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Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by aardvark250, 30 Mar 2017.

  1. Giant Panda

    Giant Panda Well-Known Member

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    Let's not get into that!

    (But all these facilities, except the Kowloon aviaries, are down as zoos on my life list.)
     
  2. Giant Panda

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    And I think you're doing Ocean Park a disservice by only describing the aquarium aspects as "quite good".
     
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    That all depends on definition. The Edward Youde Aviary, and the three accompanying exhibits, is a collection of animals that can be viewed by the public, who have to 'enter' the collection in order to do so. The fact that it does not have the word zoo in its name is not so important I think.
     
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  4. aardvark250

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    Just asking, when did you visit Ocean park?
     
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    Last month.
     
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    I didn't know of the Hong Kong Wetlands Park - I just looked at their website and it looks like a cool place. What animals do they have exhibited there? The website is somewhat unclear. It mentions tomistomas, mouse deer, yellow-margined box turtles, and archer fish - are all of those species exhibited?
     
  7. aardvark250

    aardvark250 Well-Known Member

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    They have more than that.At least they have a salt water crocodile named Bui Bui.
     
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    I didn't remember they have archerfish.They have others you have mention,though.
     
  9. Giant Panda

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    Yes, all those. The collection was borderline for consideration as a "zoo", but the two large crocodilian exhibits pushed it over for me. It's primarily a restored wetland.
     
  10. DavidBrown

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    What croc species do they have in addition to tomistoma, or do you mean that they have two tomistoma exhibits? Do they have an aviary or other reptile exhibits? It looks like it is a good place to go birding?
     
  11. aardvark250

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    A Saltwater crocodile named Bui Bui.It was rescued in the river near Wetland Park.Yes,the park is near Mai Po and is indeed a good place for birding(you have chance finding black-faced spoonbill:))
     
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  12. Giant Panda

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    I don't recall any captive bird exhibits, but they did have some reptile terraria. Birding is what the place is really geared for.
     
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    Visit yesterday, somehow they got a kookaburra now. Unsigned. The bird section is open but the primate section is still close. I don't know why:confused:
     
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    i assume Laughing?