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Perth Zoo Perth Zoo On Show Species List, July 2016

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  1. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

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    This is a list of species held on show at Perth Zoo on the 6th of July 2016. I will be uploading pictures to the Perth Zoo Gallery and also posting a review of the zoo in my trip thread: http://www.zoochat.com/24/trip-australia-june-july-2016-a-449389/

    Scientific names for any species can be provided on request.

    Mammals:

    Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur
    Red-tailed Phascogale
    Western Ringtail Possum
    Fat-tailed Dunnart
    Brush-tailed Bettong
    Dibbler
    Ghost Bat
    Northern Quoll
    Long-nosed Potoroo
    Short-eared Rock-wallaby
    Common Brushtail Possum
    Western Quoll
    Feathertail Glider
    Australian Water Rat
    Bilby
    Bolivian Squirrel Monkey
    South American Coati
    Golden Lion Tamarin
    Meerkat
    Grant’s Zebra
    Rothschild’s Giraffe
    Fennec Fox
    Spotted Hyaena
    African Hunting Dog
    Southern White Rhino
    African Lion
    Hamadryas Baboon
    Goodfellow’s Tree Kangaroo
    White-cheeked Gibbon
    Dingo
    Short-beaked Echidna
    Red Kangaroo
    Western Grey Kangaroo
    Tammar Wallaby
    Western Brush-wallaby
    Quokka
    Numbat
    Tasmanian Devil
    Koala
    Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat
    Cotton-top Tamarin
    Pygmy Marmoset
    Emperor Tamarin
    Black-capped Capuchin
    Ring-tailed Lemur
    Sumatran Orangutan
    Javan Gibbon
    Asian Elephant
    Sun Bear
    Asian Small-clawed Otter
    Red Panda
    Sumatran Tiger

    Total: 52 species


    Birds:

    Boobook Owl
    Tawny Frogmouth
    Guinea Fowl
    Southern Cassowary
    Bridled Tern
    Little Blue Penguin
    Brolga
    Glossy Ibis
    Green Pygmy-goose
    Australasian Shoveller
    Black Swan
    Eastern Great Egret
    Little Pied Cormorant
    Plumed Whistling Duck
    Pied Heron
    Radjah Shelduck
    Freckled Duck
    Yellow-billed Spoonbill
    Black-winged Stilt
    Black-necked Stork
    Blue-billed Duck
    Royal Spoonbill
    Purple-crowned Lorikeet
    Splendid Fairy-wren
    Elegant Parrot
    Forest Red-tailed Black-cockatoo
    Galah
    Rufous Whistler
    Brush Bronzewing
    Red-capped Parrot
    Bush Stone-curlew
    Emu
    Channel-billed Cuckoo
    Eclectus Parrot
    Golden Pheasant
    Satin Bowerbird
    Mandarin Duck
    Wonga Pigeon

    Total: 38 species


    Reptiles:

    Olive Python
    Jungle Python
    Rough-scaled Python
    Rough-throated Leaf-tailed Gecko
    Banded Knob-tailed Gecko
    Stimson’s Python
    Galapagos Tortoise
    Madagascar Tree Python
    Dampier Peninsula Monitor
    Pygmy Python
    South-west Carpet Python
    Radiated Tortoise
    Bell’s Hingeback Tortoise
    Corn Snake
    Tiger Snake
    Shingleback Skink
    Western Blue-tongue Skink
    Western Spiny-tailed Skink
    Perentie
    Veiled Chameleon
    Common Death Adder
    Dugite
    Black-headed Python
    Woma
    Olive Python
    Reticulated Python
    Western Swamp Tortoise
    Freshwater Crocodile
    Merten’s Water Monitor
    Pink-eared Turtle
    Pig-nosed Turtle
    Saltwater Crocodile
    Red-eared Slider
    Komodo Dragon

    Total: 34 species


    Amphibians:

    Cane Toad
    Green Tree Frog
    Splendid Tree Frog
    White-lipped Tree Frog

    Total: 4 species


    Fish:


    Silver Perch
    Western Minnow
    Western Pygmy Perch
    Barramundi
    Archerfish
    Western Rainbowfish
    Spotted Scat
    Koi

    Total: 8 species


    Invertebrates:

    Spiny Leaf Insect
    Australian Tarantula
    Hairy Marron

    Total: 3 species


    Overall Total: 139 species
     
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  2. snowleopard

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    Thanks once again for posting all of these on-show species lists...it makes for fascinating reading. I'm a bit stunned at the low numbers for Perth Zoo, especially with its bird collection. With zoos like Perth and Adelaide only having fairly small numbers of species in comparison to the mega zoos of North America and Europe one could present the argument that the country of Australia (6th biggest in the world) has only two really large zoos: Taronga and Melbourne. The same argument could be made for Canada (2nd largest nation) with its zoos of Toronto and Calgary.
     
  3. LaughingDove

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    I was actually quite surprised at how low the total for Perth Zoo was, as I was sure it would come out to over 200 since Caversham Wildlife Park came up to 184 and Perth Zoo is much bigger. I think the reason why Perth's total is much smaller than Caversham is because it doesn't have little enclosures and bird aviaries and things dotted about, and it has more big ABCs like zebras, tigers, lions, elephants, giraffes, and that sort of thing which takes up a lot of space. It is an absolutely excellent zoo though, and much more well done than Caversham in terms of theming, quality of exhibits and general feel.

    Even so, 200 species isn't so many for one of the biggest zoos in the country and by far WA's main zoo. Though with Australia, and WA in particular, you have to consider the population, and Australia only has about 23 million people and only about 2.5 million in the whole of WA, of which fewer than 2 million are in Perth.
     
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    Perth Zoo used to have an extensive bird collection including (for Australia) some real exotic rarities. The area that is now the Amazon exhibit used to be their main bird display.
     
  5. Jakub

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    No more Black-footed Rock Wallabies in Perth ?
     
  6. Geoffrey

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    I don't know if you could really say that any Australian zoos are "really large" in an international sense - Taronga, for example, actually has fewer exotic mammals on display than Adelaide, and I suspect fewer species of birds as well. Melbourne I think would be the closest - but even that falls down because it has fewer native mammals than the others (no nocturnal house). Some of the state-run zoos considered as a whole would probably equal some of the really big zoos overseas (i.e. Taronga + WPZ, Melbourne + Werribee + Healesville, Adelaide + Monarto).

    I say all the above from reading only - I've not been overseas - but it really does seem like the Really Big Zoos like Bronx and San Diego and London and so forth would absolutely dwarf anything we have here.
     
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    I don't think so. I don't think I would have missed them, but where would they be?
     
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    Correct no rock wallabies currently at Perth. Their former exhibit is in the Australian Fauna section.
     
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    They might be kept behind the scenes.If I'm not mistaken I read about breeding success on their facebook page recently.
     
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    they have one Short-eared Rock Wallaby in the nocturnal house, and there should be two Black-flanked (Black-footed) Rock Wallabies in the Discovery Centre which is off-show to the general visitors (it's an education centre for school groups and the like).
     
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    was there no owlet-nightjar in the nocturnal house now? I think Australia may well be the only place to see owlet-nightjars in a zoo. Zootierliste doesn't even seem to list any historical records, and I doubt there are any species in American zoos either.
     
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    Nope. I was actually looking out for them because I knew they should have been there, so I wouldn't have missed them unless they were unsigned and hiding.
     
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    No sun conures, blue and gold macaws and amazons??? Thought they would have been part of the new Amazon display.
    As MRJ mentioned Perth used to have a pretty extensive bird collection, mostly native. The old bird keepers must have been gutted when they ripped down the aviaries. Was always a nice part of the zoo.
     
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    Nope, despite the fact that the sign for the Amazonia exhibit has a picture of a conure on it!
     
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    They were still there a year ago.

    The aviaries had had internal dividing walls removed to make larger enclosures, but were still the same externally as when I was there in 1987, however they now had Tamarins in one of the enclosures instead, and the Macaws were in another. The Amazons were in a smaller enclosure and the Sun Conures were off display in an aviary around the corner.

    :p

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