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Pinnipeds in the UK

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by LBerggren, 2 Aug 2010.

  1. LBerggren

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    Hi folks,
    I'm hoping this forum might be the quickest (and easiest) way to find out :)

    Could you help me list which Zoos (or wildlife parks, animal collections, whatever you want to call them) house pinnipeds in the UK?

    Get writing :p

    Cheers
    Lin
     
  2. Javan Rhino

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    I don't know all collections, but I'll have a go at a few.

    Californian Sea Lions are held @ Longleat Safari Park, Welsh Mountain Zoo, Whipsnade Zoo?, Knowsley Safari Park?, Blair Drummond Safari Park and a number of others

    Patagonian Sea Lions are held @ Twycross, Edinburgh and possibly others

    Don't know about seals , but I know there are no walrus in the UK.
     
  3. Indlovu

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    there are californians at both whipsnade and knowsley, just to confirm.
     
  4. Javan Rhino

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    Cool, thanks for confirming. I think there are probably some form of pinnipeds in the other large zoos (Colchester, Dublin, Belfast etc). Again, these will need confirmation.

    St. Andrews Aquarium holds a Grey? Seal (and there are seal sanctuaries in other parts of the UK like Cornwall), I don't know if these count to what you are after.
     
  5. ZooLeopard

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    Colchester hold Patagonian Sealions and 1:0 Harbour Seal
     
  6. Paix

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    Your best bet is to use Zootierliste. Here is a link, ZootierlisteHomepage you can choose between the three Pinniped lists (Eared Seals, Walruses and Earless Seals). Zootierliste will list which zoos have which species, and will also list the rest of Europe.

    It is the simplest, and quicket way to answer your question.

    EDIT: So in answer to your question, the species kept in the UK and which zoos have them are listed below:

    Californian Sea Lion:

    Bewdley (West Midland Safari Park)
    Blackpool (Zoo)
    Chessington (Sea Life)
    Chessington (World of Adventures - bis 1987 Zoo)
    Dunstable (Whipsnade Wild Animal Park)
    Gweek (National Seal Sanctuary)
    Ilfracombe (Combe Martin Wildlife)
    Knowsley (Safari Park)
    Longleat (Safari Park)
    Lowestoft (Pleasurewood Hills Leisure Park)
    Malton (Flamingo Land)
    Stirling (Blair Drummond Safari Park and Adventure Park)
    Woburn (Safari Park)
    Belfast (Zoo)
    Colwyn Bay (Welsh Mountain Zoo)

    Cape fur seal:

    Diss (Banham Zoo)
    Gweek (National Seal Sanctuary)
    Rhyl (SeaQuarium)

    South American fur seal:

    Bristol (Zoo)
    Torquay (Living Coasts)

    South American sea lion:

    Colchester (Zoo)
    Dudley (Zoo)
    Gweek (National Seal Sanctuary)
    Twycross (Zoo)
    Edinburgh (Zoo)

    Eastern Atlantic harbour seal:

    Colchester (Zoo)
    Gweek (National Seal Sanctuary)
    Hunstanton (Sea Life Sanctuary)
    Mablethorpe (Seal Rescue Centre)
    Scarborough (Sea Life)
    Skegness (Natureland Seal Sanctuary)
    Tynemouth (Blue Reef Aquarium)
    Weymouth (Sea Life)
    Oban (Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary)
    St. Andrews (St. Andrews Aquarium)
    Rhyl (SeaQuarium)

    Grey Seal:

    Gweek (National Seal Sanctuary)
    Hunstanton (Sea Life Sanctuary)
    Mablethorpe (Seal Rescue Centre)
    Scarborough (Sea Life)
    Skegness (Natureland Seal Sanctuary)
    Weymouth (Sea Life)
    Colwyn Bay (Welsh Mountain Zoo)
     
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  8. Paix

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    Both my link and your link is working perfectly fine for me. If it does not work, I have listed the species.
     
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    Oops, didn't see your link... You actually took the time to write them all out, there's some dedication for ya :eek:
     
  10. Paix

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    Well, Zootierliste had it listed for me, but it did take a while to write it out... :eek:
     
  11. LBerggren

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    This is brilliant. Thanks a lot for this!

    Linda
     
  12. Paix

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    My pleasure! :p
     
  13. Cat-Man

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    west midlands isn't listed on the list
     
  14. Paix

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    Its the first zoo listed with Californian Sea Lions! :cool:
     
  15. Cat-Man

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    ohh yes thanks
    incase anyone is interested West Mid's have recently changed from Cape Fur Seals to the Californian Sealions