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  1. amur leopard

    amur leopard Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    New year, new thread. Visited today - not too much to report but:
    • The little side enclosure at the far end of the Blackburn walkthrough (formerly oriole aviary) has been done up and is apparently awaiting new inhabitants. Given the great work done by the bird curator in recent times, hopeful that it'll be something nice.
    • Lilac breasted rollers now in the Blackburn walkthrough as well as the side enclosures.
    • Neither of the tunnels were closed today or a few days ago - wonder if the works will happen a bit later?
    • Part of the separation barrier between the okapi outdoors has been opened up - not sure what it might mean but...
    • Mongooses elusive as ever...
     
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  2. tennisfan

    tennisfan Well-Known Member 10+ year member

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    The website said of the the East tunnel maintenance
    Work commencing on 8 January and will last throughout February

    The Okapi enclosure is regularly opened up .

    Various media covering the annual Stocktake

    2024 London Zoo stocktake | London Zoo
     
  3. oflory

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    Good news - the matting covering the interior den of the new mongooses has been removed, pleasingly after about 5 mins, I saw one of them poke a head out from a nestbox.

    And then on my return, as I left, a mongoose ran into a nestbox as I approached. They are clearly still very shy.
     
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  4. Max Blundell

    Max Blundell Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    Sadly 3 year old Okapi, Ede, was PTS last week due to lameness, she wasn't responding to any treatment.
     
  5. Dr. Loxodonta

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    Thats a shame :oops:
     
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  6. equidae

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    2016A053-ADD7-473F-9FB0-32D18A4E30F1.jpeg Something going on in the zebra/ostrich enclosure?
     
  7. Jedd Cullinan

    Jedd Cullinan Well-Known Member 10+ year member

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    My word what is it going to be ?
     
  8. Dr. Loxodonta

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    I have no idea with this one. My only thought could be something to do with the Animal Census at the zoo?
     
  9. pipaluk

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    Whatever it is I doubt it is anything to get excited about!
     
  10. Pertinax

    Pertinax Well-Known Member 15+ year member

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    Painting something?;)
     
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    Cat-Man Well-Known Member 15+ year member

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    That is exciting! :p
     
  12. gentle lemur

    gentle lemur Well-Known Member 15+ year member

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    The photo that @Dr. Loxodonta posted above has reminded me to ask whether anyone has any information about the opening of the new Reptile House? Might February half term be a possibility?
     
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    SwampDonkey In the Swamp Premium Member 5+ year member

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    I sure hope so! I am going to be there March 11th and would be rather disappointed if it is not open by then.
     
  14. LucasRyan

    LucasRyan Well-Known Member 10+ year member

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    More likely Easter half term unfortunately
     
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  15. LucasRyan

    LucasRyan Well-Known Member 10+ year member

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    New male babirusa pig has arrived, I believe from Chester Zoo

    Oh and a baby gorilla born this week to Mjukuu
     
  16. Fallax

    Fallax Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    Wow, fantastic news. Hopefully this is the start of some much needed luck for London's gorilla troop.
     
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    Awesome to hear that Mjukuu has successfully given birth! A female would be great for London's troop.

    It's also nice to see that Kiburi was able to get the job done rather quickly after only arriving fourteen months ago.
     
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    I love how casually you mention this, like the zoo’s first gorilla infant in over eight years is like a item once again stocked in the gift shop. :p
     
  19. Max Blundell

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    Fantatsic news about the male Babirusa
     
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  20. Cat-Man

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    This is fantastic news for London. It has not been an easy ride with the Gorilla's in Regent's Park, so hopefully this is a turning point and the first of many!