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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Great Argus, 31 Mar 2018.

  1. Great Argus

    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been a guest on Zoochat for a while now, and finally decided to join as a member!


    I love animals in general and always enjoy adding a new species to my list. Living in northern California, I’ve primarily been to facilities in California, Oregon, and Washington, but been to a few elsewhere. (16 AZA and 7 others, I can provide a list if anybody is interested!)


    I am still a college student, though I do volunteer (and have for several years) at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, a small non-AZA facility in northern California, and work with several smaller native species and a few exotics.


    I’m not sure if I could name a certain species as a favorite, but I do love Giraffes, Coquerel’s Sifakas, Cheetahs, Shoebills, toucans, and Argus Pheasants!


    So, glad to be here and look forward to keeping up better with Zoochat!
     
  2. ZooBinh

    ZooBinh Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I wouldn’t consider myself new, but haven’t been using ZooChat a lot until recently. Nice to meet you.
     
  3. Great Argus

    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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  4. agnmeln

    agnmeln Well-Known Member

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    Welcome both!
     
  5. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    Welcome!
     
  6. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to Zoochat. I visited Turtle Bay back when it first opened; the bridge was half-finished and the botanic garden was not open yet. I understand that since that time they have opened the equivalent of a small zoo and now have beavers in the aquarium.
     
  7. Great Argus

    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Yes, it has expanded in the animal department quite a lot since then. Still small by zoo standards, but increasing and getting better. One beaver and a few diving ducks now live in the aquarium.
     
  8. ThomasNotTom

    ThomasNotTom Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Welcome! What do you study at college? :)
     
  9. Great Argus

    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I am currently halfway through a bachelor's degree in Business.
     
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  10. TheWalrus

    TheWalrus Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ZooChat!
     
  11. Great Argus

    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!
     
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