Zoo in Denmark.

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  1. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Although this zoo was tiny, smelly and dirty I can't say that any of the animals were in poor condition. They all appeared to be fit and healthy and the keepers were trying to do the best they could with the limited resources that were available.
    I felt that what they needed more than anything else was publicity. We came across this place purely by accident as it was in a cul de sac with no indication or road signs that it was there at all.
    They need to advertise more and perhaps set up an adoption scheme for the animals so that they can raise enough funds for improvement.

    Zoo entrance.

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    Beaver asleep in it's pool.

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    Wallaby with joey in pouch. I just couldn't get a good angle to actually show you the baby.

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    Ostrich.

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    Family of porcupines.

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    Strange, big bird. Does anyone know what the heck it is?

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  3. Philip Nulty

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    Hi Eileen,..yikes they certainly need advertising,..at least the animals look healthy,..good shots,..is the last bird a Toucan?,..i know its not a Dodo lol.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I don't think it's a Toucan Philip as the bill is wrong. I'm still trawling the net to see what it is. Maybe some type of Hornbill???
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Cute. DH has always wanted to get an ostrich!
     



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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I've found out what the big, black bird is at last!!

    It's one of these:

    A Ground Hornbill from Kenya.

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    I can't honestly say that I found it attractive but it was certainly unusual.
     
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    Well pinpointed Eileen,..i agree its not a very attractive bird but its big,..reminds me of an overgrown Crow that's eaten something with lots of blood,..mmmm interesting how my mind works on a Sunday at lunch time lol.
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    At least the zoo was open! Nice photos.. even of that "ugly" bird. :-D
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I see what you mean about the facility. Like you said--the animals look to be in good shape, that's for sure.
    I always have mixed feelings about zoos, but it is a pleasure to be able to see some animals that I otherwise might not encounter.
     

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