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Species you saw as a kid that your children will likely never see...

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  1. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member

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    Species you saw as a kid that your children will likely never see...

    What are species you saw in your local zoos growing up that have either been phased out or you think will be phased out by the time you have children?

    To keep it simple, I’m saying your local zoos i.e. assume your children won’t be travelling the world and the seven seas to find these animals. If you come from a small country, you can include all zoos in your country as local; if you come from a larger country, use your own judgement to decide what’s local - don’t overthink it.
     
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    Northern white rhino! :(
     
  3. Zoofan15

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    As a kid I saw:

    Arabian camel
    Nilgai
    Sable
    Collared peccary
    Chacma baboon
    Bonnet macque
    Temminck’s golden cat
    Bobcat
    Leopard cat
    Short-beaked common dolphin

    Since having kids:

    African elephant
    Common hippopotamus
    Brazilian tapir
    Scimitar-horned oryx
    Sitatunga
    California sea lion

    In the future we will lose:

    Asian elephant (2022)
    Malayan sun bear (probably)
     
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  4. Mr.Ivory

    Mr.Ivory Well-Known Member

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    As a kid I saw:
    Jaguar
    Puma
     
  5. Kakapo

    Kakapo Well-Known Member

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    I just never will find a partner, so much less have children.
     
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    Here's the obligatory unfunny "I will never have children" post so nobody else has to spam it. ;):p
     
  7. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member

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    That’s sad news for your species! There’s only 202 of you left - you in Spain and 201 in New Zealand.
     
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    Humans... wait
     
  9. Zoofan15

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    To be fair, it was short sighted of me to word my opening post this way. I will amend it via this post to say “future generations” - be it your descendants or not. :)
     
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    Minnesota

    As a kid I saw:

    .Sunda Slow Loris
    .Hawaiian Monk Seal
    .West Caucasian Tur
    .Alpine Ibex
    .White-Lipped Deer
    .Persian Goitered Gazelle
    .Great Indian Hornbill
    .Mexican Hairy Dwarf Porcupine
    .Boreal Owl
    .Muskoxen
    .Common Palm Civet
     
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    Lowland Viscacha: they are now a rare Species in Europe

    Kaka: they have the Last Three Outside New Zealand

    Rocky Mountain Goat: There is one elderly goat left but North American Animals are now very rare in european Zoos.
     
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    Northern white rhinoceros, chacma and hog badger
     
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    Hoffman’s two toed sloth
     
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    ZootierlisteHomepage says the species is kept in Stockholm. I hope you can see it there.
     
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    Jaguar. Because it's HKZBG, anything new would be small mammals and birds.
     
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    I think I might have seen it both in Skansen and Korkeasaari so I’m pretty lucky, but I’m afraid it’ll be gone from European collections before I have kids
     
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    It's unlikely that I'll have children. I think there are several Zoochatters in that situation.
     
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    Northern White Rhino
    Sumatran Rhino
    Pygmy Hog
    Zebra Duiker
    White-necked Picathartes
    Grey-necked Picathartes

    (Seen as a kid until my early twenties)
     
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    I've actually talked about this before, with species I know I've seen (in some instances having seen them many times) before I started my lifelist, but likely will never see again:
    - Bearded Pigs at Southwicks Zoo
    - Parma Wallaby at Roger Williams Park Zoo
    - Weid's Marmoset at Capron Park Zoo

    I'm also not sure if I'm just misremembering, but I seem to remember that when I visited the Bronx Zoo in 2009 that I saw an indochinese tiger on the Monorail? Seems unlikely, but that's what I remember seeing. Perhaps it was a malayan tiger. I also likely saw the douc langur at Philly on the same trip, but barely remember it.
     
  20. Fanfin anglerfish

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    If I somehow make it past college and stuff especially with my adhd and austim I will direct a zoo (las vegas zoo fantasy zoo thread I own) with these species and more to make sure your most unlikely children will see them.
     
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