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Turtle Back Zoo Essex County Turtle Back Zoo Species List (7/5/22)

Discussion in 'United States' started by SusScrofa, 7 Jul 2022.

  1. SusScrofa

    SusScrofa Well-Known Member

    25 Feb 2022
    Here is a species list for Turtle Back Zoo based on my recent visit (7/5/22)

    Reptile House
    • Emerald Tree Skink (Lamprolepis smaragdina)
    • Aardvark (Orycteropus afer)
    • Taveta Weaver (Ploceus castaneiceps)
    • Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) - OFF-EXHIBIT
    • Dwarf Crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis)
    • Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco) - UNSIGNED
    • Red-footed Tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonarius)
    • Northern Caiman Lizard (Dracaena guianensis)
    • Black-breasted Leaf Turtle (Geoemyda spengleri)
    • Crocodile Lizard (Shinisaurus crocodilurus)
    • Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum)
    • Blue Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus serrifer)
    • Green Tree Python (Morelia viridis)
    • Amazonian Milk Frog (Trachycephalus resinifictrix)
    • Frilled Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingi)
    • Emperor Newt (Tylototriton shanjing)
    • Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) - NOT SEEN
    • Atlantic Mudskipper (Periophthalmus barbarus)
    • Blue Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates (tinctorius) azureus)
    • Dyeing Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius) - NOT SEEN
    • Lake Titicaca Frog (Telmatobius culeus)
    • Thorny Devil Stick Insect (Eurycantha calcarata) - NOT SEEN
    • African Giant Millipede (Archispirosteptus gigas)
    *Several terrariums were also currently empty with no signage.

    Sea Turtle Recovery + Touch Tank Building
    • Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
    • Epaulette Shark (Hemiscyllium ocellatum) - TOUCH TANK
    • Atlantic Stingray (Dasyatis sabina) - TOUCH TANK
    • Haller's Round Stingray (Urobatis halleri) - TOUCH TANK (NOT SEEN)
    • Cownose Ray (Rhinoptera bonasus) - TOUCH TANK
    • Lyretail Basslet (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) - UNSIGNED
    • Royal Blue Surgeonfish (Acanthurus leucosternon) - NOT SEEN
    • Mimic Surgeonfish (Acanthurus pyroferus)
    • Sohal Surgeonfish (Acanthurus sohal)
    • Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens)
    • Common Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) - VARIOUS MORPHS
    • Blue-green Chromis (Chromis viridis) - UNSIGNED
    • Moorish Idol (Zanclus cornutus) - NOT SEEN
    • Golden Guineafowl Pufferfish (Arothron meleagris)
    • American Lobster (Homarus americanus)

    Sea Lion Sound + Flamingo Pool + World Of Water
    • California Sea Lion (Zalophus californicus)
    • Chilean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) - OFF-EXHIBIT
    • American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) - OFF-EXHIBIT
    • Crested Porcupine (Hystrix cristata) - UNSIGNED
    • North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis)
    • American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
    *Tropical Currents Aquarium was closed, and the outdoor exhibits right next to it were abandoned with no signage. Not sure what's inside aquarium or what was in outdoor exhibits.

    • Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) - Moved from main exhibit
    • White-cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) - Outdoor & indoor enclosures
    • Prevost’s Squirrel (Callosciurus prevosti)
    • Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis)
    • Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia)
    • Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) - Moved to glass exhibit

    • Lion (Panthera leo)
    • Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
    • Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx) - NOT SEEN
    • Bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus)
    • Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi?)
    • White-faced Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna viduata) - OFF-EXHIBIT
    • Ostrich (Struthio camelus) - OFF-EXHIBIT
    • Pink-backed Pelican (Pelicanus rufescens)
    • African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus)
    • Lesser Bushbaby (Galago moholi)
    • Gray Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus)
    • Red-necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)
    • Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae) - OFF-EXHIBIT
    • Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) - NOT SEEN
    *An embassador dog was inside the Cheetah enclosure.

    * The aviary was closed, but I could see the following species from afar:
    • Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus)

    • Bobcat (Lynx rufus) - NOT SEEN
    • Cougar (Puma concolor)
    • Jaguar (Panthera onca)
    • Common Raven (Corvus corax) - OFF-EXHIBIT
    • Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperi) - OFF-EXHIBIT
    • Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) - OFF-EXHIBIT
    *There may be more species in Birds Of Prey loop, but the section was closed off. I only listed species I could see signage for.

    • American Black Bear (Ursus americanus)
    • Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)
    • American Bison (Bison bison)
    • Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)
    • Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) - NOT SEEN
    • Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) - NOT SEEN
    • Andean Condor (Vultur gryphus) - OFF-EXHIBIT
    *There is also a Butterfly Garden with various butterflies as well as an abandoned, unsigned cage right by the outside. Also a petting zoo with various domestics.