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Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Maguari, 19 Jul 2009.

  1. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    It's not an overgrown seagull, it's a Gooney Bird.

    :p

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  3. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    It's now the smallest monitor species.

    :p

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  4. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    Are yellow mongooses rarely seen in the states? in the UK they're almost as common as meerkats!
     
  6. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    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.
     
  7. DavidBrown

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    We have zero yellow mongooses in the U.S.
     
  8. TeaLovingDave

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    That's a tiny bit of an exaggeration, of course :p 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.
     
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    Quolls are actually quite rare in zoos and only one zoo has numbats
     
  10. TeaLovingDave

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    Actually two do! Your animal expertise fails you close to home as well as across the globe :p
     
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    If you are jumping in with a droll put down, at least name these Numbat holding zoos, Dave.
     
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    Perth and Healesville Sanctuary :) the former has held them pretty constantly, the latter on-and-off.
     
  13. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    I disagree. Many zoos and fauna parks have quolls of one variety or another.

    :p

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  14. Chlidonias

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    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.
     
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    You just think your better than everybody else
     
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    The wiser man is not the one who is correct, but the one who admits to being wrong.
     
  17. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    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/)
     
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    *You're.

    If you're going to insult a moderator (which I do not suggest by the way), spelling and punctuation help make your case.