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  1. General

    General discussions on Zoos, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks
    1. General Zoo Discussion

      General discussion about zoos, aquariums, wildlife parks, etc.
      Latest: Can Any Animal be Held in Captivity? jayjds2, 21 Jan 2017 at 4:11 AM
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    2. Fantasy Zoos

      Dream up your own zoo, exhibit or animal collection. Any discussion about "what if" imaginings or ideas belong here.
      Latest: Australian lizards and birds in mixed exhibit possible? CGSwans, 20 Jan 2017 at 11:18 PM
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  2. Community

    Discussion for or about the ZooChat community
    1. Announcements

      Find out the latest news about ZooChat here
      Latest: Forum outage Kifaru Bwana, 19 Dec 2016
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    2. New Member Introductions

      New to ZooChat? Come and say hello - introduce yourself - we'd love to get to know you.
      Latest: The travelling Zookeeper NathanFang, 21 Jan 2017 at 3:45 AM
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    3. Events & Meetups

      Meetings and gatherings, education, seminars, conferences, or just zoo visits
      Latest: IZES Spring Meeting Nisha, 16 Jan 2017 at 2:20 PM
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    4. ZooChat Website Help & Feedback

      Ask for help with using the forums and post suggestions for improvements.
      Latest: New Gallery Request Thread 2017 vogelcommando, 20 Jan 2017 at 2:11 PM
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  3. Resources & Media

    Resources about zoos, wildlife and animal conservation
    1. TV, Movies, Books about Zoos & Wildlife

      Television shows, movies, books about zoos or wildlife. Documentaries, reality shows, etc.
    2. Zoo & Wildlife Games, Simulators & Quizzes

      Discussion about zoo games and simulators such as Zoo Tycoon and zoo quizes
      Latest: Possible future zoo simulator: Planet Safari? overread, 18 Jan 2017 at 12:16 AM
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    3. Zoo Memorabilia

      Discussion about all the stuff you bring back from the zoo - guidebooks, maps, souvenirs, photos etc!
      Latest: Zoo guide archive? snowleopard, 16 Jan 2017 at 1:40 PM
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    4. Websites about Zoos & Animal Conservation

      Websites and other resources online about zoos, wildlife, nature, conservation and such.
      Latest: Zoomoments e-lajos, 15 Jan 2017 at 3:44 PM
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    5. Zoo & Wildlife Webcams

      Discussion about webcams at zoos
      Latest: SeaWorld Shark Cam Chlidonias, 20 Jun 2016
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  4. Off Topic

    Discussion about things that are not zoo related
    1. Wildlife & Nature Conservation

      Non-zoo related discussion about animals, nature and conservation.
      Latest: 2017 Big Year DesertRhino150, 20 Jan 2017 at 10:12 PM
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    2. Animal Photography

      Discussion about taking photos of animals - equipment, techniques, places, etc
      Latest: Help Wanted in Choosing a New Camera. Arizona Docent, 21 Jan 2017 at 4:58 AM
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    3. Private Collections & Pets

      Discussion about private collections of animals and pets or other domesticated animals
      Latest: What pets/animals do you currently have? Coelacanth18, 19 Jan 2017 at 5:26 PM
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    4. Zoo Cafe

      Here is where we sit down, relax, and get out of the hot sun. Talk about anything and everything - the weather - sports - your favourite TV show. Anything off topic, non-zoo or non-animal related should go here.
      Latest: Gender and Age of Zoochatters wensleydale, 21 Jan 2017 at 3:20 AM
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  5. Oceania

    Discussions about zoos in the Oceania region ( Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia)
    1. Latest: Adelaide Zoo News 2017 BennettL, 21 Jan 2017 at 3:09 AM
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    2. Christmas Island

      Discussion about zoos in Christmas Island
    3. Cocos (Keeling) Islands

      Discussion about zoos in Cocos (Keeling) Islands
    4. Latest: Kula Eco-park, Fiji gerenuk, 23 Aug 2014
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    5. Latest: First Post ever Hix, 20 Mar 2010
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    6. New Zealand

      Discussion about zoos in New Zealand
      Latest: baboons Zoofan15, 20 Jan 2017 at 11:28 PM
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    7. Latest: Whales photographed mating in Niue Hix, 24 Aug 2012
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    8. Latest: Chlidonias also goes tropical.... Chlidonias, 31 May 2013
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    9. Latest: The fishes of Tokelau Hix, 22 Nov 2016
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  6. Europe

    Discussions about zoos in Europe
    1. Latest: 2017 Europe Zoochat Challenge ArboLowe, 18 Jan 2017 at 11:56 PM
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    2. Latest: Yerevan Zoo News Giant Panda, 4 Oct 2016
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    3. Latest: News from Schonbrunn vogelcommando, 9 Jan 2017
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    4. Latest: Plans for Safaripark vogelcommando, 20 Dec 2016
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    5. Latest: Zoo Grodno vogelcommando, 11 Jul 2016
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    6. Latest: Review of Aquatopia vogelcommando, 20 Jan 2017 at 10:11 PM
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    7. Latest: Sofia Zoo vogelcommando, 3 Mar 2016
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    8. Latest: News from Zagreb kiang, 14 Jan 2017
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    9. Latest: Illegal animal trade vogelcommando, 9 Jan 2017
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    10. Latest: A Visit to The South Eastern Czech Republic LaughingDove, 20 Jan 2017 at 10:59 PM
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    11. Latest: Copenhagen Zoo news 2015 and 2016 Hvedekorn, 19 Jan 2017 at 9:35 PM
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    12. Latest: Tallinn zoo vogelcommando, 3 Jan 2017
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    13. Latest: Ranua Zoo 2017 AdvoCat, 9 Jan 2017
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    14. Latest: Planete Sauvage vogelcommando, 19 Jan 2017 at 1:00 PM
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    15. Latest: News from Tbilisi vogelcommando, 29 Apr 2016
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    16. Latest: Berlin question Paradoxurus, 20 Jan 2017 at 9:18 PM
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    17. Latest: Budapest Zoo snowleopard, 16 Jan 2017 at 1:35 PM
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    18. Latest: Beluga-release ? vogelcommando, 21 Dec 2016
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    19. Latest: Dublin Zoo news thread ArboLowe, 5 Jan 2017
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    20. Latest: Italian Zoos News Piko, 2 Jan 2017
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    21. Latest: Almaty Zoo vogelcommando, 12 May 2016
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    22. Latest: Riga Zoo MikeG, 23 Apr 2016
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    23. Latest: Apklausa apie gyvunus tubvilius, 4 Jun 2015
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    24. Latest: Parc Merveilleux Grant Rhino, 25 Apr 2015
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    25. Latest: Visitor-numbers CGSwans, 20 Jan 2017 at 11:40 PM
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    26. Latest: Kristiansand zoo Thesweham, 8 Jan 2017
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    27. Latest: Wroclaw zoo news 2017 Jurek7, 16 Jan 2017 at 1:17 AM
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    28. Latest: Lisbon Zoo Pertinax, 9 Jan 2017
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    29. Latest: Trophy hunting ban overread, 9 Oct 2016
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    30. Latest: Rostov Zoo Nisha, 21 Jan 2017 at 12:39 AM
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    31. Latest: Belgrade Zoo, Serbia vogelcommando, 6 Aug 2016
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    32. Latest: Bojnice Zoo Nisha, 24 Oct 2016
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    33. Latest: Olm-breeding vogelcommando, 6 Oct 2016
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    34. Latest: Beluga born kiang, 18 Jan 2017 at 10:25 AM
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    35. Latest: Skansen news Thesweham, 14 Jan 2017
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    36. Latest: Zoo Basel News Bib Fortuna, 15 Jan 2017 at 10:27 AM
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    37. Latest: Darica Faruk Yalcin Zoo Nisha, 9 Jan 2017
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    38. Latest: Biopark Odessa vogelcommando, 22 Nov 2016
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    39. Latest: Paradise Park News vogelcommando, 20 Jan 2017 at 3:40 PM
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  7. North America

    Discussions about zoos in North America
    1. Latest: Toronto Zoo Developments 2017 m30t, 20 Jan 2017 at 3:47 AM
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    2. Latest: Getting ready to visit vogelcommando, 30 Dec 2016
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    3. Latest: Zoo News Milwaukee Man, 21 Jan 2017 at 5:29 AM
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  8. Asia

    Discussions about zoos in Asia
    1. Latest: Zoo Fergana - Uzbekistan Kifaru Bwana, 20 Jan 2017 at 7:26 PM
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    2. Latest: Red lists of Bangladesh vogelcommando, 7 Jan 2017
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    3. Latest: Chimelong park news vogelcommando, 16 Jan 2017 at 4:06 PM
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    4. Latest: National Zoological Park (New Delhi) Chlidonias, 14 Jan 2017
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    5. Latest: Bandung Zoo vogelcommando, 18 Jan 2017 at 6:35 PM
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    6. Latest: Zoo News vogelcommando, 18 Jan 2017 at 7:44 PM
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    7. Latest: Laos Wildlife Rescue Center Kifaru Bwana, 17 Dec 2016
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    8. Latest: Zooboy28 Goes to Borneo Hix, 6 Jan 2017
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    9. Latest: River dolphins in Nepal vogelcommando, 17 Dec 2016
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    10. Latest: Talarak Foundation vogelcommando, 28 Dec 2016
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    11. Latest: S.E.A.Aquarium vogelcommando, 20 Jan 2017 at 7:51 AM
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    12. Latest: Giant pandas arrive in South Korea Nisha, 6 Oct 2016
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    13. Latest: Tha Lad Zoo vogelcommando, 8 Jan 2017
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    14. Latest: Taipei zoo news kiang, 12 Jan 2017
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    15. Latest: Vietnams last Javan rhino vogelcommando, 22 Sep 2016
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  9. Central & South America

    Discussions about zoos in Central and South America
    1. Latest: Mendoza Zoo and aquarium Kifaru Bwana, 10 Nov 2016
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    2. Latest: Review of Atlantis Bahamas Blackduiker, 26 Mar 2010
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    3. Latest: Hybrid crocodiles wally war eagle, 7 Oct 2015
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    4. Latest: Zoo News devilfish, 28 Aug 2016
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    5. Latest: Zoo Ribeirao Preto vogelcommando, 12 Nov 2016
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    6. Latest: Bioparque Los Ocarros news Kifaru Bwana, 21 Jan 2017 at 5:41 AM
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    7. Latest: Animals that live on Cuba Dassie rat, 17 Sep 2015
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    8. Latest: Galapagos animalszoos, 19 Apr 2016
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    9. Paraguay

      Discussion about zoos in Paraguay
    10. Latest: Turtle release vogelcommando, 3 Nov 2016
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    11. Latest: M'Bogicua Breeding Sataion vogelcommando, 29 Mar 2015
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  10. Africa & Middle East

    Discussions about zoos in Africa and the Middle East
    1. Latest: Taiz Zoo - Yemen Tresio, 21 Dec 2016
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    2. Botswana

      Discussion about zoos in Botswana
    3. Latest: Loro Parque Tenerife vogelcommando, 15 Jan 2017 at 9:22 PM
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    4. Ghana

      Discussion about zoos in Ghana
    5. Latest: Protection The asiatic cheetah devilfish, 3 Sep 2016
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    6. Latest: Ramat Gan Safari and Zoo Giant Panda, 30 Dec 2016
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    7. Latest: Monkeys vs chocolate vogelcommando, 1 Apr 2015
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    8. Latest: Houbara smuggling vogelcommando, 10 Sep 2016
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    9. Latest: Mauritius Bat Count vogelcommando, 28 Oct 2016
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    10. Latest: New conservation centre vogelcommando, 7 Oct 2016
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    11. Latest: Jos Wildlife Park vogelcommando, 13 Jul 2016
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    12. Latest: Al Wabra wildlife center kiang, 26 Jul 2016
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    13. Latest: Lion re-introduction Pleistohorse, 30 Jun 2015
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    14. Latest: Saving Saudi's Vultures vogelcommando, 30 Dec 2016
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    15. Latest: Kudu21 Does South Africa! Kudu21, 10 Jan 2017
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    16. Latest: Kipunji Quest, Lintworm goes to Tanzania lintworm, 19 Jan 2017 at 5:40 PM
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    17. Latest: Good Elephant news savethelephant, 4 Jun 2015
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    18. Latest: Camel Reproduction Centre - Dubai vogelcommando, 17 Jan 2017 at 3:07 PM
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    19. Latest: Elephant export vogelcommando, 8 Nov 2016
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  11. Opt-in News Feeds

    RSS Feeds of News
    1. Elephant News

      News from www.elephant-news.com
    2. ABC News (Australia) Topic: Zoos

      News items tagged "zoos" on abc.net.au
      Latest: Gorilla escapes London Zoo enclosure RSS, 14 Oct 2016
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    3. ABC News (Australia) Topic: Endangered and Protect

      News items tagged "Endangered and Protected Species" on abc.net.au
      Latest: World's oldest panda dies in captivity aged 38 RSS, 16 Oct 2016
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    4. Discovery News: Zoo Animals

      RSS Feed of news from Discovery Channel
      Latest: Baby Gorilla a Welcome Surprise at Prague Zoo RSS, 25 Apr 2016
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    5. Yahoo News: Zoos

      Zoo news from Yahoo
      Latest: Drink craft beer with elephants at the L.A. Zoo RSS, 14 Apr 2015
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