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Niedersachsen Zoologische Gesellschaft
Topic Started: Sep 24 2017, 06:47 PM (493 Views)
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The Niedersachsen Zoologische Gesellschaft, (Translating along the lines of : Lower Saxony Zoological Society), more commonly called Nied Zoo Ges or even NZG, is a zoological society founded in 1976 that is currently directed by Gottfried Klein, a previous zoo curator, now director of the society since 2009.

The society was founded in 1976 and at the time included 1 semi-private collection, called Vogelpark Bokensdorf; the park had a dozen of species representing galliformes and a few laughingthrushes from all over the world such as Bare-faced curassows or rarities like Buffy laughingthrush, it started to grow in popularity and became less and less private until it became completely open to the public, all days a year, in 1983.




In 1992, the zoo received its first mammals, a couple of Vietnamese sika deer from Tierpark Berlin and a few years later; in 1994, it received 4 Bornean bearded pigs along with a few Sambars from Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, the collection began to grow larger and larger during this decade and the zoo direction decided to expand it and to rename it Tiergarten Wolfsburg; Wolfsburg being the nearest larger city.

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In the 2000s, the zoo became popular not because it was a large or an old zoo but because it held quite some species which attracted zoo-goers and of course local people, it survived really well even hitting the 500.000 visitors per year and as such along the years, the zoo grew as well as its popularity to reach what it is now, 750.000 visitors during last summer (2017) and ~100 species divided in 4 sections

The zoo is part of the European Association of Zoo and Aquaria (EAZA) along with the Round Table Zoo Inc. (RTZI) and we try to follow their rules as much as possible.*




Although Tiergarten Wolfsburg is the only zoo we currently own, seeing the success it has been; we hope to open up other zoos in Lower Saxony, the rest of Germany and who knows, perhaps in an another country!

If you have any concern or want to discuss any subject with us please use our email address (PM) or post in our trade center if it concerns trades.

Thanks for your understanding!

*[Out of this pressroom post but please do note I do allow myself to buy and sell animals from the Bank although I always find a backstory for those moves.]
Edited by Zoo Tycooner FR, Oct 1 2017, 07:32 AM.
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It's been a while, let's update this thread for once!

When it comes to Arrivals, Tiergarten Wolfsburg has been overwhelmed with those. Since the beginning of this thread, the zoo has known 47 arrivals from more than 40 different species!

Of course, new arrivals also mean Departures. Once again too many to list but the most recent and notable ones are 1.0.0 New guinea short-beaked echidna (the first breeding at the zoo) to Temenggor Zoo, in Malaysia! Along with 1.0.0 Brolga to Maltbridge Wildlife Trust in the U.S but we'll get to that later, as it's our monthly "breeding headline".




When it comes to breeding, as per usual, too many have been recorded to count. However the headline of today's update is about our Brolgas pair kept in the Ozeanische Rundweg. These rare birds finally bred!

As you might have seen in today's zoo update (see Tiergarten Wolfsburg thread for reference), we tried to breed our brolgas since we received them from Walsrode in 2008. However, the update was written well before it was posted, as such, a few days after it was written, we discovered our female laid 2 eggs!

Only one of the survived unfortunately, but this latter grew bigger and bigger until it nearly reached adulthood. I guess you could consider it as a juvenile. This represents the first breeding for the zoo and the second zoo in Germany to breed this species.

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Our brolga with its mother (indoor building) after a few weeks.

To avoid inbreeding and to spread this species in the RTZI, we decided to send the male to Maltbridge Wildlife Trust, where we are sure it will be nicely kept.

However, that's not all. We recently received another pair of brolgas from Papua New Guinea! They are currently undergoing a quarantine and we hope to introduce them to the current pair and the wallabies soon enough to possibly establish a large group of brolgas at the zoo.

All our fingers are crossed, and we'll definitely tell you about the future of brolgas at the zoo but as of now, it seems bright...



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In celebration of the World Binturong day, we're going to show you our brand new binturong exhibit. It is very lush and has a lot of climbing opportunities for these arboreal animals.

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And their indoor exhibit, also full of climbing structures:

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Our (to-be-acquired) Yunnan binturongs (A. b. memglaensis) can access their outdoor exhibit whenever they want using this gate.

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