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  1. Vision

    Vision Well-Known Member

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    As multiple people on this site have attempted to do, @ThylacineAlive and I decided we'd make an attempt at listing all species of birds of paradise currently kept in captivity and what collections currently hold them.

    A couple thoughts beforehand:
    1)
    Because I had to draw the line somewhere, I decided to use no information older than 5 years (so only things posted from 2012 onwards) upon making this list; I did this to keep the list as accurate and up-to-date as possible.
    2) To make this list I used information from zootierliste, zoochat, visits to the respective zoos, and occasionally other sources (facebook pages of the collections, visits of friends to the respective zoos, etc.)
    3) I deliberately chose to ignore an old topic that tried to do the same (Species of Bird of Paradise kept in captivity) as said topic is 10 years old, and in certain cases there is doubt of how genuine all species and collections listed are.
    4) There are bound to be many more parks in Asia and New Guinea keeping various species of bird of paradise, but it is very hard to find a lot of information about them online.
    5) Anyone is more than welcome to mention things that need to be altered/updated on this list!


    BIRDS OF PARADISE IN CAPTIVITY:

    Cicinnurus
    Magnificent bird-of-paradise, Cicinnurus magnificus (6)
    NORTH AMERICA:
    San Diego (x,x)
    San Diego Safari Park (x,x)

    EUROPE:
    Sant Alessio (x,x) chrysopterus

    ASIA:
    Al Wabra (x,x)
    Bali Bird Park (1,1)

    OCEANIA:
    Honolulu (x,x)

    King bird-of-paradise, Cicinnurus regius (7)
    EUROPE:
    ACTP (x,x)
    Kiew (x,x)
    Sant Alessio (x,x)
    Walsrode (x,x) non-ssp & (2,2) regius

    ASIA:
    Al Wabra (x,x)
    Bali Bird Park (3,3)
    Jurong (x,x)

    Wilson’s bird-of-paradise, Cicinnurus respublica (1)
    EUROPE:
    Kiew (1,0)

    Lophorina
    Superb bird-of-paradise, Lophorina superba (4)
    NORTH AMERICA:
    Central Park (x,x)
    San Diego (x,x)
    San Diego Safari Park (x,x)

    OCEANIA:
    Honolulu (x,x)

    Manucodius
    Crinkle-collared manucode, Manucodia chalybatus (1)
    OCEANIA:
    Port Moresby (x,x)

    Trumpet manucode, Manucodia keraudrenii (1)
    EUROPE:
    Berlin (1,0)

    Paradisaea
    Greater bird-of-paradise, Paradisaea apoda (3)
    EUROPE:
    ACTP (x,x) apoda & (x,x) novaeguineae
    Walsrode (x,x) apoda

    ASIA:

    Al Wabra (x,x) apoda & (x,x) novaeguineae

    Lesser bird-of-paradise, Paradisaea minor (16)
    NORTH AMERICA:
    Bronx (x,x)
    Dallas World Aquarium (x,x)
    Fort Worth (x,x)
    Prospect Park (1,1)
    San Antonio (1,2)
    Toledo (x,x)

    EUROPE:

    Sant Alessio (x,x)
    Walsrode (x,x)

    ASIA:

    Al Wabra (x,x)
    Bali Bird Park (2,1)
    Gembira Loka (1,1)
    Jurong (x,x)
    Khao Kheow (1,0)
    Taman Indonesia II (1,1)
    Taman Mini Indonesia (x,x)

    OCEANIA:
    Tenkile Conservation Alliance (x,x)

    Count Raggi’s bird-of-paradise, Paradisaea raggiana (15)
    NORTH AMERICA:
    Bronx (x,x)
    Cincinnati (x,x,5-6)
    Dallas World Aquarium (x,x)
    Lowry Park (x,x)
    Miami (x,x)
    National Aviary (x,x)
    Riverbanks (x,x)
    San Diego (x,x)
    Sylvan Heights (1,1)

    EUROPE:
    Rotterdam (2,2)
    Walsrode (2,2,x)

    ASIA:
    Jurong (x,x)

    OCEANIA:
    Honolulu (x,x)
    Port Moresby (1,0)
    The Rainforest Habitat (1,1)

    Red bird-of-paradise, Paradisaea rubra (11)
    NORTH AMERICA:
    Bronx (x,x)
    Central Park (x,x)
    Dallas World Aquarium (x,x)
    San Antonio (1,1)

    EUROPE:

    ACTP (x,x)
    Walsrode (2,4?)

    ASIA:

    Al Wabra (x,x)
    Bali Bird Park (2,1)
    Gembira Loka (1,0)
    Jurong (1,1)
    Taipei (1,0)

    Ptiloris
    Magnificent riflebird, Ptiloris magnificus (2)
    ASIA:
    Bali Bird Park (1,0)

    OCEANIA:

    Port Moresby (x,x)

    Seleucidis
    Twelve-wired bird-of-paradise, Seleucidis melanoleuca (4)
    EUROPE:
    Walsrode (6,4?)

    ASIA:

    Al Wabra (x,x)
    Bali bird park (3,2)
    Jurong (x,x)
     
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  2. jayjds2

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    San Antonio Zoo:
    Red bird-of-paradise Paradiseae rubra 1.1
    Lesser bird-of-paradise Paradiseae minor 1.2
    These are assuming no breeding, deaths, transfers, etc. since last year.
    By the way, thanks a ton for making this thread! I was looking into the matter myself but it was a bit much to cover alone.
    Edit: can't give you specifics, but Cincinnati has 5 or 6 Paradiseae raggiana
     
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  3. Vision

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    @jayjds2 thank you, edited the first post with those numbers! It was quite some work, but honestly not really impossible; once you know where to look, new information comes quickly.
     
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    Lok Kawi has Greater.
    Apparently Bali Bird Park and maybe Jurong have Wilson's. Source: devilfish
     
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    When I was at Dusit three years ago, they had what I thought was 1.0 rubra and 0.1 minor. Did both birds die, or where they transferred?
     
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    I don't think any of the ZooChatters who've visited recently saw them.
     
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    I believe in the last trip report on Zoochat of Dusit, it was mentioned that the whole "bird island" was closed off for renovation? So I wonder if the inhabitants are moved or behind the scenes.
     
  8. Chlidonias

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    yeah I was there in February this year and Bird Island was closed, but devilfish was there in June 2016 and said there were no birds of paradise then either. So I think they must have gone (dead or elsewhere).
     
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    there will certainly be more species for Port Moresby and Lae's Rainforest Habitat than you have on the list, too. A "review" of Lae on Tripadvisor has brown sicklebill for December 2014, for example.
     
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    Seleucidis
    Twelve-wired bird-of-paradise, Seleucidis melanoleuca (4)
    ASIA:

    Al Wabra (5.4)
    Bali bird park (3,2)
    Jurong (2.1)
     
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    Cicinnurus
    Magnificent bird-of-paradise, Cicinnurus magnificus (6)
    ASIA:
    Al Wabra (1.0)
    Bali Bird Park (1,1)

    OCEANIA:
    Honolulu (2.3)
     
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    Count Raggi’s bird-of-paradise, Paradisaea raggiana (15)
    NORTH AMERICA:
    Bronx (2.1.1) = includes chick hatched in March
    Cincinnati (3.2)
    Dallas World Aquarium (2.2)
    Lowry Park (2.1)
    Miami (1.1)
    National Aviary (2.1)
    Riverbanks (1.1)
    San Diego (9.13)
    SD Safari Park (3.2)
    Sylvan Heights (1,1)
     
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    Red bird-of-paradise, Paradisaea rubra (11)
    ASIA:
    Al Wabra (4.13)
     
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    I saw one female rubra at Central Park last time I visited, this might have changed since. There weren't any superb BOPs either but again, this may have changed since I visited in winter 2015.
     
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    The Superb BOPs are off-show at Central Park unfortunately.

    ~Thylo
     
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    What a shame!
     
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    Tell me about it :rolleyes:

    ~Thylo
     
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    I looked up and down and all around for a rubra two days ago at Central Park and found none. It was still signed, though. Perhaps it is behind the scenes now? At least the superbs weren't on exhibit! I went to San Diego and missed them entirely, and they're definitely on exhibit there. Oh well.
     
  19. Vision

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    It's time for an update, methinks!

    BIRDS OF PARADISE IN CAPTIVITY:

    Cicinnurus
    Magnificent bird-of-paradise, Cicinnurus magnificus (7)

    NORTH AMERICA:
    San Diego (x,x)
    San Diego Safari Park (x,x)

    EUROPE:
    Sant Alessio (x,x) chrysopterus

    ASIA:
    Al Wabra (1,0)
    Bali Bird Park (1,1)
    Taman Mini Indonesia (x,x)

    OCEANIA:
    Honolulu (2,3)

    King bird-of-paradise, Cicinnurus regius (7)
    EUROPE:
    ACTP (x,x)
    Kiew (x,x)
    Sant Alessio (x,x)
    Walsrode (x,x) non-ssp & (2,2) regius

    ASIA:
    Al Wabra (x,x)
    Bali Bird Park (3,3)
    Jurong (x,x)

    Wilson’s bird-of-paradise, Cicinnurus respublica (2)
    EUROPE:
    Kiew (1,0)

    ASIA:

    Bali Bird Park (x,x)

    Epimachus
    Brown sicklebill, Epimachus meyeri (1)

    OCEANIA:
    The Rainforest Habitat (x,x)

    Lophorina
    Superb bird-of-paradise, Lophorina superba (5)

    NORTH AMERICA:
    Central Park (x,x)
    Dallas World Aquarium (x,x)
    San Diego (x,x)
    San Diego Safari Park (x,x)

    OCEANIA:
    Honolulu (x,x)

    Manucodius
    Crinkle-collared manucode, Manucodia chalybatus (1)

    OCEANIA:
    Port Moresby (x,x)

    Trumpet manucode, Manucodia keraudrenii (1)
    EUROPE:
    Berlin (1,0)

    Paradisaea
    Greater bird-of-paradise, Paradisaea apoda (4)

    EUROPE:
    ACTP (x,x) apoda & (x,x) novaeguineae
    Walsrode (x,x) apoda

    ASIA:

    Al Wabra (x,x) apoda & (x,x) novaeguineae
    Lok Kawi (x,x)

    Lesser bird-of-paradise, Paradisaea minor (20)
    NORTH AMERICA:
    Bronx (x,x)
    Dallas World Aquarium (x,x)
    Fort Worth (x,x)
    Prospect Park (1,1)
    San Antonio (1,2)
    Toledo (x,x)

    EUROPE:

    Sant Alessio (x,x)
    Walsrode (x,x)

    ASIA:

    Al Wabra (x,x)
    Bali Bird Park (2,1)
    Bali Zoo (x,x)
    Gembira Loka (1,1)
    Jurong (x,x)
    Khao Kheow (1,0)
    Lok Kawi (x,x)
    Taman Safari I (x,x)
    Taman Safari II (1,1)
    Taman Safari III (x,x)
    Taman Mini Indonesia (x,x)

    OCEANIA:
    Tenkile Conservation Alliance (x,x)

    Count Raggi’s bird-of-paradise, Paradisaea raggiana (16)
    NORTH AMERICA:
    Bronx (2,1,1)
    Cincinnati (3,2)
    Dallas World Aquarium (2,2)
    Lowry Park (2,1)
    Miami (1,1)
    National Aviary (2,1)
    Riverbanks (1,1)
    San Diego (9,13)
    San Diego Safari Park (3,2)
    Sylvan Heights (1,1)

    EUROPE:
    Rotterdam (2,2)
    Walsrode (2,2,x)

    ASIA:
    Jurong (x,x)

    OCEANIA:
    Honolulu (x,x)
    Port Moresby (1,0)
    The Rainforest Habitat (1,1)

    Red bird-of-paradise, Paradisaea rubra (13)
    NORTH AMERICA:
    Bronx (x,x)
    Central Park (x,x)
    Dallas World Aquarium (x,x)
    San Antonio (1,1)

    EUROPE:

    ACTP (x,x)
    Walsrode (2,4?)

    ASIA:

    Al Wabra (4,13)
    Bali Bird Park (2,1)
    Gembira Loka (1,0)
    Jurong (1,1)
    Taipei (1,0)
    Taman Mini Indonesia (x,x)
    Taman Safari I (x,x)

    Ptiloris
    Magnificent riflebird, Ptiloris magnificus (2)

    ASIA:
    Bali Bird Park (1,0)

    OCEANIA:

    Port Moresby (x,x)

    Seleucidis
    Twelve-wired bird-of-paradise, Seleucidis melanoleuca (6)

    EUROPE:
    Walsrode (6,4?)

    ASIA:

    Al Wabra (5,4)
    Bali bird park (3,2)
    Jurong (2,1)
    Taman Mini Indonesia (x,x)
    Taman Safari I (x,x)
     
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    King bird-of-paradise, Cicinnurus regius (7)
    ASIA:
    Al Wabra (8.10.2)
    Bali Bird Park (3,3)
    Jurong (1.6.1)