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

  1. Shorts

    Shorts Well-Known Member

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    You can replicate these experiences by looking an (obviously) inert grey cuddly toy and an empty enclosure next time you visit your local zoo. :D
     
  2. Komodo99

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    1.Clouded leopards
    2.Any member of Panthera Pardus
    3.King Cobra
    4.Black Caiman
    5. Gharial
    6.Black Mamba
    7. Inland Taipan
    8. Puma
    9. Western Diamondback rattlesnake
    10. Mugger crocodile
    11. Cuban Crocodile
    12. Sumatran Rhino
    13. Emperor Penguin
     
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  3. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    In theory you can get your top 13 down to a top 4 without ever leaving the UK :p
     
  4. Fresco3

    Fresco3 Well-Known Member

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    Here are some of mine!

    - Sumatran Orangutan
    - Stump-Tailed Macaque
    - Indian Rhino
    - Amur Leopard
    - Giant Panda
    - Chinese Pangolin
    - Chinese Alligator
    - Lar Gibbon
    - Sloth Bear
    - Saola
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    These are just a few. A trip to Monkey World aught to tick off the Orangutan, Lar Gibbon and Macaque. The Chinese Alligator can be done in Crocodiles of the World.

    I believe the Saola will be near impossible though :(
     
  5. MagpieGoose

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    Mine would be:
    -Red-Shanked Douc Langur
    -Marsh Mongoose
    -Black-Winged Myna
    -Kiwi (See one with my own eyes rather than through a web-cam at Paignton)
    -Three-Toed Sloth
    -Javan and Sumatran Rhino
    -Mountain Gorilla
    -Eastern Lowland Gorilla
    -Nigeria-Cameroon Chimp
    -Giant Armadillo
    -Amazon River Dolphin
    -American Crocodile
    -Gharial
    -Vampire Bat
    -Great White Shark
    -Scalloped Hammerhead Shark
    -Whale Shark
     
  6. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I haven't posted a list on here yet, so...

    Tonkin snub-nosed monkey
    Marsupial mole
    Laotian rock rat
    Giant armadillo
    Silky anteater
    Woolly giant flying squirrel
    Narwhal
    Yapok

    Hoatzin
    Wattled ploughbill
    Resplendant quetzal
    Night parrot

    Turtle frog
    Goliath frog
    Lake Titicaca frog
    Hairy frog

    Goblin shark
    Megamouth



    That's just a few of them. There are a lot of species which I'd like to see wild but have already seen captive, like pangolins or moloch or Picathartes, so I've discounted them from the list. And lots of cool species I've seen wild so there's no point saying I'd like to see them captive.
     
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  7. animal_expert01

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    Wow! In Australia you generally see a reptile every 2-3 days!
     
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  8. Komodo99

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    I went to Australia a few years ago and saw quite a few reptiles.Thorny devils,carpet pythons and a two captive saltwater crocodiles made for quite a trip.
     
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  9. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    but presumably the same one "every 2-3 days", given that your Big Year list only has you on eight species :rolleyes:

    I think it goes without saying, too, that Queensland is a vastly different field than the UK...
     
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  10. animal_expert01

    animal_expert01 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, mainly the same species, however several species (all Skinks) remain unidentified. However it's been winter most of the year, so I am bound to get more species when September comes.

    @Komodo99 Did you see the Thorny Devil in the wild?
     
  11. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    um, I'm not a meteorologist or anything, but I'm pretty sure it hasn't been winter for most of the year, considering it is only June now...
     
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    In the Southern Hemisphere its Winter when the UK has Summer ;)
     
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    You would think a New Zealander would know that :p and his post makes sense if you read carefully ;)
     
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  14. Komodo99

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    Yes the Thorny Devil was wild, I found it on my uncles porch where it hid under a broken trampoline.
     
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    Lucky for some
     
  16. Komodo99

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    Also saw some wild Spinner Dolphins off Manly harbour near the Sydney Opera House.
     
  17. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    yes... Christmas is mid-summer. Winter starts in June - which is the month it is now...
     
  18. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    without having been there to see what you saw, that seems quite unlikely. There is a (semi-) resident group of bottlenose dolphins around the area though which are frequently seen.
     
  19. Komodo99

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    The trip was about nine years ago though, I don't remember everything and it is possible that at the time a pod of spinners could have moved in.
     
  20. Water Dragon

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    My bucket list is currently burried somewhere under under my bed along with miscellenious animal doodles and missing socks. I shall try and dig it out soon so I can post it on this thread.