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Blue Footed Booby

Discussion in 'United States' started by birdzoo, 6 Apr 2016.

  1. birdzoo

    birdzoo New Member

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    Can anyone please tell me if they know of any zoo in the United States that has a Blue Footed Booby? Thanks for any and all feedback.
     
  2. lintworm

    lintworm Moderator Staff Member

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    There are probably none in US zoos....
     
  3. jayjds2

    jayjds2 Well-Known Member

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    There are essentially no Galapagos animals outside of the islands except for tortoises. There are no blue footed boobies in captivity as far as I know.
     
  4. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

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    Blue-footed Boobies are not a Galapagos endemic of course, so there is the possibility of captive individuals in Mexico and other South/Central American countries.
    Though I believe your statement about Galapagos animals is correct if you refer to Galapagos endemics rather than native species generally (American Flamingos) apart from the small possibility that there are sill Galapagos Doves somewhere, and animals that have been illegally smuggled.
     
  5. jbnbsn99

    jbnbsn99 Well-Known Member

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    They might show up at a rehabber from time to time.
     
  6. devilfish

    devilfish Well-Known Member

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    Blue-footed boobies are maintained in captivity at Zoologico el Pantanal in Guayaquil, Ecuador, but I'm not aware of anywhere else which currently keeps them permanently.