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Rarest animal(s) at your local zoo

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by pachyderm pro, 22 May 2017.

  1. Thatzookeeperguy

    Thatzookeeperguy Active Member

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    Butterfly Creek

    - Wetapunga
    - NZ Bush roach
    - Wellington tree weta
    - NZ darkling beetles
    - Various NZ stick insects
     
  2. Kakapo

    Kakapo Well-Known Member

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    Since you do not include aquariums, I don't have a local zoo. However, the zoos of the capital city of my country holds some rarities. From memory, Madrid Zoo-Aquarium holds local treasures: Spanish Imperial Eagle, Iberian Lynx and Spanish Ibex, and two of their fishes are only kept in this collection withing Europe: the Bali catshark (Atelomycterus baliensis) and the blue-spotted mudskipper (Boleophthalmus pectinirostris). The other main zoo of Madrid city, Faunia, is the only European zoo that holds Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae), brocket deer Mazama gouazoubira, and NancyMa's night monkey (Aotus nancymaae). It also holds a number of not unique, but rare species, from prehensile-tailed porcupines to potto, Hoffmann's two-toed sloth, eastern quoll or the snake Lachesis stenophrys.
     
  3. Zoovolunteer

    Zoovolunteer Well-Known Member

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    Bristol Zoo:
    Aruba Rattlesnake, Turquoise Gecko, Keeled Box Turtle, Lord Howe Stick Insect, Desertas Wolf Spider, Golden Lion Tamarin, Eastern Quoll, Blue-Eyed Black Lemur, and Drill among others.
    Wildplace:
    Okapi, Alaotra Gentle Lemur, White-banded Ruffed Lemur
     
  4. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo - Moose, Black-Footed Ferret, albino American Alligator, Red Wolf.
     
  5. Fresco3

    Fresco3 Well-Known Member

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    My closest zoo would probably be Chessington Zoo and although I haven't been in years. Looking at Zootierliste and their website I can make somewhat of a list.

    - Black-Throated Monitor
    - Eastern Casquehead Iguana
    - False Water Cobra
    - Meller's Chameleon
    - Northern Curly-Tailed Lizard
    - Three-Toed Box Turtle
    - West African Mud Turtle

    As you can see, it's exclusively reptiles really. They do have some other interesting bits but I wouldn't call them 'rare'.
     
  6. Philipine eagle

    Philipine eagle Well-Known Member

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    Eastern lowland gorilla
    African keeled mud turtle
    Central African giant mud turtle
    Gaboon caecilian
    Western dwarf clawed frog
    red and blue poison frog
    northern dry zone slender loris
    Humboldt's night monkey
    black-and-rufous elephant shrew
    Arabian chestnut-bellied sandgrouse
    house bunting
    Vieillot's weaver


    at Antwerp Zoo (all with 0 to max 6 other european holders)
     
  7. ZooElephantsMan

    ZooElephantsMan Well-Known Member

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    Franklin Park Zoo: Potto and siberian cranes and kiwis
     
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  8. natel12

    natel12 Well-Known Member

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    National aviary: Guam rail
     
  9. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    The East Texas Zoo & Alligator Farm has Sykes' Guenon.

    ~Thylo
     
  10. Joker1706

    Joker1706 Well-Known Member

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    Zoo Dortmund:

    - Angolan Giraffe (only shown in 4 other European Zoos)
    - Asturian fire Salamander (kept in no other zoo in Europe according to ZTL)
    - Brazilian Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus guttulus) - shown in only one other European Zoo
    - Jaeger´s ground snake (kept in no other zoo in Europe according to ZTL)
    - Lesser kiskadee (shown in only two other Zoos in Europe)
    - Masked palm civet (only animals in Europe)
    - Olive grass snake (kept in no other zoo in Europe according to ZTL)
    - Giant musk turtle (shown in only three other zoos in Europe)
     
  11. JigerofLemuria

    JigerofLemuria Well-Known Member

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    Barcelona Zoo: (rare for European collections)

    Greater white-nosed monkey, Drill, Black-faced impala, Catalan donkey, Amazonian jaguar, Pheasant pigeon, blue-throated macaw, lesser gray shrike, collared kingfisher, blue-brested kingfisher, Mexican white-fronted amazon, Red-tailed amazon, Southern festive amazon, Yellow-faced amazon, Haitian giant galliwasp, Lace monitor, Solomon Island ground boa, Haitian boa, Montseny brook newt, yacare caiman, Majorcan midwife toad, Spanish toothcarp
     
  12. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    I was more than a little frustrated to find their exhibit was empty and under redevelopment when I visited last month :p
     
  13. JigerofLemuria

    JigerofLemuria Well-Known Member

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    It's back up again. ;)
     
  14. Snowleopardqueen

    Snowleopardqueen Well-Known Member

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    Columbus does have clouded leopards but theyre off exhibit animals unfortunately, theyre my 2nd favorite cat, wish they would give them a viewable habitat.
     
  15. Luke da Zoo nerd

    Luke da Zoo nerd Well-Known Member

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    Minnesota zoo: Asian wild horse, Dhole, Fisher, Hawaiian monk seal, Musk ox, Sea otter, Snow monkey, Wolverine, Transascapian urial.

    Como zoo, Snow leopard, Patas monkey, Blue eyed black lemur.
     
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  16. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    Those first two aren't rare.

    Snow Monkeys aren't rare, either.
     
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  17. Luke da Zoo nerd

    Luke da Zoo nerd Well-Known Member

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    I mean in terms of where I live.
     
  18. drill

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    Gray's monitor, Jamaican iguana, Purple-tailed imperial pigeon, Yellow tree monitor at Virginia Zoo
     
  19. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    In Minnesota? Many of the closest zoos to you will have Japanese Macaques.
     
  20. Dassie rat

    Dassie rat Well-Known Member

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    According to ZTL, ZSL London has the following species found in only 0-5 ZTL collections:

    Acigöl killifish, Develi killifish, Chapultepec splitfin, Balsas splitfin, polka-dot splitfin, eyespot rasbora, blackstripe rasbora (only ZTL collection), blue-striped angelfish, midnight angelfish, barred angelfish, Bleher's rainbowfish, grime rainbowfish (only ZTL collection), western rainbowfish, Charco Palma pupfish, Potosi pupfish, La Palma pupfish, checkered pupfish, Mezquital pupfish (only ZTL collection), boxer pupfish, discus tetra, flag tetra (only ZTL collection), flagtail butterfly tetra, stoplight tetra, garnet tetra (only ZTL collection), gold tetra, threespot leporinus, Y-bar leporinus, bannertail catfish, golden saw-finned goodeid, rainbow goodeid, darter characin, yellow-coloured dwarf flagcichlid, striped dottyback, blue-striped dottyback, staghorn damselfish (only ZTL collection), redface mac cichlid, Kendall's Tanganyika cichlid (only ZTL collection), striped Barombi Mbo cichlid, Tanganyikan cichlid (only ZTL collection), Hawaiian squirrelfish, greyface moray, mangrove rivulus, Monterey platyfish, rhino catfish, ornate pim catfish, flagtail catfish, orangespot metynnis, silver mylossoma, Arabian toothcarp, Roberta's toothcarp, pink corydoras, marked corydoras, red-tailed brycon (only ZTL collection), unicolor coralgoby (only ZTL collection), smudge spot cory, black acara, Tambraparmi barb, blackbelly tilapia

    Congo caecilian (only ZTL collection), two-lined caecilian (only ZTL collection), Sardinian brook salamander, common midwife toad, Iberian midwife toad (only ZTL collection), Lake Oku clawed frog (only ZTL collection), Fea's treefrog

    Big-headed turtle, tree runner, Fiji short-crested iguana, Round Island skink, Amazon Basin emerald tree boa, Ethiopian mountain adder, Central American bushmaster

    Black-necked weaver, splendid sunbird, scarlet-chested sunbird (only ZTL collection)

    Southern tamandua (only ZTL collection), aye-aye, potto, Moholi bushbaby, Australian water rat
     
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