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Beaver Water World Current Species list at Beaver Water World: 25/07/2015

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by LaughingDove, 25 Jul 2015.

  1. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

    16 May 2014
    Warsaw, Poland
    I visited Beaver Water World today and I really didn’t know what to expect since there is only one short thread from 3 years ago and only 5 pictures in the gallery for this zoo so I have decided to post this full species list. I will be uploading some pictures of enclosures etc. into the gallery tonight or tomorrow and I will be writing a short review sometime hopefully this week on my thread here:

    Species List:

    The signage was absolutely terrible – there were several mistakes and inconsistencies and lots of species were not signed in mixed aviaries where only one or two species were signed. I think this is due to many rescued birds coming in. This is all signed species and all other species that I saw (the place isn’t huge so I had ample time to look for any un-signed birds and since there wasn’t really much hiding space for them, I’m fairly confident that this is everything).

    1) Red iguana (I think a colour variety of Green Iguana, no scientific name given)
    2) Spiny-tailed Monitor (also signed as Akie Monitor on a different sign on the same tank, this is what I mean about inconsistency)
    3) African Side-neck Turtle
    4) Bearded Dragon (lots of them in various tanks)
    5) Gerrhosaurus nigrolineatus
    6) Royal/Ball Python (several tanks)
    7) Water Monitor Lizard
    8) Veiled Chameleon
    9) Blue-tongued Skink
    10) Leopard Tortoise
    11) African Spur-thighed Tortoise
    12) Boa Constrictor
    13) Burmese Python (albino)
    14) Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman
    15) Green Iguana
    16) Frilled Lizard
    17) Corn Snake (several tanks, several colour varieties)
    18) Red-footed Tortoise
    19) Mediterranean Spur-thighed Tortoise
    20) Asian Box Turtle
    21) Water Dragon (several tanks)
    22) Spectacled Caiman
    23) Crested Gecko
    24) King Snake (marked as Lavender King Snake, I think this refers to the colour morph)
    25) Leopard Gecko
    26) Jungle Carpet Python

    1) Meerkat (three enclosures of them! Though one large one was to be changed into a larger enclosure for the Spectacled Caiman which is currently in an small indoor enclosure)
    2) European Beaver
    3) Red Squirrel
    4) Muntjac Deer
    5) Common Marmoset
    6) Cotton-top Tamarin
    7) Raccoon
    1) Ring-tailed Lemur
    8) Domestic Rabbits (generic breed and French Lop)
    9) Domestic Guinea Pig
    10) Chinchilla (not signed)
    11) Harvest Mouse

    1) Mallard
    2) Indian Runner Duck
    3) Moustached Parakeet (not signed)
    4) Snowy Owl
    5) Domestic Chicken (generic chickens, Silkie bantams and Polish)
    6) Cockatiel (lots in several aviaries, domestic forms)
    7) Reeves’s Pheasant
    8) Yellow Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus mut. Luteus)
    9) Salmon-crested Cockatoo
    10) Blue-and-yellow Macaw
    11) Orange-winged Amazon
    12) Lady Amherst’s Pheasant
    13) Mealy Amazon
    14) Plum-headed Parrot (not signed)
    15) Sulphur Crested Cockatoo (I think lesser, will upload a picture to check ID)
    16) Little Corella
    17) Rook
    18) Carrion Crow
    29) Dove Mutation (not signed)
    20) Budgerigar (not signed, despite there being lots, colour mutations)
    21) Red-rumped Parrot Mutation (not signed)
    22) Brown Parrot (not signed)
    23) Pale-headed Rosella (not signed)
    24) Domestic Canary (not signed)
    25) Rose-ringed Parakeet Mutation (not signed)
    26) Peach-faced Lovebird (not signed, despite there being lots, colour mutations)
    27) Uromastyx geyri
    28) Uromastyx maliensis

    1) Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
    2) Koi
    (The list is not including the aquarium shop that is not part of Beaver Water World but that you have to walk through to reach the entrance, it’s quite an odd arrangement)

    Total number of on-show species: 67

    I am happy to answer any questions about this Place :)
    Last edited: 26 Jul 2015
  2. bongorob

    bongorob Well-Known Member

    18 May 2007
    Stoke-on-Trent England
    Red iguana is a morph of green iguana.

    Akie monitor is spiny-tailed, and is named from the species name acanthurinus.
  3. Pertinax

    Pertinax Well-Known Member

    5 Dec 2006
    I don't know anything about this place but have always thought the name rather curious. Are there a lot of Beavers, or is there a lot of Water... or both/neither?:confused:
  4. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

    16 May 2014
    Warsaw, Poland
    I thought the name was awful :p

    There are two enclosures for beavers with four or five of them and the main enclosure does take up a significant portion of the area of the zoo, probably about a fifth or a sixth. However the collection is mostly rescued reptiles and birds as ex-pets and the road sign (as in the official brown one) calls it 'Reptile Zoo'!

    In terms of the Water? That's anyone's guess. You have to walk through an aquatics shop (not connected to the zoo in any way) to access the zoo so it could be that. Is suspect though that the owner just thought the name sounded good.
  5. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

    13 Jun 2007
    their website says they have Canadian beavers?
  6. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

    16 May 2014
    Warsaw, Poland
    I saw that, and I saw a picture in the ZooChat gallery labelled as Canadian Beaver... but their signage says European. I have attached a picture of the sign (this was just my usual picture for record purposes so is not the whole sign) where you will notice a rather funny map :p

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  7. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

    16 May 2014
    Warsaw, Poland
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