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Australian Exhibits in Zoos

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by cloudedleopard, 14 Oct 2014.

  1. cloudedleopard

    cloudedleopard Well-Known Member

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    Can you make a list of Australian exhibits in zoos and what animals they have, etc?
    I know-
    Cleveland-
    Australian Adventure-
    Koala, Goodfellow's Tree Kangaroo, Echidna, 5-10 sp. of lorikeet, red and gray kangaroo, magpie goose, wallaroo, sulphur-crested cockatoo, Bennett's wallaby, cane toad, prehensile-tailed skink, dromedary camel, blue-tongued skink, carpet python, woma python, donkey, miniature horse, Southdown sheep, goat, kookaburra, Rodrigues flying fox, woylie, White's tree frog, emu!
    Columbus-
    Journey to Australia and Islands (Australia side)
    Koala, woylie/Prevost's squirrel (soon to be gone), kiwi, binturong, tawny frogmouth, Asian crested porcupine, red kangaroo, gray kangaroo, a variety of birds in the aviary, kookaburra, tree kangaroo, etc. (but no wallabies!)
    Erie-
    Kangaroo Walkabout (red and gray)
    Lorikeet Aviary (red lory, rainbow lorikeet, etc.)
    The best is Columbus because of their Roadhouse, and then Cleveland, and then Erie.
     
  2. GermanZooFan

    GermanZooFan Well-Known Member

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    Duisburg Zoo:
    -"Air Berlin Koalahaus": Queensland koala, Goodfellow's tree kangaroo, Western woylie, Short-beaked echidna, Common wombat, Red-necked wallaby, Emu

    Rotterdam Zoo:
    -Wallaby walkabout: Agile wallaby, Swamp wallaby

    Plzen Zoo:
    -Australian area: Dusky pademelon, Eastern grey kangaroo, Parma wallaby, Red kangaroo, Swamp wallaby, Tammar wallaby, Tasmanian red-necked wallaby, Long-nosed potoroo, Western woylie, Dingo, Common water-rat, Australian brush-turkey and some ducks, gooses etc I don't know the names at the moment
     
  3. TZFan

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    Toronto Zoo

    Eastern Grey Kangaroo
    Bennett's Wallaby
    Swamp Wallaby
    Emu
    Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat
    Short Beaked Echidna
    Brush Tailed Bettong
    Kookaburra
    Tawny Frogmouth
    Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo
    Victoria Crowned Pigeon
    Crested Pigeon
    Green Winged Dove
    Red Tailed Black Cockatoo
    Blue Faced Honeyeater
    New Zealand Shoveler
    Little Pied Cormorant
    Fly River Turtle
    Frilled Lizard
    Macleay’s Spectre
    Thorny Devil Walking Stick
    Yellow Tiger Yabby
    Red Clawed Yabby
    Black Tree Monitor
    Red Bellied Short Neck Turtle
    White Lipped Python
    Green Tree Python
    Central Bearded Dragon
    Sugar Glider
    Feather Tailed Glider
    White’s Tree Frog

    There is also a Great Barrier Reef section with a variety of fish.
     
  4. TheMightyOrca

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    Gladys Porter Zoo has an Indo-Australia thing. I haven't been to this zoo since I was a kid, but according to the website, they have tree kangaroos, kookaburras, saltwater crocodiles, wallabies, magpie geese, an aviary, and a number of other Australian creatures.
     
  5. cloudedleopard

    cloudedleopard Well-Known Member

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    At Toledo

    In 2013, Toledo had Wild Walkabout, a temporary exhibit with Aussie animals, like-
    Baru the saltwater crocodile (still there)
    Dingoes (still there)
    Wallabies
    Cassowary
    Kookaburra
    Great Barrier Reef fish
    Australian stick insect
     
  6. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    There are some amazing Australian exhibits, and even whole zoos dedicated to Australian wildlife, in Australia, but I guess they are not the point of this thread.

    Top Australian Exhibits I've seen (Not in Oz):

    -San Diego Zoo, USA (lots of species, including Tasmanian Devils, Wombats, Echidnas, Wallabies, Kangaroos, Koalas, large variety of birds).
    -Auckland Zoo, NZ (Wallabies, Emus, Lorikeet aviary and other bird exhibits, Tasmanian Devils, Brolga).
    -Plzen Zoo, Czech Republic (great number of unusual Australasian species, as listed above).
    -Night Safari + Zoo, Singapore (Wallabies, Kangaroos, Emu, Cassowary, Tree Kangaroo, Brush-tail Possum, Sugar Glider, few birds, reptiles)

    Most others just have a macropod species or two, often Emus, some birds (esp. Cockatoos) and reptiles, but often not all together (the above zoos have everything in one area at least).
     
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    Dierenpark Planckendael has their Australian area with koalas, echidnas, wombats, red kangaroos, red-necked wallabies, emus, cassowaries, a free-flight aviary with glossy ibis/white-faced heron/maned goose/etc., a small terrarium/aquarium, and a few small birds like kookaburras.

    I visited in 2010, though, and they seem to have acquired many new animals since then. IIRC, they don't have red-necked wallabies anymore, but instead swamp wallabies. The other species are probably still there, but I don't know I've added any new Australian species to the roster.
     
  8. Cassidy Casuar

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    Wellington Zoo, NZ:
    Dingo, Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Tasmanian Devil, Cape Barren Goose, Emu, Brolga, Wallaby (not sure of the species); might be missing a couple.
     
  9. blospz

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    Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo: African Pygmy Goat, Australorp Chicken, Domestic Pig, Emu
    Finches, Flying Fox Bat, Gang Gang Cockatoo, Green Tree Python, Haflinger Horse, Kookaburra, Llama, Magpie Geese, New Guinea Singing Dog, Palm Cockatoo, Pot-Bellied Pig, Queensland Koala, Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo, Rose-Breasted Cockatoo, Rosy Starling, Slender-Billed Corella, Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, White-Tailed Black Cockatoo,
    Yellow-Footed Rock Wallaby.

    Brookfield Zoo: Emu, Emerald tree boa, Rodrigues fruit bat, Southern hairy-nosed wombat, echidna, Western grey kangaroo, and more.
     
  10. temp

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    Interesting lists, but the Lowry includes several domestics with little direct relevance to Australia, except that they're kept in captivity in Australia- and indeed almost everywhere around the world. Unless it has changed since my visit, the flying fox in Lowry is Pteropus vampyrus and neither this nor the Rodrigues fruit bat are from Australia. The same can be said about rosy starling and emerald tree boa, although there are a very small number of vagrant records of the former from Australia (far from their normal range). I do realize that zoos often have a very broad approach to geography and it is common to see one or two mismatches, but it might be more fitting to leave out the domestics from the Lowry list. Despite being part of the broader Australian Wallaroo Station section, they're also generally tucked away in their own "petting zoo" corner. One could perhaps make a case for domestics of Australian origin (e.g. Australorp) and species with feral populations (e.g. dromedary, donkey, brumby, wild boar), but that still leaves several without any direct relevance.
     
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