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How many zoos have you visited? (poll 2)

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Arizona Docent, 27 Jan 2018.

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How many zoological parks have you visited?

  1. 1-9

    29 vote(s)
    12.0%
  2. 10-24

    70 vote(s)
    28.9%
  3. 25-49

    40 vote(s)
    16.5%
  4. 50-99

    48 vote(s)
    19.8%
  5. 100-199

    37 vote(s)
    15.3%
  6. 200-299

    8 vote(s)
    3.3%
  7. 300 or more

    10 vote(s)
    4.1%
  1. FunkyGibbon

    FunkyGibbon Well-Known Member

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    @Vision What are Four Paws Vietnam and Save Vietnam's Wildlife?
     
  2. Vision

    Vision Well-Known Member

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    They're two rescue centres also situated next to the EPRC and the Turtle Conservation Centre, each with a small permanent collection of non-releasable animals. Save Vietnam's Wildlife focuses on pangolins (Sunda and Chinese) and small carnivores (the main focus is on Owston's palm-civets, but also Common palm civet, Masked palm-civet, Leopard cats and Binturongs are kept), and Four Paws Vietnam focuses on the bears - I saw Asian black bears, but I think they might have some Sun bears as well.

    When I visited Cuc Phuong I was there together with a friend that volunteered in the EPRC, who knew most of the volunteers in the other centres as well - I had no idea there were this many parks in such a small area either, before going there!
     
  3. FunkyGibbon

    FunkyGibbon Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I just knew SVW as the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Centre, and I had no idea there was a bear sanctuary there at all, in fact I almost wonder if it's very new?
     
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  4. Vision

    Vision Well-Known Member

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    It definitely looked new! From a quick google search it looks like it opened in March this year :)
     
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  5. FunkyGibbon

    FunkyGibbon Well-Known Member

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    Spurred on by @CGSwans I did some accounting and found that I am on ~135, which also means that I have visited 34 new zoos this year, almost certainly my record. Collection-wise, next year will be less busy, but I hope I can still hit 150, which will be the next big milestone.
     
  6. ThomasNotTom

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    I should imagine I'll also slow down next year, I believe I'm on 35 (I think) zoos for this year... Have you planned zoo 150? Or just going with the flow? :)
     
  7. FunkyGibbon

    FunkyGibbon Well-Known Member

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    Until about an hour ago I hadn't realised it was imminent. I will have to have a look at zoos I know I will be visiting to see when it might fall, but there's a chance it will be while I'm travelling and pretty much it will have to be the zoo at the city I am in (since I will certainly not avoid visiting any zoos that I might not have another chance at, and I'm not really inclined to add places on for the sake of it either).
     
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  8. Brum

    Brum Well-Known Member

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    I've just done a quick count of my zoo list (which is in a notebook, I've never got round to doing an L spreadsheet!) and I'm on 72, with only three being outside of the UK, and only five being outside of England.

    There are a couple of dubious entries on there though. Trago Mills (wallabies, parrots, chipmunks, walkthrough aviary), Kings Heath Park aviaries (pheasants, finches, small parakeets), and a country park in the Black Country from the early 90's (deer, polecats, an Arctic fox, various game birds) are probably my most "borderline" cases.
     
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  9. FBBird

    FBBird Well-Known Member

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    I set myself the target of a zoo a week for the current year. Currently on 51.
     
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  10. Shirokuma

    Shirokuma Well-Known Member

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    I’m currently on 106 with the two Paris zoos coming up next just before Christmas. I won’t be able to get to the Australian and New Zealand collections I had lined up as my planned trip there is cancelled but it’s likely that I’ll be spending a great deal of time over the coming year in in the Netherlands which will mean lots more new zoo opportunities.
     
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  11. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    A slightly belated update adding collections from September and October:


    Collections visited as of 09/12/2019: 154

    Austria: 1 collection

    Innsbruck Alpenzoo (first visited 2015)

    Belgium: 4 collections

    Pairi Daiza (first visited 2019)
    Serpentarium Blankerberge (first visited 2019)
    Zoo Antwerp (first visited 2018)
    Zoo Planckendael (first visited 2019)

    Czech Republic: 9 collections

    AkvaTera Plzen (first visited 2017)
    Krokodýlí Zoo Praha (first visited 2017)
    Prague Zoo (first visited 2017)
    Zoo Brno (first visited 2019)
    Zoo Dvůr Králové (first visited 2019)
    Zoo Jihlava (first visited 2017)
    Zoo Ostrava (first visited 2019)
    Zoo Plzen (first visited 2017)
    Zoopark Chomutov (first visited 2017)

    Germany: 37 collections

    Aachener Tierpark (first visited 2018)
    AquaDom & SEALIFE Berlin (first visited 2018)
    Aquazoo Dusseldorf (first visited 2018)
    Biosphäre Potsdam (first visited 2018)
    Erlenbis-Zoo Hannover (first visited 2016)
    Klimahaus Bremerhavn (first visited 2016)
    Planten un Blomen (first visited 2016)
    TerraZoo Rheinberg (first visited 2018)
    Tiergarten Nurnberg (first visited 2015)
    Tiergarten Schönebeck (first visited 2018)
    Tierpark Berlin (first visited 2014)
    Tierpark Chemnitz (first visited 2018)
    Tierpark Hagenbeck (first visited 2016)
    Tierpark Hellabrunn (first visited 2015)
    Tropen-Aquarium Hagenbeck (first visited 2016)
    Vogelpark Niendorf (first visited 2016)
    Vogelpark Olching (first visited 2015)
    Weltvogelpark Walsrode (first visited 2016)
    Wildgehege Klovensteen (first visited 2016)
    Wildpark Connewitz (first visited 2018)
    Wildpark Grafenberger Wald (first visited 2018)
    Wildpark Schwartze-Berge (first visited 2016)
    Wilhelma (first visited 2015)
    Zoo am Meer (first visited 2016)
    Zoo-Aquarium Berlin (first visited 2014)
    Zoo Augsburg (first visited 2015)
    Zoo Berlin (first visited 2014)
    Zoo Dortmund (first visited 2018)
    Zoo Dresden (first visited 2018)
    Zoo Duisburg (first visited 2018)
    Zoo Frankfurt (first visited 2018)
    Zoo Halle (first visited 2018)
    Zoo Köln (first visited 2018)
    Zoo Krefeld (first visited 2018)
    Zoo Leipzig (first visited 2014)
    Zoo Magdeburg (first visited 2014)
    Zoo Wuppertal (first visited 2018)

    Netherlands: 6 collections

    BestZoo (first visited 2018)
    Burger's Zoo (first visited 2018)
    Dierenpark Amersfoort (first visited 2018)
    Dierenpark Zie-Zoo (first visited 2018)
    Diergaarde Blijdorp (first visited 2018)
    Natura Artis Magistra (first visited 2018)

    Poland: 4 collections

    Nowe Zoo Poznan (first visited 2019)
    Stare Zoo Poznan (first visited 2019)
    Zoo Warsaw (first visited 2019)
    Zoo Wroclaw (first visited 2019)

    Portugal: 2 collections

    Jardim Zoologico de Lisboa (first visited 2019)
    Oceanário de Lisboa (first visited 2019)

    Spain: 6 collections

    Aquàrium de Barcelona (first visited 2019)
    Bioparc Valencia (first visited 2019)
    Faunia (first visited 2019)
    L'Oceanogràfic (first visited 2019)
    Parc Zoològic de Barcelona (first visited 2019)
    Zoo Aquarium de Madrid (first visited 2019)

    United Kingdom: 85 collections

    Amazon World Zoo Park (first visited 2013)
    Aquarium of the Lakes (first visited 2015)
    Battersea Park Children's Zoo (first visited 2017)
    Birdland Park and Gardens (first visited 2013)
    Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park (first visited 2011)
    Blackbrook Zoo (first visited 2013)
    Blackpool Zoo (first visited 2011)
    Bluereef Tynemouth (first visited 2009)
    Bristol Zoo (first visited 2011)
    Butterfly World Stockton (first visited c.1999)
    Cedars Nature Centre (first visited 2017)
    Chester Cathedral Falconry (first visited 2017)
    Chester Zoo (first visited 2010)
    Chestnut Centre Otter, Owl and Wildlife Park (first visited 2011)
    Colchester Zoo (first visited 2013)
    Cotswold Falconry Centre (first visited 2014)
    Cotswold Wildlife Park (first visited 2013)
    Crocodiles of the World - original site (first visited 2013)
    Crocodiles of the World - new site (first visited 2014)
    Dudley Zoo (first visited 2011)
    East Park Animal Centre (first visited 2017)
    Edinburgh Zoo (first visited 2010)
    Exmoor Zoo (first visited 2013)
    Falconry Days (first visited 2013)
    Five Sisters Zoo Park (first visited 2012)
    Flamingo Land (first visited c.1992)
    Galloway Wildlife Conservation Park (first visited 2012)
    Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre (first visited 2013)
    Hagley Falconry Centre (first visited 2015)
    Hamerton Zoo (first visited 2011)
    Hawk Conservancy Trust (first visited 2015)
    Heythrop Zoo (first visited 2014)
    Highland Wildlife Park (first visited 1989)
    Howletts Wild Animal Park (first visited 2012)
    ICBP Duncombe Park (first visited 2015)
    Jesmond Dene Pets Corner (first visited 2015)
    Kew Gardens (first visited 2009)
    Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens (first visited 2013)
    Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre (first visited 2012)
    Kirkleatham Owl Centre (first visited 2015)
    Lake District Wildlife Park (first visited 2015)
    Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre (first visited 2015)
    Lakeland Wildlife Oasis (first visited 2015)
    Lotherton Bird Gardens (first visited 2018)
    Libertys Raptor and Reptile Centre (first visited 2006)
    Linton Zoo (first visited 2014)
    Living Coasts (first visited 2013)
    Manchester Museum Vivarium (first visited 2011)
    Marwell Zoo (first visited 2013)
    Monkey Haven (first visited 2013)
    Newquay Zoo (first visited 2013)
    North Anston Tropical House (first visited 2014)
    Paignton Zoo (first visited 2013)
    Port Lympne Wild Animal Park (first visited 2013)
    Reaseheath Zoo (first visited 2015)
    Regent's Park Waterfowl Collection (first visited 2017)
    Scottish Owl Centre (first visited 2015)
    SEALIFE Blackpool (first visited 2015)
    SEALIFE Manchester (first visited 2016)
    SEALIFE Oban (first visited 1989)
    SEALIFE Scarborough (first visited c.1992)
    Shaldon Wildlife Trust (first visited 2013)
    Shepreth Wildlife Park (first visited 2014)
    Skye Serpentarium (first visited 1998)
    South Lakes Wild Animal Park (first visited 2012)
    The Deep (first visited 2017)
    Thirsk Bird of Prey Centre (first visited 2015)
    Thorp Perrow Arboretum (first visited 2013)
    Tropical World Leeds (first visited 2013)
    Twycross Zoo (first visited 2011)
    Welsh Mountain Zoo (first visited 2012)
    West Midland Safari Park (first visited 2015)
    Wingham Wildlife Park (first visited 2017)
    Wild Animal Adventures (first visited 2014)
    Wild Discovery (first visited 2018)
    Wild Place (first visited 2013)
    Wildwood Trust (first visited 2017)
    Woburn Safari Park (first visited 2013)
    World Owl Trust Muncaster Castle (first visited 1990)
    WWT Martin Mere (first visited 2013)
    WWT Slimbridge (first visited 2013)
    WWT Washington (first visited 2004)
    Yorkshire Wildlife Park (first visited 2014)
    ZSL London Zoo (first visited 2012)
    ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (first visited 2013)
     
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  12. Hipporex

    Hipporex Well-Known Member

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    I am now at 42 and I hope to make 50 before I go off to college later next year.


    Zoos, Aquariums, Etc. (42 Facilities) (9 states + D.C.)

    1. United States

      1. Arizona

        1. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson) June 28, 2017
      2. California

        1. Aquarium of the Bay (San Francisco) ?

        2. Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach) ?

        3. California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco) September 28, 2019

        4. Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary (Folsom) January 21, 2019

        5. Lindsay Wildlife Experience (Walnut Creek) ?

        6. Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens (Los Angeles) ?

        7. Monterey Bay Aquarium (Monterey) September 29, 2018

        8. Oakland Zoo (Oakland) July 24, 2018

        9. Ocean World (Crescent City) ?

        10. Ostrichland USA (Solvang) ?

        11. Pacific Marine Mammal Center (Laguna Beach) November 11, 2018

        12. Sacramento Zoo (Sacramento) June, 27, 2019

        13. San Diego Zoo (San Diego) October 6, 2018

        14. San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Escondido) October 15, 2019

        15. San Francisco Zoo (San Francisco) December 31, 2018

        16. Santa Barbara Zoo (Santa Barbara) ?

        17. SeaWorld San Diego (San Diego) October 7, 2018

        18. Sequoia Park Zoo (Eureka) April 25, 2019

        19. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Vallejo) June 28, 2019

        20. Suisun WIldlife Rescue Center (Suisun) ?

        21. The Marine Mammal Center (Sausalito) ?
      3. Florida

        1. Clearwater Marine Aquarium (Clearwater) ?

        2. Disney’s Animal Kingdom (Bay Lake) ?

        3. The Seas with Nemo & Friends (Bay Lake) ?
      4. Hawaii

        1. Honolulu Zoo (Honolulu) ?

        2. Sea Life Park (Waimanalo) ?

        3. Waikiki Aquarium (Honolulu) ?
      5. Nevada

        1. Animal Ark (Reno) ?

        2. Mandalay Bay Aquarium (Paradise) ?

        3. Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden And Dolphin Habitat (Paradise) ?
      6. Oregon

        1. Oregon Zoo (Portland) August 11, 2018

        2. Wildlife Safari (Winston) April 24, 2019
      7. Tennessee

        1. Memphis Zoo (Memphis) ?
      8. Texas

        1. Cameron Park Zoo (Waco) July 6, 2017

        2. Franklin Drive Thru Safari (Franklin) April, 7 2015

        3. Houston Zoo (Houston) ?
      9. Utah

        1. Scipio Petting Zoo (Scipio) ?

        2. Utah’s Hogle Zoo (Salt Lake City) ?
      10. Washington D.C.

        1. National Aquarium ?

        2. O. Orkin Insect Zoo ?

        3. Smithsonian National Zoological Park ?
     
  13. ThomasNotTom

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    Have you not yet managed Combe Martin? Its no more than 10 minutes away from Exmoor :)
     
  14. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    Not if you rely on public transport! :p
     
  15. ThomasNotTom

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    I'll allow that then :D I'm surprised that public transport facilitates a trip to Exmoor... Impressive!
     
  16. FBBird

    FBBird Well-Known Member

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    ....and the final score is 53! Unless I can squeeze another one in....
     
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  17. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    It's not too tricky - a bus runs from Barnstaple which has a stop 200 metres from the zoo.
     
  18. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    A modest 8 new zoos this year moves me to 382.

    New zoos: Selwo Aventura, Bialowieza Show Reserve, Akcent Zoo Bialystok, Grugapark, TerraZoo Rheinberg, Tierpark + Fossilium Bochum, Wildpark Grafenberger Wald, Axe Valley Wildlife Park


    Total of 33 different zoos visited in the year, beyond the above mostly old favourites in the UK or the Ruhr/Rhein area, but also including Warsaw, Nuremberg, Prague and Pilsen.
     
  19. Mehdi

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    I know I already posted on this thread and gave another number (I don't remember how much) but that was including a lot of zoos presumably visited before 2016 of which I don't have any memory as well as some institutions I would hardly consider zoos today.

    If I go by my new criteria (zoos I know I have visited + true zoos), I'm sitting at 20 zoos currently, the 20th being Tierpark Hellabrunn today! By country:

    Collections visited by country as of 25/12/2019:
    Belgium (1):

    ZOO Antwerpen (200?)

    Denmark (1):
    København Zoo (2011)

    Germany (4):
    Zoologischer Garten Berlin (2017)
    Tierpark Berlin (2017)
    Tiergarten Nürnberg (2019)
    Tierpark Hellabrunn (2019)

    Morocco (3):
    Jardin Zoologique de Rabat (2016, 2018 and prior)
    La Vallée des Oiseaux (Many visits)
    Crocoparc Agadir (Many visits)

    Spain (9)
    Palmitos Park (200?)
    Jungle Park (200?)
    Loro Parque (200?)
    Zoo Aquarium de Madrid (2011, 2018)
    Parc Zoològic de Barcelona (2013)
    Aquàrium de Barcelona (2013)
    Faunia Madrid (2018)
    Cañada Real Open Centre (2019)
    Zoo Municipal de Guadalajara (2019)

    South Africa (1):
    Tenikwa Wildlife Rehabilitation & Awareness Centre (2014)

    South Korea (1):
    COEX Aquarium (2016)
     
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  20. ThomasNotTom

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    60. Lakeview Monkey Sanctuary (Ascot)

    This leaves my total number of zoos for the year at 35... not 40 like I'd hoped, but better than nothing!
     
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