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Discussion in 'Denmark' started by Kifaru Bwana, 19 Feb 2011.

  1. Kifaru Bwana

    Kifaru Bwana Well-Known Member

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    What are the planned projects for this new zoo park in Denmark for this year? Any interesting births? New animals? New exhibits?
     
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    In 2011, the park will open a new asian-themed complex : "Der Nye Asien". Visitors will discover red pandas, muntjacs, yellow-throated marten, fishing cats and a new exhibit for the zoo's asian otters.
     
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    Too bad Toddy is absent from Zoochat at present while he's doing his internship in one of the Dutch zoos, he would love to fill you in on this and any other matter concerning Danish zoos.
     
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    Don't worry Baldur. There is internet in the Netherlands too ;)

    I hardly think that we can call Ree Park a "new" zoo. It has been around for 15 years now.

    The new Asian-themed complex will simply be called "Asia" and will be situated on a hillside with cliffs and waterfalls. The animal list is correct and there is a rumour going on of adding chinese leopards in the future.

    In other news: Ree Park and Borås Zoo (Sweden) will be importing wild kalahari lions from Botswana to boost their numbers in European zoos. Hopefully it will be this year.
     
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    Wow! is all I can say :D
     
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    And he arrived just in time to move into the newly built Rhino Stalls on the edge of the savannah. The stall has room for several more rhinos and Ree Park intends to get a breeding group of black rhinos over the next few years.

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    Thabo, the young male from Krefeld on the savannah.

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    The new Rhino Stalls shortly before completion
     
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    0:0:4 Cheetah cubs born :cool:
     
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    Edit: Make that 0:0:5... one went into hiding when the initial count was made
     
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    Ree Park is, by the way, building a huge new exhibit for North Chinese leopards - in the Asia section.
     
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    0.2 Sumatran tigers (last year sisters) send from Prague today
     
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    According to ZTL, ree park now holds black-footed cat. Any info on source/numbers?
     
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    If you by numbers mean number of specimens, Zootierliste lists it as 0.1. Other than that, I'm quite curious, too. I sent them a mail a few days ago, but they haven't replied. I don't know how long they usually take to reply and I imagine it will take even longer now they've closed down for the winter.

    Now we're at Ree Park rarities, does anyone know if they still have Virginia opossums? My hunch is that they don't since if they had, their opossums would be at least 5 years old, but of course they could have gotten some new ones. But if they don't - yet another species gone from Europe...
     
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    I visited Ree-Park two months ago. I didn't see the black-footed cat but I confirm there is one (1.0 "Nelson" arrived from Cincinnati in july 2012 with a female, dead some months later).
    Hvedekorn - I've searched the Virginia Opossum but I didn't see any exhibit apt to show them in the north-american zone..
     
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    So they (the cats) are not off-exhibit, then? Do you remember where they were kept? Near the sand cat exhibit?

    The opossums were in a netted exhibit on the wood fort where you can look over the bear/wolf and bison/bear enclosures. It should be hard to miss, so I suppose they're gone then.
     
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    4-6 African wild dogs pups have been born for some weeks ago.

    1 Common eland was born yesterday night too.
     
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    0.2 North chinese leopards have been born on 15 February.

    :)
     
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    A little more as a month ago a new Alpha Polar wolf female arrived from Olomouc Zoo ( Czech Rep. ) to bring new life in the Ree-park group. She proofed to be pregnant on arrival and now has given birth to an unknown number of young in one of the old burrows in the enclosure.