known Member

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    The two male Sumatrans were called Bonzo & Adriaan. The two females were Julia and Tineke. They were successful breeders as outlined above and are mentioned in Barbara Harrison's old book on the species-'Orangutan'. Specifically regarding mate preference- one of the males(Adriaan?) would only live with one of the females but the other could be kept with either. I have an old postcard of one of the males but sadly when I first visited Rotterdam this original group had already been virtually wiped out.
     
  2. Nicolaskey

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    Wiped out by what?
     
  3. Andrew Swales

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    All in the thread, above...
     
  4. Pertinax

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    Monkey Pox epidemic which is the subject of the post this refers to.
     
  5. PossumRoach

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    During World War Two, the japanese military ordered all zoos at the time to shoot down any dangerous animal in case of a bombing. In Ueno, three elephants had to be starved and poisoned to death because bullets won’t work.

    Another tragedy I know is how a traveling exhibitor in Japan lost his animals in a fire at the warehouse he kept them in around 2011.