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  1. MARK

    MARK Well-Known Member

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    even better, Australia zoo is also holding three cotton tops
     
  2. ZYBen

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    Well maybe they are making teh zoo down tehre better there are now Macaques, Palm Sqirrels and hopefully tamarins
     
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    Alma Park zoo in Brisbane has several tamarin species. i'm fairly sure that there are cotton tops, an emperor and maybe some pygmy.
     
  4. ZooPro

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    Which zoo in Hobart, Zoo Boy? Do you know?
     
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    darling downs zoo

    what about the national zoo and aquarium in canberra, or crocodylius park in the northern territory. they both hold tamarins and marmosets. also in new zealand there are a number of smaller zoos holding tamarin and marmoset species. maybe rockhampton zoo and coffs harbour too have them too? coffs had them a few years ago...
    there are plenty of smaller zoos out there that seem to have these guys in their collections. in the future darling downs zoo might have some too. check out their website. although basic this could be another mogo in the making!!!
     
  6. Zoo_Boy

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    no idea, it may just be a native aprk wanting to expand
     
  7. ZooPro

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    All the tamarins species are all managed in the region, and only zoos that are ARAZPA members would be able to get them from Mogo. I was curious about zoos in Hobart holding exotic species.

    Also, I was out at Monarto this weekend. They certainly have no plans of importing African elephants, nor Asians for that matter, as they don't have the budget. Holding African Elephants was a whim of the previous director, and is just not going to happen.
     
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    hay zoo pro, *removed by moderator*
     
  9. ZooPro

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    Hey zoo boy. *removed by moderator*
     
  10. Zoo_Boy

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    sorry that sounded offensive, no offence meant,

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  11. Zoo_Boy

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    ADELAIDE'S giraffes have only two years left at the city zoo.

    Picture gallery: animals in the zoo

    They then will move to Monarto where, a few years later, they may be joined by elephants in a growing, free-range, large animal environment.

    Bears, hippos and lions will remain in the city zoo and many new primates will arrive as the state's two zoos "reinvent" themselves. They have even coined a new name, Zoos SA, which encompasses Adelaide and Monarto.

    "We are all very excited about our new beginnings," said Kevin Evans, director of Conservation Programs for Zoos SA.

    The first change will be a massive new interactive education and interpretative centre on the site of the old ape houses in the Adelaide Zoo - the first of its kind in the country.

    "It is a bit of a cross-over museum and zoo experience," Mr Evans said.

    The project is expected to cost $2 million, $500,000 of which has been provided by the government. The rest is being raised by corporate sponsorship and donation.

    "Monarto also is re-inventing itself," said Mr Evans. "Within the last 12 months, we have introduced a massive walking trail, called the Zoo Loop, which allows people to stop and walk around animal enclosures, go on elevated boardwalks over 100m long at giraffe head height and interact with the animals.

    "At Monarto, we have ambitions to display elephants and it is probably one of the best facilities in the country to do so."

    It would be up to 10 years before the zoo could afford the cost of infrastructure and staff.

    AdelaideNow... Zoo's big stars are going bush
     
  12. ZooPro

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    I'm not showing Ben any disrespect, just correcting a mistake that may have been made. I'm not knocking him, just correcting a statement that was made in another posting on here. I'm sure we'd all like the information on this site to be factual, wouldn't we?

    Adelaide Zoo is already one of the better zoos in the region, and with the new organisational structure, and new senior management, both Adelaide and Monarto will continue to improve.
     
  13. Zoo_Boy

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    have a read of tht last post i just found a news article. nov 2nd for those of you playing at home.
     
  14. ZYBen

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    Yes i am Infact an Education Volunteer, sorry Zoo_Boy if you have been confused, i was told by an Education opfficer at Monarto about teh Elephants, ZooPro, i take no offence to any comment you make, you are a very knowledgable person, and i am proud to have to correct anything i may have stated that may be incorrect

    I am not great friends with chris I see chris regualarly and talk to him alot
     
  15. Zoo_Boy

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    i was defending you, jeez
     
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    i think the point is Zoo_Boy, that he didn't need defending since nobody was attacking him.....
     
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    I have asked sim to delete all post regarding this and i woudl appreciate it if everyoen dropped the subject, Thanks
     
  18. Zoo_Boy

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    sorry guys i thought i was sticking up for a mate but obviopusly i blew it out of water dont worry then ill shut up
     
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    ha ha ha how funny
     
  20. Kifaru Bwana

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    What red tape. That's crazy. The gorillas are part of the EEP and owned by Apenheul Zoo in Holland. If anything not the Oz govt but EEP coordinator in Apeldoorn will decide where the gorillas in Oz zoos will go to next! I see this as just another example how federal government interfere in the business of captive-breeding of endangered species and exposing red tape of the wrong kind!