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Reptile Park Ti Point Reptile Park species list

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Najade, 20 Oct 2017.

  1. Najade

    Najade Well-Known Member

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    As per my visit on the 20.10.17

    Brown Capuchin Monkey*

    American Alligator*

    Tuatara

    Green Iguana

    Eastern Bearded Dragon
    Central Bearded Dragon
    Inland Bearded Dragon
    Eastern Water Dragon

    Northland Green Gecko
    Forest Gecko
    Goldstripe Gecko
    Green Gecko
    Manuka Gecko
    Nelson Green Gecko
    Rough Gecko
    Central Otago Gecko(?)
    Jewel Gecko(?)
    Duvaucel's Gecko*
    Leopard Gecko
    Spotted House Gecko*
    Giant Day Gecko

    Small-scaled Skink
    Northern Brown Skink
    Striped Skink*
    Otago Skink
    Falla's Skink*
    Cunningham's Skink*
    Robust Skink*
    Three Kings Island Skink*

    Reeves Turtle
    Snake-necked Turtle
    Three-toed Box Turtle
    Painted River Turtle
    Soft-shelled Turtle
    Red-eared Slider
    Florida Cooter

    Star Tortoise
    Spur-thiged Tortoise
    Hermann's Tortoise
    Yellow-footed Tortoise
    Chaco Tortoise
    Leopard Tortoise

    Fire-bellied Newt
    Southern Bell Frog*

    Bolivian Blue-legged Tarantula
    Andean Stripe-knee Tarantula
    Red Knee Tarantula
    Chilean Rose Tarantula*





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  2. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for this list.

    Would you say the Spotted House Gecko was present (i.e. did it look like a currently-inhabited tank, or conversely an old sign)?

    And any sign of Jackson's Chameleons?
     
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    I hope I have a picture of the Gecko exhibit. I think it was the smallest one there but we still couldn't find it, so no idea.

    No Chameleons as far as I could see, but I was only there for an hour (with two kids to look after) so I wasn't as thorough as I would have wanted.
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks. The Jackson's Chameleons are almost gone now. There is still one male at Auckland Zoo, and there were a couple of males at Ti Point. No females any more. It might just be the Auckland Zoo one left now.
     
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    Or there's always the possibility of stuff being off-show...
     
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    Would be odd if they were all lost from Ti Point, they used to have so many. Auckland still had one a couple of weeks ago.
     
  7. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    The old Capuchins might be gone from Ti Point now (as in, died). I was just browsing and on the Tripadvisor page there is a review from two weeks ago with the line "...sad to see the news about the monkeys, but the selection of New Zealand Fauna is very cool." I can't see anything else about it, but Ti Point never releases news about anything anyway.
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    There was an article about the reptile park in an Auckland newspaper on the weekend. There is still one capuchin there, and there was also a photo of the Florida Softshell - so that's still alive as well - and a passing mention of monitors (which would be the Lace Monitors which came from Auckland Zoo a little while ago).
     
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    I visited Ti Point at Christmas 2018, and there was one male capuchin remaining. There was an additional sign on his enclosure explaining his background:

    "Harrison is the last remaining animal from a trio brought into the Park some 36 years ago.
    A decision was made some ten years ago that the park would specialise in reptiles and rehouse the other animals we had elsewhere.
    However as they were even then considered too old to mix with another group we decided it was kinder to allow them to spend their retirement years here. Recently left alone due to the death of his last companion Harrison has settled the concerns we had and is coping well on his own. We estimate him to be over 40 years of age which is exceptional."

    I saw one Florida Soft-shell Turtle and one Yellow-footed Tortoise, with the Red-footed no longer on display (this might be old news). There was no sign of any Jackson's Chameleons, but the Lace Monitors made a nice display in the reptile house.
     
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