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  1. Anteaterman

    Anteaterman Well-Known Member

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    I recently went to both the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and have decided to make a complete species list for the Safari Park. I know that two people have already made lists, but I wanted to make one for this year. The Safari Park is quite large, so I may have missed some species, please tell me if I did. I will be splitting each area up so that I don't lose the list by taking too long. Anyway, on with the list.
    (Also, I went on 8/14/18, so I was able to see Walkabout Australia. If this list goes well, I will make one for the Zoo.)

    SAFARI BASE CAMP

    Wings of the World & Nearby Exhibits
    • Small Enclosure to the right of entrance: Hyacinth Macaw
    • Small Yard with Moat: Southern Pudu
    • Small Yard with Pond: Trumpeter Swan
    • Wings of the World Aviary: African Openbill Stork, Storm's Stork, Abdim's Stork, Blue Bellied Roller, Western European Roller, Southern Bald Ibis, African Sacred Ibis, Hadada Ibis, Madagascar Crested Ibis, Scarlet Ibis, Sunbittern, Surinam Crested Oropendola, Scaly Sided Merganser, Baer's Pochard, Black Bellied Whistling Duck, Spur Winged Lapwing, White Headed Lapwing, Mindanao Bleeding Heart Dove, Nicobar Pigeon, Green Imperial Pigeon, Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Congo Peafowl, Malay Great Argus Pheasant, Superb Starling, White Crested Laughingthrush, Bearded Barbet, Red Crested Turaco, Chinese Hwamei, Northern Purple Roller, African Spoonbill, Falcated Duck, Laysan Duck, Baikal Teal
    • Small Enclosure Near Plant Trader: Salmon Crested Cockatoo
    Small Enclosures Near Safari Walk
    • Small Aviary Near Education Amphitheater: Empty
    • Rocky Exhibit Behind Thorntree Terrace: Coatimundi
    Exhibits Near Nairobi Village Entrance
    • Small Lagoon: Demoiselle Crane, Storm's Stork, Magpie Goose, Red Breasted Goose, African Comb Duck
    • Flamingo Lagoon: Chilean Flamingo, Moluccan Radjah Shelduck, Chiloe Wigeon
    • Meerkat Enclosure: Slender Tailed Meerkat
    • Exhibit Behind Meerkats: Cape Porcupine
     
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  2. Anteaterman

    Anteaterman Well-Known Member

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    NAIROBI VILLAGE

    Lagoon Loop (Lagoon at the center of Nairobi Village)
    • Lagoon Birds: Black Crowned Night Heron, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Shoebill Stork, Common Shelduck, Red Breasted Pochard, African Darter, Coscobra Swan, Bar Headed Goose, Local Waterfowl
    • Small Yard: North Sulawesi Babirusa
    • Small Island: Empty
    Small Exhibits Throughout the Village
    • Aviary: Palm Nut Vulture, Crested Guineafowl
    • Yard Near Calahari Cupboard: Warthog
    • Small Yard: Cavendish's Dik Dik
    • Petting Kraal: Goats and Sheep (Didn't go in the day I went)
    • Bats: Rodrigues Fruit Bat
    Nursery Exhibits
    • Small Exhibit: African Grey Parrot
    • Small Exhibit: Sugar Glider
    • Small Exhibit: Prehensile Tailed Skink
    • Small Exhibit: White's Tree Frog
    • Small Exhibit: Black Milk Snake
    • Small Exhibit: Chinchilla
    • Small Exhibit: Four Toed African Hedgehog
    • Small Exhibit: African Bullfrog
    • Small Exhibit: Pancake Tortoise
    • Small Exhibit: Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec
    • Larger Exhibit: Fennec Fox
    • Larger Exhibit: Black Footed Cat
    • Yard: Kenya Impala, Grant's Gazelle, Scimitar Horned Oryx, Uganda Kob
    Lorikeet Landing and Nearby Exhibits
    • Lorikeet Landing: Rainbow Lorikeet
    • Small Aviary: White Crowned Robin Chat, White Crested Laughingthrush, Green Woodhoopoe, Red Crested Turaco, Congo Peafowl
    • Small Aviary: Great Blue Turaco, White Headed Buffalo Weaver, Himalayan Monal, White Winged Duck
     
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  3. Anteaterman

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    GORILLA FOREST

    Gorilla Habitat and Nearby Exhibits
    • Small Aviary: White Fronted Bee Eater
    • Gorilla Habitat: Western Lowland Gorilla
    Hidden Jungle (Two Connected Walkthrough Aviaries)
    • Several Terrariums: All empty
    • Aviary #1: Gouldian Finch, Black Cheeked Lovebird, Blue Capped Cordon Bleu, African Fire Finch, Magpie Mannkin, Purple Grenadier, Long Tailed Paradise Whydah, Northern Red Bishop, African Pygmy Goose, Snowy Crowned Robin Chat, Pin Tailed Whydah, Pink Pigeon, Lavender Waxbill, Mariana Fruit Dove, Red Billed Leiothrix, Speckled Mousebird
    • Aviary #2: Hamerkop, Emerald Starling, Bali Myna, Speckled Mousebird, Ross' Turaco, White Headed Buffalo Weaver, Blue Crowned Laughingthrush, Southern Bald Ibis, Fairy Bluebird, Black Heron, Long Tailed Lapwing, Marbled Teal, Hottentot Teal, African Comb Duck, Red Capped Cardinal, Fawn Breasted Bowerbird, Chinese Hwamei, Elegant Crested Tinamou, Taveta Golden Weaver
     
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  4. Anteaterman

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    AFRICAN WOODS

    Lemur Walk
    • Walkthrough Lemur Exhibit: Ring Tailed Lemur
    African Loop
    • Very Large Yard: Bontebok
    • Very Large Yard: Eastern Giant Eland, Sudan Red Fronted Gazelle
    • Vulture Yard: Egyptian Vulture, Hooded Vulture
    • Very Large Yard: Southern Gerenuk, Kori Bustard, Demoiselle Crane, Southern Steenbok, Red Flanked Duiker
    • Very Large Yard: Okapi
    • Small Yard: Blue Crane, Blue Craned Goose
    • Small Yard in front of Okapi Exhibit: Red River Hog
    AFRICAN OUTPOST

    African Loop
    • Very Large Yard: European White Stork, African Comb Duck, Kori Bustard, Secretary Bird
    • Small Yard: Abyssinian Ground Hornbill
    • Large Yard: Warthog, South African Bat Eared Fox
    • Island: Kikuyu Colobus Monkey
    • Small Island: Lesser Flamingo
    • Small Island: West African Black Crowned Crane, African Sacred Ibis
    • Very Large Yard: South African Cheetah
    • Very Large Yard: White Faced Whistling Duck, Yellow Billed Stork, Egyptian Goose, East African Sitatunga, Southern Steenbok
     
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    I like your layout! Very unique!
     
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    AFRICAN PLAINS (I will list the species that were on the painted signs in the waiting area for the tram, and then the species that I saw, or were mentioned by the tour guide.

    Painted Signs
    • Painted Signs: Southern White Rhinoceros, Gemsbok, Grevy's Zebra, Western Ruppell's Vulture, Greater Flamingo, Uganda Kob, Reticulated Giraffe, East African Kori Bustard, Black Spur Winged Goose, Scimitar Horned Oryx, Sable Antelope, Yellow Billed Stork, South African Springbok, Thompson's Gazelle, Dalmatian Pelican, Saddlebill Stork, Nile Lechwe, Soemmering's Gazelle, Greater Kudu, Red Fronted Gazelle, East African Crowned Crane, West African Crowned Crane, Rothschild's Giraffe, Ostrich, Blesbok, European White Stork, East African Bongo Antelope, DeFassa Waterbuck, Pink Backed Pelican, Blue Crane, Red Lechwe, Cape Buffalo, Roan Antelope, Grant's Gazelle, Goliath Heron, African Sacred Ibis, Patterson's Eland, Ellipsen Waterbuck, Great White Pelican, Fringe Eared Oryx, Southern Ground Hornbill
    What I Saw
    • Very Large Lagoon: Greater Flamingo
    • Large Island: Great White Pelican, Pink Backed Pelican, Dalmatian Pelican
    • Very Large Yard: Southern White Rhinoceros
    • Lagoon Yard: Western Ruppel's Vulture, East African Crowned Crane, Yellow Billed Stork, Sable Antelope (Behind Exhibit)
    • Large Yard: Red River Hog
    • Very Large Yard: Somali Wild Ass
    • Small Island: Trumpeter Swan
    • Large Yard: Ankole Cattle
    • Large Hillside Yard: Ankole Cattle, Barbary Stag
    • Main Savanna Enclosure: Giraffe, Southern White Rhino, Fringe Eared Oryx, Sable Antelope, Zebra
     
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  7. Anteaterman

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    LION CAMP

    Lion Exhibit
    • Lion Habitat: African Lion
    ELEPHANT VALLEY

    Elephant Habitat
    • Elephant Exhibit: African Elephant
    TIGER TRAIL

    Tiger Enclosures
    • Several Large Yards: Sumatran Tiger
     
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    CONDOR RIDGE

    North American/South American Exhibits
    • Small Aviary: Thick Billed Parrot
    • Small Aviary: Southern Bald Eagle
    • Small Aviary: Elegant Crested Tinamou
    • Small Aviary: Toco Toucan
    • Small Aviary: Harris' Hawk
    • Small Aviary: Desert Tortoise, Western Burrowing Owl
    • Very Rocky Hillside: Desert Bighorn Sheep
    • Condor Aviary: California Condor
    WALKABOUT AUSTRALIA (New habitat, fantastic design.)

    Kangaroo Walk
    • Walkthrough Kangaroo Exhibit: Western Gray Kangaroo, Red Necked Wallaby, Magpie Goose
    Zuest Station Exhibits
    • Tree Kangaroo Exhibit: Matschie's Tree Kangaroo
    • Two Yards: Southern Cassowary
    • Small Lagoon: Radjah Shelduck, Freckled Duck
    A new Platypus exhibit is under construction.

    ASIAN SAVANNA

    I was able to see one species from a walkway in Tiger Trail, and one from the Nativescapes Garden in World Gardens.
    • From Tiger Trail: Przewalski's Horse
    • From Nativescape's Garden: Somali Wild Ass (Separate Paddock)
     
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  9. Anteaterman

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    This concludes my list of species for San Diego Zoo Safari Park. :)
     
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  10. Erythrogaster

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    Is there no longer Red-knobbed hornbill on show? Formerly WEAVER EXHIBIT, next to one of the lagoons nr. Nairobi Village.
     
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    That would be correct, they no longer have them in their collection.
     
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    When I was there in Jan, the hornbill drawing was still on the map, but the aviary was occupied by a pair of Palm Nut Vulture.
     
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    A couple things I'd like to note!

    Hidden Jungle, Aviary #2: You list Southern Bald Ibis, there was a lone Scarlet when I was there in Jan. Has this changed?

    African Plains, the enclosure containing the island with Trumpeter Swan holds Bongo, I saw an adult with 2 calves there in Jan, and was told there was a large herd living there. I would assume they are still there.

    Condor Ridge:
    Small Aviary: Elegant Crested Tinamou
    Small Aviary: Toco Toucan
    Small Aviary: Harris' Hawk

    All new species that were not present there during my visit. Ocelot was signed for two enclosures, guessing that's where some of these species are living. Anyone know if the ocelots were moved behind the scenes, or left the collection entirely?
     
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    I'm not sure if the Hidden Jungle still has a Scarlet Ibis. I'm guessing they might have moved it to Wings of the World Aviary.
    I may have missed the tour guide saying something about Bongos, after all, they are on the painted signs in the tram waiting area.
     
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    Very possible. Was just curious!

    If they weren't in view the tour guide possibly may not have mentioned them. I can't imagine they removed the whole herd from the collection.
     
  16. Anteaterman

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    I visited the Safari Park once again, and this time I was able to go on a Cart Safari tour through the Asian Savanna habitat. Here is the list of species and exhibits I saw on the tour, or were mentioned by the tour guide.

    ASIAN SAVANNA

    Central Asia Field Habitat
    • Javan Banteng
    • Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros
    • Blackbuck
    • Nilgai
    • Indian Gaur
    • Bactrian Wapiti
    • Eld's Deer
    • Barasingha Deer
    • Mandarin Sika Deer
    Hillside Exhibits
    • Large Rocky Exhibit: Markhor
    • Large Hillside Exhibit: Arabian Oryx
    • Hillside Exhibit: Empty
    • Large Hillside Exhibit (Also viewable from Tiger Trail): Bactrian Camel, Przewalski's Horse
     
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  17. Great Argus

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    They have Addax and Scimitar-horns up there somewhere too don't they?
     
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    I didn't see or hear about either of those species while on the tour, but after doing some quick research I found out that both species live in the North Africa field habitat.
     
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    I just found this site from 2015 stating the Asian Savana also has 20 dholes which is impressive. It is old so that why I'm not totally sure about them still being there but I doubt they would get rid of such a large population that's endangered in such a small amount of time.
    Here is the sit for reference.
    Dhole Explores New Habitat at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
     
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    I believe the Grevy Zebra were moved into their own hillside exhibit years ago as they were aggressive in the main exhibit
     
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