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If you had a zoo, what 5 species would yo definitely have?

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by AverageWalrus, 8 Sep 2014.

  1. AverageWalrus

    AverageWalrus Well-Known Member

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    For me I would definitely have
    Walruses ( my favorite animal )
    Honey Badgers (why not?)
    Narwhals (because they are magical creatures of the sea)
    Snow Leopards
    and Finally............Dingoes.
     
  2. Pleistohorse

    Pleistohorse Well-Known Member

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    Pzewalski's Horse
    Dhole
    Asiatic Lion
    Wood Bison
    Wisent
     
  3. soona

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    Chimpanzee
    Bonobo
    Western gorilla
    Sumatran orangutan

    and for something a bit different... spotted hyena.
     
  4. Batto

    Batto Well-Known Member

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    Meerkat
    West African Pygmy Goat
    Indian Peafowl
    Llama
    Guinea Pig

    ...;)
     
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  5. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    -Bongo
    -Okapi
    -Binturong
    -Malayan Tapir
    -Black & White Ruffed Lemur

    May as well have my favourites if its my zoo! :D
     
  6. dunstbunny

    dunstbunny Well-Known Member

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    either, in one superlarge enclosure
    Gorillas, plus 4 species that the gorillas would encounter in their natural habitat too (haven't decided which, but definitely not leopards or cheeky food-stealing monkeys! The gorillas should live mostly stressfree in my zoo ;) )

    or, in 5 separated enclosures
    Gorilla
    BrownBear
    Malayan Tapir
    Maned Wolf
    Lynx


    I just realized I'm not overly into South American animals
     
  7. Buldeo

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    Oh, I'll play.

    Royal Bengal Tiger
    Nile Hippopotamus
    Orangutan
    Snow leopards
    Hanuman langurs.
     
  8. kuba

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    Okapi and four species of Parosphromenus :)
     
  9. Batto

    Batto Well-Known Member

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    @Buldeo: Is the "Royal" Bengal Tiger any different from the normal Bengal Tiger (the one for commoners)? ;)
     
  10. Gulo gulo

    Gulo gulo Well-Known Member

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    Only five? Ugh. Fine.

    Tukutuku rakiurae
    Mesoclemmys dahli
    Crocodilurus amazonicus
    Mniarogekko jalu
    Dracaena guianensis
     
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  11. arcticwolf

    arcticwolf Well-Known Member

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    Tasmanian devil
    Sumatran orangutan
    Indian rhino
    Steller's sea eagle
    Saltwater crocodile
     
  12. Elephas Maximus

    Elephas Maximus Well-Known Member

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    Giant panda
    Pygmy hippo
    Forest elephant
    Elephant seal
    Elephant beetle :)
     
  13. 11jadaway

    11jadaway Well-Known Member

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    Sumatran Rhino
    Bonobo
    Caucasian Leopard
    Bornean Elephant
    Sun Bear
     
  14. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    No difference at all, it is merely a name some collections use to make their tigers sound special - all the moreso when you consider outside of India there are no Bengal Tigers at all, and thus these animals are invariably zoomix individuals.
     
  15. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    As for me, restricting myself to taxa found in European collections.....

    Montane Purple-faced Langur (Trachypithecus vetulus monticola)
    Okapi (Okapia johnstoni)
    Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus)
    Tibetan Golden Cat (Pardofelis temminckii tristis)
    Marbled Polecat (Vormela peregusna)
     
  16. TheMightyOrca

    TheMightyOrca Well-Known Member

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    Tiger (specific subspecies depending on circumstances)
    Fennec Fox
    Orionoco Crocodile
    Przewalski's Horse
    Asian Small-Clawed Otter (but picking an otter species is so hard!)
     
  17. Brum

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    Banded linsang
    Otter civet
    Javan yellow-throated marten
    Chinese dhole
    Javan leopard

    It's taken me all day to narrow it down to those five, ask me tomorrow and it'll be a list entirely! ;)
     
  18. IanRRobinson

    IanRRobinson Well-Known Member

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    ONLY five? :eek:

    Oh well...

    Fijian Banded Iguana
    Palawan Peacock Pheasant
    Red-shanked Douc
    Snow Leopard
    Lesser Kudu
     
  19. bongorob

    bongorob Well-Known Member

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    bongo
    shoebill
    red-legged millipede
    Kaiser newt
    mountain nyala
     
  20. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

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    Very difficult decision but I think it would be:
    - Wallaroo
    - Quokka
    - Yellow Throated Martin
    -Palm Cockatoo
    And... (this is so hard)
    -African Pygmy Goose