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  1. David Peden

    David Peden Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't look like anybody has done a species list for my local zoo, so after a visit this afternoon, I have compiled a comprehensive list of species on display at the San Antonio Zoo as of December 14th, 2021. It was a very productive day, with very few no shows, and a number of new species on display that I have not seen here before.

    Exhibits/areas will be in bold.
    No shows will be in italics.

    Entry Plaza
    American flamingo
    Red ruffed lemur
    Black-and-white ruffed lemur

    Bear Grottos
    Spotted hyena
    American black bear
    Spectacled bear

    Asian Rainforest
    Komodo dragon
    Reticulated python
    White-cheeked gibbon
    Asian small-clawed otter
    Francois' langur

    Friedrich Aquarium
    Sexy dancer shrimp
    Thinstripe hermit crab (unsigned)
    Upside down jellyfish
    Whitespotted bamboo shark
    Epaulette shark
    Banded bamboo shark
    Spotted scat
    Painted grouper
    Big eye soldierfish
    Harlequin tusk wrasse
    Raccoon butterflyfish (unsigned)
    Reef triggerfish (unsigned)
    Redtooth triggerfish
    Atlantic moon jellyfish
    Narrow bridged musk turtle
    Redtail splitfin
    Spotted leaf fish
    African jewelfish (unsigned)
    Green spotted puffer (unsigned)
    Lemon damselfish (unsigned)
    Silver mono
    Archerfish
    Cardinal tetra
    Discus sp.
    Rummy nose tetra
    Black neon tetra
    Cockatoo cichlid
    Twig catfish
    Porkfish
    Green moray eel
    Atlantic lookdown
    Queen angelfish
    Atlantic sergeant major (unsigned)
    Smallmouth grunt (unsigned)
    Yellow tang
    Coral beauty angelfish
    Percula clownfish
    Arrow crab (unsigned)
    Royal gramma (unsigned)
    Banggai cardinalfish (unsigned)
    Pajama cardinalfish (unsigned)
    Powder blue tang (unsigned)
    Convict surgeonfish (unsigned)
    Powder brown tang (unsigned)
    Pinstripe wrasse
    Minckley’s cichlid
    Uaru
    Cupid cichlid
    Fly River turtle
    Boeseman’s rainbowfish
    New Guinea red rainbowfish
    Lake Tebera yellow rainbowfish
    Turquoise rainbowfish
    Dwarf rainbowfish
    Maroon clownfish
    Blue regal tang
    Foxface rabbitfish
    Falco hawkfish
    Algae blenny
    La Palma pupfish
    Degeni cichlid
    Yellowtail blue damselfish
    Blacktail damselfish
    Zebra moray eel
    Snowflake moray eel
    Lined seahorse
    Yellowhead jawfish
    Clown loach
    Silver shark minnow
    Giant gourami
    Tinfoil barb
    Pinstripe damba
    Black diamond cichlid
    A few other unsigned species I couldn't ID

    Cat Grottos
    Ringtail
    Fishing cat
    Northern treeshrew
    Fossa
    Red-and-green macaw (outside)
    Military macaw (outside)
    Clouded leopard
    American mink
    Caracal

    Neotropica
    Black-throated magpie-jay
    Jaguar
    Cuvier's dwarf caiman
    Seba's short-tailed bat
    Chupacabra (Yes, really. Just a sculpture in an unused habitat, but it's got a sign and everything, so I'll throw it on here)
    Panamanian white-faced capuchin
    King vulture
    Burrowing owl
    White-throated toucan
    Sandhill crane
    Bar-headed goose
    Madagascar teal
    Redhead
    Chiloe wigeon
    Common shelduck
    Yellow anaconda
    Various unsigned fish species
    Golden-headed lion tamarin
    Golden lion tamarin

    Neotropica walk-in aviary
    Scarlet ibis
    Roseate spoonbill
    Ringed teal
    Laysan teal
    Northern pintail
    Marbled teal
    White-winged duck

    Amphibia
    Anthony's dart frog
    Terrible poison dart frog
    Rio grande siren
    Golfoducean dart frog
    Rio Cauca caecilian
    Danube crested newt
    Black spotted newt
    Magnificent tree frog
    Panamanian golden frog
    Lemur leaf frog
    Red eyed leaf frog
    Orange legged monkey frog
    Puerto Rican crested toad
    Asian spotted climbing toad
    Mexican giant leaf frog
    Green mantella
    Suriname toad
    Assassin snail
    Amazon milk frog
    Laotian warty newt
    Iranian harlequin newt

    Kronkosky's Tiny Tot Nature Spot
    Dromedary camel
    Red eared slider
    Diamondback terrapin
    Spotted gar
    Rio Grande cichlid
    Green sunfish
    Largemouth bass
    Texas cooter
    Common squirrel monkey
    Southern tamandua
    Nine-banded armadillo
    Aldabra giant tortoise
    Ruddy duck
    Greater flamingo

    Flamingo Mingle Pond
    American flamingo
    Swan goose
    Magpie goose
    Common shelduck
    Radjah shelduck
    Bar headed goose
    American white pelican
    Whooping crane
    Malayan tapir
    Babirusa
    Great egret (wild)
    Green heron (wild)
    Snowy egret (wild)
    Cattle egret (wild)
    Black-crowned night-heron (wild)
    Black vulture (wild)
    Black-bellied whistling-duck (wild)
    Mallard (wild)
    Wood duck (wild)

    Birds of the World
    Ross’s turaco
    Crested guineafowl
    Western crowned pigeon
    Ivory billed aracari
    Wreathed hornbill
    Boat billed heron
    Hadada ibis
    Raggiana bird of paradise
    Red and yellow barbet
    Red legged sereima
    Palm cockatoo
    Black necked aracari
    Buff crested bustard
    Helmeted curassow
    Red fan parrot
    Green oropendola
    Peruvian thickknee
    Blue bellied roller
    Bald eagle
    Sulawesi ground dove
    Black spotted barbet
    Curl crested aracari
    Congo peafowl
    Violet turaco
    Collared kingfisher (unsigned, probably a new arrival)
    Grey winged trumpeter
    Guira cuckoo
    Blue headed dove
    Greater roadrunner
    Magpie shrike
    Racket tailed roller
    Germain’s peacock pheasant
    Nicobar pigeon
    Bali myna
    Baer’s pochard
    Black swan
    Hooded merganser
    Common goldeneye
    Fulvous whistling duck
    Hooded crane
    Hawaiian goose
    Barrow’s goldeneye
    Giant Mexican mud turtle
    Black crowned crane
    Chilean flamingo
    Demoiselle crane
    Southern screamer
    Australian wood duck
    Gharial
    Hamilton’s pond turtle
    Indian flapshell turtle
    False gharial
    American alligator
    Cuban tree duck
    Giant South American turtle
    Channel catfish
    Black necked swan
    Koi
    Nile tilapia
    Northern shoveler (wild)

    Hixon Bird House
    Victoria crowned pigeon (outside)
    Laughing kookaburra (outside)
    Inca tern
    Laughing gull
    American avocet
    Sunbittern
    Black necked stilt
    Micronesian kingfisher
    Luzon bleeding heart dove
    Red capped cardinal
    Blue grey tanager
    Great blue turaco
    Taveta golden weaver
    White headed buffalo weaver
    Golden crested myna
    Tambourine dove
    Black and white mannakin
    Namaqua dove
    Red pileated finch
    Yellow mantled widowbird
    Snowy crested robin chat
    Diamond dove
    Golden breasted starling
    Crested coua
    Bartlett’s bleeding heart dove
    White eared bulbul
    Red billed leiothrix
    Andean tinamou
    Golden white eye
    Hottentot teal
    Emerald starling
    Crested wood partridge
    Amethyst starling
    Blue capped cordonbleu

    Wild Australia

    Matschie’s tree kangaroo
    Rainbow lorikeet
    Zebra dove
    Masked plover
    Crested pigeon
    Pied imperial pigeon
    Straw necked ibis
    Metallic starling
    Emerald dove
    Spotted tree duck
    Western grey kangaroo
    Northern cassowary
    Emu

    Big Cat Valley
    African crested porcupine
    Bush dog
    Sumatran tiger
    African lion
    Blue duiker
    Giant anteater
    Common warthog
    Red river hog
    Dama gazelle
    Kirk's dikdik
    Addax

    Africa Live! (savannah area)
    Secretarybird
    White rhinoceros
    Plains zebra
    Sitatunga
    Waterbuck
    Marabou stork
    White stork
    Common ostrich
    Giraffe
    Asian elephant
    Rock hyrax
    Crowned hornbill
    Buff-crested bustard
    African painted dog
    Dwarf mongoose
    Okapi

    Africa Live! (walk-in aviary)
    Superb starling
    Magpie shrike
    Bruce’s green fruit pigeon
    Triangular spotted pigeon
    Rose ringed parakeet
    Greater Vasa parrot
    Hamerkop
    Congo peafowl
    Blue-bellied roller
    Abdim's stork
    Madagascar teal
    Wolf's guenon
    Angolan colobus

    Africa Live! (indoor exhibits)
    Nile crocodile
    Common hippopotamus
    Veiled chameleon
    Red spitting cobra
    Ethiopian mountain viper
    Eastern green mamba
    African rock python
    African dwarf crocodile
    West African mud turtle
    Shield-tailed agama
    Ebony uromastyx
    Tropical girdled lizard
    Freshwater butterflyfish
    Upside down catfish
    Yellow tailed Congo tetra
    Madagascan rainbowfish
    Ropefish
    Peter's elephantnose fish
    Pictus catfish
    Ornate bichir
    Giraffe catfish
    African arowana
    Humphead cichlid
    Various unsigned fish

    Reptile House
    Komodo dragon (new hatchlings)
    Giant horned lizard
    Dunn’s hog nosed pit viper
    San Luis Potosi kingsnake
    Southern pygmy spiny tailed skink
    Slender glass lizard
    Eyelash viper
    Komodo dragon
    Mangshan mountain viper
    New Caledonia giant gecko
    Southern alligator lizard
    Jamaican boa
    Okinawan habu
    Solomon Islands spiny monitor
    Psychedelic rock gecko
    Philippine tree skink
    Sri Lankan pit viper
    Eastern Pilbara spiny tailed skink
    Roti Island snake necked turtle
    Fiji banded iguana
    Rhinoceros rat snake
    Taylor’s cantil
    New Mexico ridge nosed rattlesnake
    Banded rock rattlesnake
    Mexican knob scaled lizard
    Northern Mexican alligator lizard
    Southwestern speckled rattlesnake
    Durango mountain kingsnake
    Mexican milksnake
    Palestine viper
    Caucasus viper
    Mexican lance headed rattlesnake
    Karaganda pit viper
    European long nosed pit viper
    Emerald alligator lizard
    Rowley’s pit viper
    Horned pit viper
    Dinnik’s viper
    Ashy pit viper
    Santa Catalina Island rattlesnake
    Ornate palm viper
    Tamaulipan rock rattlesnake
    Spider tortoise
    Standing's day gecko
    Cuvier's swift lizard

    McGregor’s pit viper
    Timber rattlesnake
    Western diamondback rattlesnake
    Broad banded copperhead
    Trans Pecos ratsnake
    Trans Pecos copperhead
    Henkel’s leaf tailed gecko
    Cagle’s map turtle
    King cobra
    Mexican beaded lizard

    Not counting wild animals, repeats in different areas, or specimens I could not identify (or the chupacabra), I counted a grand total of 376 species or subspecies on display at the zoo, with 366 being visible during my visit. Hope this was helpful! Any questions or comments are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. TinoPup

    TinoPup Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    What a fantastic post. Welcome to the forum!
     
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  3. Great Argus

    Great Argus Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    Amazing second post!

    I do have one question, you list Northern cassowary, but these are extremely rare in North America. Is this an error for Southern Cassowary, or are they signed as Northern?
     
  4. David Peden

    David Peden Well-Known Member

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    Ah thanks for pointing that out! That was my mistake. I’ll fix that
     
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  5. Coelacanth18

    Coelacanth18 Well-Known Member Premium Member 5+ year member

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    It was incredibly helpful actually, as San Antonio was one of the few major zoos we did not have an complete, accurate species list for. Thank you for the update, and likewise welcome to the forum!
     
  6. David Peden

    David Peden Well-Known Member

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    Quick update to my San Antonio species list from yesterday, fixed a couple mistakes and added a couple species present in multiple areas.

    Entry Plaza

    American flamingo
    Red ruffed lemur
    Black-and-white ruffed lemur

    Bear Grottos
    Spotted hyena
    American black bear
    Spectacled bear

    Asian Rainforest
    Komodo dragon
    Reticulated python
    White-cheeked gibbon
    Asian small-clawed otter
    Francois' langur

    Friedrich Aquarium
    Sexy dancer shrimp
    Thinstripe hermit crab (unsigned)
    Upside down jellyfish
    Whitespotted bamboo shark
    Epaulette shark
    Banded bamboo shark
    Spotted scat
    Painted grouper
    Big eye soldierfish
    Harlequin tusk wrasse
    Raccoon butterflyfish (unsigned)
    Reef triggerfish (unsigned)
    Redtooth triggerfish
    Atlantic moon jellyfish
    Narrow bridged musk turtle
    Redtail splitfin
    Spotted leaf fish
    African jewelfish (unsigned)
    Green spotted puffer (unsigned)
    Lemon damselfish (unsigned)
    Silver mono
    Archerfish
    Cardinal tetra
    Discus sp.
    Rummy nose tetra
    Black neon tetra
    Cockatoo cichlid
    Twig catfish
    Porkfish
    Green moray eel
    Atlantic lookdown
    Queen angelfish
    Atlantic sergeant major (unsigned)
    Smallmouth grunt (unsigned)
    Yellow tang
    Coral beauty angelfish
    Percula clownfish
    Arrow crab (unsigned)
    Royal gramma (unsigned)
    Banggai cardinalfish (unsigned)
    Pajama cardinalfish (unsigned)
    Powder blue tang (unsigned)
    Convict surgeonfish (unsigned)
    Powder brown tang (unsigned)
    Pinstripe wrasse
    Minckley’s cichlid
    Uaru
    Cupid cichlid
    Fly River turtle
    Boeseman’s rainbowfish
    New Guinea red rainbowfish
    Lake Tebera yellow rainbowfish
    Turquoise rainbowfish
    Dwarf rainbowfish
    Maroon clownfish
    Blue regal tang
    Foxface rabbitfish
    Falco hawkfish
    Algae blenny
    La Palma pupfish
    Degeni cichlid
    Yellowtail blue damselfish
    Blacktail damselfish
    Zebra moray eel
    Snowflake moray eel
    Lined seahorse
    Yellowhead jawfish
    Clown loach
    Silver shark minnow
    Giant gourami
    Tinfoil barb
    Pinstripe damba
    Black diamond cichlid
    A few other unsigned species I couldn't ID

    Cat Grottos
    Ringtail
    Fishing cat
    Northern treeshrew
    Fossa
    Red-and-green macaw (outside)
    Military macaw (outside)
    Clouded leopard
    American mink
    Caracal

    Neotropica
    Black-throated magpie-jay
    Jaguar
    Cuvier's dwarf caiman
    Seba's short-tailed bat
    Chupacabra (Yes, really. Just a sculpture in an unused habitat, but it's got a sign and everything, so I'll throw it on here)
    Panamanian white-faced capuchin
    King vulture
    Burrowing owl
    White-throated toucan
    Sandhill crane
    Bar-headed goose
    Madagascar teal
    Redhead
    Chiloe wigeon
    Common shelduck
    Yellow anaconda
    Various unsigned fish species
    Golden-headed lion tamarin
    Golden lion tamarin

    Neotropica walk-in aviary
    Scarlet ibis
    Roseate spoonbill
    Ringed teal
    Laysan teal
    Northern pintail
    Marbled teal
    White-winged duck

    Amphibia
    Anthony's dart frog
    Terrible poison dart frog
    Rio grande siren
    Golfoducean dart frog
    Rio Cauca caecilian
    Danube crested newt
    Black spotted newt
    Magnificent tree frog
    Panamanian golden frog
    Lemur leaf frog
    Red eyed leaf frog
    Orange legged monkey frog
    Puerto Rican crested toad
    Asian spotted climbing toad
    Mexican giant leaf frog
    Green mantella
    Suriname toad
    Assassin snail
    Amazon milk frog
    Laotian warty newt
    Iranian harlequin newt

    Kronkosky's Tiny Tot Nature Spot
    Dromedary camel
    Red eared slider
    Diamondback terrapin
    Spotted gar
    Rio Grande cichlid
    Green sunfish
    Largemouth bass
    Texas cooter
    Common squirrel monkey
    Southern tamandua
    Nine-banded armadillo
    Aldabra giant tortoise
    Ruddy duck
    Greater flamingo

    Flamingo Mingle Pond
    American flamingo
    Swan goose
    Magpie goose
    Common shelduck
    Radjah shelduck
    Bar headed goose
    American white pelican
    Whooping crane
    Malayan tapir
    Babirusa
    Great egret (wild)
    Green heron (wild)
    Snowy egret (wild)
    Cattle egret (wild)
    Black-crowned night-heron (wild)
    Black vulture (wild)
    Black-bellied whistling-duck (wild)
    Mallard (wild)
    Wood duck (wild)

    Birds of the World
    Ross’s turaco
    Crested guineafowl
    Western crowned pigeon
    Ivory billed aracari
    Wreathed hornbill
    Boat billed heron
    Hadada ibis
    Raggiana bird of paradise
    Red and yellow barbet
    Red legged sereima
    Palm cockatoo
    Black necked aracari
    Buff crested bustard
    Helmeted curassow
    Red fan parrot
    Green oropendola
    Peruvian thickknee
    Blue bellied roller
    Bald eagle
    Sulawesi ground dove
    Black spotted barbet
    Curl crested aracari
    Congo peafowl
    Violet turaco
    Collared kingfisher (unsigned, probably a new arrival)
    Grey winged trumpeter
    Guira cuckoo
    Blue headed dove
    Greater roadrunner
    Magpie shrike
    Racket tailed roller
    Germain’s peacock pheasant
    Nicobar pigeon
    Bali myna
    Baer’s pochard
    Black swan
    Hooded merganser
    Common goldeneye
    Fulvous whistling duck
    Hooded crane
    Hawaiian goose
    Barrow’s goldeneye
    Giant Mexican mud turtle
    Black crowned crane
    Chilean flamingo
    Demoiselle crane
    Southern screamer
    Australian wood duck
    Gharial
    Hamilton’s pond turtle
    Indian flapshell turtle
    False gharial
    American alligator
    Cuban tree duck
    Giant South American turtle
    Channel catfish
    Black necked swan
    Koi
    Nile tilapia
    Northern shoveler (wild)
    Egyptian goose (wild)

    Hixon Bird House
    Victoria crowned pigeon (outside)
    Laughing kookaburra (outside)
    Tawny frogmouth (outside)
    Palm cockatoo (outside)
    Inca tern
    Laughing gull
    American avocet
    Sunbittern
    Black necked stilt
    Micronesian kingfisher
    Luzon bleeding heart dove
    Red capped cardinal
    Blue grey tanager
    Great blue turaco
    Taveta golden weaver
    White headed buffalo weaver
    Golden crested myna
    Tambourine dove
    Black and white mannakin
    Namaqua dove
    Red pileated finch
    Yellow mantled widowbird
    Snowy crested robin chat
    Diamond dove
    Golden breasted starling
    Crested coua
    Bartlett’s bleeding heart dove
    White eared bulbul
    Red billed leiothrix
    Andean tinamou
    Golden white eye
    Hottentot teal
    Emerald starling
    Crested wood partridge
    Amethyst starling
    Blue capped cordonbleu

    Wild Australia

    Matschie’s tree kangaroo
    Rainbow lorikeet
    Zebra dove
    Masked plover
    Crested pigeon
    Pied imperial pigeon
    Straw necked ibis
    Metallic starling
    Emerald dove
    Spotted tree duck
    Western grey kangaroo
    Southern cassowary
    Emu

    Big Cat Valley
    African crested porcupine
    Bush dog
    Sumatran tiger
    African lion
    Blue duiker
    Giant anteater
    Common warthog
    Red river hog
    Dama gazelle
    Kirk's dikdik
    Addax

    Africa Live! (savannah area)
    Secretarybird
    White rhinoceros
    Plains zebra
    Sitatunga
    Waterbuck
    Marabou stork
    White stork
    Common ostrich
    Giraffe
    Asian elephant
    Rock hyrax
    Crowned hornbill
    Buff-crested bustard
    African painted dog
    Dwarf mongoose
    Okapi

    Africa Live! (walk-in aviary)
    Superb starling
    Magpie shrike
    Bruce’s green fruit pigeon
    Triangular spotted pigeon
    Rose ringed parakeet
    Greater Vasa parrot
    Hamerkop
    Congo peafowl
    Blue-bellied roller
    Abdim's stork
    Madagascar teal
    Wolf's guenon
    Angolan colobus

    Africa Live! (indoor exhibits)
    Nile crocodile
    Common hippopotamus
    Veiled chameleon
    Red spitting cobra
    Ethiopian mountain viper
    Eastern green mamba
    African rock python
    African dwarf crocodile
    West African mud turtle
    Shield-tailed agama
    Ebony uromastyx
    Tropical girdled lizard
    Freshwater butterflyfish
    Upside down catfish
    Yellow tailed Congo tetra
    Madagascan rainbowfish
    Ropefish
    Peter's elephantnose fish
    Pictus catfish
    Ornate bichir
    Giraffe catfish
    African arowana
    Humphead cichlid
    Various unsigned fish, mainly African cichlids

    Reptile House
    Komodo dragon (new hatchlings)
    Giant horned lizard
    Dunn’s hog nosed pit viper
    San Luis Potosi kingsnake
    Southern pygmy spiny tailed skink
    Slender glass lizard
    Eyelash viper
    Mangshan mountain viper
    New Caledonia giant gecko
    Southern alligator lizard
    Jamaican boa
    Okinawan habu
    Solomon Islands spiny monitor
    Psychedelic rock gecko
    Philippine tree skink
    Sri Lankan pit viper
    Eastern Pilbara spiny tailed skink
    Roti Island snake necked turtle
    Fiji banded iguana
    Rhinoceros rat snake
    Taylor’s cantil
    New Mexico ridge nosed rattlesnake
    Banded rock rattlesnake
    Mexican knob scaled lizard
    Northern Mexican alligator lizard
    Southwestern speckled rattlesnake
    Durango mountain kingsnake
    Mexican milksnake
    Palestine viper
    Caucasus viper
    Mexican lance headed rattlesnake
    Karaganda pit viper
    European long nosed pit viper
    Emerald alligator lizard
    Rowley’s pit viper
    Horned pit viper
    Dinnik’s viper
    Ashy pit viper
    Santa Catalina Island rattlesnake
    Ornate palm viper
    Tamaulipan rock rattlesnake
    Spider tortoise
    Standing's day gecko
    Cuvier's swift lizard

    McGregor’s pit viper
    Timber rattlesnake
    Western diamondback rattlesnake
    Broad banded copperhead
    Trans Pecos ratsnake
    Trans Pecos copperhead
    Henkel’s leaf tailed gecko
    Cagle’s map turtle
    King cobra
    Mexican beaded lizard
     
  7. Summer Tanager

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    This is an extremely impressive and detailed list! Thank you for taking the time to write down such good notes and sharing them on this forum! The San Antonio Zoo is one of my favorites because they've maintained such a broad and high-quality collection of birds and reptiles over the years, and they've managed to do this while retaining some of their hoofstock collection - all of it in a relatively small area! I think they have great exhibits and a great use of space. It's an 8-hour drive for me, so I only get to San Antonio about once a decade, and it seems like they've retained most of the species that I remember from my last visit in July of 2013. The only notable species missing (from my perspective) are Peruvian Pigeon, White-crowned Pigeon, and Red-flanked Duiker. Does anyone know if they still maintain and breed these? It's possible that these were pulled inside for the winter. I think they also had a pair of Wattled Cranes, but I might be wrong. I believe that the Greater Vasa Parrots, Great Blue Turacos, Raggiana Bird-of-Paradise, Blue-headed Dove, and Gold-crested Mynahs are new since my last visit, but it's such a large bird collection that I might have missed them. I'm happy to see that they still have Sitatunga - I see those less and less (as is the case with most African antelopes unfortunately).
    Thank you again - your list made my day!
     
  8. Batto

    Batto Well-Known Member 10+ year member

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    Thanks for the lists. They'll be useful on my visit this September.
     
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  9. David Peden

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    I had a chance to visit the zoo again today after the renovation of the Hixon Bird House, so I'll update the species list a bit as there have been a few new additions there and at the reptile house.

    First, in the Hixon Bird House, I saw three new species since my last visit, all lifers for me, those being:
    African silverbill (Euodice cantans)
    African pygmy falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus)
    Hooded pitta (Pitta sordida)

    In the reptile house, within the past few months they have added:
    Black-tailed horned pitviper (Mixcoatlus melanurus)
    Grand Cayman blue iguana (Cyclura lewisi)
    Guatemalan beaded lizard (Heloderma charlesbogerti)
     
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    Update time once again! Two new species in Amphibia this time, those being:

    Green salamander (Aneides aeneus)
    Purple harlequin toad (Atelopus barbotini)
     
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    nczoofan Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    I didn’t see those species a few says back but great additions.
     
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    Neither did I! I also noticed quite a bit of updated signage throughout the zoo, mainly in the aquarium and bird exhibits, so I'm guessing they only arrived in the past couple days
     
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    nczoofan Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    All signage was removed in the aquarium on Sunday, so I imagine that was the case. Was sorely needed though in the aquarium, the signage is horribly outdated.
     
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    A few new species are now on display at the zoo as of September 16th. In Neotropica, there are a couple new bird species, those being:

    Great curassow (Crax rubra)
    Red-breasted toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus)

    At the new Discovery PLAYce, radiated tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) have been added, and finally, in Africa Live!, a carpet chameleon (Furcifer lateralis) has been added
     
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    New species at the Reptile House! The Nuevo Leon milksnake (Lampropeltis leonis) is now on display.
     
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    Here's a list of all the butterfly species I was able to ID in the new butterfly house:


    Whitened bluewing (Myscelia cyaniris)
    Mexican bluewing (Myscelia ethusa)
    Rice paper butterfly (Idea leuconoe)
    Common tiger glassywing (Tithorea harmonia)
    Black-and-white Helen (Papilio nephelus)
    Red postman (Heliconius erato)
    Brown clipper (Parthenos sylvia philippensis)
    Postman (Heliconius melpomene)
    Great mormon (Papilio memnon)
    Great yellow mormon (Papilio lowii)
    Thoas swallowtail (Heraclides thoas)
    Blue clipper (Parthenos sylvia)
    Banded peacock swallowtail (Papilio crino)
    Dusky owl-butterfly (Caligo illioneus)
    Tiger longwing (Heliconius hecale)
    Leopard lacewing (Cethosia cyane)
    Gray cracker (Hamadryas februa)
    Scarlet mormon (Papilio rumanzovia)
    Polydamas swallowtail (Battus polydamas)
    Red rim (Biblis hyperia)
    False zebra longwing (Heliconius atthis)
    Magnificent owl-butterfly (Caligo atreus)
    Forest giant owl-butterfly (Caligo eurilochus)
    Eastern giant swallowtail (Heraclides cresphontes)
    African moon moth (Argema mimosae)
    Pale owl-butterfly (Caligo telamonius)
    Common morpho (Morpho helenor)
    Giant charaxes (Charaxes castor)
    Blue-spotted charaxes (Charaxes cithaeron)
    Costa Rican glasswing (Greta morgane)
    Julia longwing (Dryas iulia)
    Great eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina)
    Isabella tiger (Eueides isabella)
    Green-banded swallowtail (Papilio nireus)
    Mocker swallowtail (Papilio dardarnus)
    Numata longwing (Heliconius numata)
    Malachite (Siproeta stelenes)
    Painted lady (Vanessa cardui)
    Rusty-tipped page (Siproeta epaphus)
     
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