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Discussion in 'Zoo Memorabilia' started by TinoPup, 4 Dec 2018.

  1. TinoPup

    TinoPup Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone else like to collect ornaments from zoos? I just started picking them up this year and have 5; I can be kind of picky, and I stick to ones that have the zoo name on them, which many don't seem to have.
    My first was the river otter, from Elmwood Park Zoo. It's very well made. The running cheetah, from Dallas, is also well made, thick, and like the otter included a tag for the small business that makes them and how they sustainably harvest the wood. The Bronx cheetah is very cheaply made, thin, and honestly completely crap, but it's a cheetah :) Those three, along with the stained glass tiger from Fort Worth, can be displayed year round since they aren't Christmas-y at all. The Omaha one in the middle is Christmas only, unfortunately, but this was the only one they had with the zoo name on it, and it at least fits in with a few national parks ones I have.

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  2. Jambo

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    Thats really cool. I didn’t know they made these! Hopefully you’re collection will grow in the future!
     
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  3. Hipporex

    Hipporex Well-Known Member

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    Not a zoo, but I have an ornament from Sea Life Park in Oahu
     
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    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    How is that not a zoo?
     
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  5. Hipporex

    Hipporex Well-Known Member

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    I'd only consider it a zoo if it primarily focused on terrestrial animals, which isn't the case. I would consider it a "marine park" like Sea World. However I suppose one could consider it a zoo
     
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    TinoPup Well-Known Member

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