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Discussion in 'North America - General' started by Great Argus, 15 Oct 2018.

  1. Great Argus

    Great Argus Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    While this topic has been addressed before, it was an old thread and some new information would be good.

    Same as the last two threads, no information older than June 2016 was used. In the Zoochat forums and galleries I did note a couple facilities keeping alcids that did not have any recent mention.


    Two species previously held, no recent mention:
    Least Auklet — Any left at Cincinnati?
    Cassin’s Auklet — Seattle Aquarium held, do they still?
     
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    Great Argus Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    Uria


    Common Murre (11 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Cincinnati
    Georgia Aquarium
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Montreal Biodome
    Omaha
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Point Defiance
    Seattle Aquarium
    SeaWorld San Antonio
    SeaWorld San Diego

    Thick-billed Murre (1 holder)

    North Carolina


    Alca

    Razorbill (2 holders)

    Montreal Biodome
    National Aquarium


    Cepphus


    Black Guillemot (2 holders)

    Montreal Biodome
    National Aquarium

    Pigeon Guillemot (7 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Cincinnati
    Georgia Aquarium
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Seattle Aquarium


    Aethia


    Crested Auklet (2 holders)

    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Cincinnati

    Whiskered Auklet (1 holder)

    Cincinnati

    Parakeet Auklet (1 holder)

    North Carolina


    Cerorhinca


    Rhinoceros Auklet (3 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Seattle Aquarium


    Fratercula


    Atlantic Puffin (5 holders)

    Cincinnati
    Montreal Biodome
    National Aquarium
    SeaWorld San Antonio
    SeaWorld San Diego

    Horned Puffin (8 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Cincinnati
    Georgia Aquarium
    North Carolina
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Point Defiance
    St. Louis

    Tufted Puffin (12 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Bronx
    Central Park
    Georgia Aquarium
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Point Defiance
    Seattle Aquarium
    SeaWorld San Antonio
    SeaWorld San Diego
    St. Louis
     
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    Tufted Puffin is also kept by Como Park.
     
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    No whiskered, crested or least auklets at Cincinnati anymore. All died out.
    No cassin's auklet at Seattle Aquarium, not been there for 2-3 years now.
     
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    Ituri Well-Known Member 15+ year member

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    I visited Saint Louis in July of 2016 and they had Atlantic Puffin as well as the other two species at that time. Not sure about the present.
     
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    I visited this summer and they had only Horned and Tufted.
     
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    Great Argus Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    That's a bummer. Some very interesting species.
     
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    birdsandbats Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    @Great Argus Are you planning on doing all the bird families kept in NA with these threads?
     
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    If interest from others continues, yes!
     
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    birdsandbats Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    Well I, for one, are very much enjoying these threads. Keep up the great work!
     
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    Great Argus Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    Thanks!
     
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    Monterey Bay Aquarium also holds Horned Puffin.

    Omaha has Tufted Puffin; someone listed them as having Atlantic Puffin in 2018, but the most recent gallery photo of the exhibit only says Tufted Puffin and Common Murre so I'm not sure about the Atlantic still being there.

    Central Park also had Atlantic back in late 2018.

    Hemker Park lists Puffins on their website, which the photo indicates to be Atlantic (but no species profile and zero social media posts or ZooChat visitors to confirm).

    I've also only ever seen Horned and Tufted at Saint Louis, as well as listed on their website.
     
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    Great Argus Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    They do not, they hold Tufted Puffin, Pigeon Guillemot, and Common Murre. They did hold Horned Puffin for awhile, but then no longer did for some reason. There were no Horned Puffin to be seen on my visit in early 2019.
     
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    Interesting. They are still listed on the website, I suppose it's an outdated listing then?
     
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    If you tap the profile, it says "Not on Display at the Aquarium." I think they were on display til some point in 2018, when they were apparently removed. I saw footage of them there, but only Tufted for a couple years now.

    Many animals listed are actually not on display, theirs is a rather inaccurate one unless you click in to the individual profiles. Most of the stuff they list they have kept previously though, barring the animals under the Monterey Bay Wildlife tab.
     
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    Coelacanth18 Well-Known Member Premium Member 5+ year member

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    I did not :p That is a very silly system, as it basically advertises species they don't have anymore; is the average person who wants to see what animals they have going to bother clicking the profiles?
     
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    I agree, not very effective. The average person won't click on the profiles and assume.
    However the situation is made more complicated in that Laysan Albatross is listed as "Not on Display" but is at the aquarium and brought out for public viewing. Makes one wonder if some of the others possibly are held behind the scenes.
     
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    I can confirm that Omaha keeps Atlantic Puffin.
     
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    Uria

    Common Murre (11 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Cincinnati
    Georgia Aquarium
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Montreal Biodome
    Omaha
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Point Defiance
    Seattle Aquarium
    SeaWorld San Antonio
    SeaWorld San Diego

    Thick-billed Murre (1 holder)

    North Carolina


    Alca

    Razorbill (2 holders)

    Montreal Biodome
    National Aquarium


    Cepphus

    Black Guillemot (2 holders)

    Montreal Biodome
    National Aquarium

    Pigeon Guillemot (7 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Cincinnati
    Georgia Aquarium
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Seattle Aquarium


    Aethia

    Crested Auklet (1 holder)

    Aquarium of the Pacific

    Parakeet Auklet (1 holder)

    North Carolina


    Cerorhinca

    Rhinoceros Auklet (3 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Seattle Aquarium


    Fratercula

    Atlantic Puffin (7-8 holders)

    Central Park
    Cincinnati
    Hemker?
    Montreal Biodome
    National Aquarium
    Omaha
    SeaWorld San Antonio
    SeaWorld San Diego

    Horned Puffin (8 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Cincinnati
    Georgia Aquarium
    North Carolina
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Point Defiance
    St. Louis

    Tufted Puffin (14 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Bronx
    Central Park
    Como Park
    Georgia Aquarium
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Omaha
    Oregon Coast Aquarium
    Point Defiance
    Seattle Aquarium
    SeaWorld San Antonio
    SeaWorld San Diego
    St. Louis
     
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    Pretty sure Hemker's last Atlantic Puffin passed away before my last visit, as the exhibit they would usually be found in held two female Common Eider. It is equally likely they could be found in one of the two larger aviaries, though.
     
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