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

  1. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Perhaps. I just like to let people have any information they may be lacking.

    For myself, I would consider it unusual for a pod of mostly-tropical pelagic dolphins to move into Sydney harbour, and for that to be a more likely scenario than having seen the pod of bottlenose dolphins which are known to be regularly seen there.

    I won't ask whereabouts in Australia your uncle lives though :)
     
  2. Najade

    Najade Well-Known Member

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    Reptiles:
    -Leatherback
    -Earless Monitor
    -Marine Iguana
    -Flying Dragon
    -Flying Geckos
    -Horned Lizard
    -Thorny Devil
    -American Legless Lizards
    -Dibamidae
    -Amphisbaenia
    -Typhlopidae
    -Mauritius Snakes
    -Mudsnakes
    -Shield-tailed Snakes
    -Flying Tree Snakes
    -Pipe Snakes
    -Sea Snakes
    -Sea Kraits
     
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  3. Najade

    Najade Well-Known Member

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    Birds:
    -Sage Grouse
    -Crested Argus
    -Oilbird
    -Potoos
    -Nighthawks
    -Nightjars (eared and typical)
    -Owlet-Nightjars
    -Tree Swifts
    -Mesites
    -Limpkin
    -Finfoots
    -Sarothruridae
    -Takahe
    -Loons
    -Tropic Birds
    -Darters
    -Frigate Birds
    -Eurasian Bittern
    -Hoatzin
    -California Condor
    -Circaetinae
    -Philippine Eagle
    -Harrier Hawk
    -Resplendent Quetzal
    -Hoopoe
    -Ground Roller
    -Todies
    -Jacamars
    -Bucconidae
    -Honeyguides
    -Eurasian Wryneck
    -Campephilus
    -Black-Legged Seriema
    -Kakapo
    -Skua
    -Pratincoles
    -Crab-Plover
    -Painted Snipes
    -Plains-Wanderer
    -Seedsnipes
    -Ibisbill
    -Sheathbills
    -Magellanic Plover
    -Albatrosses
    -Storm Petrels (northern and southern)
    -Procellariidae
    -Diving Petrels
    -White-Throated Dipper
    -Birds of Paradise
    -Hawaiian Honeycreepers
     
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  4. Najade

    Najade Well-Known Member

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    Mammals (excl.: Pinnipeds, Cetaceans, Marsupials, Rodents):
    -Long-Beaked Echidna
    -Golden Moles
    -Oryzorictinae
    -Web-Footed Tenrec
    -Geogalinae
    -Otter Shrews
    -Giant Sengis
    -Dugong
    -Amazonian Manatee
    -Giant Armadillo
    -Fairy Armadillos
    -Three-Toed Sloth
    -Silky Anteater
    -Colugos
    -Sportive Lemurs
    -Indri
    -Sifakas
    -Potto
    -Tarsiers
    -Bearded Sakis
    -Uakaris
    -Proboscis Monkey
    -Pikas
    -Solenodons
    -Eurasian Water Shrew
    -Star-Nosed Mole
    -Desmans
    -Shrew Moles
    -Gymnures
    -African Palm Civet
    -Asiatic Linsangs
    -Otter Civet
    -Water Mongoose
    -Andean Mountain Cat
    -Falanouc
    -Fanaloka
    -Olingos
    -Sea Otter
    -Grisons
    -Ferret Badgers
    -Hog Badgers
    -Stink Badgers
    (-Musk Deer)
    -Pronghorn
    -Giant Forest Hog
    -Marsh Deer
    -Saola
    -Saiga
    -Procapra
    -Chiru
    -Wild Bactrian Camel
    -Javan Rhino
    -Sumatran Rhino
     
  5. Giant Eland

    Giant Eland Well-Known Member

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    A pretty tough list to crack for the most part! I've managed 32/53 (which I bolded). Have you added any of these in the past couple years? Lord knows you've added plenty of marsupials and bats!
     
  6. Najade

    Najade Well-Known Member

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    Oh my. That’s a bit of an old one^^
    I’ve seen Long-beaked Echidna, Dugong, Colugo, Tarsier, Proboscis Monkey and Hog Badger. All except the Colugos in captivity. But that was back when I was still living in NZ (or shortly after in the Echidnas case) so like two years ago.

    Can’t really get any of the others here in Australia and I haven’t left the country in a while.
    Right now I’m trying to plan that Kimberley trip that I couldn’t make happen last year :fingers crossed for Scaly-tailed Possum, Monjon and a couple other things:
     
  7. Giant Eland

    Giant Eland Well-Known Member

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    Awesome news! Those are some pretty great additions!!

    Fingers definitely crossed for you on a potential Kimberley trip!

    Ever looked into visiting Papua New Guinea?
     
  8. Najade

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    Just a quick run to Singapore and Sydney:D
    Organising this trip is such a headache I’m already close to just calling it a day again. But we’ll see...
    Yes, but to do it in a somewhat comprehensive way is out of my budget atm.

    Do you have any trips coming up?
     
  9. Giant Eland

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    Ah of course! Did you ever post your colugo photos?
    Well hopefully it works out for you!
    Even a trip only to Port Moresby Wildlife Park would be totally worth it for me! Not too many places left for me with 5 captive mammal lifers!
    Hmm probably nothing international for a bit. I've been pretty lucky to take 2 sizable trips already this year, which I still haven't posted many pictures from:

    1. Dominican Republic, Florida, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Mexico
    2. Utah, Arizona, New Mexico

    following the 2 I took last year:

    1. Russia, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, China
    2. England, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, UAE, Czech Republic, Austria, Belgium, Spain

    I've tentatively been planning on a road trip in September to Maine & Nova Scotia in hopes of adding some Cetacean lifers via whale watching.

    January of next year I plan on going to a friend's wedding in Hawaii, so I'll probably stop in Northern California, and we'll see if I'm able to add any other stops :D
     
  10. Najade

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    Yep. Here and here.
    Which ones would that be?
    Sounds like fun. Whales are always nice to see.
     
  11. Giant Eland

    Giant Eland Well-Known Member

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    @Chlidonias had posted his most recently available Port Moresby Wildlife Park collection list. I've bolded the mammals which would be lifers for me- all very exciting species!!