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Zoo Miami List of Species On Exhibit 3/17/19

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  1. geomorph

    geomorph Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    This is an attempt to list every species on exhibit at Zoo Miami in Miami, Florida during my visit on 3-17-19. I am including species for which there is a sign on each exhibit, and using the named zones on the map going in a roughly clockwise direction from the zoo entrance. This list may be of more interest to those already familiar with the zoo since I am not arranging the species by animal type. I will post each zone separately for clarity.

    ENTRANCE: (1 Exhibit)
    The exhibit in this zone is viewed before visitors enter the turnstiles.

    Large-sized yard with large shallow pond:
    American Flamingo
     
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    DR. WILD'S WORLD OF DISCOVERY: (5 Exhibits)
    This building contains several of the zoo's only indoor exhibits.

    5 small-to-medium sized wall terrariums, containing 1 species each:
    Empty (signed for Honey Bee)
    Empty (signed for African Spurred Tortoise)
    Indigo Snake
    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
    Western Hognose Snake
     
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    FLORIDA: MISSION EVERGLADES: (17 Exhibits)
    This is the zoo's newest exhibit complex, and can be seen from a visitor boat flume ride called 'Lostman's River Ride' as well as from the visitor path loop.

    Medium-sized netted yard with glass viewing panel in shelter on one side:
    The site map posted at the exhibit labels this habitat as 'Song Birds' but none were present, instead there were:
    Burrowing Owl
    Gopher Tortoise

    Large-sized low-fenced yard dominated by large pond with viewing shelter and visitor path circling it, titled 'South Florida Wading Bird Exhibit':
    This exhibit has multiple signs for a wide variety of birds, I presume many of which are wild birds that might be spotted in the exhibit. Therefore I will only list those that I saw that had identification bands on their legs!
    American White Pelican
    Brown Pelican
    Roseate Spoonbill

    Large-sized yard with large-sized pond, underwater viewing panel in visitor shelter, underwater tunnel, and viewing area from Lostman's River Ride :
    American Crocodile

    Medium-sized simulated mudbank-walled yard with small deep pond, underwater viewing panel in visitor shelter and visitor slide through tunnel:
    North American River Otter

    Large-sized fenced and simulated mudbank-walled yard with large viewing shelter, rotating species:
    American Black Bear OR Florida Panther

    Large-sized fenced yard with large viewing shelter, visitor crawl-in simulated tree trunk viewing, and viewing area from Lostman's River Ride, rotating species:
    American Black Bear OR Florida Panther

    5 medium-sized wall terrariums in bear/panther viewing shelter, containing 1 species each:
    Common Box Turtle
    Everglades Ratsnake
    Florida Green Watersnake
    Glass Lizard
    Squirrel Treefrog

    Medium-sized netted yard with small windows to view burrows in simulated mudbank:
    Work was going on in this exhibit so it was empty, I suspect it was being converted to a different species mix since two of the species were also located in a previously described exhibit:
    Burrowing Owl
    Common Grackle
    Gopher Tortoise

    Large-sized simulated mudbank-walled yard with large pond, visitor boardwalk path and rope bridge spanning the pond, and viewing area from Lostman's River Ride:
    American Alligator

    Medium-sized netted aviary with visitor walk-in viewing shelter and viewing area from Lostman's River Ride:
    Bald Eagle

    Small-sized low simulated mudbank-walled yard beyond eagle exhibit, difficult to see from visitor path loop:
    Crested Caracara

    Large-sized netted yard with visitor treehouse-themed viewing shelter and viewing area from Lostman's River Ride, rotating species:
    Bobcat OR Gray Fox OR Raccoon

    Medium-sized netted yard, rotating species:
    Bobcat OR Gray Fox OR Raccoon
     
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    AUSTRALIA: (7 Exhibits)

    Medium-sized netted walk-through aviary for feeding, called 'Wings Down Under':
    Cockatiel
    Rainbow Lorikeet (unsigned)

    Small-sized simulated rock-walled yard:
    Empty

    Small-sized low-walled yard surrounded by raised visitor walkway:
    New Guinea Singing Dog

    Medium-sized simulated rock-walled yard:
    Emu

    3 small-sized room exhibits viewed through glass panels inside a small building called 'Australian Center', containing 1 species each:
    Koala
    Matschie's Tree Kangaroo
    Matschie's Tree Kangaroo
     
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    AMPHITHEATER AREA: (6 Exhibits)
    This is my own name for a varied area that is not labeled on the zoo map, between the Australia and Amazon And Beyond zones.

    Medium-sized rocky-walled yard with water moat and large cluster of simulated tree trunks:
    Black-and-White-Ruffed Lemur
    Ring Tailed Lemur

    Large yard contained with low fencing:
    Aldabra Giant Tortoise
    Galapagos Tortoise

    4 medium-to-large-sized yards with dry moats, containing 1 species each:
    Babirusa
    Red River Hog
    Visayan Warty Pig
    Warthog
     
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    AMAZON AND BEYOND: (71 Exhibits)
    This extensive South American exhibit complex is divided into 3 subzones with looping visitor paths.

    The following 29 exhibits are in the subzone called 'Cloud Forest: Islands in the Sky':

    Medium-sized netted yard with visitor viewing shelter:
    Black Howler Monkey
    Common Squirrel Monkey

    Medium-sized netted walk-through aviary:
    Black Spotted Barbet
    Blue Ground Dove
    Crested Quail-dove
    Hilaire's Side-necked Turtle

    19 small-to-medium-sized wall terrariums located inside small building, containing 1 species each except where noted:
    Alligator Lizard
    Bushmaster
    Central American Forest Cockroach
    Central American Tree Boa
    Eyelash Viper
    Fer-de-lance
    Giant Waxy Monkey Frog and Tree Lizard
    Green and Black Poison Dart Frog
    Jumping Viper
    Panamanian Golden Frog
    Plumed Basilisk
    Rainbow Boa
    Red-eyed Tree Frog
    Side Striped Palm Viper
    South American Pink-toe Tarantula
    Tiger Ratsnake
    Tri-colored Hognose Snake
    Tropical Rattlesnake
    Yellow Anaconda

    2 medium-sized netted yards with simulated rock outcrops and simulated bamboo barriers, the second yard featuring a viewing shelter with underwater viewing panel of shallow pond:
    Jaguar

    Medium-sized caged aviary adjoining jaguar exhibit viewing shelter:
    Green Aracari
    Green Jay
    Sunbittern

    4 small-sized wall terrariums in jaguar viewing shelter, containing 1 species each:
    Chiapas Giant Musk Turtle
    Giant Horned Lizard
    Golfo Dulce Poison-dart Frog
    Smallwood's Anole

    Small-sized caged room exhibit with pond and underwater viewing panel, in jaguar exhibit viewing shelter:
    Argentine Black and White Tegu
    Caiman Lizard
    Freshwater Stingray
    Hilaire's Side-necked Turtle

    The following 22 exhibits are in the subzone called 'Amazon: Land of the Giants':

    Large-sized shallow lake:
    Black-bellied Whistling Duck
    Black-billed Whistling Duck
    Blue-winged Teal
    Brazilian Teal
    Chiloe Wigeon
    Cinnamon Teal
    Comb Duck
    Crested Screamer
    Red Shoveler
    Ringed Teal
    Rosybill Pochard
    Ruddy Duck
    Silver Teal
    White Cheek Pintail
    White-faced Whistling Duck

    4 small-sized wall terrariums in crocodile viewing shelter, containing 1 species each:
    Black-tailed Montane Pit Viper
    Kaup's Caecilian
    Mexican Cantil
    Rio Fuerte Beaded Lizard

    Medium-sized wall terrarium in crocodile viewing shelter:
    False Water Cobra

    Small-sized room exhibit behind glass with partial underwater view of pond, in crocodile viewing shelter:
    Anaconda
    Green Crested Basilisk

    Small-sized simulated rocky-walled yard with pond and viewing shelter:
    Orinoco Crocodile

    Medium-sized river-like waterway:
    Coscoroba Swan

    The following 9 exhibits are viewed from a building called 'Flooded Forest: Land of the Giants' within the 'Amazon: Land of the Giants' subzone:

    Small-sized wall aquarium:
    Electric Eel

    6 small-sized wall terrariums, containing 1 species each:
    Blue Poison Dart Frog
    Marine Toad
    Mexican Red-kneed Tarantula
    Poison Dart Frogs (unspecified)
    Smoky Jungle Frog
    Wolf Fish

    Large-sized floor-to-ceiling curved aquarium:
    Arapaima
    Ocellate River Stingray
    Pacu
    Red-tail Catfish
    Ripsaw Catfish
    Side-necked Turtle
    Tiger Catfish
    Wolf Cichlid

    Medium-sized caged outdoor aviary viewed from inside building:
    Blue-crowned Motmot
    Boat-billed Heron
    Central American Wood Turtle
    Golden Conure
    Golden Lion Tamarin
    Green Iguana
    Green Jay
    Grey-necked Wood Rail
    Guira Cuckoo
    Keel-billed Toucan
    Red-footed Tortoise
    White-faced Saki Monkey
    Yellow-rumped Cacique

    Small-sized outdoor open-topped aquarium:
    Freshwater Stingray

    Large-sized shallow lake:
    Black-neck Swan

    Large-sized netted aviary:
    Harpy Eagle

    Small-sized netted aviary:
    Black-throated Magpie-jay
    Blue-billed Curassow

    The following 18 exhibits are in the subzone called 'Atlantic Forest: Spirit of Survival':

    Medium-sized simulated mudbank-walled yard with stream, underwater viewing panel and viewing shelter:
    Giant River Otter

    3 small-sized wall terrariums in otter exhibit viewing shelter, containing 1 species each:
    Annulated Tree Boa
    Barron's Green Racer
    Western Bearded Anole

    Medium-sized fenced yard with dry moat:
    Giant Anteater

    11 small-to-medium-sized wall terrariums in viewing shelter, containing 1 species each except where noted:
    Amazon Milk Frog
    Club-tailed Iguana
    Cribo
    Dyeing Poison Frog and Emerald Tree Boa
    Empty
    Four-eyed Fish
    Golden Poison Frog
    Hilaire's Side-necked Turtle
    Mexican Leaf Frog
    Panamanian Golden Frog
    Surinam Toad

    Medium-sized caged yard with viewing shelter:
    Prehensile Tailed Porcupine
    Red-rumped Agouti
    Southern Tamandua
    Two-toed Sloth

    Small-sized room exhibits on each side of walkway with simulated cave interiors, connected overhead by two clear tubes for flight between the two sides:
    Neotropical Fruit Bat
    Spear-nosed Bat

    The following 2 exhibits are not in the Amazon And Beyond complex, but are near it before the beginning of the next geographic zone:

    Large dry-moated yard with timber climbing structure:
    Black-handed Spider Monkey

    Large dry-moated yard:
    Chacoan Peccary
    Guanaco
     
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    AFRICA: (25 Exhibits)
    This zone is arranged along a massive undulating visitor path and most of the exhibits are very large flat yards surrounded by dry moats, dotted with large subtropical trees, and puncuated with simulated rock outcrops. Holding areas and fencing are mostly out of view.

    2 large-sized dry-moated yards, one located behind the nearest to the visitor path:
    African Black Rhino

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Addra Gazelle
    Greater Kudu

    Medium-sized wood-and-wire aviary:
    There is a graphic panel posted here showing 6 species of African starlings, but I think it is only informational and not identifying them as being in the exhibit. I did not see any, so I think the only inhabitants are:
    African Open Billed Stork
    Barbary Shrike
    Blue Bellied Roller
    Buff Crested Bustard
    Crested Coua
    Masked Lovebird
    Spur-winged Lapwing
    Stone Partridge
    White-backed Duck
    White Headed Buffalo Weaver

    2 large-sized dry-moated yards, one located behind the nearest to the visitor path:
    African Elephant

    2 large-sized dry-moated yards, one located behind the nearest to the visitor path:
    Grant's Zebra (far exhibit)
    Ostrich (far exhibit)
    Reticulated Giraffe (near exhibit, has visitor feeding deck at one end)

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Black Duiker
    Okapi
    Tortoise (unsigned and unidentified)

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Eastern Mountain Bongo

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Grevy's Zebra

    Medium-sized netted aviary:
    Abdim's Stork
    Northern Bald Ibis

    Medium-sized dry-moated yard:
    Aardvark
    Cape Porcupine

    4 small-sized wood-and-wire aviaries, containing 1 species each except where noted:
    Congo Peafowl
    Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill and Magpie Shrike
    Splendid Glossy Starling
    Superb Starling

    2 large-sized dry-moated yards, one located behind the nearest to the visitor path:
    Giant Eland

    Large-sized dry-moated yard with visitor viewing cave on one end:
    Western Lowland Gorilla

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Bay Duiker
    Lowland Nyala

    Large-sized dry-moated yard with visitor viewing cave on one end:
    Chimpanzee

    2 medium-sized low-walled yards with ponds:
    Pygmy Hippopotamus

    Small-sized dry-moated yard:
    Mongoose Lemur
     
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    What did you think of the Everglades exhibit? When I visited Zoo Miami in 2015 it was under construction. The concept drawings had some interesting features like a boat ride and an interactive interpretive trail through the exhibit.
     
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    So there are no longer Grant's Gazelles in the Giraffe exhibit?
    Also: Does anybody know what is happen with the Gerenuks that lived in the yard now occupied by the Bongos?
     
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    This exhibit complex is generally very nice and a great addition to this great zoo. The two rotational yards for Florida panther and black bear are a bit too 'fence-y'. The boat ride is an appealing feature with direct views into many of the exhibits, including views not seen from the visitor path. I would not describe the visitor path as an 'interactive interpretive trail', the signage was static. I was a bit disappointed that the complex does not have an exhibit for key deer, that would kick it up a notch in my opinion! I think the best exhibit in the complex is the one for American crocodile, it has a generous land area, multiple viewing areas through glass panels, a large pond with underwater viewing area, and a clear visitor crawl tunnel through the pond.
     
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    I did not see a sign for the gazelles or see them in there. There was also no other exhibit with them.
     
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    ASIA: (39 Exhibits)
    This zone is arranged along a massive undulating visitor path and most of the exhibits are very large flat yards surrounded by dry moats, dotted with large subtropical trees, and puncuated with simulated rock outcrops. Holding areas and fencing are mostly out of view. Despite the geographic focus of this zone, several exhibits now hold species from places outside of Asia.

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Arabian Oryx

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Indian Gaur

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Addax

    Small-sized wire cage:
    Golden Pheasant
    Prevost's Squirrel

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Empty (sign says 'Future Home of Dhole')

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Sable Antelope

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Bactrian Camel

    2 large-sized dry-moated yards, one located behind the nearest to the visitor path:
    Addra Gazelle (far exhibit)
    Slender Horned Gazelle (near exhibit)

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Dromedary Camel

    Medium-sized dry-moated yard:
    Spotted Hyena

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    African Painted Dog

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Somali Wild Ass

    The following 5 exhibits are in a subzone called 'Asian River Life':

    Medium-sized tall caged yard:
    Clouded Leopard

    2 small-sized simulated mudbank-walled yards with stream and pond with underwater viewing:
    Asian Small-clawed Otter

    Small-sized walled yard:
    Empty

    Small simulated rock-walled yard, titled 'Komodo Dragon Encounter':
    Burmese Brown Tortoise (Komodo dragon will be exhibited once it grows large enough)

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Banteng

    Large-sized dry-moated yard with visitor viewing cave on one end:
    African Lion

    3 large-sized dry-moated yards, two located behind the nearest to the visitor path:
    Greater One-horned Rhino (nearest exhibit has a visitor feeding area on one side)

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Black-necked Stork

    2 large-sized dry-moated yards, one located behind the nearest to the visitor path:
    Asian Elephant

    The following 4 exhibits are in a subzone called 'Wings of Asia':

    Very large-sized netted walk-through aviary:
    Asian Azure-winged Magpie
    Australian Shoveler
    Bar-headed Goose
    Black Bulbul
    Black-collared Starling
    Black-naped Oroile
    Buff-banded Rail
    Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
    Collared Kingfisher
    Crested Pigeon
    Edward's Pheasant
    Falcated Duck
    Fawn-breasted Bowerbird
    Great Argus
    Green Junglefowl
    Green-naped Pheasant-pigeon
    Green Peafowl
    Indian Spot-billed Duck
    Javan Pond Heron
    Lady Amherst's Pheasant
    Luzon Bleeding-heart
    Magpie Goose
    Mandarin Duck
    Masked Lapwing
    Metallic Starling
    Mindanao Bleeding-heart
    Nicobar Pigeon
    Painted Stork
    Pied Imperial Pigeon
    Red-breasted Goose
    Red-vented Bulbul
    Ruby-throated Bulbul
    Ruddy Shelduck
    Sarus Crane
    Satyr Tragopan
    Scaly-sided Merganser
    Siamese Fireback
    Smew
    Spotted Whistling Duck
    Straw-necked Ibis
    Sulawesi Ground Dove
    Tufted Duck
    Victoria Crowned Pigeon
    White-breasted Woodswallow
    White-crested Laughingthrush
    White-eared Bulbul
    White Stork
    White-winged Duck

    Small-sized wood-and-wire aviary inside the main aviary:
    Raggiana Bird of Paradise
    Victoria Crowned Pigeon

    Medium-sized netted aviary inside the main aviary:
    Great Indian Hornbill

    Medium-sized pond with underwater viewing inside the main aviary:
    Bala Shark
    Fly River Turtle
    Giant Gourami
    Giant Thai Catfish
    Koi
    Painted Terrapin
    Siamese Shark Catfish
    Stingray (unsigned and unidentified)

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Malayan Tapir

    Small-sized simulated mudbank-walled yard with pond:
    Cuban Crocodile

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Lowland Anoa

    Large-sized dry-moated yard:
    Sloth Bear

    Large-sized dry-moated yard with visitor viewing cave on one end:
    Bornean Orangutan
    White-cheeked Gibbon

    Medium-sized fenced yard:
    Double Wattled Cassowary

    2 small-sized islands surrounded by water moat and visitor pathway:
    Siamang

    Large-sized dry-moated yard with simulated Asian temple ruin:
    Sumatran Tiger
     
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    Are the Gemsbok still present or have they left the collection?
     
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    I did not see any there and no sign for them.
     
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    CRITTER CONNECTION: (3 Exhibits)
    This modest zone is the zoo's children's area, reached from an offshoot walkway from the Asia visitor path.

    Small-sized walled yard:
    Meerkat

    Medium-sized fenced petting yard:
    I did not note the breeds, which included:
    Alpaca
    Domestic Chicken
    Domestic Goat
    Domestic Pig
    Tortoise (unsigned and unidentified)

    Medium-sized fenced yard with feeding area on one side, former camel ride area:
    Dromedary Camel
     
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    SUMMARY:

    By my count, the total number of exhibits currently at Zoo Miami is: 171

    By my count, the total number of species in permanent exhibits with identification signs is: 283
    The number of species I counted can be broken down into the following categories:
    Mammals: 78
    Birds: 111
    Reptiles: 55
    Amphibians: 15
    Fish: 15
    Invertebrates: 3
     
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