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Burgers' Zoo free-ranging species in Burgers Bush & Desert

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  1. lintworm

    lintworm Moderator Staff Member

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    As the signage in Burgers Bush, Burgers Desert & Burgers Mangrove is relatively poor, I created an up-to-date list (as of October 2017) of the free-ranging species one could encounter in these two domes. For completeness sake, I also included the non-free ranging animals.

    * indicates there are five or less zoos in Europe displaying this species.
    ** indicates that this is the only zoo in Europe where this (sub-)species is displayed.

    Burgers Bush

    MAMMALS
    Rodriquez fruit bat
    Lyles fruit bat
    Seba's short-tailed bat

    BIRDS

    African darter**

    Scarlet ibis

    White-faced whistling duck
    Red-shouldered teal

    Grays guan*
    Chaco chacalaca
    Crested wood partridge

    Sun bittern

    Victoria crowned pigeon
    Green naped pheasant pigeon
    Pinon imperial pigeon*
    Green imperial pigeon
    Luzon bleeding heart pigeon
    Green winged pigeon
    Nicobar pigeon
    Orange-fronted fruit dove

    Red-crested turaco

    Speckled mousebird

    White-eared cat bird
    Black-capped pitta
    White rumped shama
    Snowy-crowned robin chat
    Chestnut-backed ground trush
    Fairy bluebird
    Golden-fronted leafbird*
    Blue-crowned laughing thrush

    Red-rumped cacique*
    Montserrat trupial

    Screaming piha**

    Madagascar red fody
    Brazilian tanager
    Chestnut-bellied seed finch**
    Red-whiskered bulbul
    Blue-backed grassquit
    Rose-bellied bunting*
    White eye spec.


    REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS

    Green iguana
    Guadeloupe anole*
    Brown anole
    Green basilisk
    Montserrat whistling frog
    Amazon milk frog

    NON-FREE RANGING SPECIES
    Aardvark
    Small clawed otter
    Capybara

    Broad-snouted caiman
    Red-footed tortoise
    Yellow-spotted Amazon river turtle
    Blalck marsh turtle
    Malaysian giant pond turtle (?)

    African lungfish
    Arowana (?)
    Occelated stingray
    Redtail catfish
    Plecostomus spec.
    Tiger sorubim
    Pacu
    Nile tilapia
    Oscar
    Zebra cichlid
    Guppy
    Labeobarbus aeneus** (one of 2 places outside of lake Tana)
    Giant pangasius



    Burgers Desert

    BIRDS
    Turkey vulture

    Gambells quail*
    Scaled quail

    White-winged dove
    Socorro dove

    Lawrence goldfinch**
    Red cardinal
    Painted bunting*
    Yellow grosbeak*
    Ultramarine grosbeak


    NON-FREE RANGING SPECIES

    Cactus mouse*
    Hispid cotton rat*
    Merriams kangaroo rat*
    Variegated rock squirrel*
    Bobcat
    Striped skunk
    Ring-tailed chacomistle**
    Californian bighorn sheep*
    Collared pecari
    Seba short-tailed bat

    Greater roadrunner
    Burrowing owl
    Housefinch


    Gila monster
    Red diamondback rattlesnake
    Milk snake

    Colorado toad

    Blind cave fish
    Fathead minnow

    Red-legged tarantula
    Cave cricket

    Burgers Mangrove

    MAMMALS:

    West Indian manatee

    BIRDS:

    Fulvous whistling duck

    White-winged dove

    Yellow-legged honeycreeper
    Blue-backed grassquit
    Red cardinal

    REPTILES:

    Red-eared terrapin

    FISH:

    Redhead cichlid
    Lowland cichlid
    Banded astyanax
    Liberty molly
    Green swordtail

    INVERTEBRATES:

    Fiddler crab
    Atlantic horseshoe crab
    Owl butterfly
    Glasswing
    Doris longwing
    Orange-barred sulphur
    Blue morpho
    Zebra mosaic
    Zebra longwing
    Marbled leafwing
    Thoas swallowtail
    Malachite
    Grecian shoemaker
    Transandean cattleheart
    Red cracker
    Blue cracker
    One-spotted prepona

    Any updates are off course welcome ;)
     
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  2. devilfish

    devilfish Well-Known Member

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    My goodness lintworm, this is an incredible resource! Thanks for sharing! Extremely helpful.
    (I visited last week ;) )
     
  3. lintworm

    lintworm Moderator Staff Member

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    You're welcome.

    Recently a new species was released in the Bush: the Blue-crowned laughingtrush (5 Birds arrived from London).
     
  4. lintworm

    lintworm Moderator Staff Member

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    Another update:

    The last Black-capped babblers passed away, so there are none in European zoos anymore. Also I highly doubt the Malaysian giant pond turtle is still present in the manatee exhibit.

    New species for the bush:

    black-capped pitta
    Green imperial pigeon
    Orange-fronted fruit dove
    White-eared catbird
    Giant pangasius
     
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    Soccoro dove is free-ranging.
     
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    lintworm Moderator Staff Member

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    In the past months both Superb fruit doves (taken off display) and Pied imperial doves (left the park) have been taken out of the Bush and green backed twinspots and Chestnut-bellied seed finches were added.
     
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  7. ShonenJake13

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    So there are 39 species of bird in Bush at the moment :) what a useful resource! Thanks @lintworm
     
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    Wonderful topic, and very much needed indeed! Thank you very much.

    A few amendments:
    Bush: Early this year, I saw scissor-billed starlings in the Bush. Zootierliste also lists African slender lungfish for the Burgers' Bush, though I'm not sure whether they are in with the caimans or the manatees (nor sure that they are still present).
    Desert: Since walsrode got a bunch of yellow grosbeaks, they are no longer the only collection with the species.

    Let's hope the signage in the upcoming mangrove *is* good enough so it doesn't need to be on this list! :p
     
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  9. ShonenJake13

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    Would still be good to have the Mangrove species list here just in case! We could even do one for Rimba, Safari and Ocean too ;) though I think Ocean would take a very long time to write up and to edit!
     
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    Thanks for the updates, I fixed them in the first post. The starlings were originally released in the Bush (that must have been around 2007), but they were at some point (all?) taken out and moved to the bird house. But apparently they are back ;)

    The lungfish were originally kept together with some catfish and a bunch of tilapia in the pond between the capybara and the lower terrace of the restaurant, but that was years ago. A few years ago I saw a lungfish with the caimans sometimes, but I haven't seen that one in quite a long time, so I think it is safe to say that it has ceased to be.

    @Shonenjake, I do not see the need for a similar lists for both the Rimba and Safari. One for the Ocean would be interesting, but a hell of a job to update for the large coral reef tank and the lagune tank....
     
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    At least one lungfish was still alive a few weeks ago.
     
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    New thread maybe? We could attempt it at least!! (I'll be visiting again in a couple of weeks so I can try and list all the species I see)
     
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    Guadeloupe anole should be one star instead of two as three zoos in Europe keep them now.

    Also if you're including Tunnel species in Desert then shouldn't Seba's short tailed bat and Mexican blind cave fish be there too?
     
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    Can anyone help me with where exactly the fish species in Desert and Bush are kept? I know that the stingrays are in with the caiman and the pangasius and pacu are in with the manatees, but I'm a bit lost beyond that!

    EDIT: Also where the black marsh turtles are! I know the yellow-spotted live in that bay where the capybaras live (right by the manatees), but that's it!
     
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    The arowana, redtail catfish, plecostomus and tiger sorubim are with the caiman, the zebra cichlids are in a pool across the red-footed tortoises and the guppies are basically everywhere, but the other species I can't help you with I'm afraid!
     
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    That helps enormously @korhoen!! I know where all the birds and mammals are kept in both, but am still struggling with some of the others. My Bush list so far looks like this:

    Yellow-spotted Amazon river turtle = capybaras
    Black marsh turtle = ?
    Malaysian giant pond turtle (?) = manatees(?)


    African lungfish = caimans or pool between terrace and capybaras
    Arowana = caimans
    Occelated stingray = caimans
    Redtail catfish = caimans
    Plecostomus spec. = caimans
    Tiger sorubim = caimans
    Pacu = manatees
    Nile tilapia = pool between terrace and capybaras(?)
    Oscar = ?

    Zebra cichlid = pool across from tortoises
    Guppy = everywhere
    Labeobarbus aeneus = ?
    Giant pangasius = manatees

    And for Desert my list is:

    Mexican blind cave fish = stalactite cave in Tunnel
    Fathead minnow = ?

    Thanks for the help :D
     
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    Filled in the empty spaces for you. There also used to be kissing gourami in the waterfall pond, in the part with the floating vegetation, which can be seen from the manatee bridge. It is worth checking whether they are still around ;).
     
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  18. ShonenJake13

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    Ah thanks! I will :)
     
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    Hmm, another question. With rosefinch in the desert, do you mean house finch, Haemorhous mexicanus? As those were definitely freeroaming in the main hall in February, as opposed to in a seperate enclosure. ;)

    I'm not sure, actually, if there are any 'unique' birds in the small aviary? It was blocked off on my last visit, so I couldn't really check. :p
     
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    Yeah he means House Finch.