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  1. Moebelle

    Moebelle Well-Known Member

    15 Jun 2011
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Cincinnati Zoo Full Species List as of November 11, 2015

    Red represents a completely new species to the zoo. Some highlighted species may not be considered new in 2015, but if it came to the zoo after to October 2013, then it will be considered new for the list. If it is green, then this means it is an already displayed species that has been moved within the same attraction or completely moved to a different area in the zoo. Orange represents a returning species that the zoo once displayed. Species highlighted in blue were involved in having some sort of birth. Red and Blue represents a new species AND zoo baby. Orange and Blue represents a returning species and a zoo baby. "/" represents species that rotate. As you can see, I added a 'Rare' list in response to Harapan's newfound absence to show that he isn't the only rare animal in the park and some of the species can only be found at this zoo. The zoo is expecting two new species, however, they will not be on display until next year. The next species list will be in 2017.

    Wildlife Canyon - 1989 - Once consisted of 11 exhibits that held bison, fallow deer, yaks, and more
    1. Capybara, Southern Screamer
    2. Visayan Warty Pig
    3. Sichuan Takin
    4. Przewalski's Horse
    5. Bactrian Camel
    6. Emu

    Eagle Eyrie - 1970 - Opened as the country's largest aviary
    1. Andean Condor
    2. Steller's Sea Eagle

    Reptile House - 1951 - North America's oldest zoo building
    1. Gaboon Viper
    2. Blue Tree Monitor
    3. Green Tree Python
    4. Tropical Racer
    5. Dumeril's Ground Boa
    6. Madagascar Giant Day Gecko
    7. Black-tailed Cribo
    8. Green and Black Poison Dart Frog
    9. Rhinoceros Viper
    10. Puff Adder
    11. Kwangtang River Turtle
    12. Northern Copperhead
    13. California King Snake
    14. Black Rat Snake
    15. Pueblan Milk Snake
    16. Pancake Tortoise
    17. King Cobra
    18. Yucatan Neotropical Rattlesnake, Desert Grassland Whiptail Lizard
    19. Aruba Island Rattlesnake
    20. Angolan Python
    21. Beaded Lizard
    22. Eyelash Viper
    23. Timber Rattlesnake
    24. Yellow-tailed Cribo
    25. Everglades Rat Snake
    26. Amazon Milk Frog
    27. Eastern Newt, Long-tailed Salamander, Cave Salamander
    28. Spotted Salamander
    29. Ornate Monitor
    30. Chinese Alligator, Alligator Snapping Turtle, Florida Snapping Turtle
    31. Galapagaos Tortoise
    32. Major Mitchell's Cockatoo/Salmon-crested Cockatoo

    Monkey Island - 1930 - Formerly contained blue sheep along with a sea lion mixed in with the monkeys
    1. Japanese Macaque

    Cat Canyon - 2012 - This area once consisted of the country's largest big cat collection
    1. Cougar
    2. White Tiger/Malayan Tiger (2 Exhibits)
    3. Snow Leopard

    Night Hunters - 2011 - This is the zoo's former Cat House that once presented the world's largest collection of small cats
    1. Spectacled Owl
    2. Pallas' Cat
    3. Fossa
    4. Aardwolf
    5. Clouded Leopard
    6. Common Vampire Bat
    7. Banded Palm Civet
    8. Potto
    9. Aardvark, Garnett's Galago, Indian Flying Fox
    10. Ocelot
    11. Burmese Python
    12. Black-footed Cat
    13. Arabian Sand Cat
    14. Caracal
    15. Bearcat
    16. Large-spotted Genet
    17. Bat-eared Fox
    18. Fennec Fox
    19. Fishing Cat
    20. Bobcat
    21. Eurasian Eagle Owl

    Gorilla World - 1978 - Opened as the country's first barless gorilla exhibit
    1. Western Lowland Gorilla
    2. Eastern Black-and-white Colobus
    3. Grey's Crowned Guenon

    World of the Insect - 1978 - Received an AZA Best Exhibit Award along with four other awards for the breeding of rare invertebrates
    1. Green Leaf Cockroach
    2. Carolina Mantis
    3. Brown Recluse Spider
    4. Amazon Millipede
    5. Blue Death Feigning Beetle
    6. Togo Starburst Tarantula
    7. Emerald Beetle
    8. Zophabas Darkling Beetle
    9. Giant Cockroach
    10. Giant Jumping Stick
    11. Cave Whip Spider
    12. Red-eyed Assassin Bug
    13. Magnificent Flower Beetle
    14. Eastern Lubber Grasshopper
    15. Emperor Scorpion
    16. Jade-headed Buffalo Beetle
    17. Thorny Devil Stick Insect
    18. Tin Foil Beetle
    19. Mexican Red-knee Tarantula
    20. Flat Rock Scorpion
    21. Domino Beetle
    22. Blue Spiny Lizard, Chuckwalla
    23. Texas Bullet Ant
    24. Giant African Millipede
    25. Thorny Devil Stick Insect
    26. Indian Ornamental Tarantula
    27. Giant Spiny Leaf Insect
    28. Sunburst Diving Beetle
    29. Black Tree Monitor
    30. Rough Green Snake
    31. Golden Poison Dart Frog
    32. Madagascar Giant Day Gecko
    33. Fire-bellied Newt
    34. Micronesian Kingfisher
    35. Crayfish
    36. Giant Water Bug
    37. Common Diving Beetle
    38. Water Scorpion
    39. Marbled Crayfish
    39. Naked Mole Rat
    40. White-eyed Assassin Bug
    41. Yellow-bellied Beetle
    42. Taxi-cab Beetle
    43. Green Leaf Katydid
    44. Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
    45. Giant Walking Stick
    46. Salmon Brazilian Birdeater
    47. Grey Bird Grasshopper
    49. Leaf Cutter Ant
    50. Big-headed Ant
    51. African Helmeted Turtle, African Pygmy Goose, Jambu Fruit Dove, White-naped Pheasant Pigeon, Spangled Cotinga, Passion Flower Butterfly

    Lemur Lookout - C. 1999 - Once contained baboons and later ibexes
    1. Ring-tailed Lemur

    Dragons! - 2010 - This building once displayed the only giant panda the zoo ever had
    1. Ackie Dwarf Monitor
    2. Green Tree Monitor
    3. Quince Monitor
    4. Crocodile Monitor
    5. Komodo Dragon

    Manatee Springs - 1999 - Before Manatee Springs, this area was once home to the city's main, and only aquarium attraction
    1. American Alligator
    2. Mississippi Map Turtle, Mosquitofish, Western Pond Turtle, Florida Cooter, Barbour's Map Turtle
    3. American Crocodile
    4. Baltimore Oriole
    5. Land Hermit Crab
    6. Green Baskilisk, Knight Anole
    7. Green Tree Frog, Brown Anole
    8. Florida Manatee, Spotted Gar, Redear Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Alligator Gar, Channel Catfish, Longnose Gar, Florida Gar
    9. Azuerus Cichlid, Red-bellied Piranha, Nile Tilapia
    10. Florida Pine Snake
    11. Two-toed Amphiuma
    12. Grey Rat Snake (Not new to Manatee Springs/Previously held in diamondback exhibit)
    13. Cane Toad
    14. Greater Siren
    15. Loggerhead Musk Turtle, Western Mosquitofish
    16. Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Yellow Rat Snake, Corn Snake

    White Lions of Timbavati - 1998 - Two males from the original pride passed away at the end of 2014 and in April of 2015. The zoo is left with two females.
    1. Southeast African Lion

    Rhino Reserve - 1997 - Once exhibited Nikki, the first Indian Rhinoceros to be conceived by artificial insemination
    1. Eastern Black Rhinoceros
    2. Okapi, Yellow-backed Duiker
    3. Eastern Bongo
    4. Greater Flamingo
    5. Grevy's Zebra
    6. Indian Rhinoceros
    7. Eastern Black Rhinoceros

    Jungle Trails - 1993 - Received an AZA Best Exhibit Award
    1. Mueller's Gibbon
    2. Red-tailed Cockatoo, Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
    3. Sumatran Orangutan, White-handed Gibbon
    4. Pygmy Slow Loris
    5. Large Spotted Genet
    6. Feather Tail Glider
    7. Gibbon/Orangutan Indoor
    8. Lion-tailed Macaque
    9. Saddle-billed Stork
    10. Black-and-White Ruffed Lemur
    11. Bonobo
    12. Helmeted Currasow, Scarlet Macaw
    13. Coquerel's Sifaka (Angolan Colobus for Colder Weather)
    14. Potto
    15. Garnett's Galago
    16. Grey Bamboo Lemur, Potto
    17. Crested Coua, Spur-winged Lapwing, Red-and-Yellow Barbet, Congo Peafowl, Hammerkop
    18. Emperor Scorpion
    19. Bonobo
    20. Aye-Aye
    21. Dumeril's Ground Boa

    Lords of the Arctic - 2000 and Bear Hill - 1937 - The bear exhibits were designed so that direct heat from the sunlight cannot hit the exhibits
    1. Arctic Fox
    2. Polar Bear
    3. American Black Bear
    4. Spectacled Bear

    Wings of the World - 1996 - Originally opened as the zoo's first Reptile House from 1937 to 1950
    1. Scarlet Macaw
    2. Northern Yellow-billed Hornbill
    3. South America: Southern Lapwing, Blue-grey Tanager, Cattle Egret, Peruvian Pigeon, Sunbittern, Boat-billed Heron, Red-capped Cardinal, Saffron Finch, Scarlet Ibis, Blue-crowned Mot-Mot, Golden Conure, Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Yellow-rumped Cacique, Guira Cuckoo, Mata-Mata, Tri-colored Heron, Laysan Teal
    4. Pesquett's Parrot
    5. Bali Mynah
    6. Australasia: Rhinoceros Hornbill, Black-collared Fruit Pigeon, Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Masked Lapwing, Collared Finch-billed Bulbul, White-cheeked Bulbul, White-breasted Woodswallow, Nicobar Pigeon, White-rumped Shama, Red-flanked Lorikeet, Guam Rail, Indian Flying Fox, Chestnut Teal, White-naped Pheasant Pigeon, Olive-headed Lorikeet, Bourke's Parakeet
    7. Montane: Thick-billed Parrot, Masked Bobwhite
    8. Grasslands: Lady Ross's Turaco, Violet-backed Starling, Magpie Shrike, Buff-crested Bustard
    9. Chick Nursery: Spur-winged Lapwing, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Northern Red-bellied Cooter
    10. Yellow-fronted Canary, Southern Red Bishop
    11. Red-chested Finch, Gouldian Finch
    12. White-breasted Ground Dove
    13. Arctic Islands: Smew, Spectacled Eider, Pigeon Guillemot
    14. Arctic Sea Cliffs: Horned Puffin, Pigeon Guillemot, Harlequin Duck, Common Murre
    15. Sub-Antarctic Coast: King Penguin, Southern Rockhopper Penguin, Magellanic Penugin, Chiloe Wigeon, Black-faced Ibis, Incan Tern

    Kea Encounter - 1962 - Displayed the largest flock of keas outside of New Zealand
    1. Kea, Magpie Goose, Cape Barren Goose

    Wolf Woods - 2005 - In close proximity to the current sea lion exhibit is where the first ever captive sea lion birth took place
    1. California Sea Lion
    2. Grey Fox
    3. North American River Otter
    4. Mexican Wolf
    5. Barred Owl

    Children's Zoo - 1985 - 2008 Renovation - The zoo's original Children's Zoo dates back to 1938 and has been continued ever since
    1. African Penguin
    2. Little Penguin
    3. Aardvark (Temporarily taken off display/Same species also held in Night Hunters)
    4. Bearcat
    5. Gopher Tortoise, Red-footed Tortoise, Radiated Tortoise
    6. Southern Brazilian Armadillo/Eastern Box Turtle
    7. Nigerian Dwarf Goat
    8. Domestic Chicken
    9. Miniature Julian Pig (Show only)
    10. Miniature Donkey (Walks on zoo grounds only)
    11. Alpaca, Llama (Walks on zoo grounds only)

    Gibbon Islands - 1974 and Red Pandas - 1985 - The manmade lake the gibbon islands are settled on was once the site of the zoo's former Cincinnati Zoo Summer Opera that was continued for over 50 years
    1. Siamang
    2. Buff-cheeked Gibbon
    3. Red Panda

    Africa - 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2016 - This is the zoo's single largest attraction of all time, just overtopping at 8 acres large. The last phase for the exhibit will be finalized in 2016 where hippos will once again call the zoo their home.
    1. Masai Giraffe
    2. Greater Flamingo
    3. Cheetah
    4. Southeast African Lion
    5. Cheetah, Red River Hog, Serval
    6. Lesser Kudu, Thomson's Gazelle, Ostrich, Saddle-billed Stork, Ruppell's Vulture, Lappet-faced Vulture, Kenya Crested Guineafowl, Ruddy Shelduck, Impala, Pink-backed Pelican, East African Crowned Crane
    7. Meerkat
    8. African Painted Dog

    Elephant Reserve - 2001 - Despite the zoo's high success rate in breeding endangered species, there has only been one elephant birth at the zoo in its history
    1. Indian Elephant/Sumatran Elephant
    2. Sumatran Elephant Bull

    Discovery Forest - 2006 - When this atrium was added to the Frisch's Discovery Center, it originally contained a free flying Chestnut-mandibled Toucan
    1. Blue-and-gold Macaw X Green-winged Macaw Hybrid
    2. Boa Constrictor
    3. Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth

    Taken Off Display, Transferred, or Passed Since 2013
    1. Sumatran Rhinoceros
    2. Francois' Langur
    3. Homing Pigeon
    4. Bennett's Wallaby, Parma Wallaby
    5. Alligator Snapping Turtle
    6. Black-casqued Hornbill (Transferred because they were never comfortable in their habitat)
    7. Lesser Adjutant Stork
    8. Laughing Kookaburra
    9. Florida Sandhill Crane
    10. Jameson's Mamba
    11. Cat-eyed Snake
    12. Mexican West Coast Rattlesnake
    13. African Fat-tailed Gecko
    14. Thai Red Mountain Rat Snake
    15. Southern Copperhead
    16. Yellow-bellied Slider
    17. Hyacinth Macaw (Can still be seen in bird show)
    18. Opal-rumped Tanager
    19. Elegant Crested Tinamou
    20. Paradise Tanager
    21. Red Shoveler
    22. Ornate Fruit Dove
    23. Black-winged Red Bishop
    24. Blue-naped Mousebird
    25. Golden-breasted Starling
    26. Hawk-headed Parrot
    27. Northern Carmine Bee-eater
    28. Double-crested Cormorant
    29. Blue-breasted Kingfisher
    30. Ruddy Duck (Can still be seen in Swan Lake)
    31. Vinegaroon
    32. Goliath Birdeater
    33. Vietnamese Centipede
    34. Desert Hairy Scirpion
    35. Honey Ant
    36. Water Strider
    37. Blue Ground Dove
    38. Scarlet-chested Parrot
    39. American Burring Beetle
    40. Parrot Snake
    41. Terciopelo

    Rare or Semi-Rare Species that Remain at the Zoo
    1. Yucatan Neotropical Rattlesnake
    2. Red-tailed Contia
    3. Eastern Newt
    4. Malayan Tiger
    5. Aardwolf
    6. Banded Palm Civet
    7. Grey's Crowned Guenon
    8. Blue Tree Monitor
    9. Garnett's Greater Bushbaby
    10. Micronesian Kingfisher
    11. Jambu Fruit Dove
    12. Spangled Cotinga
    13. Quince Monitor
    14. American Crocodile
    15. Florida Manatee
    16. Two-toed Amphiuma
    17. Greater Siren
    18. Yellow Rat Snake
    19. Mueller's Grey Gibbon
    20. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
    21. Large-spotted Genet
    22. Bonobo
    23. Potto
    24. Grey Bamboo Lemur
    25. Crested Coua
    26. Spur-winged Lapwing
    27. Congo Peafowl
    28. Aye-Aye
    29. Southern Lapwing
    30. Sumatran Elephant
    31. Steller's Sea Eagle
    Last edited: 12 Nov 2015
  2. jibster

    jibster Well-Known Member

    28 Apr 2015
    Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Thanks so much for this, Moebelle. Always love to see your comprehensive species lists.

    Just a few questions:

    1) You list Andean Cock-of-the-Rock as a new species. I remember that cock-of-the-rock used to be exhibited in the butterfly aviary of World of the Insect (within the last ten years or so), so that species might be better listed as orange.

    2) I thought the tayra was removed from exhibit and replaced with the large-spotted genet in Night Hunters. While you don't list tayra elsewhere, they are included in the rare listing.

    3) What ever happened to the zoo's once great collection of alcids? The arctic islands exhibit used to be a favorite but is now sadly underpopulated with the loss of the auklets that used to reside there.

    While the list of rare (in zoos) species is still impressive, I can remember well when that list included cacomistle, bharal, zebra duiker, the aforementioned auklets, rusty-spotted and marbled cats, and more (sadly the sumatran rhino has of course joined that list).
  3. Moebelle

    Moebelle Well-Known Member

    15 Jun 2011
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Thank you for the corrections:) The reason why the tayra is still on the list is only because I made changes to the animal listing and the rare species list back and forth for two months and it must've easily slipped past my mind. As for the auklets, I am just as upset as anyone who enjoys seeing them because of their rarity, especially because two of them could only be found in Cincinnati. I don't know what happened to them but all I can say is that Arctic Islands exhibit no longer appears "diverse and colorful". It only contains 5 total birds.
  4. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

    10 Dec 2012
    fijnaart, the netherlands
    Great job Moebelle ! A very impressive list and it must be a lot of work to make it !
    Of the animals not any longer on display I would ask you about 2 in special :
    What happened with the Francois' Langur(s) ?
    What happened with the Lesser Adjutant stork(s) ?
  5. Moebelle

    Moebelle Well-Known Member

    15 Jun 2011
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I honestly couldn't tell you other than the fact that I know that they were transferred to other institutions. However, I do know the real reason why some species are now being replaced in jungle trails. The new head bird ambassador for the zoo, when she started, she saw many small birds ranging from common to rare that where left off exhibit and wanted them to be seen by the public. The Langurs are being replaced by a species that the zoo wanted to exhibit for over a year now and the exhibit is perfectly adequate for them. As for the storks however, well... that's one of the two only outdoor aviaries where other birds could've been kept.
    Last edited: 13 Nov 2015