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Virginia Zoo Species List 8-3-18

Discussion in 'United States' started by ZooBinh, 26 Aug 2018.

  1. ZooBinh

    ZooBinh Well-Known Member

    2 Sep 2017
    stuck in 1920
    I visited the Virginia Zoo on my recent trip to Virginia Beach (I visited the aquarium on my May-June Trip, this was my August Trip). This is what I saw.
    African Crested Porcupine
    Patagonian Cavy
    Java Peafowl
    Screaming Hairy Armadillo
    Northern Tree Shrew
    Kenyan Crested Guineafowl
    Kunekune Pig
    Huacaya Alpaca
    Southdown Babydoll Sheep
    Black-Tailed Prairie Dog
    Nigerian Dwarf Goat
    Dexter Cattle
    A very nice farm area, with rustic enclosures, none of them were actually poor exhibits. The Patagonian Cavy and the three indoor small mammal exhibits weren't naturalistic, but they looked adequate, had a lot of enrichment, and were accommodated to fit the animal's needs, so I think they were overall very nice. But there was some confusion, on the website it states that there are Demoiselle Cranes and Crested Screamers, although I could not find them anywhere in the farm (not even any signage!) , are they switched on and off with some other animals?
    World of Reptiles
    King Cobra
    Fiji Banded Iguana
    Beaded Lizard
    Smallwoods Anole
    Green Tree Python
    Angolan Python
    Goliath Bird-Eater
    Splendid Tree Frog
    Giant Horned Lizard
    Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
    Red Bamboo Racer
    Jeweled Lacerta
    Hermann's Tortoise
    New Caledonian Giant Gecko
    Arboreal Alligator Lizard
    Frilled Lizard
    Monkey-Tailed Skink
    Plumed Basilisk
    Henkel's Leaf-Tailed Gecko
    Green and Black Dart Frog
    Annulated Boa
    Emerald Tree Boa
    Red-Eyed Tree Frog
    Utila Island Iguana
    Mangrove Snake
    Eastern Kingsnake
    African Bullfrog
    Tokay Gecko
    McCord's Box Turtle
    Eyelash Viper
    Unidentified Snake (no signage)
    Nursery-Solomon Island Leaf Frog, Bog Turtle, and Angolan Python
    Gila Monster
    Timor Python
    Canebrake Rattlesnake
    Ethiopian Mountain Adder
    Rhino Viper
    Panamanian Golden Frog
    Guyana Caiman Lizard
    Mata Mata
    Roti Island Snake-Necked Turtle
    Siamese Crocodile
    Sailfin Dragon
    Bog Turtle
    Tentacled Snake
    Alligator Snapping Turtle
    Surinam Toad
    Iranian Newt
    Rio Cauca Caecilian
    Lined Seahorse
    Peruvian Boa
    Crocodile Monitor
    Baron's Green Racer
    Banded Rock Rattlesnake
    Red Pygmy Rattlesnake
    Cantil Viper
    Jamaican Iguana
    Aruba Island Rattlesnake
    Jamaican Boa
    Reticulated Python
    Chinese Water Dragon
    Chinese Crocodile Lizard
    Gray's Monitor
    Blue Tree Monitor
    Green Tree Monitor
    Black Tree Monitor
    Yellow Tree Monitor
    Two-Toed Sloth
    Bolivian Gray Titi
    White-Faced Saki
    Leopard Tortoise
    The new World of Reptiles! opened on June 4th, 2018 (on my May/June trip but I wasn't able to make it to the zoo). Anyways, this species list is by no means a species list with all the species on exhibit, a majority of this list was on exhibit, but there were a few that weren't on exhibit but still had signage. A very modern and amazing building, the Crocodile Marsh was my absolute favorite (my little cousin had started calling me her pet crocodile a few days before that, so that made me more interested in the Siamese Crocodiles), though the Venomous Gallery and the Monitor Forest follow closely behind. In fact, I even saw two Red Pygmy Rattlesnakes that were mating right in front of the window!Os
    North America
    American Bison
    Bald Eagle
    I really liked the yard for the bison, it was well landscaped! The Bald Eagle exhibit looked like a picnic shed that was overgrown with a yard around it, very well planted!
    Australia Walkabout
    Bennett's Wallaby
    Eastern Grey Kangaroo
    Southern Cassowary
    A nice exhibit! So I actually thought that cassowaries were actually in the walkabout (what a relief that they were fenced off to one side (inaccessible to zoogoers) ).
    Africa-Okavango Delta
    Aldabra Tortoise
    Hartmann's Mountain Zebra
    Watusi Cattle
    Southern Ground Hornbill
    Red River Hog
    Reticulated Giraffe
    Eastern Bongo
    Egyptian Goose
    Stanley Crane
    Yellow-Backed Duiker
    White-Headed Buffalo Weaver
    Taveta Golden Weaver
    Southern White Rhino
    African Lion
    Pancake Tortoise
    Egyptian Uromastyx
    Painted Agama
    Fennec Fox
    Meller's Chameleon
    Radiated Tortoise
    White-Throated Monitor
    Rock Hyrax
    An amazing precinct! Many beautiful and large exhibits! Just amazing! I also fell in love with the Stanley Crane, which is now my favorite crane species!
    Asia-Trail of the Tiger
    Malayan Tiger
    White-Cheeked Gibbon
    Asian Small-Clawed Otter
    Asiatic Black Bear
    Malayan Tapir
    Southern Cassowary
    Rhinoceros Hornbill
    Red Panda
    Sarus Crane
    Bornean Orangutan
    Bleeding Heart Dove
    Azure-Winged Magpie
    Victoria Crowned Pigeon
    Chestnut-Breasted Malkoha
    Red Imperial Pigeon
    Finch-Billed Bulbul
    Crested Wood Partridge
    Fairy Blue Bird
    Nicobar Pigeon
    Malayan Sun Bear
    My favorite part of the zoo! Not only was everything spacious and beautiful, but there was a temple foot-washing basin that felt really good on a hot day (it also softened my feet and made the walking easier)!
    ZooLive! Show
    Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec
    African Pygmy Hedgehog
    Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine
    A nice show, but there was this little annoying girl (8-9ish) that kept talking up about her little pet hedgehog, and she also talked trash about the European Hedgehog (my favorite hedgehog, it really pissed me off)!
    A very good zoo, there were no bad exhibits, every exhibit was adequate or better for it's inhabitants. This was an amazing zoo, very beautiful planted paths (but not near as good as Cincinnati's plant aesthetics), the place was aesthetically pleasing! This has got to be one of my favorite zoos!
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  2. Coelacanth18

    Coelacanth18 Well-Known Member Premium Member

    23 Feb 2015
    United States
    So does this zoo no longer hold owl monkeys? That is quite a shame, considering they are already uncommon around here...
  3. ZooBinh

    ZooBinh Well-Known Member

    2 Sep 2017
    stuck in 1920
    No longer, they got rid of a lot of small animals in the old small animal/reptile house to make way for the new World of Reptiles.
  4. drill

    drill Well-Known Member

    26 Feb 2017
    Norfolk, Va
    Black-naped orioles in asia trail- rather new species to this zoo.
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  5. ZooBinh

    ZooBinh Well-Known Member

    2 Sep 2017
    stuck in 1920
    Are they in the breeding aviaries with the doves, pigeons, malkohas, etc.?
  6. drill

    drill Well-Known Member

    26 Feb 2017
    Norfolk, Va
    Yes, if you mean across from the restrooms and indoor Siamang viewing.
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  7. LesulaMonkey

    LesulaMonkey Well-Known Member

    4 Jul 2018
    Where did the black-naped orioles come from?