Being a “glass half full” kind of person (despite, perhaps paradoxically, managing to be seriously cynical at the same time) I thought the forum needed an optimistic counter to Tea Loving Dave's excellent but more pessimistic, death by a thousand cuts, “Species we have lost over the last quarter of a century” thread. Whilst we all like a moan, myself included, I think it's important not to forget that whilst many interesting species have been lost we (European zoos) have also gained quite a few nice “new” ones over the last two and a half decades. So the idea of this thread is to highlight all those species that weren't with us in 1991 but are now (and anything new that comes along in the interim). I'll start the ball rolling with a short, mammal heavy, list and would welcome others' contributions (especially for birds where I have less historic knowledge, maybe there's very few?): Chinese Pangolin Ring-tailed mongoose/vontisa Narrow-striped mongoose/boky Gerenuk Chacoan peccary Yellow-spotted rock hyrax Bear cuscus Short-tailed spotted cuscus Black & rufous elephant shrew Checkered elephant shrew Owston's (palm) civet Tayra Smooth-coated otter Spot-necked otter Greater grisson Gharial (?) Marco Polo sheep Blue duiker Iberian lynx Bornean bearded pig Visayan warty pig Baird's tapir I look forward to other's contributions (or corrections). And don't waste your breath telling me some of the species are hardly established or dying out in captivity (this thread's a counter to species we've lost and some of those species (lost) we, similarly, never really had in the first place, so there) -it's about the here and now and what we're lucky enough (resources permitting, as always) to be able to see.