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Tuatara enclosure

Tuatara enclosure
kiang, 15 Oct 2017
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    • Chlidonias
      Is that a tuatara cut-out on the right side? Is that so people think they've seen one, or to show where to look?
    • kiang
      @Chlidonias there is an arrow below it showing where they are and lo and behold, nothing!!!
    • Chlidonias
      It seems to be quite a common thing, for people to say they "never" see tuatara in overseas zoos. I find it interesting because I don't think I've ever had trouble seeing them in NZ collections.
    • Maguari
      Never have too many problems at Chester, other than in the dead of winter. Berlin's are much more problematic.
    • TeaLovingDave
      I have visited Chester during every single month and season, and to the best of my recollection the only month I have never successfully seen a tuatara is January. They are a little less showy in the winter as a whole, but still visible, whilst during the rest of the year they are pretty damn easy to spot!

      As @Maguari says, the ones at Zoo Berlin are a lot less showy,
    • jayjds2
      Of the four zoos that have tuataras in the US, I've been to three. Other than San Diego, which always keeps theirs off-exhibit, I have had pretty good success when it comes to seeing the species. I only missed the species at Dallas once, and always saw the species at Saint Louis when it was on exhibit. A friend who visited Toledo saw theirs easily as well. Of the zoos that exhibit the species (or when they are exhibited, in the case of Saint Louis), all the exhibits are inside. I only hear complaints of not being able to find the species from European zoos.
    • Chlidonias
      Maybe it's only Berlin specifically where nobody can see them.
    • Maguari
      Yeah, I think it's a Berlin-specific situation. Though why that should be, I'm not sure. Just shy individuals, possibly, I suppose.
    • lintworm
      @Chlidonias @Maguari I don't know why everybody always complains about not seeing them, on five visits I have always seen them and often more than one... Maybe these Kiwis just do not like Englishmen :p
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