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Excess Zoo Animals

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by welshchatter91, 16 Aug 2015.

  1. welshchatter91

    welshchatter91 Member

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    Where would you find a list of excess zoo animals!? It would be interesting to see what animals and where are trying to rehome!?
     
  2. Pertinax

    Pertinax Well-Known Member

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    Zoo organisations have always produced Animal Surplus & Wanted lists but they aren't normally available for public scrutiny.
     
  3. karoocheetah

    karoocheetah Well-Known Member

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    I know that the information is available through ZIMS but the only people I know who have access to ZIMS are zoo personnel as Pertinax has stated.
    I've seen ZIMS and it does indeed list surplus animals at collections - but a database is only ever as good as the information entered, it is fun doing a "virtual shopping list" though :p
     
  4. stubeanz

    stubeanz Well-Known Member

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    The only way to see those lists is essentially to be a zoo worker with access to ZIMS or have a zoo keeper friend that will let you have a peek!

    Sometimes animals are advertised elsewhere but generally ZIMS is the first point of call.