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Animals You've Seen That Few Zoochatters Have Seen

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Hipporex, 18 Dec 2018.

  1. Hipporex

    Hipporex Well-Known Member

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    As the title suggest, what animals have you seen that you think few people on this on website have scene?

    As for myself...
    Two animals I've seen that I'm pretty sure only a handful of Zoochatters have seen:
    1. Flapjack octopus (Opisthoteuthis sp.) (Monterey Bay Aquarium - no longer on display)
    2. Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) (Monterey Bay Aquarium - no longer on display)
    Animals I've seen that I think not many Zoochatters have seen (but probably more than "a handful"):
    1. Bald uakari (Cacajao calvus) (L.A. zoo)
    2. Bornean pygmy elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis) (Oregon Zoo)
    3. Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) (SeaWorld San Diego)
    4. Giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) (Sacramento zoo)
    5. Hawaiian hawk (Buteo solitarius) (Honolulu zoo)
    6. Hawaiian monk seal (Monachus schauinslandi) (Waikiki aquarium)
    7. Island fox (Urocyon littoralis) (Santa Barbra zoo)
    8. San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) (Sacramento reptile show - no longer on display)
    I probably could add a couple more species but I don't feel like taking forever to write this list

    (Also sorry if this thread already exists)
     
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  2. TZDugong

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    While Margay are uncommon, I'm not sure they're extremely rare.

    As for some I've seen...

    1. Red Uakari at the Los Angeles Zoo
    2. Dugong at the Sydney Aquarium
    3. African White-Bellied Pangolin at the Brookfield Zoo (not sure if this is extremely rare, but still very uncommon)
    4. Mountain Tapir at the Los Angeles Zoo
    5. Puerto Rican Parrot at the Lincoln Park Zoo
     
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  3. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd personally argue the majority of Zoochatters have probably seen this species; I myself have seen it at a total of eight collections.
     
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    Out of interest, what were the 8 collections you saw Margay in? I myself have never seen one but I'd assumed that they were at least somewhat common.
     
  5. Hipporex

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    Okay, I took it off the list. Are there any others you think should be removed or does it seem it good now?
     
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    Tree Pangolin at Brookfield. Hawaiian Monk Seal at Minnesota. Kodiak Bear at Wildwood. Black-Billed Cuckoo at Bay Beach WS.
     
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  7. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    Howletts Wild Animal Park
    Port Lympne Wild Animal Park
    Shaldon Wildlife Trust
    Edinburgh Zoo
    Welsh Mountain Zoo
    Zoo Jihlava
    Artis
    Tierpark Berlin
     
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  8. Daktari JG

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    I'm assuming you are talking about...in captivity
    I'm also assuming a fair number of posters have seen the rares at San Diego
    (zoo, safari park and seaworld) and LA

    so I'm go with some I think are fairly unusual though not necessarily rare
    tuatara - St Louis
    ozark blind cave fish- St Louis
    cave salamander -St Louis (not all that rare but haven't seen them anywhere else)
    green,yellowbelly,broadbanded,diamond back and northern watersnakes -St Louis (same deal not that rare but I haven't seen them elsewhere that I can recall and they were never labeled when on display at St Louis)
    baikal seal -St Louis
    acorn woodpecker -Palm desert
    Devil's hole pupfish - Shark Reef
    Pahrump killifish -in aquaria at Corn Creek outside Las Vegas
    Bahamian hutia - Ardastra Gardens
     
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  9. ZooBinh

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    Personally, I've seen, not "scene" some good ones.

    Sumatran Rhino (Cincinnati Zoo, just the rear end, but it counts)
    Aardwolf (Cincinnati Zoo)
    Razo Island Skink (Cincinnati Zoo)
    Blue Lobster (Shedd Aquarium)
    Shark Ray (Newport Aquarium, I'm sure more have seen them)
     
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  10. Hipporex

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    @ZooBinh Hardy har har (but seriously is there a way I can fix that)
     
  11. ZooBinh

    ZooBinh Well-Known Member

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    home. you should be there
    You can report the first post and recommend them to fix it.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Hirola - Dvur Kralove
    Jacksons Hartebeest - Dvur Kralove
    Black Wallaroo - Territory Wildlife Park
    Numbat - Perth Zoo
    Mala - Alice Springs Desert Park
    Burrowing Bettong - Alice Springs Desert Park
    Eastern Pygmy Possum - Trowunna Wildlife Park
    White-necked Picathartes - Frankfurt Zoo
    St.Vincent Amazon - Loro Parque ( La Vera)
     
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  14. Daktari JG

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    I don't think there is a time limit on editing.
    I've actually seen Sumatran rhinos at LA and Cinn
     
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    Yellow-billed Magpie is my best one I expect.

    I have also seen Sac Zoo's Giant Garter Snake.
    I really don't know on Emperor Penguin, I know only SeaWorld San Diego has them in NA, but a good number of asian collections have them.

    Other possibilities for me here might be Long-tailed Weasel, Harp Seal, and the Newfoundland subspecies of American Marten.
     
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    These are some of the rarest (although I'm sure some zoochatters see all of them)

    1.Dugong (Toba aquarium)
    2.Golden snub-nosed monkey(Ocean Park HK, Chimelong, Shenzhen)
    3.Formosan ferret badger(Taipei)
    4.Chinese pangolin(Taipei)
    5.Finless porpoise(Toba)
    6.Harbour porpoise(Kamogawa)
    7.Baikal seal(Toba)
    8.Caspian seal(Kamogawa)
    9.Japanese badger(Kyoto)
    10.Japanese mole(Tama)
    11.Japanese shrew(Tama)
    12.Crab eating mongoose(Taipei)
     
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  17. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Trying to think of some which probably few other Zoochatters have seen.

    Great Spotted Kiwi and Okarito Brown Kiwi
    Takahe
    Kakapo
    (Obviously lots of other NZ endemics too, and also various Fijian and New Caledonian endemics like Orange Dove, Uvea Horned Parakeet, etc)

    Cat Ba Langur
    Delacour's Langur
    Shortridge's Langur
    (etc etc for rare Asian primates)

    Pigmy Hog

    Grey-necked Picathartes
    Helmeted Hornbill

    I know quite a few members have seen Long-beaked Echidna and Dugong, but they're still rare enough to mention I guess.


    (Edit: those are all captive animals as I assumed that was the intent of the thread)
     
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  18. Mr. Zootycoon

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    Given that the species was until recently kept in Tierpark Berlin (which quite a lot of zoochatters have visited), as well as still being present in Hamerton I would expect quite a number of European zoochatters to have seen it.

    A similar situation happens with other extreme rarities in zoos that are often the destination of travelling zoochatters. The trumpet manucode in Zoo Berlin, Baby the river dolphin in Duisburg and a seemingly endless list of birds in Walsrode come to mind.

    For myself, maybe Spix' macaw or Bulwer's pheasant in Pairi Daiza? I don't know how many zoochatters have travelled to that part of Belgium since they were put on display.

    Do wild animals count? I don't think a lot of zoochatters have seen Coues' arctic redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni exilipes), with the exception of the occasional birder (looking at you @Vision!).
     
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    Travelling around the UK and western Europe a bit in the early 1970s gave me the chance to see some creatures that would make most ZooChatters envious - I have put photos of some of them in the Gallery. They include:-
    • African golden cat at Amsterdam
    • Jamaican streamertail hummingbird, resplendent quetzal at Birdland, Bourton-on-the-Water
    • bald (white) uakari, mountain gorilla, white-nosed saki at Cologne
    • banded linsang, grey-necked Picathartes, Hispaniolan solenodon, zebra duiker at Frankfurt
    • small-eared dog at Jardin des Plantes
    • angwantibo, giant armadillo, striped possum, tree shrews (greater, lesser & Indian) at Regent's Park,
    • flat-headed cat, magnificent bird of paradise at Rotterdam
     
  20. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I like that list - I have only seen six of them, which is less than a third...