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Pangolins in Captivity Worldwide

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by birdsandbats, 4 Mar 2019.

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  1. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    Here I have attempted to make a complete list of pangolins in public institutions worldwide. Only information 2014 or newer was used. Any information of populations, as well as missing holders and species (I expect I am missing some Asian collections) are welcome.

    Chinese Pangolin
    Asia
    Taipei Zoo
    Ueno Zoo

    Europe
    Zoo Leipzig

    Sunda Pangolin
    Asia
    Bali Zoo
    Batu Secret Zoo
    Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
    Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens
    Singapore Night Safari

    Tree Pangolin
    North America
    Brookfield Zoo
    Columbus Zoo & Aquarium (bts)
    Gladys Porter Zoo (bts)
    Memphis Zoo
    Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (bts)
    Turtle Back Zoo (bts)
     
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    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    I did find a reference to "a zoo in Pakistan" keeping pangolins. Any info on which zoo or which species?
     
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    I dunno if you'd want to add a note onto it, but the Gladys Porter Zoo pangolins aren't on display. (at least the last time I checked)
     
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    Neither are the ones at most American zoos. I will add something about it.
     
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    Nandankanan Zoo (Orissa, India) has a successful breeding program for Indian pangolins. I'm not sure if they're off display, though. I'll check.
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Apart for Taipei and Singapore who are successful breeders, most Asian zoos which hold pangolins obtain them opportunistically from the wild and they don't necessarily remain at the zoo for long.
     
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    I figured that was probably the case.
     
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    And Nandankanan :p
     
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    Does anyone know if Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Center in Vietnam is open to the public?
     
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    Yes, it can be visited.
     
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    It's not on the regular Cuc Phuong experience, and required, at least for me, a slightly larger donation. But, they do have both Sunda and Chinese pangolin on permanent display, and when I visited more than 50 Sundas in prerelease quarantine.
     
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    Didn't know they had Chinese, too!
     
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    Indian Pangolin
    Asia
    Nandankanan Zoo

    Chinese Pangolin
    Asia
    Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Center
    Taipei Zoo
    Ueno Zoo

    Europe
    Zoo Leipzig

    Sunda Pangolin
    Asia
    Bali Zoo
    Batu Secret Zoo
    Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Center
    Lok Kawi Wildlife Park
    Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens
    Singapore Night Safari

    Tree Pangolin
    North America
    Brookfield Zoo
    Columbus Zoo & Aquarium (bts)
    Gladys Porter Zoo (bts)
    Memphis Zoo
    Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (bts)
    Turtle Back Zoo (bts)
     
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    I always thought there were a few zoos with Indian Pangolin. Does anywhere keep Philippine Pangolin? I've always found it surprising when looking at @alexkant's Philippine zoo photos that no collections seem to have them.

    ~Thylo
     
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    Pangolins come and go in Indian zoos, same as southeast Asian zoos. There would certainly be pangolins in Philippine zoos, but I doubt they would be lasting long - same as in most southeast Asian zoos...
     
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