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Rapunga Ao Zoo

Located in faraway (with some exceptions on Zoochat of course) New Zealand, in the Otago area, here's the ambitious and exceptional Rapunga Ao (global quest in Maori) Zoo, featuring animals not found anywhere else in the country. Species list in the comments.

Rapunga Ao Zoo
JigerofLemuria, 7 Nov 2021
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    • JigerofLemuria
      Rapunga Ao Zoo:

      Te Papa:

      A: Entrance, gift store

      1: Invasive pond: Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta), brown trout (Salmo trutta), koi (Cyprinus rubrofuscus var. "koi"), common rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus), western Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis)

      2: Native pond: New Zealand longfin eel (Anguilla dieffenbachii), black mudfish (Neochanna diversus), giant kōkopu (Galaxias argenteus), Banded Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia trifasciata), Splendid Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia splendida), Western Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia australis)

      3- Kākā (Nestor meridionalis), Orange-fronted Kakariki (Cyanoramphus malherbi), buff weka (Gallirallus australis hectori), Banded Rail (Rallus philippensis assimilis), New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae), North Island Kokako (Callaeas cinerea wilsoni), Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae), Bellbird (Anthornis melanura), North Island Saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus rufusater), Sacred Kingfisher (Todiramphus sanctus), Silvereye (Zostrops lateralis), royal spoonbill (Platalea regia)

      4- Little Pied Shag (Phalacrocorax melanoleucos), blue duck (Hymenolaimus malacorhynchos), paradise shelduck (Tadorna variegata), New Zealand scaup (Aythya novaeseelandiae), New Zealand black duck (Anas superciliosa superciliosa), New Zealand shoveler (Spatula rhynchotis variegata)

      5- Kunekune (Sus scrofa domesticus)

      6- Little Farm:

      ● Bantam chicken (Gallus gallus f. domestica), bronze turkey (Meleagris gallopavo f. domestica)

      ● Dwarf lop rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus f. domestica)

      ● Smooth-haired guinea pig (Cavia aperea f. porcellus)


      7- Romney sheep (Ovis orientalis aries)

      B: The Dark Forest:

      ● Southern Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis)

      ● Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae)

      ● Brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula)

      ● Polynesian rat (Rattus exulans)

      ● Tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus)

      ● Otago skink (Oligosoma otagense)

      ● Grand skink (Oligosoma grande)

      ● New Zealand common gecko (Woodworthia maculata)

      ● Forest gecko (Mokopirirakau granulatus)

      ● Auckland green gecko (Naultinus elegans)

      ● Maud Island frog (Leiopelma pakeka)

      ● Wētāpunga (Deinacrida heteracantha)

      ● Amber snail (Powelliphanta hochstetteri bicolor)


      8- Kea (Nestor notabilis)

      C: Rangi-Papa Auditorium

      9- New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri), Subantarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus tropicalis)

      10- Little blue penguin (Eudyptula minor), Fiordland penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus)

      11- Rescue bay: an aquatic exhibit for rescued animals, aimed at rehabilitating and releasing them into the wild. Rescues so far include:

      ● New Zealand sea lion (Phocarctos hookeri)

      ● Southern elephant seal (Mirounga leonina)

      ● Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx)

      ● Yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes)

      ● Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri)

      ● Wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans)



      Asia

      12- Pere David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus)

      13- Bonnet Macaque (Macaca radiata)

      14- Wreathed hornbill (Rhyticeros undulatus)

      15- Malaysian tapir (Tapirus terrestris), Reeve's muntjac (Muntiacus reevesi)

      16- Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus)

      17- Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sondaica)

      18- Nepalese red panda (Ailurus fulgens)

      19- Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus)

      20- Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus), Common Mynah (Acridotheres tristis), common emerald dove (Chalcophaps indica)

      21- Caracal (Caracal caracal)

      22- Fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)


      South America:

      D: Rainforest Restaurant

      23- Alpaca (Vicugna pacos), Llama (Lama glama)

      24- Collared peccary (Pecari tajacu)

      25- Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

      26- Colombian brown spider monkey (Ateles hybridus)

      D: Amazon rainforest:

      ● Ruddy ground dove (Columbina talpacoti), Brazilian tanager (Ramphocelus bresilius), spangled cotinga (Cotinga cayana), red-headed barbet (Eubucco bourcierii), Brazilian tinamou (Crypturellus strigulosus)

      ● Lettered aracari (Pteroglossus inscriptus), Linnaeus's two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus) Southern three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes matacus)

      ● Common boa (Boa constrictor)

      ● Green Iguana (Iguana iguana), Argentine black-and-white tegu (Salvator merianae), red-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonarius)

      ● Cuvier's dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus), mata-mata (chelus fimbriatus), Zulia toad-headed sideneck (Mesoclemmys zuliae), pirapitinga (Piaractus brachypomus), Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus), flag cichlid (Mesonauta festivus), disk tetra (Myloplus schonburghii), kissing prochilodus (Semaprochilodus insignis), Leopold’s angelfish (Pterophyllum leopoldi), snow pleco (Pterygoplichthys ambrosettii), chocolate cichlid (Uaru amphiacanthoides), parrot cichlid (Hoplarchus psittacus), porcupine river stingray (Potamotrygon hystrix)

      ● Giant waxy monkey frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor)

      ● Splashback poison dart frog (Adelphobates galactonotus), fantastic poison dart frog (Ranitomeya fantastica), Vicente's poison frog (Oophaga vicentei)

      ● Cane toad (Rhinella marina)

      ● Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)

      ● Rio Cauca caecilian (Typhlonectes natans)

      ● South American lungfish (Lepidosiren paradoxa)

      ● Red-bellied piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri)

      ● Leafcutter ant (Atta cephalotes)

      ● Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules)

      ● Bolivian blue leg birdeater (Pamphobeteus antinous)

      ● Chilean rose tarantula (Grammostola rosea)

      ● Pinktoe tarantula (Avicularia avicularia)

      ● Costa Rican zebra tarantula (Aphonopelma seemanni)

      ● Amazonian giant centipede (Scolopendra gigantea)

      ● Purple land crab (Gecarcinus ruricola)


      27- King vulture (Sarcoramphus papa)

      28- Blue and Gold Macaw (Ara araurana), scarlet macaw (Ara macao)

      29- Military Macaw (Ara militaris), Brazilian Agouti (Dasyprocta leporina)

      30- Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia)

      31- Emperor Tamarin (Saguinus imperator)

      32- Pigmy Marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea)


      Australia and Madagascar

      33- Red kangaroo (Osphanter rufus), Tammar Wallaby (Macropus eugenii), emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

      34- Dingo (Canis lupus dingo)

      35- Southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons)

      E: Flying Fox Forest

      ● Little red flying-fox (Pteropus scapulatus), brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata), common brush-turkey (Alectura lathami)

      ● Mertens'water monitor (Varanus mertensi), broad-shelled Snake Necked Turtle (Chelodina expansa)

      ● Sugar glider (Petaurus breviceps)


      36- Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)

      37- Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus), musk Lorikeet (Glossopsitta concinna), black-capped lory (Lorius lory), Goldie's lorikeet (Glossoptilus goldiei), Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles novaehollandiae)

      38- Diamond Finch (Stagonopleura guttata), Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata), double-barred finch (Stizoptera bichenovii), masked finch (Poephila personata), blue-faced parrotfinch (Erythrura trichroa) , Common Bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera), Diamond Dove (Geopelia cuneata)

      39- Common Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae), tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides)

      40- Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii), Citron-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata), Gang-gang (Callocephalon fimbriatum)

      41- Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta), black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata)


      African Savannah

      42- Southern cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus)

      43- South African Crested Porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis)

      44- Meerkat (Suricata suricatta)

      45- Southeast African lion (Panthera leo krugeri)

      46- Yellow-collared lovebird (Agapornis personatus), red-billed hornbill (Tockus erythrorhynchus), speckled mousebird (Colius striatus), village weaver (Ploceus cucullatus), leopard tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis)

      47- Nubian giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis antiquorum), Chapman's zebra (Equus quagga chapmani), addax (Addax nasomaculatus), common ostrich (Struthio camelus), helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris)

      48- Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda)


      African Rainforest

      49- Common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus), Egyptian goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)

      50- Greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus), African pochard (Netta erythrophthalma brunnea), Cape shoveler (Spatula smithii), Hottentot teal (Spatula hottentota)

      51- African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)

      F: Baobab Café

      G: Congo Rainforest (indoor holdings for 49 & 52-53)

      ● Jackson's chameleon (Trioceros jacksoni)

      ● Ball python (Python regius)


      52- Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla), De Brazza's monkey (Cercopithecus neglectus)

      53- Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus)
    • Mr Gharial
      I really like the concept of this zoo
    • Bengal Tiger
      Fabulously done!!!
    • German Zoo World
      wow another nice zoo, i like the nocturnal house and antarctic rescues aswell as the rainforests.

      well done @JigerofLemuria
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