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  1. redpanda756

    redpanda756 Well-Known Member

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    I'm including all the animals that can be viewed as of December 22, 2020.
    *Denotes an animal exhibited outdoors in an indoor area

    Cypress Swamp
    American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
    Cougar (Puma concolor)
    Eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi)
    Carolina gopher frog (Lithobates capito)
    Eastern hognose snake (Heterodon platirhinos)
    Eastern tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum)
    Southern toad (Anaxyrus terrestris)
    Northern water snake (Nerodia sipedon)

    Rocky Coast
    California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)
    Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina)
    Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus)
    Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

    Prairie
    North American black bear (Ursus americanus)
    Bison (Bison bison)
    American elk (Cervus canadensis)
    Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos)
    Red wolf (Canis rufus)

    Desert
    Ocelot* (Leopardus pardalis)
    Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis)
    Pygmy spiny-tailed skink (Egernia depressa)
    Greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)
    Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia)
    Gorongosa girdled lizard (Smaug mossambicus)
    Pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri)
    Giant plated lizard (Gerrhosaurus validus)
    Chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater)
    Collared lizard (Crotaphytus sp.)
    Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)
    White-headed buffalo weaver (Dinemellia dinemelli)
    Horned lark (Eremophila alpestris)
    White-winged dove (Zenaida asiatica)
    House finch (Carpodacus mexicanus)
    Spiny-tailed monitor (Varanus acanthurus)
    Hosmer's skink (Egernia hosmeri)
    Blue-tongued skink (Tiliqua scincoides)
    Laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
    Cape porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis)
    Colorado River toad (Incilius alvarius)
    Western hognose snake (Heterodon nasicus)
    Desert tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes)
    Arizona mountain kingsnake (Lampropeltis p. pyromelana)
    Long-nosed snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei)
    Desert kingsnake (Lampropeltis splendida)
    Western banded gecko (Coleonyx variegatus)
    Desert pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius)
    Arizona tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium)
    Banded rock rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus)
    Black-tailed rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus)
    Speckled rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii)
    Toothed scorpion (Diplocentrus sp.)
    Vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus)
    Beaded lizard (Heloderma horridum)
    Sand cat (Felis margarita)
    Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes)

    Honeybee
    Honeybee (Apis mellifera)

    Aviary
    Chilean flamingo* (Phoenicopterus chilensis)
    Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki)
    Poison dart frog
    Crested coua
    (Coua cristata)
    Eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus)
    Blue-naped mousebird (Urocolius macrourus)
    Pekin robin (Leiothrix luteus)
    Bali mynah (Leucopsar rothschildi)
    Blue-gray tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
    Ringed teal (Calonetta leucophrys)
    Blue-crowned hanging parrot (Loriculus galgulus)
    Amethyst starling (Cinnyricinclus leucogaster)
    Blue-bellied roller (Coracias cyanogaster)
    Rosybill pochard (Netta peposaca)
    Speckled mousebird (Colius striatus)
    Golden-crested mynah (Ampeliceps coronatus)
    Superb starling (Lamprotornis superbus)
    Scarlet-faced liocichla (Liocichla phoenicea)
    Paradise tanager (Tangara chilensis)
    Fairy bluebird (Irena puella)
    Blue-winged leafbird (Chloropsis cochinchinensis)
    Crested wood partridge (Rollulus rouloul)
    Scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber)
    Purple glossy starling (Lamprotornis purpureus)
    African pygmy goose (Nettapus auritus)
    Victoria crowned pigeon (Goura victoria)
    White-headed mousebird (Colius leucocephalus)
    Red-capped cardinal (Paroaria gularis)
    Blue-crowned laughingthrush (Dryonastes courtoisi)
    White-faced whistling duck (Dendrocygna viduata)
    Emerald starling (Lamprotornis iris)
    Yellow-rumped cacique (Cacicus cela)
    Green woodhoopoe (Phoeniculus purpureus)
    Sunbittern (Eurypyga helias)
    Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica)
    Common shama thrush (Copsychus malabaricus)
    Masked lapwing (Vanellus miles)

    Primates
    Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)
    Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)
    Red-ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra)
    Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)

    Africa
    African lion (Panthera leo)
    Red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus)
    Grant's zebra (Equus quagga boehmi)
    Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchii)
    Reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata)
    Ostrich (Struthio camelus)

    Watani Grasslands
    African elephant (Loxodonta africana)
    Thomson's gazelle (Gazella thomsonii)
    White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum)
    Greater kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
    Fringe-eared oryx (Oryx gazella callotis)
    Sitatunga (Tragelaphus spekii)
    Waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa)
     
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  2. Coelacanth18

    Coelacanth18 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Thanks for the list. Is this any different than not during the pandemic? It seems that the buildings are still open.
     
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  3. redpanda756

    redpanda756 Well-Known Member

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    As far as I'm aware the only thing that is closed is the indoor area with the seabirds and the underwater viewing for the seals/sea lions. A new baboon exhibit is currently under construction too, so unfortunately I didn't see the baboons.
     
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  4. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Well-Known Member

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    What seabird species do they have on exhibit when their exhibit is open?
     
  5. redpanda756

    redpanda756 Well-Known Member

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    I believe they have horned puffins, parakeet auklets and thick-billed murres but don't quote me on that.
     
  6. nczoofan

    nczoofan Well-Known Member

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    Yep thats right. The only holder of the murres and auklets (at least in the United States).


    Looks like streamside is still closed though :oops:
     
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  7. geomorph

    geomorph Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Thank you for this list, this is probably the best zoo in the United States that I have never visited yet!
     
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