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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. AmbikaFan

    AmbikaFan Well-Known Member

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    Methinks @ThylacineAlive should hasten to one of these and have his picture taken beside one standing up at full height!
     
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  2. Great Argus

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    Don't think I'd consider King Penguin particularly rare compared to the rest of that list! I've seen them in captivity and many others have too. Now wild King Penguin is a different ballpark!

    Far as your wild list, I've seen Humpback Whale and Common Bottlenose Dolphin (wild and captive for the latter). Seen cassowary but not wild!
     
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  3. ThylacineAlive

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    Probably wouldn't be difficult at Space Farms, they have their Kodiaks trained to stand on their legs to get dispensed "bear cookies" tossed to them by visitors.

    ~Thylo
     
  4. AmbikaFan

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    These are more common--even I have five. The Bronx has the little blue penguins, and Queens has the kings, so many people will have seen these just because the destination is so oft-frequented.
     
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    Yes, but will you get the chance to go before you'll be looking down on them to give them their cookies lol?
     
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  6. Hipporex

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    It's interesting to see how this thread of mine has evolved: starting as a true quest to discover the lesser known species people have seen to calling Amur leopard a troll and making height jokes about Thylo. :p
     
  7. TeaLovingDave

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    Six :)
     
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  8. Great Argus

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    Interesting you've seen Sperm Whale but not Humpback, are Humpbacks not very common on the East Atlantic side? Or just haven't managed to run across them yet?
     
  9. TeaLovingDave

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    I've possibly seen Humpback, as I've had a few whale sightings which were too fleeting and distant to identify and they *are* found around the UK coastline (including the Firth of Clyde, which is where a number of those sightings took place) - but as I said, I don't really know for sure.

    Can't complain though, as I *have* seen Cuvier's Beaked Whale ;)
     
  10. Great Argus

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    Indeed, a sighting of any live beaked whale is no reason to complain!
     
  11. Jambo

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    Great list. :)

    I’ve seen 12.
     
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    I've seen 16.
     
  13. WhistlingKite24

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    A nice list with some lovely species. I have seen nine of them.
     
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  14. WhistlingKite24

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    Time for an update.

    Mammals:
    Barton's Long-beaked Echidna
    Long-nosed Bandicoot
    Greater Glider
    Yellow-bellied Glider
    Short-eared Brushtail Possum
    Black-footed Tree Rat
    Whiptail Wallaby
    Proserpine Rock Wallaby
    Black-footed Rock Wallaby
    Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo
    Bridled Nailtail Wallaby
    Red-bellied Pademelon
    Subantarctic Fur Seal
    Dugong
    Spectacled Flying Fox

    Birds:
    Fiordland Penguin
    Razor-billed Currasow
    Potentially a few species like Chiming Wedgebill, Hooded Robin and Regent Honeyeater.

    Reptiles:
    Bellinger River Turtle
    Northern Blunt-spined Monitor

    Amphibians:
    Yellow-spotted Bell Frog
    Southern Corroboree Frog

    Fish:
    Spotted Handfish
     
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  15. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Only seen the curassow and the monitor here!

    Maybe I'll have to make my own list soon.

    ~Thylo
     
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  16. birdsandbats

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    Not many here! I have spent almost no time in western North America. I have the kinglet, and probably the yellowlegs (I haven't been able to ID a Lesser for sure but I've seen enough yellowlegs that I probably came across one at some point). I've heard the rail, the solitare, and the Alder Flycatcher but I've never seen one. In fact, just for fun, the birds highlighted in the post above are birds I've specifically looked for and failed to find!
     
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    So I'm just going to make a real long list and you guys can all go through it if you'd like :p Wild animals have an asterisk. For the most part I tried to leave out rare species that are at zoos such as the San Diegos and Berlins which will have been seen by a great many zoonerds by now, and most famous individuals (ie Baby at Duisburg) who are specifically sought out by many zoonerds.

    Mammals
    Common Opossum
    Tiger Quoll
    Feathertail Glider
    Striped Possum
    Sulawesi Bear Cuscus
    Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
    Cape Hartebeest
    Mountain Anoa
    Japanese Serow
    Spanish Ibex
    Royal Antelope
    Bay Duiker
    Maxwell's Duiker
    West African Bushbuck
    American Moose**
    Calamian Deer
    Bawean Deer
    Formosan Sika Deer
    Chinese Water Deer
    Coues's Deer**
    Siberian Musk-Deer
    Fin Whale**
    Short-Finned Pilot Whale
    Grey Whale**
    Black-Backed Jackal
    San Clemente Island Fox
    Corsac Fox
    Oncilla
    Slender Mongoose
    Brown Hyena
    Greater Grison
    Zorilla
    American Marten
    Beech Marten
    Short-Tailed Weasel
    Long-Tailed Weasel
    Black-Footed Ferret
    European Polecat
    Siberian Weasel
    Fisher
    Marbled Polecat
    African Palm-Civet
    Guadalupe Fur Seal
    Northern Elephant Seal**
    Harp Seal
    Spotted Seal
    Ringed Seal
    Ussuri Brown Bear (Hokkaido)
    Kodiak Bear
    Syrian Brown Bear
    Owston's Civet
    Feline Genet
    Haussa Genet
    Banded Civet
    Malayan Civet
    Mexican Free-Tailed Bat
    White-Winged Vampire Bat
    Southern Long-Nosed Bat
    Pale Spear-Nosed Bat
    Gambian Epauletted Bat
    Livingstone's Flying Fox
    Lyle's Flying Fox
    Little Golden-Mantled Flying Fox
    Little Red Flying Fox
    Ruwenzori Rousette
    Pallid Bat
    Little Brown Bat**
    Northern Short-Tailed Shrew**
    Eurasian Water Shrew
    Eastern Tree Hyrax
    Western Tree Hyrax
    Antelope Jackrabbit**
    Snowshoe Hare**
    European Mountain Hare
    New England Cottontail**
    Daurian Pika
    Sumatran Rhinoceros
    Chinese Pangolin
    Tree Pangolin
    Nancy Ma's Night-Monkey
    Three-Striped Night-Monkey
    Spix's Night-Monkey
    Guatemalan Howler Monkey
    White-Bellied Spider Monkey
    Peruvian Spider Monkey
    Wied's Marmoset
    Red-Mantled Saddle-Backed Tamarin
    Spix's Moustached Tamarin
    Lowe's Guenon
    Blue Monkey
    Common Mona Monkey
    Heck's Macaque
    Olive Baboon
    Guinea Baboon
    Sumatran Surili
    Red-Shanked Douc
    Tarai Grey Langur
    Fat-Tailed Dwarf Lemur
    Ganzhorn's Mouse Lemur
    Goodman's Mouse Lemur
    Eastern Hoolock
    Muller's Gibbon
    Grey-Headed Lemur
    Eastern Bamboo Lemur
    Greater Bamboo Lemur
    Red Slender Loris
    Bornean Elephant
    Ansell's Mole-Rat
    Northern Mountain Viscacha
    Woodland Vole**
    White-Footed Mouse**
    Alabama Beach Mouse
    Mexican Dwarf Porcupine
    Botta's Pocket Gopher**
    Asian Garden Dormouse
    Desert Pocket Mouse
    Tipton Kangaroo-Rat
    Ord's Kangaroo-Rat
    Hairy-Footed Gerbil
    Panay Bushy-Tailed Cloud Rat
    Southern Luzon Giant Cloud Rat
    Grandidier's Tufted-Tailed Rat
    White-Tailed Antelope Squirrel
    Plantain Squirrel
    Gunnison's Prairie Dog**
    Yellow-Bellied Marmot**
    Red-and-White Giant Flying Squirrel
    Franklin's Ground Squirrel**
    Abert's Squirrel**
    Arizona Grey Squirrel**
    Yucatan Squirrel
    Uinta Ground Squirrel
    Round-Tailed Ground Squirrel

    I'll carry out with birds, herps, etc. at a later date perhaps.

    ~Thylo
     
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  18. birdsandbats

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    I've bolded the 17 I have seen (3 in the wild).
     
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    Only three here but none wild!
    None. :p
     
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  20. Chlidonias

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    I've seen all of those.