Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Maguari, 19 Jul 2009.
It's not an overgrown seagull, it's a Gooney Bird.
Cool! It's so tiny.
It's now the smallest monitor species.
Are yellow mongooses rarely seen in the states? in the UK they're almost as common as meerkats!
That's a relatively recent (and pleasing) occurrence - I well remember peering through into the quarantine area at Cotswold on several visits in order to see what were for many years the UK's only Yellow Mongooses.
We have zero yellow mongooses in the U.S.
That's a tiny bit of an exaggeration, of course according to ZTL, there are 21 UK collections which hold Yellow Mongoose, whilst there are 96 UK collections which hold Meerkat. That said, I suspect the Dwarf Mongoose (at 16 UK collections) will soon overtake the Yellow, as this taxon seems to breed a lot more readily and profusely than it's larger cousin.
Quolls are actually quite rare in zoos and only one zoo has numbats
Actually two do! Your animal expertise fails you close to home as well as across the globe
If you are jumping in with a droll put down, at least name these Numbat holding zoos, Dave.
Perth and Healesville Sanctuary the former has held them pretty constantly, the latter on-and-off.
I disagree. Many zoos and fauna parks have quolls of one variety or another.
there are something like 30 ZAA collections with quolls, and I don't know how many non-ZAA collections (that would be harder to check and I can't be bothered searching tbrough all their websites....). Seems like quite a lot to me also.
You just think your better than everybody else
The wiser man is not the one who is correct, but the one who admits to being wrong.
One of the stars of my recent Nuremberg visit, giving an amazing soundtrack to the tropical/manatee house:
Listen here: XC257616 Croaking Ground Dove (Columbina cruziana) :: xeno-canto
I'm really rather jealous about this. Fantastic species that I am yet to see.
(though your picture that makes me most jealous is the Cloven-feathered Dove at Walsrode!! http://www.zoochat.com/142/cloven-feathered-dove-walsrode-22-03-a-314687/)
And speaking of Weltvogelpark Walsrode, here a pictures of three of the many species not found in any other zoo (as far as I know):
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