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Animals you miss from your hometown zoo

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Bisonblake, 28 Aug 2019.

  1. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    To be fair, the enclosure isn't really suitable for them and they were sent off for breeding which is desperately needed. That said, I miss them, too..

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  2. Onychorhynchus coronatus

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    When were the Spix's macaws kept there?
     
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    • Cheetah
    • Killer whale (although it's for the best)
    Sacramento Zoo
    • Coati
    • Hippo (although once again it's for the best)
    • King vulture
    • Rhinoceros hornbill
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    Oakland Zoo
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    SF Zoo
    • Capybara
    • Tapir
     
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  4. TeaLovingDave

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    Between the 1950s and the mid-1980s I believe - between this and the fact they said they miss the Dibatag which was held at the collection until 1962, I think Luca is either a LOT older than I thought they were, or "misses" them in the theoretical sense only :p
     
  5. Onychorhynchus coronatus

    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the information Dave , much appreciated.

    Quite incredible really , I never knew these macaws had been kept until fairly recently in Europe in anything other than private collections or behind the scenes in a select few zoos.
     
  6. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    In the early 20th century, there was even a European zoo with a truly full set of blue macaws - including Glaucous!
     
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    Now that would have been a sight to see...
     
  8. Onychorhynchus coronatus

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    It would be truly amazing to be able to see all of the Anodorhynchus species and the Spix together.

    I think I remember reading of this collection in Tony Juniper's excellent "Spix's Macaw: The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird". I've got this book on my bookshelf (it is one of the best books on species conservation I've ever read) but I just cannot remember which zoo this was so will have to have a look tomorrow.
     
  9. Dylan

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    From Edinburgh:
    Moholi bushbaby - Never understood why these left as they successfully bred. That being said that were hard to spot

    Barbary macaque - These had a fantastic new enclosure (where another of my list once lived) and suddenly they left for GaiaZoo (?). The group of 20+ has been replaced in a vast enclosure by 4 L-hoest's guenon

    European souslik, Gambian pouched rat, Southern and Northern Luzon cloud rat and north American porcupine - An interesting host of small mammals replaced by meerkats, tamarins (I do like these) and red panda

    Marbled polecat - Such a stunning species. Regret never getting to appreciate them.

    Steller's sea-eagle - A stunning species I haven't seen since they left ~2016

    Andean cock-of-the-rock - Left before I could appreciate it
     
  10. ThylacineAlive

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    Bawean Deer as well!

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  11. Luca Bronzi

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    I think in the 70's for like two or three years.
     
  12. amur leopard

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    Oh yes - so colourful and patterned. It is such an exception in the UK, a country with pretty much only has drab species. I suspect this is why TLD dreams about them :D
     
  13. TeaLovingDave

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    As noted above, they were kept for several decades :)

    Cheeky little oik :p

    And I can name quite a few UK native species which are anything but drab!
     
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    I wish any of them really were. It would make walks so much more exciting ;)
     
  15. Luca Bronzi

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    Nope, I'm not that old, I know these things because other people told me them.
    There was a fb page which talked a lot about that zoo and from it I've discover a lot of informations about the old collection.



    The species I actually saw which now I miss are the fur seals, the binturong (which stayed at the zoo for some years, like in 2015-2017 befor dying) and the bears.
     
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    I just realised you may have interpreted my comment the wrong way. Just in case, I meant you dream about the polecats rather than the drab species (of which there are lots - too many)
     
  17. Dylan

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    The reason I didn't include these is I thought they returned to Poznan for breeding which is a good thing. But I can't find evidence for this. Does anyone know where they went?
     
  18. TeaLovingDave

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    No, I knew what you meant :p my point is that there are plenty of colourful UK native species; Kingfisher, Goldfinch and Jay for a start!

    I'll send you a PM :)
     
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  19. Yoshistar888

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    At Melbourne zoo I miss

    Bongo
    Mandrill
    Emerald Tree Boa
    Green Basilisk
    Binturong
    Razor Billed Cussarow (even though I never actually got to see it)
    Brazilian Tapir
    Syrian Brown Bear
     
  20. Anniella

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    Raccoon dog, Eastern rosella, princess parrot, American kestrel, Prevost's squirrel, laughing kookaburra, spider monkey, greater kudu, lappet-faced vulture, various American ducks, bobcat, and ocelot are some of the animals that spring to mind.

    The raccoon dog was where the wreathed hornbills are now. The Australian parrots and kookaburra were in some tiny aviaries near where the baboons and warthog are now. The squirrels and geladas and spider monkeys were where the squirrel monkeys are now. The bobcat and North American birds were in the old Children's Zoo. The kudu and vulture were in the African Veldt exhibit. Ocelot was where coatis are now.

    Furthermore, tule elk shared the hillside with bison. Roan lived where the camels now live.

    The African aviaries are now over twenty years old, and their collection has changed a lot. On my last visit, I do not recall buff-crested bustard, Lady Ross turacos, Hottentot teals, and other species that have lived there over the years. Where the elderly green monkey in Africa now lives originally housed rock hyrax.