Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Marc, 7 Jul 2008.
Chances are it was in London
I sincerely hope ZSL obtain a solenodon in the future , it would be incredible to see one.
He saw it at Frankfurt Zoo in Germany.
During the 60's / 70's ?
31st August 1973. I have always regretted that I didn't try to take a photo while it was active, but I had very little high speed film left after my tour through German and Swiss zoos (and I still had Holland and Belgium to visit). If there hadn't been a tarsier in the enclosure next door but one, I might have done so, but I wanted to keep a few frames for that (and the gorillas and the bonobos and the grey-necked Picathartes etc). When I returned later in the day it was not visible (I presume in its nestbox).
Not only a solenodon but a tarsier in the enclosure next door ! Incredible ! It must have been an amazing trip indeed !
I did see the solenodon in London Zoo's Clore Pavilion in 1967
Do you know what happened to that individual by chance ?
Sadly London Zoo's solenodon was only there for a few months. I was a child at the time and, unfortunately, after more than half-a-century I don't know exactly what happened to it.
I will try to find out more details.
What an incredible animal to see as a child though ! That would be wonderful if you could find out more information about it , much appreciated.
You can still see a few zoos with solenedons in the hati/dominican republic area though.
Yes I know there is ZOODOM in the DR that apparently has solenodon on display to the public (?) but I dont think they are kept in any other zoo in the country and I definitely don't think there are any kept across the border in Haiti (Not sure Haiti even has a zoo actually).
Yes ZOODOM is what I was referring to.
Strange, what a coincidence. That's how I think of elephants- disgusting creatures.
Well, thank goodness these repulsive sea leopards are no longer in captivity.
Really there are a lot of weird animals out there. Probably some of the weirdest ones in my opinion are Mata Mata turtles, naked mole rats, platypus, and aye-ayes. However, I think the better question is what animals is the LEAST weird?
Elephants or elephant seals?
Melibe viridis as well as siphonophores.
Skeleton Shrimp (actually amphipods, not shrimp). They look like stick figures.
Snapping turtles, not only do they weird me out they terrify me. One day I was on a walk in the forest and I saw a golf ball in a fallen tree, I got closer and saw a huge snapping turtle skeleton, I’ve been scared of them ever since.
In many ways, the weirdest animals must be tardigrades
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