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Phalangeridae in captivity

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  1. GerbenElzinga

    GerbenElzinga Well-Known Member

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    Following suit on our previous threads (i.e. Birds of Paradise in captivity, Cotingas in captivity, Barbets in captivity, Manakins in captivity), @Vision and I have been working on a list for yet another family of wonderful animals in captivity, namely Phalangeridae.

    A couple thoughts beforehand:
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    Because we had to draw the line somewhere, we decided to use no information older than 5 years (so only things posted from late 2013 onwards) upon making this list; we did this to keep the list as accurate and up-to-date as possible.
    2) To make this list we used information from zootierliste, zoochat, visits to the respective zoos, and occasionally other sources (facebook pages of the collections, visits of friends to the respective zoos, etc.)
    3) There are bound to be many more in other collections, but it is very hard to find a lot of information about them online.
    4) Anyone is more than welcome to mention things that need to be altered/updated on this list!

    PHALANGERIDAE IN CAPTIVITY

    Ailurops
    Bear cuscus, Ailurops ursinus (4)
    EUROPE:
    Pairi Daiza (1,0)
    Usti (1,1)
    Wroclaw (2,3)

    NORTH AMERICA:
    Memphis (x,x)

    ASIA:
    Batu (x,x) furvus ssp.

    Strigocuscus
    Sulawesi dwarf cuscus, Strigocuscus celebensis (2)
    ASIA:
    Taman Safari Bogor (x,x)
    Tarsier Botanika (x,x)

    Trichosurus
    Common brushtail possum, Trichosurus vulpecula (14)
    EUROPE:
    Budapest (x,x)
    Hamerton (x,x)
    Hof (x,x)
    Jihlava (2,1)
    Plzen (1,0)
    Rockenhausen (x,x)
    Spray (x,x)
    Telford (x,x)

    ASIA:
    Beijing (x,x)
    Singapore Night Safari (x,x)
    Tama Zoo Tokyo (x,x)

    OCEANIA:
    Australia Walkabout WP (x,x)
    Australia Zoo (x,x)
    Caversham WP (x,x) fuliginosus ssp.
    Halls Gap Zoo (x,x)
    Lone Pine (x,x)
    Mansfield (x,x)
    Perth (x,x)
    Taronga (x,x)

    Short-eared brushtail possum, Trichosurus caninus (5)
    OCEANIA:
    Currumbin (x,x)
    David Fleay WP (x,x)
    Fauna World (x,x)
    Lone Pine (x,x)
    Oakvale Farm (x,x)

    Northern brushtail possum, Trichosurus arnhemensis (1)
    OCEANIA:
    Territory WP (x,x)

    Mountain brushtail possum, Trichosurus cunninghami (1)
    OCEANIA:
    Australia Zoo (x,x)

    Phalanger
    Ground cuscus, Phalanger gymnotis (17)
    EUROPE:
    Artis (1,1) leucippus ssp.
    Blackpool (x,x) leucippus ssp.
    Bristol (x,x) leucippus ssp.
    Budapest (x,x) leucippus ssp.
    Burford (x,x) leucippus ssp.
    Edinburgh (1,0) leucippus ssp.
    Hluboka (1,1) leucippus ssp.
    Jihlava (2,3) leucippus ssp.
    Kirkley Hall (x,x) leucippus ssp.
    Krakow (1,1) leucippus ssp.
    Nir David (x,x) leucippus ssp.
    Norfolk (1,1) leucippus ssp.
    Plzen (1,2) leucippus ssp.
    Prague (1,1,1) leucippus ssp.
    Riga (2,0) leucippus ssp.

    NORTH-AMERICA:
    Busch Gardens Tampa (x,x)
    San Diego Zoo (x,x)

    Ornate cuscus, Phalanger ornatus (1)
    ASIA:
    Batu (0,0,1) (Not 100% sure)

    Spilocuscus
    Short-tailed spotted cuscus, Spilocuscus maculatus (3)
    EUROPE:
    Rhenen (1,0)

    ASIA:
    Batu (0,0,1)
    Kumamoto-city Zoo (x,x)

    Black-spotted cuscus, Spilocuscus rufoniger (1)
    ASIA:
    Gembira Loka (0,1) (Not 100% sure)
     
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  2. MikeG

    MikeG Well-Known Member

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    Ground cuscus, Phalanger gymnotis (17)
    Blackpool (2.2) leucippus ssp.

    San Diego Zoo (0.1)
     
  3. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Also at Port Moresby Nature Park.
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    These are what are held in ZAA collections (so not a full list for the region)

    Australia unspecified subspecies:
    Australia Walkabout
    Australia Zoo
    Billabong
    Darling Downs
    Gumbuya
    Oakvale
    Peel
    Shoalhaven
    Symbio
    WILD LIFE Sydney

    Australia (fuliginosus)
    Caversham
    Currumbin
    Tasmania Zoo

    Australia (hypoleucus)
    Kanyana

    Australia (vulpecula)
    Caversham
    Halls Gap
    Perth
    Taronga


    In New Zealand the only ZAA collections with possums are Pouakai, Natureland and Willowbank (all from local animals which are subspecific hybrids) but quite a few smaller collections have them too.



    Australia Trichosurus arnhemensis
    Kanyana
    Secret Creek
    Territory

    (Peel also list for arnhemensis but this is their golden vulpecula which is 100% not arnhemensis))
     
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  5. WhistlingKite24

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    Wildlife HQ also has this species.

    Wildlife HQ
     
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    Kakapo Well-Known Member

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    I love all these interesting threads about a complete family in world zoos! Very usefulf for species completist that want to know where to travel :D

    Soon, Berlin tierpark will hold Bear cuscus too:
    Berlin Tierpark - Tierpark Berlin News 2018
     
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  7. ShonenJake13

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    Wroclaw only have 1.1 bear cuscus as of late November 2018
     
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    Umm.... KUMAMOTO?!

    Seriously though, you need to explain this madness.
     
  9. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    There are photos on Flickr (and elsewhere) of the cuscus at Kumamoto.
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually, looking a bit further, the photo I saw dated 2017 is the same photo on older sites dated as 2012 and 2005. So I think some confirmation would be in order.
     
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    I just checked youtube and the only video for cuscus in Kumamoto is from 2012
     
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    Sulawesi dwarf cuscus, Strigocuscus celebensis :
    Batu Secret Zoo also had at least 1 when I visited in April earlier this year.

    Short-tailed spotted cuscus, Spilocuscus maculatus:
    I wasn't able to see any because I was a bit rushed but Taman Safari Bogor supposedly has this species as well.
     
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    Only Cuscus species at Batu I saw during my visit a couple days ago was Sulawesi Dwarf Cuscus.

    Black-spotted (?) Cuscus at Gembira Loka still there.
    How sure is that ID btw?
     
  15. ShonenJake13

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    They should still have seven bear cuscus, so these are likely offshow