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Zürich Zoo Masoala Halle Species List

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  1. pachyderm pro

    pachyderm pro Well-Known Member

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    Hello, Is there any Swiss zoochatters (Or non Swiss) that can provide me with an updated species of all the creatures that reside in this master class exhibit? I have been studying it intently and desire to know more what resides in this hall. Help is appreciated.
     
  2. lintworm

    lintworm Well-Known Member

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    I am currently traveling, so remind me a week from now and I can give that to you...
     
  3. arafan

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    I don't think that I can give you a full list, but the link below should give you a nice idea what lives there.
    Masoala Rainforest
     
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    pachyderm pro Well-Known Member

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    It’s been a week... ;)
     
  5. lintworm

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    I know.... So here it comes:

    MAMMALS

    Red ruffed lemur
    Red-fronted lemur
    Goodman's mouse lemur
    Greater dwarf lemur*
    Rodriquez fruit bat

    BIRDS

    African pygmy goose
    Red-billed teal
    Hottentot teal
    Meller's duck
    Bernier's duck
    White-fronted whistling duck

    Little bittern
    Cattle egret
    Hamerkop
    Madagascar crested ibis
    African jacana

    Madagascar turtle dove
    Madagascar blue pigeon*
    Madagascar partridge

    Crested coua
    Pitta-like ground roller
    European bee-eater

    Greater vasa parrot
    Lesser vasa parrot
    Grey-headed lovebird

    Madagascar red fody
    Madagascar magpie robin
    Madagascar drongo
    Madagascan mannikin
    Kikuyu white-eye**

    REPTILES

    Aldabra giant tortoise***
    Bell's hinge-bellied tortoise
    East-African side-necked turtle
    Giant leaf-tailed gecko
    Mossy leaf-tailed gecko
    Madagascar giant day gecko
    Madagascar girdled lizard
    Panther chameleon

    AMPHIBIANS
    Sambava tomato frog
    Betsileo Madagascar frog

    FISH
    Menarambo cichlid
    Marakeli cichlid
    Pytochromis grandidieri
    Red-tailed silverside



    *not sure whether still/again present
    ** Madagascar white-eye is still signed, but this year I have only seen Kikuyu white-eye
    *** Only non-free ranging animal

    Chances of seeing dwarf or mouse lemur are zero during the day time and is only possible during evening opening hours...
     
  6. DesertRhino150

    DesertRhino150 Well-Known Member

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    One of the more unusual species that I have seen photographs of in the Masoala Hall is the tokay gecko. I'm not sure if they are still present or not.

    Two photos of the tokay geckos (one photo has three individuals in shot) are on this gallery below:
    Geckos by Martin Trachsel
     
  7. lintworm

    lintworm Well-Known Member

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    Those will most probably have been released pets and I very much doubt whether they are still present...
     
  8. Vision

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    Both the drongo and the greater dwarf lemur have been moved to former holdings on zootierliste for a few months, though I don't know if this is because they're actually no longer present or because someone didn't see them and drew conclusions too quickly.

    A shame, because the greater dwarf lemur was the only one of its species in Europe, and the drongo was the only one of its entire family..

    Either way, thanks very much for this list, as this has been a resource I've been looking for for a while now! :D
     
  9. lintworm

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    The drongo is still there! I saw it yesterday....
     
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