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  1. Yoshistar888

    Yoshistar888 Well-Known Member

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    I tried to make a full visit to the zoo but we had time constraints in the visit so if anyone would like to tell me in the areas I missed what is there that would be appreciated.

    Main trail exhibits

    Collared Peccary
    Malayan Taipir, Brazilian taipir (is he still there?)
    Hamaydras baboon
    Plains zebra, Girrafe, helmeted guineafowl (I think?)
    Aldabra giant tortoise
    Platypus


    Reptile house. (Not doing each exhibit just animals in the house)

    Rhinocerus iguana
    Eyelash viper
    Indian star tortoise
    Black headed python
    Phillipine crocodile
    Mexican Cantil (yep I was surprised when I saw)
    Knob tailed gecko
    Tokay gecko
    Madagascar giant day gecko
    Madagascar ground boa
    Phillipine sailfin dragon
    Shingleback
    Centralian blue tongue lizard
    Afuaura file snake
    Banded archerfish
    Freshwater crocodile
    Blood python
    reticulated python
    Golden coin turtle
    Coastal taipan
    Brown tree snake (Boiga genus)
    Taiwan beauty snake
    Fijian crested iguana
    Eastern diamond back rattlesnake
    Corn snake
    Frilled lizard
    Some sort of wood turtle I forgot the name
    Elongated tortoise
    Gila monster
    Striped leg less lizard
    Pueblan milksnake
    Honduran milksnake
    Boyd’s Forrest dragon
    Common death adder
    Pygmy mulga monitor
    Lace monitor (juv)
    Broad headed snake
    Hosmers skink


    Animals the reptile house used to have (that I can recall)

    forest cobra
    Green iguana
    Blue poison dart frog



    The zoos reptiles are probably its strong point as it has a bunch of cool species. It is missing species such as cobras (they used to have a forest cobra).

    the amphibian section is appalling (I’ll tell you the species next area)while it’s conservation is great and the exhibits are good it only has native species of frogs. The zoo doesn’t even have exotic amphibians any more.



    That’s part 1 I’ll update more.

    areas I’m missing

    the whole Australian section
    Binturong and nearby avaries African grey parrot (the new one), elephant section
    Butterfly house.
    Brush turkey area.
     
  2. animal_expert01

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    There are several species in the genus Nephrurus all of which are considered “knob tailed geckos”.
     
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    No, he moved to Adelaide Zoo last month and will be introduced to one of their females for breeding.
    In no particular order, here is my list of on-display species of Melbourne Zoo's Reptile House (grouped by enclosures). Although it's almost a year old, it has some slight differences to your list. I certainly agree that reptiles is probably Melbourne Zoo's strong point, and the reptile house had some interesting mixes. By any chance do you have a photo of the Mexican Cantil?
    Melbourne Zoo's Reptile House- December 2018
    -Arafura File Snake + Banded Rainbowfish + Banded Archerfish
    -Phillipine Sailfin Dragon + Elongated Tortoise
    -Golden Coin Turtle
    -Twist-necked Turtle Platemys platycephala
    - Centralian Blue-tongue + Shingleback + Frilled Lizard
    -Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake + Corn Snake (not seen)
    -Philippine Crocodile
    -Freshwater Crocodile
    -Black-headed Python
    -Fijian Crested Iguana + Star Tortoise
    -Taiwan Beauty Snake + Blood Python
    -Reticulated Python
    -Brown Tree Snake + Coastal Taipan
    -Rhinoceros Iguana
    -Gila Monster
    -Centralian Blue-tongue (another enclosure)
    -Striped Legless Lizard
    -Tokay Gecko
    -Centralian Knob-tailed Gecko Nephrurus amyae
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    Eyelash Viper
    -Madagascan Ground Boa
    -Honduran Milk Snake
    -Juvenile Freshwater Crocodile
    -Common Death Adder
    -Pygmy Mulga Monitor
    -Madagascan Giant Day Gecko
    -Star Tortoise + Elongated Tortoise (juveniles of both species)
    -Broad-headed Snake
    -Pueblan Milk Snake
    -Hosmer's Skink
     
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  4. Yoshistar888

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    I sure do have a photo, I’ll need to put it from my camera to computer though. I used your media as a species guide to what was there as well as toehr sources
     
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    Part 2

    a couple other areas!

    Carnivore gorge or whatever it’s called

    African wild dog (was hiding under a rock looking straight at me, was really cute)

    African lion (surprisingly active!!)

    Phillipine crocodile (was off exhibit but did see the one at the reptile house)

    Veiled chameleon (off show)

    ball python

    Australian green tree frog

    Brown nosed Coati

    Snow leopard (one was off show the other was still there)

    Sumatran tiger (no where to be seen)
    Tasmanian devil (also nowhere to be seen)
     
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    forgot to mention there were also Banded archerfish and a species of mantis
     
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    Part 3

    Wild seas, keeper kids, Amazon avairy, Japanese gardern, growing wild and Red panda


    Wild seas

    before I talk about the captive animals if you came to the zoo looking for bell miners Wild Seas is by far the best place to see them. I spotted two in a Bush at eye level near the entrance and another one at eye level near the exit. Don’t listen to them for too long though. I had a throbbing headache due to their high pitched calls.

    Exhibit 1

    Australian pelican, Eastern king necked turtle, Mary river turtle

    exhibit 2

    A bunch of fish some of which I can’t remember so I’ll try my best.
    Globefish
    Fiddlerray (banjo shark)
    Port Jackson shark
    Sea sweep
    Moonlighter
    Some sort of mullet
    A bunch of others that either didn’t show or I can’t remember

    inside

    Long nosed fur seal and Australian fur seal (you can sea these up above (misspell was intended)

    Floiranld crested penguin and little penguin you can also sea these up above.

    min tanks there were various fish including

    seahorse sp.
    Mado
    Old wife
    Cow fish species
    A wrasse species
    A goby/ blenny species
    Globefish


    That’s it for wild seas

    Red panda obviously only has red pandas.

    japanese gardern has siamangs which we couldn’t see. (koi were moved to the empty Pygmy hippo exhibit)


    Amazon aviary

    we spent a long time looking for all the species here and we ended up missing two, buffons Macaw and a cussarow in here which I think was removed from the signage. The species we did see were

    green winged macaw
    Black capped caique (I think it means conure)
    Another caique species
    Red fronted macaw


    Growing wild had

    Meerkats
    Brush turkey (off show)
    Aldabra giant tortoise
    Carolina box turtle
    Elongated tortoise
    Shingleback
    Unsigned snake species
    Unsigned cockroach species
    Corn snake
    Unsigned beetle species.

    keeper kids had

    Eclectus parrot
    Southern corroboree frog
    Bolivian squirrel monkey
    Blue and gold macaw.
     
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  8. Yoshistar888

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    Sorry for the delay heres the African section

    Ring tailed lemur
    Black and white ruffed lemur (I’ve been to this zoo many times and never seen them)


    Lowland Gorilla

    Pygmy Hippo
    Koi

    Cotton top tamarin
    Black and white colobus (not sure which species)
    Conure sp.
    Black handed spider monkey
    Gibbon sp.

    sorry my memory is quite foggy.
     
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    they are northern white cheeked gibbons and eastern black and white colobus (although the sign if I recall absurdly has a picture of an angolan colobus)
     
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    There is also a female Southern Cassowary, Zillie, who lives in the old Mandrill enclosure between the Pygmy Hippo’s and the Treetop boardwalk.

    In regards to the Treetop Boardwalk, the order goes as follows:

    - Northern White Cheeked Gibbon (lone male)
    - Black Handed Spider Monkey (2 enclosures)
    - Black-Capped Capuchin
    - Eastern Black and White Colobus
    - Northern White Cheeked Gibbon (breeding pair)
    - Cotton top Tamiran
    - Crimson Bellied Sun Conure
     
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    They still have two Black-Capped Capuchins, a father and son.
     
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  13. Yoshistar888

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    Ok so I’ve visited again and there has been many changes.
    Nope, not anymore, the signage is still there but the enclosure has a something exiting is coming soon signage.

    For gaps I was missing in thanks for filling in the gaps for the monkeys which I couldn’t remember but I went again and the northern white cheeked gibbons are doing superb. I also got to see a few animals I missed last time such as Siamangs and the pueblan Milksnake.

    Much to my dismay the zoo has now lost 7 species in 7 months being, Brazilian Tapir, Veiled Chameleon, Black and White ruffed Lemur, Black capped capuchin, Razor Billed Cussarow and Binturong.
    Blue winged Kookaburras and various Owls too (Koalas moved into the old kookaburra exhibit)



    Onto Asia!


    Asian short clawed otters (they were VERY active and a joy to watch)

    Tiger (unseen again I haven’t seen tigers in 2 trips in a row)

    Avairy with Emerald dove species, Java sparrow and stilt species. Only saw the Java sparrow this time.

    Noisy Pitta

    Asian Elephant

    Bolivan (black capped) Squirrel Monkey

    Many stick and leaf insect species

    Boyd’s forest Dragon

    Elongated Tortoise, ? Turtle and juvenile Fijian Crested Dragon

    Orangutang (not sure if they are Bornean or hybrids)


    Australia

    Koala

    Lace Monitor (off display)

    Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat

    Bush bird avairy (in maintenance)

    Other aviary which has Zebra Finch, Gouldian Finch, budgie, Regent honeyeater (not seen this species eludes me every time), Diamond Dove and Orange Bellied Parrot.

    Emu, Kangaroo Island Kangaroo and an unseen wallaby species which I can’t remember the name of.


    Tasmanian Devil


    Great flight avairy has these species plus more which I probably didn’t see

    Pied Heron
    Royal Spoonbill (one of my wild nemesis species along with echidnas, all snakes and tawny frogmouths)
    ??? Pigeon
    Satin Bowerbird
    Blue Faced Honeyeater (first time seeing one, they are super beautiful)
    Red Tailed Black Cockatoo
    Eastern Cattle Egret
    Freckled Duck
    Blue Billed Duck
     
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    In the enclosure in Snow Leopard ridge, Indrah is normally hiding in the bamboo along the back, so that would be the place to look when you next visit.

    Meanwhile, in the other exhibit (in the Elephant Trail), the tigers are fairly easier to see, as there’s less foliage for them to hide in. I normally see Hutan or Binjai pacing near the pond.

    Kiani is Bornean, whilst her daughter, Gabby is half Bornean, half Sumatran. Malu (the male) is full Sumatran. He shares the same father (Santan) as Gabby.

    Thanks, though, I discovered this upon a visit last month.
     
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    There are a few off-public-display primate exhibits at Melbourne. One of them is an enclosure in the function room near the elephant barn. It is possible this houses the capuchins mentioned, as it previously held this species there.
     
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    Kiani/Suma is actually a hybrid. Her sire was Bobby, a hybrid orangutan born at Taronga Zoo in 1964. Bobby lived at Perth Zoo between 1968 and 1976; before being sent to Melbourne Zoo until 1980, during which time he sired Bono and Suma in 1978.

    Bobby returned to Perth Zoo for unknown reasons in 1980, where he lived until his export to Hyderabad Zoo in 1986. Bobby died at the Hyderabad Zoo in 1995, after being subject to 'malicious destruction.'
     
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    Melbourne Zoo's last two capuchin monkeys (2.0 Damien and Cale) moved to Sydney Zoo in late 2019.
     
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    I have another inquiry, Im 99% sure that they Zoo no longer has Emperor Tamarins and Golden Lion Tamarins as I asked a staff member and they said. “We haven’t had them for a very long time, how do you even know we had them?”.
     
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    I cannot find anything recent about Golden Lion Tamarins at Melbourne Zoo. The last mention I can find for Emperor Tamarin was a Facebook post dated 26th December 2019.
    Zoos Victoria
     
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    The enclosure looks like nothing I’ve seen there so I assume he’s been off show for ages.