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Parque Zoológico de León

I've had the idea to design zoos for cities and countries that lack them, so here's my entry for a zoo in León, in Castilla-León, Spain. Feel free to suggest any city or town in dire need of a zoo or aquarium in the comments below! :D

Parque Zoológico de León
JigerofLemuria, 15 Apr 2020
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    • JigerofLemuria
      Bear in mind: the climate in León is rather chilly for Spain, with yearly temperatures oscillating between 4 and 20° celsius, and it's rather humid and muggy in winter.

      Species list:
      1. Goldfish

      2. Central Lake:
        • White-headed duck (Oxyura leucocephala)

        • Ruddy shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)

        • Common shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)

        • Yellow-breasted capuchin (Sapajus xanthosternos)

        • Lar gibbon (Hylobates lar)

        • Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis)
      3. Vicuña (Vicugna vicugna)

      4. Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

      5. Darwin's rhea (Rhea pennata)

      6. Puma (Puma concolor)

      7. Eastern black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis michaeli)

      8. Bonobo (Pan paniscus)

      9. European tree frog (Hyla arborea), Perez's frog (Pelophylax perezi), spiny toad (Bufo spinosus), natterjack toad (Epidalea calamita), fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra), Iberian newt (Lissotriton boscai)

      10. Reptile House: (all rescue animals)
        • Green iguana (Iguana iguana), pond slider (Trachtemis scripta), common boa (Boa constrictor), yellow-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis denticulatus) ,Common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), (Salvator merianae)

        • Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus)

        • Central bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps)

        • Ball python (Python regius)

        • Leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius), Russian tortoise (Agrionemys horsfieldii)

        • Mexican redknee tarantula (Brachypelma hamorii)

        • Corn snake (Elaphe gluttata)

        • Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis)
      11. Koi carp (Cyprinus rubrofuscus "koi")

      12. Angolan giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis angolensis), springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis), nyala (Tragelaphus angasii)

      13. Meerkat (Suricata suricatta)

      14. Southwest African lion (Panthera leo bleyenberghi)

      15. Bateleur eagle (Terathopius ecaudatus), hooded vulture (Necrosyrtes monachus)

      16. Hartmann's mountain zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae), black wildebeest (Connochaetes gnou)

      17. Atlantic gray seal (Halichoerus grypus grypus)

      18. Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

      19. Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus)

      20. Eurasian forest reindeer (Rangifer tarandus fennicus)

      21. Red-necked wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus), Cape Barren goose

      22. Churra sheep (Ovis aries)

      23. Domestic rabit (Oryctolagus cuniculus domestica)

      24. Marismeño (Equus ferus caballus)

      25. Tropical birds:
        • Great green macaw (Ara ambiguus)

        • Red-billed toucan (Ramphastos tucanus tucanus)
      26. Bird house:
        • Edward's pheasant (Lophura edwardsi), Indian hill mynah (Gracula religiosa), imperial pied pigeon (Ducula bicolor), green broadbill (Calyptomena viridis)

        • Buffon's turaco (Tauraco persa), Congo peafowl (Afropavo congolensis), splendid sunbird (Cinnyris coccinigastrus), northern carmine bee-eater (Merops nubicus)

        • Spangled cotinga (Cotinga cayana), blue-capped motmot (Momotus momota), wattled jacana (Jacana jacana), blue dacnis (Dacnis cayana)

        • Tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides), zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata), cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus)
      27. Chinese dhole (Cuon alpinus lepturus)

      28. Carpathian lynx (Lynx lynx carpathicus)

      29. Visayan warty pig (Sus cebifrons)

      30. Markhor (Capra falconeri)
    • SivatheriumGuy
      Niiiiice! I wish León had a zoo.
    • JigerofLemuria
      @SivatheriumGuy Glad you like it! :D
      Any suggestions of a town anywhere in dire need of a zoological collection? Bremen comes to mind, I just don't know what could make it stand out among all the other German greats. Within Spain, Bilbao/Pamplona and Mérida comes to mind, so if you'd like to make some suggestions about those or more, please by all means do so. :)
    • SivatheriumGuy
      @JigerofLemuria We are in desperate need of zoos in the Basque Capitals... All of them work.
    • JigerofLemuria
      @SivatheriumGuy Then I'll get working on that. Any suggestions on what species/approaches could give them a fresh touch? Feel free to PM me to give them if you wish! :D
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