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Megapodes, Guans, and Currasows in North American Zoos

Discussion in 'North America - General' started by birdsandbats, 15 May 2020.

  1. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    Here I have attempted to make a complete list of Megapodes and Cracids present in American and Canadian collections. Only information 2018 or newer was used. Information on missing holders or species, as well as information on subspecies or populations is welcomed.

    Australian Brush-Turkey (2 holders)
    Bronx Zoo
    Fort Worth Zoo

    Maleo (4 holders)
    Bronx Zoo
    Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
    San Diego Zoo
    Tulsa Zoo

    Tongan Megapode (1 holder)
    San Diego Zoo

    Wattled Guan (1 holder)
    Dallas World Aquarium

    Blue-throated Piping-Guan (9 holders)
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Fort Worth Zoo
    Fresno Chaffee Zoo
    Miller Park Zoo
    Phoenix Zoo
    Philadelphia Zoo
    San Francisco Zoo
    Topeka Zoo
    Toronto Zoo

    Spix's Guan (1 holder)
    San Francisco Zoo (0.1)

    Crested Guan (1 holder)
    Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

    Plain Chachalaca (2 holders)
    Fort Worth Zoo
    Gladys Porter Zoo

    Chaco Chachalaca (3 holders)
    Bird Kingdom Niagara
    Tracy Aviary
    Woodland Park Zoo

    Horned Guan (2 holders)
    Dallas World Aquarium
    Saint Louis Zoo

    Nocturnal Curassow (1 holder)
    Dallas World Aquarium

    Helmeted Curassow (20 holders)
    Aggieland Safari (pauxi)
    Albuquerque Biodome (pauxi)
    Busch Gardens Tampa (pauxi)
    Capital of Texas Zoo (pauxi)
    Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden (pauxi)
    Dallas World Aquarium (pauxi)
    Denver Zoo (pauxi)
    Fresno Chaffee Zoo (pauxi)
    Greenville Zoo (pauxi)
    Henry Vilas Zoo (pauxi) (0.2)
    Lincoln Park Zoo (pauxi)
    Montreal Biodome (pauxi)
    Roger Williams Park Zoo (pauxi)
    Saint Louis Zoo (pauxi)
    San Antonio Zoo (pauxi)
    San Diego Zoo (pauxi)
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park (pauxi)
    Tracy Aviary (pauxi)
    White Oak Conservation Center (pauxi)
    Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium (pauxi)
    Zoo Miami (pauxi)

    Great Curassow (12 holders)
    Aggieland Safari
    Capital of Texas Zoo
    Charles Paddock Zoo
    Gladys Porter Zoo
    Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
    Lupa Zoo
    Oakland Zoo
    San Francisco Zoo
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Timbavati Wildlife Park
    Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium
    ZooTampa at Lowry Park

    Blue-billed Curassow (16 holders)
    Bronx Zoo
    Brookfield Zoo
    Dallas World Aquarium
    Houston Zoo
    Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
    Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
    Nashville Zoo
    Phoenix Zoo
    Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens
    Saint Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
    San Diego Zoo
    Sedgwick County Zoo
    Smithsonian National Zoo
    White Oak Conservation Center
    Woodland Park Zoo
    Zoo Miami

    Yellow-knobbed Curassow (5 holders)
    Houston Zoo
    Micke Grove Zoo
    Philadelphia Zoo
    Reid Park Zoo
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Wattled Curassow (12 holders)
    Audubon Zoo
    Brookfield Zoo
    Caldwell Zoo
    Dallas World Aquarium
    Houston Zoo
    Milwaukee County Zoo
    National Aviary
    Roger Williams Park Zoo
    Staten Island Zoo
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium
    White Oak Conservation Center

    Bare-faced Curassow (1 holder)
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Black Curassow (2 holders)
    Hattiesburg Zoo
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
     
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  2. Jungle Man

    Jungle Man Well-Known Member

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    Yi Qi Well-Known Member

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    Kansas City Zoo also has brush turkey IIRC.
     
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  4. Coelacanth18

    Coelacanth18 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Houston Zoo also has Maleo. Where did you see that Columbus holds them? I can't find any references to that on this site or elsewhere online.

    Bronx has Helmeted Curassow (pauxi).

    Confirmed through social media post that Smithsonian still holds Blue-billed Curassow; not sure if that's at the zoo or SCBI. Either way not on exhibit. Source is here: Security Check Required

    Biopark, not Biodome :)

    Hasn't the Biodome been closed? How do we know what species are in there?

    Possibly questionable since World of Birds is closed?
     
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    I knew that both of these were closed but entirely forgot while researching for this thread. :p I'll remove after the next update unless anyone can confirm.

    Mentioned as behind-the-scenes by @jayjds2 here.
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    At the Bronx Zoo...
     
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    The curassow live in primate world not the bird house at Denver Zoo so it’s likely they’re still there, but I cannot confirm.
     
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    My bad. :oops: I guess I didn't read the whole thing.
     
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    What's your source for Wattled Curassow at Roger Williams, ifaik they only have Helmeted.
     
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    I Apologize for bumping this thread, but I have some additional holders.

    Safari North Wildlife Park has Helmeted & Greater Curassows

    Hemker Park & Zoo has Helmeted & Greater Curassows
     
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    Bumping these kinds of threads is never an issue.