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Any weird mixed exhibits?

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Moebelle, 24 Apr 2012.

  1. TheGerenuk

    TheGerenuk Well-Known Member

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    Also dealing with mixed species in African Lion Safari (get ready, it's a long list):
    Nairobi Sanctuary: Mixed bag of animals from Africa, Europe and South America (to be exact, watusi, Egyptian geese, European white storks and llamas).
    Rocky Ridge Veldt (a.k.a. large African savanna): Most animals here are from the Serengeti area, however, addax, scimitar-horned oryx and Barbary sheep just don't fit in.
    Australasia: Most animals in this area are from completely different places in Asia, and adding Australia doesn't make sense. (Species that are free-roaming: Yak, Himalayan thar, nilgai, mouflon, and possibly red-necked wallaby and western grey kangaroo. Other species: Indian rhinoceros an Sichuan takin).
    The "Americas": Fallow deer and markhors (the latter are in a separate exhibit) are not from the Americas and therefore don't really stand out in an American-themed area.

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    Minnesota Zoo has Rock Hyrax/Eastern Black-And-White Colobus/DeBrazza's Monkey/Red River Hog
     
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    The Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City, Indiana is a small non-accredited facility that I recall had some very weird mixes when I went there as a child in the early 2000's which were apparently successful but never geographically accurate. They had muntjacs, gray crowned cranes and spurred tortoise for many years. They kept mute swans with ring-tailed lemur, ostrich with groundhog, and a zebra with two camels. One of the more dramatic ones was a pair of enormous Burmese pythons with green iguanas, not sure how that worked. There was also a marmoset enclosure in the reptile house where they were mixed with small iguanas and domesticated button quail and an aviary with sandhill crane, African grey parrot, white ringneck dove, wood duck, golden pheasant and several types of cockatoo.

    There is an exotic petting zoo in Pigeon Forge Tennessee which keeps emu with a zebra and prairie dogs!. The zebra hogs all the food from the emu and the prairie dogs have their burrows in its paddock, seems a tripping hazard to me!
     
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    In Shedd Aquarium at the Exuma Rock Island Iguana tank, there is a Longnose butterflyfish, paired with a bunch of fish from the Caribbean Sea.
     
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    A list of some:

    Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon/Lesser Flamingo - Minnesota Zoo
    Northern Raccoon/Red Fox - Minnesota Zoo (I know they technically live together in the wild, but I still think it's weird.)
    Ring-Tailed Lemur/Rhesus Macaque - Glacier Ridge Animal Farm
    Emu/Common Ostrich - Glacier Ridge Animal Farm
    Red Deer/Sika Deer - Glacier Ridge Animal Farm
    Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine/Dusky Lorikeet - NEW Zoo
    Chinese Alligator/Red-Eared Slider - Milwaukee County Zoo
    Guanaco/Llama/Domestic Bactrian Camel - Animal Haven Zoo
    Lots of exhibits with birds that don't live together.
    Sulcata Tortoise/Muntjac - Animal Haven Zoo
    Sulcata Tortoise/Llama - Ochner Park Zoo
    Tokay Gecko/Mangrove Snake - Brookfield Zoo
    American Alligator/various tropical fish that that the gator somehow avoids eating (how?) - Special Memories Zoo
    South African Springhare/Hoffmann's Two-Toed Sloth - Special Memories Zoo
     
  6. Canihelpyou?

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    Ouwehands has green iguanas and some species of caiman. I believe other zoos also have this, but i still find it a weird combination.
     
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    Cincinnati's master plan will see an Asian elephant/marco polo sheep exhibit.
     
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    Surely Red and Sika Deer will hybridise given the chance?
     
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    No idea.
     
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    Indeed they do hybridise.
     
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    Like anything
     
  12. Yi Qi

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    They also have grey crowned cranes in there. The Wankie Bushland Trail has olive baboons, zebu, and bongos.

    Miller Zoo, an unaccredited zoo in Quebec, mixes lions and generic tigers in a single enclosure.
     
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    Nobody else find this childishly hilarious? :D:D
     
  14. Jake

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    Altina wildife Park has an Alpaca with Barbary Sheep.
     
  15. ZooBinh

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    We don't know that yet, it is not confirmed.

    Newport has a Rhino Iguana/ Caribbean fish mix.
     
  16. Moebelle

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    You could say the confirmation may be half true, although no one knows what species it will be, there will be a hoofstock exhibit behind the elephants. (As you know, just posting for others)
     
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  17. Yi Qi

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    Its a reference to Hwange, Zimbabwe, which was formerly known as Wankie. And I didn't realise it sounded like the British slang for masturbating, especially since the bulk of fauna are monkeys. Anyway, Indian Creek Zoo in Michigan has a reticulated giraffe with an alpaca.
     
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  18. Neil chace

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    I have seen bird mixings with amazon and congo and asian species together.
     
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    And BlackBuck with Scimitar Horned Oryx and Addax
     
  20. tschandler71

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    Hoofstock are often more about individual animal personalities meshing than anything.
     
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