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Mustelids in North America

Discussion in 'North America - General' started by birdsandbats, 27 Nov 2018.

  1. birdsandbats

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    This thread has recently been discussing the surprising lack of mustelids in zoos throughout the world. I have decided to attempt to make a complete list of mustelid species kept in the US and Canada:

    Only information from 2016 or newer is included. Missing holders, missing species, or information on populations or subspecies is welcome. I have decided not to include Domestic Ferrets in this thread.

    The group turned out very low. The most common species are American Badger (20 holders), Asian Small-Clawed Otter (28 holders), and North American River Otter (99 holders). Animals other than otters were disappointingly low overall.

    Tayra (5 holders)
    Indian Creek Zoo
    Lupa Zoo
    Milwaukee County Zoo
    Oklahoma City Zoo
    Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium

    Greater Grison (2 holders)
    Timbavati Wildlife Park
    Wildwood Wildlife Park

    Wolverine (8 holders)
    Alaska Zoo
    Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
    Detroit Zoo (gulo)
    Minnesota Zoo
    Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
    San Francisco Zoo
    Sauvage Zoo of St-Félicien
    Zoo Montana (gulo)

    Zorilla (1 holder)
    Rainforest Adventures Zoo

    American Marten (1 holder)
    Ecomuseum Zoo

    Fisher (9 holders)
    California Living Museum
    Ecomuseum Zoo
    Lehigh Valley Zoo
    Minnesota Zoo
    Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
    Shalom Wildlife Zoo
    Special Memories Zoo
    Timbavati Wildlife Park
    Zollman Zoo

    Honey Badger (1 holder)
    San Diego Zoo

    Long-Tailed Weasel (1 holder)
    Orange County Zoo

    Black-Footed Ferret (7 holders)
    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
    Elmwood Park Zoo
    Louisville Zoo
    Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo & Adventure Park
    Pheonix Zoo
    Toronto Zoo
    Smithsonian National Zoo

    Least Weasel (1 holder)
    Western North Carolina Nature Center

    American Mink (4 holders)
    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
    Bear Den Zoo
    Shalom Wildlife Zoo
    Wild Wonders Wildlife Park

    American Badger (20 holders)
    Bear Den Zoo
    Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
    British Columbia Wildlife Park
    California Living Museum
    DeYoung Family Zoo
    GarLyn Zoo
    Great Vancouver Zoo
    Henry Vilas Zoo
    Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo & Adventure Park
    MacKensie Center
    Milwaukee County Zoo
    Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
    Saskatoon Forestry Farm and Zoo
    Space Farms Zoo & Museum
    Special Memories Zoo
    The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens
    Timbavati Wildlife Park
    Turtle Bay Exploration Park
    Wildlife World Zoo & Aquarium
    Zollman Zoo

    African Clawless Otter (2 holders)
    Metro Richmond Zoo
    San Diego Zoo

    Asian Small-Clawed Otter (28 holders)
    Audubon Zoo
    Bronx Zoo
    Brookfield Zoo
    Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
    Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
    Dallas Zoo
    Denver Zoo
    Greensboro Science Center
    Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
    Kansas City Zoo
    Houston Zoo
    Indianapolis Zoo
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    Memphis Zoo
    Minnesota Zoo
    Nurtured by Nature
    OdySea Aquarium
    Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
    Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
    San Antonio Zoo
    Santa Barbara Zoo
    Santa Fe Teaching Zoo
    SeaWorld San Diego
    Smithsonian National Zoo
    Sunset Zoo
    Virginia Zoo in Norfolk
    Woodland Park Zoo
    Zoo Miami

    Sea Otter (10 holders)
    Aquarium of the Americas
    Georgia Aquarium
    Minnesota Zoo (kenyoni)
    Monterey Bay Aquarium (nereis)
    New York Aquarium (nereis) (2.0)
    Oregon Zoo (nereis)
    Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (kenyoni)
    Point Defiance Zoo & Aquairum (kenyoni, nereis)
    Shedd Aquairum (kenyoni)
    Vancouver Aquarium

    North American River Otter (99 holders)
    Akron Zoo
    Albuquerque Aquarium
    Alexandria Zoo
    Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
    Birmingham Zoo
    Blank Park Zoo
    Bramble Park Zoo
    BREC Baton Rouge Zoo
    Brevard Zoo
    Bronx Zoo
    Brookfield Zoo
    Buffalo Zoo
    Buttonwood Park Zoo
    Calgary Zoo
    Cameron Park Zoo
    Central Florida Zoo
    Chahinkapa Zoo
    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
    Cincinnati Zoo
    Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
    Columbian Park Zoo
    Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
    Dakota Zoo
    Detroit Zoo
    Dickerson Park Zoo
    Ecomuseum Zoo
    Edmonton Valley Zoo
    Ellen Trout Zoo
    Erie Zoo
    Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
    Fort Worth Zoo
    GarLyn Zoo
    Greensboro Science Center
    Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
    Henry Vilas Zoo
    Henson Robinson Zoo
    High Desert Museum
    Idaho Falls Zoo
    Jackson Zoo
    John Ball Zoo
    Knoxville Zoo
    Lehigh Valley Zoo
    Lee Richardson Zoo
    Lincoln Children's Zoo
    Lincoln Park Zoo
    Little Rock Zoo
    Living Planet Aquarium
    Lupa Zoo
    Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
    Menominee Park Zoo
    Mesker Park Zoo
    Miller Park Zoo
    Milwaukee County Zoo
    Minnesota Zoo
    Montgomery Zoo
    North Carolina Zoo
    Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo & Adventure Park
    Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
    Oakland Zoo
    Ochsner Park Zoo
    Oklahoma Aquarium
    Oregon Zoo
    Palm Beach Zoo
    Phillips Park Zoo
    Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
    Potawatomi Zoo
    Potter Park Zoo
    Prospect Park Zoo
    Pueblo Zoo
    Red River Zoo
    Riverbanks Zoo
    Riverview Park & Zoo
    Rodger Williams Park Zoo
    Rosamond Gifford Zoo
    Sacramento Zoo
    Saginaw Children's Zoo
    Saint Louis Zoo
    Sedgwick County Zoo
    Seneca Park Zoo
    Sequioa Park Zoo
    Smithsonian National Zoo
    Special Memories Zoo
    Staten Island Zoo
    Stone Zoo
    Summerfield Zoo
    Sunset Zoo
    Topeka Zoo
    Toronto Zoo
    Tulsa Zoo
    Turtle Back Zoo
    Utah's Hogle Zoo
    Washington Park Zoo
    Wilderness Trails Zoo
    Zollman Zoo
    Zoo America
    Zoo Miami
    Zoo Tampa at Lowry Park

    Spotted-Necked Otter (7 holders)
    Fresno Chaffee Zoo
    Little Rock Zoo
    Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
    Pheonix Zoo
    Reid Park Zoo
    San Diego Zoo
    Toronto Zoo

    Giant Otter (8 holders)
    Birmingham Zoo
    Dallas World Aquarium
    Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
    Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
    Philadelphia Zoo
    Rodger Williams Park Zoo
    Zoo Atlanta
    Zoo Miami
     
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  2. Kudu21

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    Additions in bold.
     
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    Thanks. However, keep in mind this thread is only for the US and Canada (I said that in the post).

    Are you sure about Fort Wayne keeping Honey Badger and Zoo America keeping American Marten? I thought Fort Wayne's Ratel died, and I couldn't find any recent references to Zoo America's marten.
     
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    Well, my apologies then. This is in the North America - General section of the forum, so I included all of the facilities that come up when you search under “North America” in ZIMS.

    As far as Fort Wayne’s ratel and ZooAmerica’s marten go, all I know is that both have individuals of their respective species in question still listed in ZIMS.
     
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    And how up to date is that?
     
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    Theoretically, it should be updated daily, as it is a comprehensive record keeping program. I know some facilities are still weaning off of their traditional daily report programs, but major events are usually always reported in ZIMS if the facility uses the program at all. Additionally, the ratel that recently passed at Ft. Wayne was a male, while the individual still listed is a female. American martens are listed on ZooAmerica's website, and ZIMS lists them as holding 2.1.
     
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    Lupa does not have Tayra. Maritime Aquarium has NARO, Aquarium of the Pacific and SeaWorld San Diego both keep California Sea Otter. NY Aquarium used to have an Alaskan bts, though I don't know if he's still around. Does Cincinnati no longer keeper Tayra?

    Also, didn't the Zorilla turn out to be a skunk?

    ~Thylo
     
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    It is my understanding that the Tayras at Cincinnati were replaced with genets.

    The Zorilla turned out to be a Zorilla.
     
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    Cincinnati has always had genets as well.

    That photo of a Zorilla that was linked was 100% a different individual than the animal posted to the site. The animal posted to the site is a skunk :p

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    In that case Cincinnati probably still has Tayra.

    Thanks for the correction. Do you think RAZ actually has a Zorilla?
     
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    So the Naples Zoo (Naples, Florida) no longer has its honey badgers?
     
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    No idea, I know nothing about the place. It seems they must have at some point but I think the fact that they have a skunk signed as one now suggests they don't keep them anymore.

    ~Thylo
     
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    They do. I was unaware they had them when I typed that list.
    I'll include them on the list until I see a reason not too.
     
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    Considering there's no evidence of them still being there I'd personally suggest excluding them until there is a reason to..

    ~Thylo
     
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    I think the linked photo is evidence enough, do you not?
     
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    I just dug into the photo linked and it turns out it was posted on October 17, so yes I do find that as evidence enough. The original link didn't provide a date and I was under the impression that it was from a few years ago.

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    They do not. They went out of the species several years ago.
     
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    Skip to 10:23. You don't get the greatest look at it but I think it might indeed be a zorilla. The man calls it a skunk but I get the feeling he's no animal expert.
     
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    Okay ignore the one above, in this video, go to 3:53, that's got to be a zorilla
     
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    Turtle Bay Exploration Park holds Long-tailed Weasel.

    San Francisco holds NA River Otter.

    CuriOdyessy also holds NA River Otter.

    Salmonier Nature Park in Newfoundland Canada should still hold American Pine Marten and NA River Otter.
     
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