Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Jedd Cullinan, 13 Jan 2021.
According to Facebook
The Annual Stocktake took place during the lockdown
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It would have to! - unless the ZLA has been amended, which to our knowledge it hasn't...
In the past, they used to publish the XLS doc with all the animals, names etc.. Do they still do that?
They do, albeit with rather less information released than previously - with only the end-of-year inventory released, and without the information regarding the start-of-year inventory, births, deaths, departures and arrivals as was previously the case.
Unfortunately, the ZSL hasn't provided details of start-of-year inventory, births, arrivals, deaths, departures and end-of-year inventory since 2005.
Nowadays the ZSL animal inventory only provides the start-of-year inventory, listing the number of individuals per species, as at 1st January.
Yeah, got which end of the year they provided the wrong way round
This full list (the '7-column' one) has to be submitted to the Zoos Local Authority annually as a standard condition of its Zoo Licence. Presumably it can be retrieved if you can support a FoA request of the LA which the Zoo cannot contest.
Indeed, I know such a list has to be produced and submitted; frustratingly, though, it is no longer circulated to Fellows of the Zoological Society.
Had a fellows email today showing video of the audit
It only had the names of the 3 tiger cubs on the board, does that mean the adults have finally moved on as planned
Yes the male Bozeman is now in highland wildlife park
Highland Wildlife Park welcomes rare male Amur tiger in hope for future cubs
think the female moved to a zoo in Europe? Such a shame would have preferred more tiger Cubs then another non breeding exhibit at whipsnade
Naya is now at Besançon Zoo in France
When I made my only visit last September I was told the female was moving but they didn't know anything about the male !
On Whipsnades Instagram account they have announced the arrival of a pair of Marabou storks! Can't wait to see them!
Photo posted that was taken earlier this month
According to the latest ZSL news, just received by e-mail, the two marabou storks arrived last December; they are both males and the ZSL hopes to acquire two females soon. These are the first marabou at Whipsnade since the 1970s.
The newsletter also implies they’ll be on show to visitors. Be interesting to see where in the zoo they could go. Surely a new aviary will have to be built, unless they’re relegated off-show to the old Bird Garden.
I haven't seen them myself as I haven't visited Whipsnade for sometime but, according to a photo in the gallery, (posted by "@Chalklion"), the marabou stork are in the aviary by the cafe. See link below:
Marabou stork - ZooChat
It is great they are bringing in some more bird species now and also good to note they are planning to set up a breeding colony.
Personally I’m not sure how substantial the cafe aviary is for marabou-they’re pretty chunky birds when fully grown and the picture looks like an adolescent. It would be nice if this particular aviary could be extended up and out across the lake, though I’m guessing it would have to be a single species exhibit as the marabou would have eyes on some of the lakes current smaller inhabitants!
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