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Animals No Longer At Your Zoo You'd Like To See There Again

Discussion in 'United States' started by Blackduiker, 15 Mar 2009.

  1. Blackduiker

    Blackduiker Well-Known Member

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    Animals no longer seen at your zoo you'd like to see exhibited there again.

    To kick off this new thread I'll start the ball rolling with species I'd like to see at the Los Angeles Zoo no longer exhibited there, but once were. See how well you remember your zoo's once exhibited species list.

    Tasmanian Devil
    Gaur
    Hartmann's Mountain Zebra
    Cape Penguin
    Tule Elk
    Bush Dog
    Black Rhinoceros
    White Rhinoceros
    Zebra Duiker
    Yellow-backed Duiker
    Jentinck's Duiker
    Brindled Gnu
    Grizzly Bear
    Spectacled Bear
    Kodiak Bear
    Sun Bear
    Sloth Bear
    Asiatic Black Bear
    Polar Bear
    Giant Panda
    Red Panda
    Binturong
    Sumatran Rhinoceros
    Puma
    Jaguarundi
    Rhea
    Emu
    Egyptian Goose
    Indian Python
    King Cobra
    Crimson-rumped Toucanet
    Rhinoceros Hornbill
    Northern Rosella
    Goliath Heron
    Lesser Kudu
    Greater Kudu
    Suni
    Leopard Tortoise
    Galapagos Tortoise
    Fairy Bluebird
    Kiwi
    Brown Hyena
    Striped Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
    Clouded Leopard
    Marbled Cat
    Margay
    Lace Monitor
    Green Treen Monitor
    Mongoose Lemur
    Ruffed Lemur
    Scarlet Cock-of-the-Rock
    Boatbill Heron
    American Badger
    Red Wolf
    Arabian Oryx
    Scimitar-horned Oryx
    Addax
    Onager
    Elephant Seal
    Cape Barren Goose
    Nene Goose
    Grizzled Gray Tree Kangaroo
    Matschie's Tree Kangaroo
    Przewalski's Horse
    Bleeding Heart Dove
    Black Leopard
    Painted Stork
    Kea
    Kirk's Dik-dik
    Klipspringer
    Dwarf Mongoose
    Swamp Wallaby
    Wombat
    Sarus Crane
    Sandhill Crane
    Coscoroba Swan
    Reticulated Python
    Dog-toothed Cat Snake
    Warthog
    Collared Peccary
    Coyote
    American Bison
    American Avocet
    Vulturine Guineafowl
    Secretary Bird
    Reeve's Muntjac
    Chinese Water Deer
    Chamois
    Rocky Mountain Goat
    Fennec Fox
    Arctic Fox
    Snowy Owl
    European Scops Owl
    Hamadryas Baboon
    Woolly Monkey
    Drill
    Capybara
    Pygmy Hippo
    African Elephant
    Dromedary Camel
    Palawan Peacock Pheasant
    Lady Amherst's Pheasant
    Dingo
    Giant Anteater
    Tamandua
    Malayan Tapir
    South American Tapir
    Patagonian Cavy
    Monkey-eating Eagle
    Tawny Eagle
    Nilghai
    Amur Tiger
    Bengal Tiger
    Caracal
    Temmink's Golden Cat
    Black-footed Cat
    Patas Monkey
    Tayra
    Kinkajou
    Desert Monitor
    Cape Buffalo
    Springbok
    Pere David's Deer
    Dall Sheep

    And I could go on-and-on, I miss them all! Remember, if you read my recent introduction I've been visiting this zoo since 1966.
     
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  2. MARK

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    I think you may of missed one, LOL
     
  3. mstickmanp

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    Well, theres not much I can post because Blackduiker has already mentioned almost all LA Zoo former animals. Blackduiker did forget to mention Golden Snub-nosed Monkeys, which I heard the zoo had in the 80's. Other animals would be Diana Monkeys, pygmy marmosets, Gelada Baboons, and Burrowing Owl.

    Also, can any moderator fix the title of the thread? I think the real title is supposed to be "Animals No Longer At Your Zoo You'd Like To See There Again".
     
  4. Blackduiker

    Blackduiker Well-Known Member

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    Blackduiker

    Correct Mstickmanp, I tried to correct the title three times before going to
    bed. Rookie Error!

    And don't forget these L.A. past favorites:

    Raccoon Dog
    Raccoon
    North American Porcupine
    Mouflon
    North American Beaver
    South African Fur Seal
    West African Dwarf Crocodile
    Cuban Crocodile


    I'm just getting warmed-up. But this thread isn't just for the L.A. Zoo, it's anyone's zoo list of former animals you'd like to see at your local zoo again.
     
  5. BlackRhino

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    At the San Diego Zoo it would be nice to see Black Rhinos again....
     
  6. Buckeye092

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    For Columbus, my list is difficult because we will be getting almost all of these species back once we open Polar Frontier, African Savannah, Madagascar, and Central/South America.

    Pachyderms: While the old building was cramped and hideous, I miss the collection.
    - Common Hippo
    - Malayan Tapir
    - Warthog

    Herbivore/Carnivore: A lot of these are coming back in African Savannah. I really miss the Asian Deer and I think they should make an exhibit near the current tiger and lion exhibit and where a shelter is now - there is an acre of land they could use for deer, or rhinos.
    - Reticulated Giraffe
    - Grant's Zebra
    - Gerenuk
    - Lesser Kudu
    - Yellow Backed Duiker
    - Bongo (I hope these go in Savannah, even though they are a forest bovid)
    - Chital
    - Nilgai
    - Lesser Rhea
    - Giant Anteater
    - Marabou Storks
    - White Cheeked Gibbon

    Zoo West:
    - Emu
    - Drills (We still have three, but they are not on exhibit)
    - Common Wombat
    - Tasmanian Devil
    - King Colobus
    - Bactrian Camel
    - Cheetah
    - Insect Building
    - Polar Bear
    - Giant Panda (We had them for a brief time period, but I think our zoo could handle these guys very well for a long period of time - plus they would push us higher on the "Best List" and would generate lots of money for conservation)

    Hopefully some of the Australasian species can come back to the Roadhouse, and we just have to wait ten years for Polar Frontier, African Savannah, Madagascar, and Central/South America.

    FYI - We never had a large Madagascar mammal collection to begin with but this new exhibit should be great!
     
  7. BlackRhino

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    At Cleveland :

    Pygmy Hippo
    Nile Hippo
    Warthog
    Malayan Tapir
    Bongo
    Chimpanzee
    Sun Bears
    Gray Wolves
    African Elephants- (Will be returning in 2011 for the new African Elephant Crossing)
     
  8. Ituri

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    Zoo Boise: (disclaimer - there is no practical way to bring most of these species back in its current footprint, in fact many species listed occupied the same enclosure at different times)

    American beaver
    cheetah
    fennec fox
    gray wolf
    northern river otter
    sloth bear
    American black bear
    grizzly bear
    Arabian camel
    bighorn sheep
    gemsbok
    pronghorn
    Rocky mountain wapiti
    moose
    mule deer
    Himalayan impeyan pheasant
    vulturine guineafowl
    scarlet macaw
    blue-and-yellow macaw
    rough-legged hawk
    Harris's hawk
    timber rattlesnake
    American alligator

    Phoenix (my other home zoo ;) )
    red kangaroo
    yellow-footed rock wallaby
    African bush elephant
    De Brazza's guenon
    eastern black-and-white colobus
    pileated gibbon
    western lowland gorilla
    capybara
    clouded leopard
    indochinese leopard
    aardwolf
    Asian small-clawed otter
    Cape clawless otter
    northern river otter
    Brazilian tapir
    suni
    sitatunga
    waterbuck
    blue duiker
    Nubian ibex
    Reeve's muntjac
    emu
    Guam rail
    white-cheeked turaco
    Micronesian kingfisher
    sarus crane
    white ibis
    maguari stork
    American alligator
    Cuvier's dwarf caiman
    West African dwarf crocodile
     
  9. loxodonta

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    *Stone Zoo, Stoneham MA- *Most of these animals were kept in inadequate exhibits:
    Orangs
    Gorillas
    Mandrills
    Drills
    Polar bears
    Giraffe
    Zebra
    Pygmy Hippo
    Asian Elephant
    Lions
    Tigers
    Penguins

    Franklin Park Zoo, Boston MA-
    African Water Buffalo
    Cheetah
    Elephant
    Orang
    Hyena

    Philly Zoo, Philadelphia PA-
    Chimps
    Malayan Tapir
    Babirusa
    Gray Wolf
    Sable Antelope
    Mandrill
    Aardwolf
    Sun Bears
    Warthog
    Jaguarundi
    Croc Monitor
    Komodo Dragon
    Tomistoma
    Clouded Leopard
    Dik-dik
     
  10. Meaghan Edwards

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    Toronto Zoo; species listed in bold are those I have seen and remembered while they were at the zoo. Some were before my time; species marked with an asterisk are species I'd especially like to see at the zoo again:

    Capybara
    Mara

    Grizzled grey tree kangaroo *
    Wallaroo
    Tasmanian Devil *
    Kowari *
    Eastern Quoll *
    Llama
    Woolly Opossum *
    Grey-headed flying fox *
    Indian fruit bat *
    Common tree shrew (the zoo has received them once again but I don't think they've been put on display yet)
    Brush-tailed porcupine *
    Tamandua *
    Slow Loris *
    Potto *
    Senegal Galago *
    Ring-tailed Lemur
    Guereza Colobus *
    Vervet Monkey *
    Debrazza's Guenon *
    Patas monkey
    Hamadryas baboon
    Gelada baboon *
    Japanese Macaque
    Liberian mongoose *
    Cusimanse *
    European Genet *
    Zorilla *
    Hog-nosed badger *
    Fennec Fox * (according to ISIS the zoo does have them off display unless this is an old record)
    Raccoon Dog *
    Bat-eared Fox *
    Bobcat *
    Canadian Lynx *
    Chinese Leopard
    *
    Aardvark *
    South American Tapir *
    Damara zebra
    Grant's zebra
    Dromedary

    Pronghorn *
    Chinese Water Deer *
    Siberian Roe Deer
    Pere David's deer *
    Barasingha *
    White-tailed Deer *
    Mule Deer
    *
    Water Buffalo
    Congo Buffalo *
    Nilgai *
    Sitatunga *
    Nyala *
    Bongo *
    Springbok *
    White-tailed gnu *
    Gemsbok *
    Nubian Ibex
    Dall's Sheep *
    False Gharial

    Desert Hamster
    Aldabra Tortoise *
    Polar Bear
    (will be back when the Tundra exhibit reopens)
    Chimpanzee (from what I remember reading, were never put on display; the zoo decided to exhibit gorillas instead) *
    Black Rhino (I recall reading an article where there was a similar switch to the Southern White Rhinos like the gorillas/chimpanzees) *
    Scheltopusik *
    Barn Owl
    Pied Cormorant *
    Chinese Giant Salamander *
    Woodland Caribou *
    Tawny Frogmouth (I'm not sure if they're off display or moved)
    Leadbeater's Possum (the zoo still has her, but she is off display)
    Giant Panda (visiting) *
    Golden Monkey (visiting) *
    Koala (visiting) *
    Common Crow
     
  11. Hippopotamus

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    Don't forget bison, sea lions, and mouflons.
     
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    Snow Leopard
    pygmy marmoset
    slow loris
    Ankole cattle
    Sable antelope
    Springhaas
    Blue crowned pigeon
    Thompson gazelle
    Siamang
     
  13. loxodonta

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    You're right, I can't believe I forgot the sea lions! The bison and mouflon however don't need to come back. I like Sierra Madre and the markhor/snow leopard concept. Also I miss the siamangs. I still remember their calls echoing in the monkey house in the morning when I was little.
     
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    Komodo monitor
    Douc langur
    marbled cat
    jaguar
    both hippos species
    malayan tapir
    grizzly bear
    Parson's chameleon
    Phillipine tarsier
    aardwolf
    babirusa
    jaguarundi
    giant eland
    maribou stork
    crowned crane
    king cheetah
     
  15. loxodonta

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    Cuviers Gazelle
    Gemsbok
    Yellow back duiker
    Red flanked duiker
    Rock hyrax
    Weaver Birds
    Naked mole rats
    Bongo (one male actually coexisted with their three african elephants when they were younger)
    California sea lion
    Polar bears (they are coming back)
    Elk
    Cheetah
    Cuban croc
    Galapagos Tortoise
    San Fransisco garter snake
    Clouded Leopard
    Mertens water monitor
     
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    Blackbrook - yellow billed and painted storks
     
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    Animals No Longer at the Philadelphia Zoo (I'd like to see there again)

    Ahh, the memories ...

    The seals that visitors could feed ... the porcupine ... the aardwolf ...

    The caracal, the binturong, the swift foxes, the barisingha deer, the gnu(s), the bobcats, the chimpanzees, the albino snapping turtle, the komoda dragon (it was just on loan for a summer, but I wish the Zoo had brought in another one) ...

    The red wolf ... the timber wolves (a whole pack) ... the Asian elephants (Dulary specifically) ... the male babirusa that was moved to the Los Angeles Zoo and died of old age complications a few years later ...


    and most of all, the Pallas' cats.
     
  18. Blackduiker

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    Oh yeah, I remember Pallas Cats at the L.A. Zoo. They remind you of the Cheshire Cat from "Alice In Wonderland." I'd like to see those back also.

    And how could I forget Cheetahs and Nyalas? Aaah.
     
  19. mstickmanp

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    I wish I was alive back then when the LA Zoo had all those interesting animals.
     
  20. Blackduiker

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    Remember Mstickmanp I'm an oldtimer, I was going to the L.A. Zoo decades before you were born. You have years ahead of you to see a lot of what the future holds. I'm just hoping to see the new exhibits like Pachyderm Forest, Reptiles and Rainforest of the Americas. I'm not that old but wish I were younger.