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Whats your Holy Grail zoo animal?

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Whats your Holy Grail zoo animal?

  1. Mountain Nyala

    5.6%
  2. Tamarraw

    11.1%
  3. tonkin sub nosed monkey

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. javan rhino

    36.1%
  5. other

    47.2%
  1. Daktari JG

    Daktari JG Well-Known Member

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    Mountain Nyala?
    Tamaraw?
    Javan Rhino?
    Tonkin snub nosed monkey?
    black faced spoonbill?
    saola?
    Other?

    Among those possible as of now
    spix macaw?
    yangtze softshell turtle?
    dugong?
    crested ibis?
     
  2. birdsandbats

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    Megascolides australis or Driloleirus macelfreshi.
     
  3. Daktari JG

    Daktari JG Well-Known Member

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    You realize if either were exhibited at a zoo, all you would ever see is a big box of dirt :D
     
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    Leopard seal
     
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  5. Arizona Docent

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    I put "other" for marbled cat.
     
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  6. Black Footed Beast

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    Royal Antelope
     
  7. birdsandbats

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    They have one at Brookfield, you know.
     
  8. Black Footed Beast

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    I know, if this is for animals we haven't seen yet, then Secretary Bird
     
  9. TeaLovingDave

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    As did I.

    Come to Europe, we have them up to our eyeballs.
     
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    Their namesake feathers are at the back of the head.
     
  11. ThylacineAlive

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    Brookfield haven't had this animal for quite some time now.

    I put "other" with African Forest Elephant in mind, though any of those species on the list and probably 1,000 others could easily fill the spot. I'm lucky enough to have seen Royal Antelope, Black-Faced Spoonbill, and Secretarybird for species already mentioned in this thread.

    ~Thylo
     
  12. birdsandbats

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    Really? I'm assuming it died? When?
     
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    I was told it died sometime in 2017. I don't know specifically.

    ~Thylo
     
  14. birdsandbats

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    A shame. :( Does San Diego still hold is is this species now gone from North America?
     
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    I don't think San Diego still has them... I tried finding information regarding them a while ago and couldn't find anything recent.
     
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    The only animals whose nose includes lettuce and cheese.
     
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  17. gentle lemur

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    Imperial Amazon or Tahiti blue lory (I'd settle for either).
     
  18. TinoPup

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    Platypus, monk seal, leopard seal, many of the rare felids and marine mammals. Saiga. And the cheetah, always <3

    Fort Worth has Secretary Bird, but it's only visible if you take the train (even though they insist that there are no animals visible from the train...) So you only get a quick, drive-by look at it :(
     
  19. Anniella

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    I don't want to include animals that are not in zoos or other permanent captivity currently or recently, so no Javan rhinos, saola, Bulmer's fruit bats, etc.

    Therefore, I guess I would choose one of the following: kakapo, kagu, Andean cat, numbat, long-beaked echidna, pangolins, or Hispaniolan solenodon, because I have never seen any of those in person.

    I have personally seen Northern white rhino, Sumatran rhino, Kihansi spray toads, golden sifaka, and diademed sifaka, otherwise they might be on it.
     
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  20. TinoPup

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    I didn't think anywhere kept kakapo?