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  1. Cat-Man

    Cat-Man Well-Known Member

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    Hi.
    My freind keeps telling me about all the great animals that used to be kept at london zoo, could anyone replie:cool::cool::cool::cool::
     
  2. MARK

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    How about London zoos Giant Panda Chi Chi well known in the 60s & 70s
     
  3. CZJimmy

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    Cat-Man, be prepared for a long list in this thread! ;)

    London Zoo has held such a varied collection over the years...

    From the top of my head:
    Chimpanzees
    Orang Utans
    Asian and African Elephants
    Black, White, Indian Rhinos
    River Hippo
    Polar Bear
    Giant Panda
    American Black Bear
    Asiatic Black Bear
    Kodiak Bear
    Sloth Bear
    African Lions
    Jaguar
    Koala (?)
    Gaur
    Arabian Oryx
    Bongo
    Markhor
    Grey Wolf
    Echidna (?)
    Vampire Bats
    Douc Langur
    Sealions (not sure which species)
    Red Panda
    Wild Boar
    Leopard (not sure which kinds though)
    American Bison

    etc, etc
     
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  4. bongorob

    bongorob Well-Known Member

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    London had both long-nosed and short-nosed echidnas if I remember correctly.
     
  5. gentle lemur

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    The Clore Pavilion has almost been a zoo in itself. Over the years I can remember seeing:-
    greater and lesser tree shrews
    Mayotte brown lemurs
    talapoins
    yellow-throated marten
    short-eared elephant shrew
    common wombat
    parma wallabies
    Goodfellow's tree kangaroo
    Malabar giant squirrel
    weasel
    dusky titis
    margay
    angwantibo
    slender loris
    slow loris
    potto
    lesser, red and fat-tailed mouse lemurs
    Senegal and greater galagos (these species have been split up a lot recently)
    douroucouli
    kowari
    hog badger
    Chinese ferret badger
    brush-tailed possum
    striped possum
    kiwi

    Plus more rodents than you can shake a stick at - striped grass mice, spiny mice, nile rats, dormice (several species), cuis and a few species that have become popular pets - dwarf hamsters, degu and clawed jird (= Mongolian gerbil)

    I think I liked the angwantibo and the kowari best.

    Alan
     
  6. bongorob

    bongorob Well-Known Member

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    I looked in my copy of Golden Days Historic Photographs of London Zoo and found photos of

    lantern fly (family Fulgoridae) 1927

    pike 1932

    green turtle 1933

    American alligator 1928

    Jackson's three-horned chameleon 1926
    komodo dragon 1928

    four-lined snake 1938
    Russell's viper 1934

    ostrich 1914
    king penguin 1914
    black-footed penguin 1924
    little egret 1928
    shoebill 1926
    adjutant stork 1923
    red-headed vulture (Sarcogyps calvus) 1922
    changeable hawk eagle 1923
    kagu 1921
    barn owl 1928
    tawny frogmouth 1921

    duck-billed platypus 1928
    thylacine 1913
    slender loris 1926
    aye-aye 1913
    hamadryas baboon 1923
    Bornean orang utan 1916
    giant anteater 1923
    wolf 1935
    brown bear 1927
    grizzly bear 1924
    giant panda 1939
    red panda no date
    kinkajou 1923
    fossa 1913
    caracal 1924
    puma 1938
    lion 1921
    tiger 1935
    leopard 1915
    black leopard 1922
    walrus 1923
    californian sealion 1924
    Asian elephant 1926
    African elephant 1927
    Indian rhinoceros 1913
    Sumatran rhinoceros c.1910
    Grevy's zebra 1927
    Grant's zebra 1914
    Damara zebra 1914
    quagga c.1840
    Prezwalski's horse 1927
    common hippopotamus 1927
    pygmy hippopotamus 1913
    llama 1923
    bactrian camel 1924
    giraffe 1928
    okapi 1935
    takin 1923
     
  7. johnstoni

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    as well as the ones already mentioned....these species were still present until the early 1980s at least, with a few such as the maned wolves, nyala and binturong appearing briefly in the collection in the 1990s

    Bighorn sheep
    Barbary sheep
    Mouflon
    Brown Pelican
    Wild boar
    Collared peccary
    Lowland tapir
    vicuna
    american alligator
    przewalski horse
    nyala
    greater kudu
    blackbuck
    roan antelope
    american bison
    canadian beaver
    bateleur eagle
    lappet-faced vulture
    marabou stork
    lar gibbon
    mandrill
    pig-tailed macaque
    red ruffed lemur
    mayotte brown lemur
    Hamlyns monkey
    Puma
    Maned wolf
    Bennett's cassowary
    Single-wattled cassowary
    Chilean Pudu
    Aardvark (the females went to Africa Alive)
    Hairy Armadillo
    Fennec fox
    Arabian Sand Cat
    American Grey fox
    Ocelot
    Margay
    Clouded leopard
    Red Panda
    Amur leopard
    Persian leopard
    Jaguar
    Binturong
    Cuban flamingo
    Common seal
    Cormorant
    Gannet
    Southern fur seal
    Californian sealion
    Black-tipped reef shark
    Red-crowned crane
    Stanley Crane
    White-naped crane
    Crested quetzal
    African pygmy falcon
    Brown kiwi
    Brujin's echidna
    Tasmanian devil
    Common wombat
    Prairie marmot
    andean condor
    golden eagle
    parma wallaby
    pine marten
    white-faced saki
     
  8. ^Chris^

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    The Clore pavillion is (maybe was) almost a zoo in itself, I kind of like that. I was going to mention that you missed Saki monkeys of your list but Johnstonii said it.
    Also:
    Prevost Tree Squirrels
    And a small rodent I can't remember the name of- something like broad-tailed dormouse. Its a small rodent with a tail that is like a feather.

    What is happening with Tamanduas at London? I thought these had left the collection, but apparently not!
     
  9. ^Chris^

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    Oh, and reptile-wise, Chinese Alligator.
     
  10. Pertinax

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    ... and I think the Sealions have always been Californian at both sites.
     
  11. Bwassa

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    London Zoo had a Javan Rhino in Victorian times, but they only realised it was a Javan after it had died. I'll have to hit the books to give you more details.
     
  12. bongorob

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    Chris I know of

    Fat Dormouse (Myoxius glis)
    Hazel Dormouse (Muscardinus avellinus)
    South African Bushy-tailed Dormouse (Graphiurus murinus)
    Forest Dormouse (Dryomys nitedula)
    Garden Dormouse (Eliomys quercinus)

    The Clore is where I saw my furst ever wombat, Jamaica Hutia, Minne Downs Mouse, Cuis, Rock Cavy, Degu, Naked Mole Rat, Kiwi, Tasmanian Devil and Hog Badger; and probably many more species I have forgotten about.
     
  13. Cat-Man

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    Yes i no about Charr Charr and Chi Chi, In fact, I named my teddy Panda!:D:cool:
     
  14. Cat-Man

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    Yes i new that, thay have kept all 5 spieces of rhinos
     
  15. Bwassa

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    According to my books, the Javan rhino was the only one ever seen at London, and the two photos I have are from 1875 & 1884. The rhino died in 1885, and , apparently, was dissected by Sir Frederick Treves, the eminent surgeon who befriended the "Elephant Man", Joseph Merrick! The book said that no Javan rhinos have been seen in captivity since the death of a male in Adelaide Zoo in 1907. This was the rhino that was only identified as Javan several decades after its death, I got me facts wrong, sorry.
     
  16. ^Chris^

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    Ah, must've been thinking of the G. murinus. Checked ISIS, and they still have them somewhere.
     
  17. Zebraduiker

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    London Regent's Park Zoo was the only zoo in the world, who has kept four species of rhinos at the same time ! Between 1875 and 1885 they kept indian,javan,sumatran and black rhinos. ( the first white rhinos to a zoo in the world came in 1950 to Antwerp )

    The old guidebooks before the second world war are full of rare animals.
     
  18. bongorob

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    London Zoo in Old Photographs 1852-1914 has some interesting photos.

    Great Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx haastii) 1876 and 1895-1899
    Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) 1860, 1912-1918
    Kagu (Rhynochetus jubatus) 1862-1877, 1913-1915, 1941-1950
    Pink-headed Duck (Rhodonessa caryophallacea) 1874, 1899-1901

    Bruijn's Echidna (Zaglossus bruijni) 1912-1943
    Grizzled Tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus inustus) 1848-1852 and 1865
    Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby (Petrogale xanthops) 1865-1894
    Small-eared Dog (Atleocynus microtis) the type specimen for this species arrived at London in 1882.
    Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) between 1911-1914
    Falkland Islands Wolf (Dusicyon australis) 1868
    Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) 1885
    Mongollian Wild Ass (Equus hemionus hemionus) 1909-1918 Only one specimen was ever exhibited in England.
    Syrian Wild Ass (Equus hemionus hemippus) 1869-1884
    Cape Mountain Zebra (equus zebra zebra) 1899
    Hairy-eared Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis lasiotis) 1872-1900. 33 years is still the longevity record for the species in captivity. The type specimen for the subspecies.
    Pygmy Hog (Porcula savalinus) 1883-1886 and 1904
    Persian Fallow Deer (Dama mesopotamica) 1908
    Thailand Brow-antlered Deer (cervus eldi siamensis) 1899
    Wallich's Deer (Cervus elephas wallichi) 1912-1926 Apparently the only one ever kept in the western world.
    Bulbal Hartebeest (Alcelaphus bucephalus busephalus) 1883-1897 and 1906-1907
    Klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus) 1896
    Saiga (Saiga tatarica) 1866-1869

    On 31 August 1902 Jenny a female Asian Elephant who had arrived pregnant from Sanger's Circus gave birth to a still-born calf.

    Giraffes have been kept continuously at London Zoo since 1895.
     
  19. Bwassa

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    "London Zoo in Old photographs: 1852-1914" is the source of my Javan Rhino info, and for anyone who doesn't have a copy, it is a fascinating book. Especially the photos of Jumbo, he looks enormous. Can you imagine a zoo nowadays allowing a mature 11ft high bull African elephant to take people for rides around the zoo!!!:eek:
     
  20. Zebraduiker

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    In the book "Golden Days - Historic Photographs of the London Zoo" is a picture of a platypus, the photo was taken in 1928, but I coudn't find the animal in the guidebooks, so maybe it died the same year.