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Peel Zoo Peel Zoo On Show Species List, July 2016

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  1. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

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    The following is a full list of species held on show at Peel Zoo on my visit on the 21st of July 2016. I will be uploading pictures to the Peel Zoo Gallery and posting a review of this zoo in my trip thread: http://www.zoochat.com/24/trip-australia-june-july-2016-a-449389/.
    Though there is a species list on the zoo's website, it is not entirely accurate.


    Birds:

    Blue-and-gold Macaw
    Laughing Kookaburra
    Emu
    Domestic Duck
    Bush Thick-knee
    Gang-gang Cockatoo
    Eclectus Parrot
    Red-tailed Black-cockatoo
    Plum-headed Parakeet
    Elegant Parrot
    Rainbow Lorikeet (lutino morph)
    Scarlet-chested Parrot
    Yellow Turquoisine Parrot
    Golden-shouldered Parrot
    Red-crowned Kakariki
    Yellow-crowned Kakariki
    Crested Pigeon
    Jacobin Pigeon
    Port Lincoln Ringneck Parrot
    Bar-shouldered Dove
    Mallee Ringneck
    Bourke’s Parrot
    Torresian Imperial-pigeon
    Green-winged Pigeon (Emerald Dove)
    Rose-ringed Parakeet
    Red-rumped Parrot
    Nepal Kalij Pheasant
    Lady Amherst’s Pheasant
    Swinhoe’s Pheasant
    Silver Pheasant
    Dusky Lory
    Hybrid Galah x Corella
    Rainbow Lorikeet
    Little Corella
    Galah
    Red-capped Parrot
    Western Rosella
    Eastern Rosella
    Crimson Rosella
    Yellow Rosella
    Regent Parrot
    Cockatiel
    Moustached Parrot
    Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
    Budgerigar
    Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
    Australian King Parrot
    Lovebird (blue morph)
    Sun Conure
    Alexandrine Parakeet
    Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo
    Spotted Dove
    Barbary Dove
    Musk Lorikeet
    Princess Parrot
    Zebra Finch
    Japanese Quail
    King Quail
    Java Sparrow
    African Firefinch
    Star Finch
    Superb Parrot
    Long-billed Corella
    Domestic (Sebastopol) Goose
    Masked Owl
    Southern Boobook Owl
    Sooty Owl
    Australian Kestrel
    Barking Owl
    Barn Owl
    Grey Butcherbird
    Chicken
    Guineafowl
    Peafowl
    Gouldian Finch
    Australian Wood Duck
    Pacific Black Duck
    Chinese Goose
    Yellow-billed Spoonbill
    Turkey

    Total: 80 species



    Mammals:

    Common Brushtail Possum
    Common Ringtail Possum
    Ferret
    Rabbit
    Guinea Pig
    Northern Quoll
    Spotted-tailed Quoll
    Eastern Quoll
    Squirrel Glider
    Northern Golden Brushtail Possum
    Long-nosed Potoroo
    Black-footed Tree-rat
    Rufous Bettong
    Quokka
    Southern Koala
    Woylie
    Western Grey Kangaroo
    Sheep
    Fallow Deer
    Red Deer
    Alpaca
    Short-beaked Echidna
    Common Wombat
    Tasmanian Devil
    Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat
    Dingo
    Common Wombat
    Woylie
    Swamp Wallaby
    Red-necked Wallaby
    Red Kangaroo
    Bengal Cat

    Total: 32 species



    Reptiles:

    Eastern Water Dragon
    Eastern Blue-tongued Skink
    Frilled-neck Lizard
    Western Blue-tongued Skink
    Oblong Turtle
    King Skink

    Total: 6 species



    Overall Total: 118 species
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    they have quite a few exotic finches and parakeets (especially Psittacula), don't they.

    And Bengal cat...
     
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    As I understand it the zoo was built as a birdpark, but went broke before it opened. Thus the large number of aviaries, many of which are now used for mammals (for instance a large walk through aviary is subdivided into devil pens.)
     
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    That's interesting, and would explain why so many enclosures looked like aviaries.
     
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    I remember the (now closed) Buxton Zoo in Victoria used to display Bengal Cats. I guess they could be a good money spinner/extra revenue stream if they breed them, as they're not cheap cats to buy.
     
  7. LaughingDove

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    Any thoughts as to what the zoo may mean by 'Northern Golden Brushtail Possum'?
    From a curled up ball in a log, this looked to be a golden morph of a Common Brushtail, however aren't those from the Tasmanian subspecies?
     
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    they can be from any subspecies, they are just leucistic (or xanthistic). They seem most common in Tasmania but that may just be because there are fewer predators there. I'd say most in zoos would be Tasmanian just because most are probably related (from a few zoos), but that wouldn't preclude an individual found elsewhere being in any zoo.

    Precise answer: I don't know about this individual, but not all "golden" possums are Tasmanian.
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    for what it is worth, the zoo's website lists this as "Northern Golden Brushtail Possum (Goldie) Trichosurus arnhemensis"
     
  10. LaughingDove

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    Thanks for the replies, Chli. It would certainly be interesting if it was genuinely Trichosurus arnhemensis.
     
  11. Chlidonias

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    after some googling, there's a video of Goldie here - https://www.facebook.com/peel.zoo/videos/vb.193241090701946/10150100034583440/?type=2&theater - which shows the brush tail well (at the one minute mark, near the end of the video).

    One of the distinguishing features of arnhemensis (I have just found out) is that they don't have a brush tail but rather a more slender tail almost like a ringtail possum. There's a very clear photo of a young animal here but you can see it on other photos and videos too - http://www.marsupialsociety.org/images/nt_poss_5.jpg

    So I think Goldie is just a Tasmanian brushtail like others in zoos.
     
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    Thanks very much for finding all that out, Chli.

    Odd that they would call it an arnhemensis when it's not.
     
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    after seeing the level of effort they put into their signage and educating their visitors... I would say not odd at all.
     
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