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What's an animal a local zoo has that is rarely seen otherwise?

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by CrashMegaraptor, 5 Oct 2020.

  1. CrashMegaraptor

    CrashMegaraptor Well-Known Member

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    Basically, does your local zoo have an animal that you rarely ever seem to see in other zoos?

    Over here in the UK, the Maned Wolf is extremely rare, but my local zoo, Banham Zoo, has a pair and since I work there, I see them quite often.
     
  2. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    A bit different but I'm extremely used to seeing American Badgers. They're the state animal of Wisconsin and because around half the zoos in the state have them. But outside of my area they are apparently considered a rarity.
     
  3. Onychorhynchus coronatus

    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    A lot to be honest, thinking of zoos local here which hold endemic species rarely seen outside of Brazil. To name but a few:

    Buffy tufted marmosets

    Pampas cats

    Southern muriquis

    Black lion tamarins

    Golden lancehead vipers

    Oncilla

    Lear's macaw

    Wied's marmoset

    Alcatrazes lancehead viper

    Pampas deer

    Marsh deer

    Vieira's titi monkey

    Rondon's marmoset

    Neotropical river otter

    Greater grison

    Pied tamarin

    Brown howler monkey
     
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  4. Yoshistar888

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    Golden Lanceheads!
    Easily my favorite Bothrops species I love them.


    Anyways here are mine.

    Phillip Island Wildlife Park

    Black Striped Wallaby

    Melbourne Zoo

    Baw Baw Frog

    Moonlit Sanctuary

    Australian Owlet Nightjar (although i've never seen it :()
     
  5. Onychorhynchus coronatus

    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    A very beautiful and fascinating species of snake I agree.
     
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    STL is one of the few zoos with Horned Guans, and I think the only one to have successfully bred them. They’re bizarre-looking birds, but definitely worth checking out.
     
  7. Onychorhynchus coronatus

    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    There are quite a number of Mexican zoos that have bred them in captivity, but yes, overall it has been relatively few zoos that have had success with this species.
     
  8. Dhole dude

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    Minnesota zoo has transcaspian urials, fishers, Hawaiian monk seals, woodland caribou, dholes, and possibly still the last goitered gazelles in The U.S.A. We also have a lot of species kept of exhibit, so there could be more. We used to have many more rarity’s, like banded palm civets, northern Luzon giant cloud rats, mudskippers, striped hyenas, New Guinea singing dogs, long tailed weasels, greater Malayan chevrotains, nigiri thars, sunda slow lorises, leopard cats, Darien pikas, Alberts squirrels, and much more.
     
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    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    Any breeding success with the Sunda slow loris ?
     
  10. FBBird

    FBBird Well-Known Member

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    I’ve seen one ever. In the Philippines.
     
  11. Dhole dude

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    I don’t know. They phased the out 2 or 3 years ago. I was fortunate enough to see them before they went. I don’t know where the lorises went to though.
     
  12. Onychorhynchus coronatus

    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    What a shame !
     
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    Dyl0526 Well-Known Member

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    I live about 15 minutes from Southwick's Zoo which is the only holder of Vicuña in the US, On a more global scale Animal Adventures has African Pale Fox which is only held by a few places in the world
     
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    Oh, If only I could have moved to Minnesota sooner!
     
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    What zoo was that at, and any idea how they obtained it?
     
  16. Dhole dude

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    Most of the species mentioned where phased out in the 80s of 90s, but some (like the lorises, chevrotains, & pika) where phased out recently.
     
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    Port Lympne has Rusty spotted cats, guinea baboons and Barbary lions, which surprisingly few places (at least as far as I’m aware) keep
     
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    Mountain tapir :)
     
  19. Dhole dude

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    And asiatic black bear.
     
  20. Onychorhynchus coronatus

    Onychorhynchus coronatus Well-Known Member

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    Very lucky to have these so close, I would dearly love to see one