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Partula rosea snails at Marwell Zoo Park, May 2008

Partula rosea snails at Marwell Zoo Park, May 2008
Maguari, 5 Jun 2008
    • European Fauna
      Every zoo should have a decent invertebrate section.So economical to run, yet such a big hit with visitors.
    • EvilKittie
      alot of smaller zoo do keep a large collection for that very reason.

      while i think most of chester's is offshow or scattered around the zoo, while here (marwell) they are shown and the same with bristol and london :O
    • Maguari
      There are very few inverts on show at Marwell (or at least there were the last time I visited). In terms of large zoos, Bristol and London are head and shoulders above the other UK zoos in terms of invertebrate displays (though Chester has the best butterfly display - if only they'd put some labels up!).
    • Zambar
      Marwell's invert collection has gone up a bit compared to what it was:

      Baboon Tarantula, Speckled Sun Beetles and Praying Mantis in Heart of Africa
      Desert Locusts in Aridlands
      Horse-Headed Grasshoppers, Imperial Scorpions, Postman Butterflies, Goliath Bird-Eating Spiders, Fregate Island Beetles and Leaf-Cutter Ants in Tropical World
      Partula Snails, Black Widow Spiders, Pink-Toed Tarantulas and MacLeay's Stick Insects in Encounter Village
      Giant Stick Insects in Life in the Trees

      And those are just the ones on show. However, I don't think Marwell will ever have a strong herp collection, though there are a few gems like the Crocodile Newts and Europe's only Puerto Rican Crested Toads.
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