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  1. Veno

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    ▶: Area

    Priority: Species that will be definitely staying.

    Keep: Species that are staying. However, there isn’t a high interest to breed them as much as the priority species.

    Collection candidate: Species that may be added to the area either by bring transferred from one area or just a new species.

    Phase out candidate: Species that may be phased out or transferred to another area.

    Phase out: Species to be phased out

    Japanese Animals

    Priority
    Japanese rock ptarmigan(Lagopus muta japonica)
    Amami jay(Garrulus lidthi)

    Keep
    Yeso sika deer(Cervus nippon yesoensis)
    Japanese serow(Capricornis crispus)
    Japanese squirrel(Sciurus lis)
    Red-crowned crane(Grus japonensis)
    Oriental Greenfinch(Chloris sinica kawarahiba)and other passerines
    Japanese wood pigeon(Columba janthina)
    Eurasian collared dove(Streptopelia decaocto)
    Chinese bamboo partridge(Bambusicola thoracicus)

    Collection candidate
    Ogasawara greenfinch(Chloris sinica kittlitzi)

    Phase out candidate
    Rustic bunting(Emberiza rustica)

    Phase out
    Common rosefinch(Carpodacus erythrinus)
    Eurasian skylark(Alauda arvensis japonic)

    Raptors Aviaries, Pheasant Aviary

    Priority
    Steller's sea eagle(Haliaeetus pelagicus)
    Japanese Mountain Hawk-Eagle(Nisaetus nipalensis orientalis)
    Green pheasant(Phasianus versicolor)
    Red-headed wood-pigeon(Columba janthina nitens)

    Keep
    Snowy owl(Bubo scandiacus)
    Ural owl(Strix uralensis hondoensis)
    Eurasian collared dove(Streptopelia decaocto)
    Andean condor(Vultur gryphus)
    White-backed vulture(Gyps africanus)
    Palawan peacock-pheasant(Polyplectron emphanum)

    Collection candidate
    Secretary bird(Sagittarius serpentarius)
    Ijima’s Copper Pheasant(Syrmaticus soemmerringii ijimae)
    Peregrine falcon(Falco peregrinus)
    Small to medium-sized Accipitridae
    Cold climate owls

    Phase out candidate
    Eastern buzzard(Buteo japonicus)
    Japanese lesser sparrowhawk(Accipiter gularis)
    Japanese scops owl(Otus semitorques)

    Phase out
    Bateleur(Terathopius ecaudatus)
    Harris hawk(Parabuteo unicinctus)
    Bare-faced curassow(Crax fasciolata)
    Crested fireback(Lophura ignita)
    Australian brushturkey(Alectura lathami)

    Elephant Forest

    Priority

    Indian elephant(Elephas maximus indicus)

    Keep

    Collection candidate

    Phase out candidate

    Phase out

    Gorilla Woods, Tiger Forest and Nocturnal House

    Priority
    Western lowland gorilla(Gorilla gorilla gorilla)
    Sumatran tiger( Panthera tigris sumatrae)

    Keep
    Lar gibbon(Hylobates lar)
    Sunda slow loris(Nycticebus coucang)
    Leschenault's rousette(Rousettus leschenaultii)
    Edwards's pheasant(Lophura edwardsi)

    Collection candidate
    Small Felidae animals(Amur leopard cat etc)

    Phase out candidate
    South American tapir(Tapirus terrestris)
    Chinese pangolin(Manis pentadactyla)
    Green peafowl(Pavo muticus)

    Phase out

    Bear Hill

    Priority
    Japanese black bear(Ursus thibetanus gedrosianus )

    Keep
    Ezo Brown Bear(Ursus arctos lasiotus)
    Malayan sun bear(Helarctos malayanus malayanus)
    Asian small-clawed otter(Aonyx cinerea)

    Collection candidate

    Phase out candidate
    Masked palm civet(Paguma larvata)
    Japanese badger(Meles anakuma)
    Eurasian harvest mouse(Micromys minutus)
    Small Japanese field mouse(Apodemus argenteus)

    Phase out


    Monkey Mountain and Monkey Promenade

    Priority

    Japanese macaque(Macaca fuscata fuscata)

    Keep
    Mantled guereza(Colobus guereza)
    Geoffroy's spider monkey(Ateles geoffroyi)
    De Brazza's monkey(Cercopithecus neglectus)

    Collection candidate

    Phase out candidate
    White-faced saki(Pithecia pithecia)

    Phase out
    Japanese macaque(Macaca fuscata hybrid)

    Bison Exhibit

    Priority

    Keep
    American bison(Bison bison)
    Black-tailed prairie dog(Cynomys ludovicianus)

    Collection candidate

    Phase out candidate

    Phase out

    Bird House, Bird Cage, Crane Aviary

    Priority
    Red-headed wood-pigeon(Columba janthina nitens)

    Keep
    Southern tamandua(Tamandua tetradactyla)
    Pied imperial pigeon(Ducula bicolor)
    Blacksmith lapwing(Vanellus armatus)
    Black-crowned night heron(Nycticorax nycticorax)
    Red-shouldered macaw(Diopsittaca nobilis)
    Japanese quail(Coturnix japonica)
    Common kingfisher(Alcedo atthis bengalensis)
    Red-throated parrotfinch(Erythrura psittacea)
    Crested partridge(Rollulus rouloul)
    Napoleon's peacock-pheasant(Polyplectron emphanum)
    Wattled crane(Grus carunculatus)
    Red-crowned crane(Grus japonensis)
    Hermit ibis(Geronticus eremita)
    Sacred ibis(Threskiornis aethiopicus)
    Razorback musk turtle(Sternotherus carinatus)

    Collection candidate
    Hooded crane(Grus monacha)
    White-necked crane(Grus vipio)

    Phase out candidate
    White-bellied go-away-bird(Corythaixoides leucogaster)
    Elegant crested tinamou(Eudromia elegans)
    Golden-breasted starling(Lamprotornis regius)and other Passerine Birds
    Great slaty woodpecker(Mulleripicus pulverulentus)
    Black-necked stilt(Himantopus mexicanus)
    Eurasian oystercatcher(Haematopus ostralegus)
    Great blue turaco(Corythaeola cristata)
    African spoonbill(Platalea alba)
    Madagascar crested ibis(Lophotibis cristata)
    Egyptian plover(Pluvianus aegyptius)
    Spur-winged lapwing(Vanellus spinosus)
    Nicobar pigeon(Caloenas nicobarica)
    Brown hawk-owl(Ninox scutulata)
    Triton cockatoo(Cacatua galerita triton)and other parrot species
    Japanese Scops Owl(Otus semitorques)
    Taiwan ruddy kingfisher (Halcyon coromanda bangsi)
    Toco toucan(Ramphastos toco)
    Laughing kookaburra(Dacelo novaeguineae)
    Crowned hornbill(Lophoceros alboterminatus)
    Black-necked crane(Grus nigricollis)
    Hammerhead(Scopus umbretta)
    Southern bald ibis(Geronticus calvus)

    Phase out
    Secretarybird(Sagittarius serpentarius)to the Raptors Aviaries

    Polar bear and seal oceans

    Priority

    Polar bear(Ursus maritimus)

    Keep
    Western Pacific Harbor Seal(Phoca vitulina stejnegeri)
    Svalbard rock ptarmigan(Lagopus muta hyperborea)

    Collection candidate

    Phase out candidate
    California sea lion(Zalophus californianus)

    Phase out

    Panda Forest

    Priority
    Giant panda(Ailuropoda melanoleuca)

    Keep
    Chinese red panda(Ailurus fulgens styani)
    Golden pheasant(Chrysolophus pictus)
    Lady amherst's pheasant(Chrysolophus amherstiae)
    Temminck's tragopan(Tragopan temminckii)

    Collection candidate


    Phase out candidate

    Phase out

    Aye-aye Forest

    Priority
    Aye-Aye(Daubentonia madagascariensis)
    Ring-tailed lemur(Lemur catta)
    Black-and-white ruffed lemur(Varecia variegata variegata)

    Keep
    Black lemur(Eulemur macaco)
    Lesser hedgehog tenrec(Echinops telfairi)
    Radiated tortoise(Astrochelys radiata)
    Madagascar hissing cockroach(Gromphadorrhina portentosa)

    Collection candidate
    Common brown lemur(Eulemur fulvus)
    Lowland streaked tenrec(Hemicentetes semispinosus)
    Panther chameleon(Furcifer pardalis)
    Pill millipede

    Phase out candidate
    Greater hedgehog tenrec(Setifer setosus)

    Phase out
    Fossa(Cryptoprocta ferox)

    Animals of Africa

    Priority
    Okapi(Okapia johnstoni)
    Pygmy hippopotamus(Hexaprotodon liberiensis)
    African penguin(Spheniscus demersus)

    Keep
    Giraffe(Giraffa camelopardalis)
    Nile hippopotamus(Hippopotamus amphibius)
    American flamingo(Phoenicopterus ruber)
    Shoebill(Balaeniceps rex)

    Collection candidate

    Phase out candidate

    Phase out
    Aoudad(Ammotragus lervia)
    Eastern black rhinoceros(Diceros bicornis michaeli)
    Collared peccary(Pecari tajacu)
    Eastern grey kangaroo(Macropus giganteus)

    Small Mammal House

    Priority
    Cotton-top tamarin(Saguinus oedipus)
    Pallas's cat(Otocolobus manul)
    Pygmy slow loris(Nycticebus pygmaeus)
    Naked mole rat(Heterocephalus glaber)

    Keep
    Rock hyrax(Procavia capensis)
    Kinkajou(Potos flavus)
    Common dwarf mongoose(Helogale parvula)
    Japanese dwarf flying squirrel(Pteromys momonga)
    Southern three-banded armadillo(Tolypeutes matacus)
    Aardvark(Orycteropus afer)
    Ryukyu flying fox(Pteropus dasymallus inopinatus)
    Seba's short-tailed bat(Carollia perspicillata)
    Great balkhan mouse-like hamster(Calomyscus mystax)
    Kinkajou(Potos flavus)
    Small Japanese field mouse(Apodemus argenteus)etc
    Native Rodents of Japan

    Collection candidate
    Japanese dormouse(Glirulus japonicus)
    Bonin flying fox(Pteropus pselaphon)
    Woylie(Bettongia penicillata)

    Phase out candidate
    Woodland dormouse(Graphiurus murinus)
    Degu(Octodon degus)
    Meerkat(Suricata suricatta)
    Common marmoset(Callithrix jacchus)

    Phase out
    Common treeshrew(Tupaia glis)
    Prevost's squirrel(Callosciurus prevostii)
    Six-banded armadillo(Euphractus sexcinctus)
    Short-beaked echidna(Tachyglossus aculeatus)
    Greater egyptian jerboa(Jaculus orientalis)
    Lesser bamboo rat(Cannomys badius)
    Brazilian guinea pig(Cavia aperea)
    Senegal bushbaby(Galago senegalensis)
    Sugar glider(Petaurus breviceps)
    Night Monkey(Aotus trivirgatus)
    Spectral tarsier(Tarsius spectrum)
    Demidoff's Dwarf Galago(Galagoides demidoff)

    Shinobazu Pond

    Priority

    Keep
    Aleutian cackling goose(Branta hutchinsii leucopareia)
    Red-crowned crane(Grus japonensis)
    Oriental stork(Ciconia boyciana)

    Collection candidate
    Eurasian otter(Lutra lutra)

    Phase out candidate

    Phase out
    Steller's sea eagle(Haliaeetus pelagicus)
    Great white pelican(Pelecanus onocrotalus)

    Vivarium

    Priority
    Japanese fire belly newt(Cynops pyrrhogaster)
    Tokyo salamander(Hynobius tokyoensis)
    Japanese toad(Bufo japonicus)
    Miyako grass lizzard(Takydromus toyamai)
    Mandarina hirasei(Mandarina hirasei)etc

    Keep
    Sharp-ribbed salamander(Pleurodeles waltl)
    Greater siren(Siren lacertina)
    Japanese giant salamander(Andrias japonicus)
    Dyeing poison dart frog(Dendrobates tinctorius)
    Japanese pond turtle(Mauremys japonica)
    Galápagos tortoise(Chelonoidis niger)
    Japanese grass lizard(Takydromus tachydromoides)
    Gila monster(Heloderma suspectu)
    Japanese rat snake(Elaphe climacophora)
    Emerald tree boa(Corallus caninus)
    Asian arowana(Scleropages formosus)
    Australian lungfish(Neoceratodus forsteri)etc

    Collection candidate
    Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis)

    Phase out candidate
    Argentine horned frog(Ceratophrys ornata)
    Budgett's frog(Lepidobatrachus laevis)
    West african dwarf crocodile(Osteolaemus tetraspis)
    Panther chameleon(Furcifer pardalis)
    Ball python(Python regius)
    Mountain Stream Fish and Others

    Phase out
    Oriental bell toad(Bombina orientalis)
    Annam pond turtle(Mauremys annamensis)
    Salt-water crocodile(Crocodylus porosus)
    Madagascar(Langaha madagascariensis)
    Kissing gourami(Helostoma temminckii)
    Golden-breasted starling(Lamprotornis regius)etc

    Children's Zoo

    Priority
    Crested porcupine(Hystrix cristata)
    Striped skunk(Mephitis mephitis)
    Guinea pig(Cavia porcellus)
    Domestic rabbit(Oryctolagus cuniculus domesticus)
    Domestic Horses(Equus ferus caballus)
    Domestic Pigs(Sus domesticus)
    Japanese night heron(Gorsachius goisagi)
    Inca tern(Larosterna inca)
    Emu(Dromaius novaehollandiae)

    Keep

    Collection candidate
    Armadillo sp
    Large Parrot sp
    Pigeons sp
    Charadriiformes sp

    Phase out candidate
    Ural owl(Strix uralensis)

    Phase out
    Common kestrel(Falco tinnunculus)

    Thanks to @PossumRoach for his help in creating this thread!
     
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  2. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member 15+ year member

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    What is this based on? Is it actually real, or fantasy?
     
  3. Veno

    Veno Well-Known Member

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  4. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Well-Known Member 15+ year member

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    Are they planning on closing their birdhouse? That looks like a phase out of a large part of their bird collection planned.
     
  5. Dassie rat

    Dassie rat Well-Known Member 10+ year member

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    I'm surprised about Ueno phasing out the Chinese pangolin and Japanese badger

    I'm pleased that it's brave enough to phase out the meerkat. There are too many zoos keeping this Least Concern species
     
  6. CGSwans

    CGSwans Well-Known Member 15+ year member

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    They’re not going to phase out meerkats. It more likely means they will be moved out of the current, poor quality exhibit in the Small Animal House.
     
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  7. Veno

    Veno Well-Known Member

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    I made a mistake in the description.
    This is correct.

    Phase out candidate: Species that may be phased out.

    Phase out: Species to be phased out or transferred to another area.
    (Currently, only the Secretarybird is scheduled to be transferred to another area.)

    So meerkats will not be transferred, and Ueno zoo may phase out meerkats.
     
  8. CGSwans

    CGSwans Well-Known Member 15+ year member

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    Right. They won’t, though.
     
  9. zoogeekmaelstrom

    zoogeekmaelstrom Well-Known Member

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    Phasing out can mean that when the animal dies its no longer going to be kept or the animal moves to another zoo in Japan?
     
  10. Cat-Man

    Cat-Man Well-Known Member 15+ year member

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    I'm glad to see Ueno look to reduce a number of species. The african animals area is very poor.
     
  11. zoogeekmaelstrom

    zoogeekmaelstrom Well-Known Member

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    To be honest, I’m only concerned about the brush turkey, fossa, echidna and the tarsier as these are pretty rare species in Japan
     
  12. tigris115

    tigris115 Well-Known Member 10+ year member

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    I like that Ueno is starting to go for quality over quantity.

    Only thing I'd switch the common hippo and black rhino since the latter doesn't need the resources hippos do to be truly happy

    However, this is already a good step in the right direction as a city like Tokyo deserves a world class facility.
     
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