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Discussion in 'Challenges, Quizzes, Competitions & Games' started by Water Dragon, 12 Sep 2017.

  1. Water Dragon

    Water Dragon Well-Known Member

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    I have been doing some in-depth research into Chester Zoo recently and I found a few facts which I wondered if any one else on this sight knew or can remember.
    Some of the questions will be easy to some but a few may be a little bit trickier. Also, no blind guesses and please give a reason for your answer. Here are the questions:

    1. What was the name of the African-Asian Elephant Hybrid born at the zoo, and what was its name a reference to?
    2. What species was kept in the old round enclosure at the back of the zoo in 1989?
    3. How many species of owl are kept at the zoo?
    4. How many Congo Peacocks are at the zoo?
    5. The fountain in the Sunken Garden was obtained in what year?
    6. From which collection did the zoo obtain the Spectacled Caimans?
    7. In 2011, the mandrills at the zoo were featured in the news but for what reason?
    8. What is the largest fish in the zoo?
    9. What was the name of the Komodo Dragon that gave birth to the parthenogenic hatchlings?
    10. Where did the old beaver enclosure at the zoo use to be?
    11. What was the name of the series that featured Chester Zoo in 2007-2008
    12. A young keeper couple met whilst working at the zoo, got married and moved on to create their own zoo. What zoo is this?
    13. Name one species that Chester Zoo is the only one in the world to hold.

    I am will not reply on this thread for 24 hours in order to give everyone enough time to give answers to the questions. Good luck!

    EDIT: I will not give any hints either, including clarification questions.
     
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  2. Charlie Simmomds

    Charlie Simmomds Well-Known Member

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  3. Charlie Simmomds

    Charlie Simmomds Well-Known Member

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    2 kangaroo?
     
  4. Komodo99

    Komodo99 Well-Known Member

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    Let's see
    1.Motty was his name and is reference to George Mottershead,the founder of Chester Zoo
    2.Yellow Mongoose,Southern Paca or Red Kangaroo-did some browsing
    3.Luzon Lowland Scops Owl,Northern White Faced Owl,Spectacled Owl,Brown Wood Owl,Great Grey Owl,Ural Owl,Northern Hawk Owl,Tawny Frogmouth-Checked the zoos stocklist
    4.Two,one male,one female-Stocklist
    5.Pass
    6.Crocodiles of the World-Checked ZTL,don't quote me on that
    7.I would assume a birth
    8.Sterlet-considering there is'nt an Arapaima.
    9.Flora(Pretty obvious I would know that one ;))
    10.Pass
    11.Zoo Days-I recall Tejas the Asiatic Lion cub,who was hand reared being a prominent part of the show
    12.Pass
    13.Bermuda Skink-ZTL,plus they have just bred.
     
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  5. Water Dragon

    Water Dragon Well-Known Member

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    I know it has only been 23 hours but so far only two people have participated.
    The score-boards so far is:
    @Charlie Simmomds: 0.5 correct (you only answered half of the first one ;))
    @Komodo99: Five correct. A few of your referenced answers are incorrect too.
    Just so you know, I do not accept "or" answers. Most of the answers can be found on this site - just do some research ;)

    Could a moderator please move this to the UK forum? Thanks.
     
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  6. Komodo99

    Komodo99 Well-Known Member

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    Couple more answers
    The beavers are where Condor Cliffs/new Europe on the Edge is now.
    The Giant Anteaters where in the old round enclosure which is now inhabited by the Dusky Pademelons
    The Mandrills where in the news due to the fact that they were not impressed.What I mean by that is they were facepalming!
    There are eight Owl species in total
     
  7. Water Dragon

    Water Dragon Well-Known Member

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    By round enclosure, I mean the one currently inhabited by the agoutis. Only one of these answers are correct so far.
     
  8. bongorob

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    1. Motty, in honour of George Mottershead, the founder of the zoo.
    2. Central American agouti
    3. 6
    5. 1, the other is a Congo peahen :p
    6. Crocodiles of the World
    7. the dominant male JC was filmed cleaning his toenails
    8. sterlet
    9. Flora
    10.opposite the new European Aviary, now a roundish picnic lawn
    11.Zoo Days
    12.Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
    13.Montserrat Tarantula