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Discussion in 'Zoo Cafe' started by TheMightyOrca, 11 Jan 2015.

  1. TheMightyOrca

    TheMightyOrca Well-Known Member

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    So I actually like seagulls and great-tailed grackles, even though the common birds are seen as pests where I've lived. People haaaate seagulls. I think both birds are pretty neat. (granted, you might be hard-pressed to find an animal I DON'T find interesting in some way) I love photographing seagulls at the beach, lots of nice pictures.

    Do you guys actively like any unpopular animals?
     
  2. Teddy Dalton

    Teddy Dalton Well-Known Member

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    many people have a phobia of or a general dislike of reptiles, particularly snakes, I love them they are my favorite animal in the world. I also like vultures which many people don't.
     
  3. OrangePerson

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    I love chimps and they're unpopular on here!
     
  4. LaughingDove

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    I like hooded crows, jackdaws and rooks and they're thought of as annoying by many people because of the noise. I also half like feral pigeons which are hated by almost all people.
     
  5. TeaLovingDave

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    I'm pretty fond of gulls and corvids myself, in terms of taxa already mentioned in this thread :)
     
  6. Pacarana

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    Vultures and rodents are always interesting.
     
  7. AverageWalrus

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    Some animals include Gulls, most Insects (there are literally people who ive seen scream and run away because of a tiny little cricket), Vultures (my favorite being the King Vulture), Gastropods (ive always had a soft spot for snails), Snakes, and Tarantulas
     
  8. Astrobird

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    one of my favourites is the not so humble Rooster (male chicken) I like them, but as I've just found out, my neighbours don't!
     
  9. TheMightyOrca

    TheMightyOrca Well-Known Member

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    Snakes are sooo cool. My sister is living with my parents again and she brought her pet ball python and my mom absolutely hates it. I think it's neat and I shared a room with it for a while, and that was fun cause I felt like I was visiting a zoo. (our house hasn't been home to many pets beyond cats and dogs and a few hamsters and fish, so I'm easy to impress in that regard) I got to watch it hunt and eat a rat, it was WAY faster than I expected.

    I also think vultures are kind of neat. A year or two ago, I got REALLY close to one that was eating a dead skunk, it was so awesome. (but smelly)
     
  10. DesertRhino150

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    Hyenas - I find all four species absolutely fascinating and certainly think the spotted and striped are some of the most interesting and likeable animals around. I genuinely don't understand why people think they are (either all or a combination of) dirty, ugly, cowardly, stupid, malicious scavengers.
     
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  11. gentle lemur

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    I'm not sure if they are exactly unpopular, but I want to speak up for grebes which are certainly not often seen in zoos (because they are so hard to keep). I will certainly join the supporters of the corvids and, as far as I am concerned, no aquarium can have too many pipefishes.

    Alan
     
  12. Elephas Maximus

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    Small mammals & invertebrates.
     
  13. Crowthorne

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    Quite like feral pigeons, it's fascinating to watch them and their complex social lives. Also most other urban species, gulls, crows, foxes etc.
     
  14. AverageWalrus

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    I agree, there is no such thing as too many Pipefish.
     
  15. TheMightyOrca

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    Speaking of urban species, I'm a big fan of our local raccoons. They're always doing something interesting. I bet more people might like them if they took the time to watch.
     
  16. adrian1963

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    I must admit I get told by many fellow birders that I am a bit strange as I love Gulls (no such thing as a sea gull) and Vultures are the most beautiful birds around mind you any bird is beautiful (at my age lol).
     
  17. Dassie rat

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    My favourite British bird is the pied wagtail. I used to see wagtails quite regularly near my home. I saw one on Wednesday, after several months of not seeing one.
     
  18. Shorts

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    They are a nice bird, but my experience is the opposite to yours. As a youngster I only ever saw them when I went on holiday to Wales but over the last ten or so years they've moved into my area (Derby) to the extent I see them every week and they seem far more common than sparrows (which used to be more common) nowadays.
     
  19. TeaLovingDave

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    Pied and Grey Wagtail are both pretty common birds around my neck of the woods :) pretty fond of both of them, as is Helly.
     
  20. gentle lemur

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    Try motorway service stations or supermarket car parks at dusk - they seem to congregate in such places to roost.

    Alan