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  1. Blackduiker

    Blackduiker Well-Known Member

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    One of the Komodo Dragon enclosures has been converted for perenties, of which I saw two. I do not know where the other dragon went.
     
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    Do you know where the perenties came from?
     
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    No idea. Next time I go I can try and ask, or see if the sign has any information. I couldn't find any information about their arrival or the dragon's departure online.
     
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    They were captive-bred at the 'Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo' in Queensland, Australia.
     
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    are the only other perenties in North America at Dallas Zoo, or are there others as well?

    Side-question: this Jan 2014 article - No Cookies | The Cairns Post - says two perenties were going to Los Angeles Zoo from the Cairns Tropical Zoo. Did this not happen?
     
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    Cairns Tropical Zoo definitely didn't have Perentie last year.
     
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    As far as AZA goes, I believe so. Prior to LA getting them, I think "jbnbsn99" described the Dallas individual(s) as the only one(s) in North America.

    That being said, I would be surprised to not find them somewhere in the private sector.
     
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    I think the Reptile Gardens in South Dakota have some, after my many google searches. Not sure where they came from, though. I know Dallas has bred them in the past and are trying to do so right now.
     
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    Reptile Gardens in South Dakota has several Central Australian Monitors. They hatched a couple a few years back.
     
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    "Central Australian Monitor"?? Where did that come from?

    I had a google and Reptile Gardens does indeed have perenties which they have bred.
     
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    Thanks, always interesting. Pumped we're getting new painted wild dogs.

    Very curious to see the zoo purchasing Anatolian dogs, though - I know they're commonly used as companions for cheetahs, but nowhere LAZ can fit those now. Wonder what they'll be "guarding" and if it has anything to do with P22 and the koala.
     
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    here's an article about the new perenties and some other Australian herptiles:
    LA Zoo Obtains Rare Species of Australian Lizards and...
     
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    Central Australian Monitor is something my mate, Adam calls them. The name just stuck with me.

    V. giganteus are a nice addition, as are the H. boydii. After that, the others are animals fairly common in the reptile keeping hobby in the U.S. Not taking away from the amyae and taenicauda, but they have other interesting, not commonly seen species in the U.S. Beggars can't be choosers, I guess. :p
     
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    50th Anniversary

    Does anyone know if there is anything planned for the zoo's 50th anniversary?
    A photo/film exhibit from the past 50 years would be great.
     
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    Interesting...didn't know the zoo had another rhino, in Buffalo or elsewhere.

    Sad about the death of the painted dog, but excited about the new trio. Last time I was there, they'd done some dramatic landscaping in the wild dog exhibit.
     
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    Hello everyone! It seems I will be getting the opportunity to visit the zoo in a few weeks and was just wondering if anyone had any tips on how to see any hard-to-spot species, the best route to take, how easy it is to see the zoo in a day, ect.?

    Looking at the website and taking into account what I've heard has left and arrived, I would say my target species are the following:
    -Calamian Deer
    -Chinese Water Deer
    -Black Duiker
    -Speke's Gazelle
    -Southern Gerenuk
    -Chinese Goral
    -Moustached Guenon
    -Lowland Paca
    -Peninsular Pronghorn
    -Desert Bighorn Sheep
    -Mountain Tapir
    -Red Uakari
    -Tasmanian Devil
    -Hawaiian Short-Eared Owl
    -Perentie

    Of course I'd like to see as much as possible and there are plenty more odd animals I'd love to see but I think those are my main priorities (unless I've missed something that they keep). Any insight on the best way to see those or any other tough to spot species would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance:)

    ~Thylo:cool: