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Carnivores in mixed exhibits

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  1. Jurek7

    Jurek7 Well-Known Member

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    What exhibits you know of carnivores mixed with other species?
    This excludes mixed species of pinnipeds (relatively common), and institutions where tame animals knew each other and were compatible.

    For example, sometimes bears are kept with smaller, agile species.
    Brown bears and wolves are sometimes kept.
    I am interested also in small carnivores kept with larger species - e.g. hoofed animals, primates or bears.
     
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    I have seen Northern Raccoons mixed with Red Foxes, which I always thought was weird. I have also seen American Minks kept with Japanese Macaques.
     
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    I assume you’re referring to the Milwaukee County zoo, and hasanyone ever seen the mink? After all these years I have not seen even once.
     
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    Yes, I was referring to Milwaukee. I have never seen the mink. The only time I have ever seen a mink was when I almost stepped on one by accident.
     
  5. Arizona Docent

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    If you include carnivores with non-carnivores, San Diego Safari Park has (or had) bat eared fox with warthog.

    Years ago (but no longer), Arizona Sonora Desert Museum had black bear with gray fox.

    Chester Zoo (and others in Europe maybe) has (or had) spectacled bear with coati.
     
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    Antwerp had the same, but now the spectacled bear is mixed with squirrel monkeys. Amersfoort has or had their bears mixed with golden jackal. Antwerp experimented with lions and slender-mongoose, but this did not turn out too well for the mongoose. The mongoose therefore moved to the meerkat enclosure where they form a mixed-species exhibit.
     
  7. Zia

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    Woburn Safari Park has American Black Bears and Canadian Timber Wolves in a drive through together.
     
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    Newquay have narrow-striped mongoose in with a lemur species (species?), they also used to mix Owston's palm civet with tree shrews and Prevost's squirrel and meerkat and porcupine with lechwe and zebra.
     
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    Crowned Lemur and Narrow-striped Mongoose were still together last time I looked, as were Prevost's Squirrels and Owston's Civets.
    Some continental zoo tried Alexandrine Parrakeets and Lions, ended up with smug looking Lions and a few green feathers floating around. Lion and Meerkat combinations have gone similarly -- without the feathers.
     
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    There are white rhino and cheetah at Attica Athens. Borås in Sweden did this first a long time ago although I'm not sure if they still do.
    African elephants and meerkats at Lisbon.
     
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    And Jersey having the spectacled bears with small-clawed otters
     
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    Safaripark Hodenhagen used to keep American black bears in a wild combination with other species, among others camels and ostriches.
     
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    I can think of one collection which mixed Meerkats and European Souslik, to rather predictable results.....
     
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    Cheetahs + Southern White Rhinos in several zoos; with Black Rhinos in Leipzig

    Schwerin Zoo tried to combine meerkats & lions.
     
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    Brown bears + various fox species or wolves in several zoos.
     
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    Chester no longer have coatis with the spectacled bears, but they do have Asian small-clawed otters sharing an outdoor enclosure with Bornean orangs, the otters used to share with babirusa too. Chester also have European black vultures sharing with waldrapp, spoonbills and waterfowl and previously with griffon vultures as well.
     
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    There was an exhibit (that no longer exists) at Taiping Zoo in Malaysia where binturong, palm civet, leopard cat, muntjac deer and both crested and brush-tailed porcupines were combined. From what I can gather it was replaced by a mixed enclosure for dhole and binturong.
    Malayan rainforest viewing areas, May 2013 | ZooChat

    Sun bears are increasingly being mixed with binturong in European zoos, but there is also this example of a sun bear/dhole mixed enclosure.
    Sun bear and dhole exhibit | ZooChat
     
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    Care to expand on which zoo this was?
     
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    Port Lympne were planning a mixed black rhino /cheetah exhibit a few months ago.

    They have Andean bear with Coati.

    Binturong / Asian small clawed otter is quite common - Colchester, Hamerton, Longleat, possibly others.

    Obviously South Lakes have had several mixed exhibits containing carnivores!
     
  20. Tim May

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    As an example of small carnivores kept with ungulates, nobody has mentioned that London Zoo had a mixed exhibit of meerkats and giraffes for a while...