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Do you prefer quokkas or hyraxes?

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Alex Roman, 24 Dec 2019.

  1. Alex Roman

    Alex Roman Well-Known Member

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    I really like both.

    I really like the fearlessness of humans and the cuteness quokkas have. One of my pet guinea pigs reminds me of one.

    Hyraxes, the furry elephant relatives, are adorbs and are essentially Africa's answer to woodchucks. Their tusks are really intriguing.
     
  2. Thomas

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    I do like both too.

    Though there are no Quokkas in U.S. Zoos, but the Zoo I volunteer at the “Los Angeles Zoo” has Quokkas listed in their Vision Plan it might change over time. I think they’ll be in the walk through exhibit with the other macropods they have which include Western Grey Kangaroos, Yellow-footed Wallabies, and Tammar Wallabies.

    Also the zoo has Cape Rock Hyraxes which lived in the roundhouse (along with a Fossa and a Bat-water Fox) by the Grevy’s Zebras in the left separate enclosure area.
    -When I was a kid I didn’t knew about these animals until I saw them for the first time when they lived with the weaver birds.

    The Rock Hyrax will live in a kopje style exhibit similar to San Diego’s Kopje Exhibit in the upcoming Vision Plan along with Meerkats and Lions (in separate enclosures).
     
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    The Rock Hyrax is great because they can be mixed with other animals very well
     
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    Quokka just because I've never seen them :) I like both hyrax species too.
     
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    I like both because I've never seen a qoukka before and every time I try to see a hyrax it never shows itself.
     
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    I’d probably choose quokka but I love hyraxes too.
    Ive never seen either of them though.
     
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    I have seen quokka multiple times and whilst they are one of my favourite macropods, I would love to see a hyrax one day.
     
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    Cape hyraxes because they are small, brown/beige, and rodent-like. They also are the embodiment of potential since they can parkour despite looking like a guinea pig.
     
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    I'd say quokkas but probably only because I have never seen one.
     
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    Some individual quokkas are actually really aggressive. They are easily the most aggressive macropod, in captivity at least. I do love them though.

    Quokka is the win by default because I have never seen a hyrax, but I would love to some day.
     
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    There are now quokkas at Saitama Children's Zoo in Japan outside Tokyo. They also have bush hyraxes. Maybe when the lockdown is over we ZooChatters can go there and compare the two?
     
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    I've only seen quokkas once and they were sleeping, but I've seen many hyraxes over the years belonging to 4 different species.
    So it's not really a fair comparision.

    Cape and tree hyraxes are cool, but the yellow-spotted hyrax is the cutest by far. My home zoo had some young last year and they were awesome.
     
  13. KevinB

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    It would be dream to be a zoo in Western Europe that I could visit with both hyraxes and quokkas on display. I have seen hyraxes before and I really like them. But there are no quokkas on this continent, and I would love to be able to see one.
     
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    Quokkas , as I find the marsupials as a group to be fascinating.
     
  15. Jambo

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    I think Quokkas are pretty cool, but i’m gonna have to say Hyrax here. They are pretty cute, and I love the fact that they are closely related to elephants.
     
  16. Alex Roman

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    Actually, I think they're more groundhog-like in appearance.