Hello, people of Zoochat. I have been lurking for a while and posted a few pictures, but this is my first thread. I am going on a crazy trip to California (which will probably get really rained on), but I have very limited time at some of the facilities that I am visiting. Because of this, I am requesting that you, fellow Zoochat Members, would tell me which species are the rarest at the facilities I am visiting. I am going to 10 facilities in 9 days, in this order: Aquarium of the Pacific, Los Angeles Zoo, Oakland Zoo (2.5 hours to see), San Francisco Zoo (2.5 hours to see), California Academy of Sciences (limited time to see, must be at nearby Aquarium of the Bay by 1:30), Aquarium of the Bay, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Seaworld San Diego, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Wild Animal Park). I will also be visiting Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery. I am very pressed for time, but am also very excited (the nights of little sleep have begun). I am leaving by plane on December 19th. So far, these are the animals that I have noted (I am not just asking for rare species, but also uncommon species such as sable and roan antelope). Aquarium of the Pacific: Black Banded Sea Krait, Dragon Sea Moth, Sea Otter (seen before but they're so cute <3), Lion's Mane Jelly, Flower Hat Jelly, Southern California Steelhead, Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (I'll have seen every sea turtle species but Flatback and Leatherback!), Guam Kingfisher (interesting that they have this species). Los Angeles Zoo: Red Uakari (am already cringing about the exhibit), Mountain Tapir, Japanese Mountain Hawk Eagle (anyone know where it's at or what show?), Japanese Serow, Tadjik Markhor, Panay Cloud Rat, Chinese Water Deer, Tufted Deer, Calamian Deer, Chinese Goral, Buff Cheeked Gibbon, Sclater's Blue Eyed Black Lemur, Peninsular Pronghorn, Chinese Giant Salamander. Oakland Zoo: Hamadryas Baboon, Sika Deer, Indian Muntjac, Malayan Flying Fox, Island Flying Fox San Francisco Zoo: Wolverine. CA Academy of Sciences: Chinese Giant Salamander, Pacific Larger Striped Octopus (is it on exhibit), Gorgonian Sea Fan/Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse (are they on exhibit?). Aquarium of the Bay: Broadnose Sevengill Shark. Monterey Bay Aquarium: Skilfish, Pelagic Red Crab, Snowy Plover, Bigfin Reef Squid, Hawaiian Bobtail Squid, Pharaoh Cuttlefish, Stumpy Cuttlefish, Day Octopus, Mimic Octopus, Laysan Albatross, Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Crystal Jelly, Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, Pelagic Stingray, Egg Yolk Jelly, Purple-Striped Jelly, Monkeyface-Eel, Red Octopus, Wolf-eel, White Sturgeon, California Halibut, Big Skate, Spiny Dogfish, Pacific Angel Shark, Sea Otter. Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery: Elephant Seals! What Else? Seaworld San Diego: Beluga Whale, Orca, Emperor Penguin, Adelie Penguin, Guadeloupe Fur Seal, Commerson's Dolphin, Short Finned Pilot Whale, Any Dolphin Other Than Bottlenose, Sea Otter. San Diego Zoo: White Bellied Tree Pangolin, Giant Panda, California Condor, Peninsular Pronghorn, Bontebok, Kagu, Talaud Red and Blue Lory, Collared Lory, Coconut Crab, Australian Freshwater Crocodile, Ratel (does anyone know where I can find it), Aye-Aye (where?), Soemerring's Gazelle, Tasmanian Devils, Southern Hairy Nosed Wombats, Congo Buffalo, African Spotted Necked Otter, Cape Clawless Otter. SDZSP: Roan Antelope, Sable Antelope, Onager or Kiang (whichever it was, I'm bringing binoculars on a caravan safari), Cape Buffalo, Ugandan Kob (is it still there), Steenbok, California Condor, Somali Wild Ass, Shoebill, Arabian Oryx, Beisa Oryx, Rothschild's Giraffe (pure hopefully), Dhole (someone please tell me where the old tiger exhibit was so I can look for them), Nile Lechwe, Red Lechwe, Barbary Sheep. Random San Diego Things- I know that they are in San Diego somewhere, but I do not know if they are at the zoo or park: Mariana Fruit Dove, Blyth's Tragopan, Dalmatian Pelican, Pink Backed Pelican, Great Blue Turaco, Niuafoo Scrub Fowl, Forster's Imperial Pigeon, Grey Imperial Pigeon, Ornate Fruit Dove, Capuchin Babbler, Royal Antelope, Caspian Pelican. Thanks in advance to everyone who helps me locate animals. Please tell me if the facilities do not hold whatever species, or if I got one wrong (i.e. a bird I listed in San Diego Zoo actually being at the Safari Park). Also, in the case of San Diego Birds, please tell me where I can find them. San Diego has 3 aviaries, and my mom can only take so many birds in one day. I want to find all the species quickly. Also, feel free to request species for me to put in the gallery after I'm back from my trip. Happy zoogoing, everyone!