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Artis Royal Zoo Green Basilisk (still) in collection at Artis Royal?

Discussion in 'Netherlands' started by wistny, 6 Jun 2015.

  1. wistny

    wistny New Member

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    Greetings all

    We are keen Herpetologists and among the species in our collection is Basiliscus plumifrons. We are planning a trip to Holland and were wondering whether Artis still have this species in the collection?
    I found Artis' own Webpage less than helpful in this respect.
    Zootierliste.de (English version) lists this species in the collection, but that was also the case of Bristol Zoo Where this species has not been part of the collection for years.

    Best regards
    Steven ad Sofie
     
  2. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    If we should believe Zootierliste, this species is still kept at Artis. It has been already a few years ago I visited Artis ( 2013 ) and if I remember right at least at that time I saw the species.
     
  3. lintworm

    lintworm Moderator Staff Member

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    I am quite sure the species ist still in the collection and can be seen in the walkthrough primate house and maybe also still in the reptile house...
     
  4. wistny

    wistny New Member

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    thank you both so much for taking the time to reply :)
     
  5. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    No problem and as it is said in a dutch song : we zijn op de wereld om elkaar te helpen, niet waar ? ( = we are on the world to help eachother, isn't it ? ) ;).
     
  6. DDcorvus

    DDcorvus Well-Known Member

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    I've seen the species earlier this year in the walkthrough primate house, so it should be still there. You may need to take your time to spot it as it is quite a big planted space.