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Mammals that you can not see in Europe

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Nikola Chavkosk, 1 Mar 2016.

  1. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    Contrary to some threads, wich deal for example for Mammals in Australian or New Zeland zoos, I will make some list of mammals (species or subspecies) that you can not see in European zoos, since there are animals from a lot of species/subspecies kept in European zoos.

    Any corrections/additions are highly welcomed...

    So:

    Borneo bay cat
    African golden cat
    Andean cat
    Black footed cat
    Sumatran rhino
    Javan rhino
    Forest elephant
    Mountain tapir
    The newly described species of tapir (Tapirus kabomani)
    Cape mountain zebra
    Nubian wild ass
    Indian wild ass
    Saola
    Pronghorn
    Western bongo
    Bontebok
    Topi
    Arabian sand gazelle
    Dama gazelle
    Red gazelle
    Black duiker
    Zebra duiker
    Massai giraffe
    West African giraffe
    Madagascar bush pig
    Molucan babirusa
    Mountain gorilla
    Eastern lowland gorilla (but we still have them, in Belgium,) :p
    Black vervet
    Congo basin wolf's monkey
    Golden monkey
    Kolb monkey
    Pluto monkey
    Red-bellied monkey
    Red-eared guenon
    Agile mangabey
    Crested mangabey
    Johnston's mangabey
    Red colobus (Siera Leone, West African etc.)
    Olive colobus
    Kinda baboon
    Many langur species and subspecies
    Booted macaque
    Indri
    Diademed sifaka
    Verreaux's sifaka
    Red uakari
    Brown woolly monkey
    Gray woolly monkey
    White belied spider monkey
    Woolly spider monkey
    Guatemalan black howler monkey
    Mantled howler monkey
    Brown howler monkey
    Large headed capuchin
    White footed tamarin
    Benett's tree kangaroo
    Grizzled tree kangaroo
    Doria's tree kangaroo
    Antilopine walaroo
    Rotschild's rock wallaby
    Quokka
    Numbat
    Greater bilby
    Tree pangolin
    Giant pangolin
    Indochinese tiger
    Bengal tiger
    Red wolf (from USA)
    Culpeo fox
    Californian gray fox
    Pampas fox
    African manatee
    Amazonian manatee


    And a lot of more...
     
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  2. FunkyGibbon

    FunkyGibbon Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe you can narrow this question down into something useful or fun, like: What mammal species that is not currently present in European zoos would people like to see imported?
    Otherwise, a lot of people who may or may not be getting a little weary of the sheer tide of threads you are generating, some of which are genuinely interesting and some very much the opposite, may or may not just copy and paste lists of hundreds of species of bats, rodents and post-Groves ungulates into the comments below.
     
  3. TeaLovingDave

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    Last time I checked Belgium was in Europe.... so what is the point of you choosing to list this taxon if you readily admit they *are* in Europe, unless you're actively trying to annoy people and get them to participate in your threads?
     
  4. animal_expert01

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    Not from Europe so I wouldn't know but probably 80% or Aussie and new newzealand animals.
     
  5. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    Yeah maybe. Thank you for commenting.
     
  6. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    How do you think? That 80% of these you can not see also in Australia or New Zeland?
     
  7. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    I hope so one day, they will be well represented in captivity. I hope so more zoos to be estabilshed who will hold these species. I wish for every 10,000 km2 of destroyed forest or savana, a new modern zoo to be estabilshed..
     
  8. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I do wish we could go easy on the newer members and their enthusiasm, yes maybe they are flooding the site with questions, why not, it opens discussions and can sometimes promote debate.
     
  9. devilfish

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    As you say Nikola, there are a lot more which aren't displayed in Europe. Those which aren't currently displayed far outnumber those which are. A list of all of these might be a little too difficult to negotiate and practically read; perhaps it might be easier to qualify the list slightly - limit it to a group of mammals, or add further detail - such as those which haven't been kept for over 100 years, for instance. :)
     
  10. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    Yes you are right. For example there are more than 900 species of bats! I picked up more notiable mammals. I just visited ZooTierliste and saw wich more notiable mammals are not any more exibited in Europe, and finding of wich mammals species were not kept for over 100 years would be difficult.
     
  11. devilfish

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    It was only a suggestion for a way to make it more specific :)
    You may have seen TLD's excellent thread for animals which have been held more recently but aren't displayed in Europe any longer: http://www.zoochat.com/9/species-we-have-lost-over-last-410153/
     
  12. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    Actually I think I saw this when I was not yet member of ZooChat. Thanks I will visit again.