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Stuttgart, Germany

Beckmann J.,Opel Zoo | Westerhus U.,Opel Zoo | Kauffels T.,Opel Zoo | Becker M.,Opel Zoo
Zoologische Garten | Year: 2015

In 1982 Opel-Zoo Kronberg started keeping Oriental white ibis in central European climate. Since then at least 61 ibis hatched, the total 30-day-mortality was 25% (N. = 15). As far as known changes in diet over time and their effects are listed as well as dates of hatching since 1994. Unknown behavior such as allogrooming in young non-siblings, overlapping brood and feeding on willow leafs is described, as well as wing-claws in juvenile Oriental white ibis. In addition we added information from literature to give an overview of this particular ibis species. Oriental white ibis is listed as near threatened since 2004. © 2015.

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