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Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by ThylacineAlive, 8 Nov 2012.

  1. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    I realize that a thread already exists for this topic for zoo animals, but this is a thread to post a list all all the animals, both wild and captive, that you just have to see before you... well- pass on.:D

    Here's some of mine-
    African Forest Elephant
    Bornean Pygmy Elephant
    Sunda Clouded Leopard
    Pygmy Hog
    Emperor Penguin
    Galapagos Penguin
    Sumatran Elephant
    South China Tiger
    Bengal Tiger
    Indochinese Tiger
    Barbary Lion
    Amur Leopard
    Arabian Leopard
    Persian Leopard
    Sri Lankan Leopard
    California Condor
    Blue Whale
    Javan Leopard
    Javan Rhinoceros
    Bornean Rhinoceros
    Northern White Rhinoceros
    Asiatic Cheetah
    North African Cheetah
    Asiatic Lion
    Pygmy Hippopotamus
    Mediterranian Monk Seal
    Giant Oceanic Manta Ray
    Whale Shark
    Great White Shark
    Mexican Wolf
    Asiatic Wild Dog
    Tasmanian Devil
    Tiger Quoll
    Iriomote Leopard Cat
    Andean Cat
    Florida Panther
    Iberian Lynx
    Saiga
    European Bison
    Amazon River Dolphin
    Cross River Gorilla
    Really every species of feline I can
    and of course, Thylacine!!:D:D

    I definetly have many more but that's all I'll post for now.
     
  2. nanoboy

    nanoboy Well-Known Member

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    Maybe narrow it down to a 'top 5' list to make it more challenging and interesting to read.

    Hmmm.... For me it might be:

    Spix's macaw
    Saiga antelope
    Glaucous macaw, but I will settle for a Lear's macaw
    Any of the Asian rhinos
    Canadian lynx
     
  3. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Nah.

    The Spix's Macaw is also on my list but I didn't add it up there. Are there no Canada Lynx or Indian Rhinos in Australian zoos?
     
  4. DDcorvus

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    Every single species of Psittacidae.
     
  5. jwer

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    High on the wish list;
    Pygmy anteater
    Indri
    Sumatran rhino
    one of the snub-nosed monkeys
    Giant armadillo
     
  6. nanoboy

    nanoboy Well-Known Member

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    Same here!

    @ThylacineAlive: There is an Indian rhino in Sydney I believe, but no lynx here as far as I know.
     
  7. jusko88

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    1 Saola
    2 Hairy angler
    3 Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey
    4 Blue Bird-of-paradise
    5 Philippine Tarsier
     
  8. PAT

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    Melbourne Zoo had a bobcat until 4 or 5 years ago. :(

    My list would go a little like this:-
    >Sumatran Rhino
    >Blue Whale
    >Mountain Tapir
    >Mountain Gorilla
    >Hoatzin
     
  9. Jabiru96

    Jabiru96 Well-Known Member

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    Correction. There are two Indian rhinos at Dubbo.
     
  10. nanoboy

    nanoboy Well-Known Member

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    Noted. I would love to see them soon. I hope to fly to Sydney for a day to visit.

    PS* How many zoos do you think I can fit in a day trip, and which would you recommend?
     
  11. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    My top 5 species I want to see one day varies almost on a weekly basis :p but currently it is probably something like this:

    Numbat
    Marbled Cat
    Kakapo
    Long-beaked Echidna
    Iberian Lynx

    I'm pretty sure I'll never get to see all 5 of the above - but I live in hope I might see a few :)
     
  12. Javan Rhino

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    I narrow it down to a top 5, but I will narrow it down to top 5 in each classification.

    Mammals
    1. Sumatran rhinoceros
    2. Sumatran striped rabbit
    3. Duck-billed platypus
    4. Dugong
    5. Ethiopian wolf

    Javan rhino, Sunda clouded leopard, Hoolock gibbon, mountain gorilla and iromote cat closely missing the top spots

    Birds
    1. Spix's macaw
    2. Galapagos penguin
    3. Superb lyrebird
    4. Philippine eagle
    5. Kakapo

    Northern cassowary, all penguins I haven't yet seen, Harpy eagle and California condor all missing out on the top spots [very closely]

    Reptiles
    1. Gharial
    2. Thorny devil
    3. Leatherback sea turle
    4. Marine iguana
    5. Bushmaster

    Amphibians
    1. Olm
    2. Hellbender and giant salamanders
    3. Goliath frog
    4. Corroborree frog
    5. Green and golden bell frog

    Fish
    1. Manta ray
    2. Whale shark
    3. Flying fish
    4. Sun fish
    5. Basking shark
     
  13. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    I've told you before; get yourself visiting either the north Wales, Cumbrian or Western Scottish coastlines in the summer and you'll have a decent chance of seeing these ;) if you visit the Isle of Arran or Anglesey, and know where to look, you'll be nigh certain of seeing the latter!
     
  14. DDcorvus

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    Doesn't London have one of the bushmaster species? And for the rest Gharial, Sunfish, Chinese Giant Salamander, Hellbender and Olm are species easily ticked-off by a European roadtrip.
     
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    I would suggest nobody is going to see Glaucous Macaw in a hurry. Think I'll settle for Whooping Crane, which is at least possible.
     
  16. DDcorvus

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    LPF was planning a trip to search for Glaucous Macaw. Haven't heard anything lately so not sure what the current status of that plan is.
     
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    1.) Javan Rhino
    2.) Mountain Nyala
    3.) Numbat
    4.) Indri
    5.) Any Mole species. Easily the most well known mammal group I've never photographed.
     
  18. Pootle

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    An even higher chance of seeing a basking shark is get to Isle of Man in the summer, check the web for best dates to see them. You may also see juvenile basking sharks around the islands waters. In addition to that you can visit Curraghs Wildlife Park, one of the best small wildlife/zoo places in the UK.


    Five animals I want to see in the flesh before I kick the bucket are:

    Javan Rhino
    Sumatran Rhino
    Blue Whale
    Lyre bird (but only if it signs for me), if not a Platypuss can take its place!
    Proboscis Monkey
    (and many more, including Bigfoot & co too :p)
     
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  19. TeaLovingDave

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    By all accounts, the Isle of Man is also good for spotting Leatherback Turtles - I didn't mention it purely because I was citing the two locations I (in the case of Arran) and my girlfriend (in the case of Anglesey) have had the most luck in spotting these species.
     
  20. Pootle

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    I am sure it is, it is a great little island for British coastal wildlife. For those who like to dive, the waters are very clear as there are not many sandy or muddy beaches so visibility to particularly good.

    This website may be of interest The Manx Basking Shark Watch
    for basking sharks as may this Manx Whale & Dolphin Watch Homepage for Cetaceans.