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Discussion in 'Zoo Memorabilia' started by garyjp, 20 Feb 2018.

  1. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I used to as well. Then I got old.
     
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  2. Welsh Zootographer

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    I'm old too!
     
  3. agnmeln

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    The offerings from Chester and Berlin have so far been the most impressive I’ve seen.
     
  4. agnmeln

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    I bought the baubles painted by the sea lions from Colchester this year, I thought that was a pretty sweet idea.
     
  5. PaleoMatt

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    I got a magnet from each zoo in Berlin. Thinking of starting to collect them. Giant Panda and Snow Leopard were on the magnets.
     
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    I'll keep an eye out for the ones in Berlin then! I can't remember Chester's, other than there being at least one with an elephant...
     
  7. agnmeln

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    They have added some pleasant new offerings recently - I managed to pick up a couple of quite snazzy bear magnets!
     
  8. PaleoMatt

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    Of course it has to be the bear magnets!! :p
     
  9. agnmeln

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    I also picked up a jaguar magnet and a black rhino magnet just to even things out!
     
  10. PaleoMatt

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    Sounds like quite the variety. May visit this weekend, still need to see the new penguin pool and find out the mystery of the new cat species hopefully.

    Also, Chester Zoo has it's own set of Top Trumps! Who could forget about those?
     
  11. agnmeln

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    Yes! I spotted these on my last visit! I was very impressed with the idea when I saw that Colchester did them, I thought that was great, so I guess this is perhaps a new thing for me to start to collect, as I have now bought both sets.
     
  12. PaleoMatt

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    I hope this is a growing trend.
     
  13. SabineB

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    in each zoo i visit for the first time in each year i buy a postcard and a keyring, in addition i collect zooplans, zooguides and each and every receipt. i only buy sun bear, polar bear, oran utan and gorilla magnets for the fridge and mugs if i like them. my most loved mug is the sun bear mug from colchester zoo :D

    and all the birds feathers i find
     
  14. agnmeln

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    I wish more places would sell sun bear memorabilia!
     
  15. ThomasNotTom

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    I'm slowly building a collection of Bristol zoo "stuff" - guidebooks, leaflets, books, badges and keyrings.

    In general I try to buy a badge from each zoo I go to... if they dont have one I'll get a keyring. Then I'll always get the leaflet and a guidebook :)
     
  16. Welsh Zootographer

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    On my last three zoo visits I have got a "magnetic monkey," I have four of them now because the first of those visits was for my birthday 50 and my little nephew bought me one too. The one I bought at Barcelona is actually a lemur and the only one of the four to have a tail. :)
     
  17. Pleistohorse

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    I have a pretty good collection of Zoo Guides from Europe. Lately it’s been Magnets. I also have a great collection of animal figurines (although many of them are not directly from Zoos, I was introduced to CollectA at a Zoo gift shop in Texas).
     
  18. agnmeln

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    I probably bought more than 30 magnets whilst in Czech Republic!
     
  19. ZooBinh

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    I used to collect plastic animals, i have, like, 2k. But I only collect like schleich and companies similar to those now.
     
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    I still regret not getting artis de partis from Amsterdam. And that coati coin purse from Kobe animal kingdom.