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Rarest animal(s) at your local zoo

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

  1. Great Argus

    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    Quite a few of those fish are common in the private trade, I always have found it interesting how so many fish species are considered rare in zoos but are abundant in aquarium stores...
     
  2. HOMIN96

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    Reptiles as well...
     
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  3. EsserWarrior

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    Henry Vilas Zoo has Indian Crested Porcupines. They're the only uncommon species I can think of there.
     
  4. Yoshistar888

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    Well my local zoo melbourne Zoo is the only place in the world with baw baw frogs
     
  5. birdsandbats

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    Somali Wild Ass, Aardvark.
     
  6. Ebirah766

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    Turtleback Zoo has white-bellied pangolin(s?) and the Bronx Zoo has ring-tailed vontsiras.
     
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  7. birdsandbats

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    Yes, bts.
     
  8. Ebirah766

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    Oh no I was asking if they had more than one, not if they had them
     
  9. Pleistohorse

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    Alaska Zoo:

    Rarest in the wild - Amur Tiger
    Rarest in Captivity - Sitka Black-tailed Deer, Dall Sheep, Alaska-Yukon Moose
     
  10. Hipporex

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    Unfortunately none of my local zoos have anything particularly rare but this is as close as it gets:

    Rare in the wild:
    • Sumatran tiger (San Francisco Zoo)
    Rare(ish) in Captivity:
    • Aardvark (Sacramento Zoo) (emphasis on the "ish")
    • Giant garter snake (Sacramento Zoo)
    • Okapi (Sacramento Zoo) (emphasis on the "ish")
     
  11. Thomas

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    For my zoo, Los Angeles Zoo

    Animals: Gray's Monitor, Mountain Tapir, Vampire Crab, Indochinese Green Magpie, Red uakari, Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat, Tasmanian Devil, Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Blue-billed Curassow, Crested Capuchin, Red-billed Blue Magpie, and Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec.

    This is all I could think of, but let me know if I'm missing some?
     
  12. Great Argus

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    Giant Garter Snake is actually pretty rare in captivity if my sources are correct.

    San Francisco should have a few other rarer birds and mammals as well.
     
  13. Hipporex

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    I do recall reading a sign saying they have to only crested guan in the U.S. and Canada.
     
  14. Dylan

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    Edinburgh zoo:

    In the wild:
    Socorro dove
    Baer's pochard
    Partula sp.

    In zoos:
    Montane egg-eating snake
    Midlands dwarf natal chameleon
    Socorro dove(ish)
    Partula sp.

    For the Partula I cannot remember exact species so they not be rare in captivity
     
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  15. TeaLovingDave

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    You say that, but at least one of the Partula species which were at Edinburgh was so rare that when they died off there, this marked the species' extinction :(
     
  16. Ebirah766

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    Yeah, Partula snails may be the saddest group of animals in the animal kingdom :(
     
  17. HungarianBison

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    In Budapest zoo:
    Golden-bellied mangabey
    Comodo varanus
    Mhorr gazelle
    Bald ibis
    Tasmanian wombat
    Short-beaked echidna