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  1. Zoogoer2000

    Zoogoer2000 Well-Known Member

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    Do any zoo's keep pileated woodpeckers?
     
  2. siamang27

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    I think Minnesota Zoo has or had them in their Minnesota Trail exhibit.
     
  3. zooman64

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    Which zoos presently keep manatees or dugongs? Are they housed in imaginative conditions? I remember seeing manatees at Artis in 1990. I didn't like their abode, which I considered to be far too small for them, but I loved the animals themselves. They were the highlight of my trip.
     
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    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    Sydney Aquarium has a pair of dugong.

    Back in the 80's I saw manatee at Antwerp and Nurnberg, but don't know if they still have them.

    :p

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    As far as i know, Syndey Aquarium and at least one Aquarium in Japan (Toba) holds Dugong. Carribbean manatees are kept in multiple zoos in Europe and the States. For the European holders, see zootierliste and for the US holders, see ISIS.

    African manatees have recently been exported to at least one aquarium (Toba again) in Japan, and some in China as well...
     
  7. siamang27

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    Columbus Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo and Dallas World Aquarium all have manatees on exhibit.
     
  8. devilfish

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    There's also a Dugong at Underwater World, Singapore, and apparently another at Sea World in Indonesia.
    West African Manatees are also transient exhibits in a few West African Zoos - I'm not sure how many permanently display them though.
    Amazonian Manatees are kept in various centres across the Amazon Basin; many are rescue centres, but there are also breeding centres at least in Brazil and Guyana. I visited Bosque da Ciencia in Manaus, Brazil, last summer, and found the manatees to be displayed in groups in several cylindrical pools (about 8 metres across?) Not very imaginitive, but the primary function of the place is as a research institute.
    West Indian Manatees are kept in several more European & US zoos and aquaria (zootierliste & ISIS might help you), as well as in Colombia, Guyana, Japan and Singapore.
     
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    Which Zoo Keep

    Having just downloaded the catalogue of the Knowsley Sale [see above] it looks as though Lord Derby bred the Irish Hare freely nearly 200 years ago, as 24 home-bred examples are listed for sale. Wild Rabbits and Hares are I believe considered 'difficult' captive subjects.
     
  10. zooman64

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    Adult wild lagomorphs have a deserved reputation for being difficult captive subjects (extremely prone to stress), but not if hand-reared. With adult rabbits and hares, the disease coccidiosis can be a serious problem, but several proprietary food mixtures contain a coccidiostat. Wish more zoos would keep non-domestic lagomorphs.
     
  11. reduakari

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    Sea World Orlando and San Diego used to exhibit manatees, but at least one (if not both) facilities was asked to return theirs to the US government--not sure why.

    Lowry Park (Tampa) also has a group of rehab manatees
     
  12. Pygathrix

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    Have Helmet Vanga Euryceros prevostii ever been kept in captivity? None on ISIS or ztl
     
  13. Kakapo

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    Not sure, but I think that the only vanga species kept captive outside Madagascar is the sickle-billed. Would be worthing to investigate captive vangas at local Madagascan zoos - especially the blue vanga, one of my most favourite birds ever.
     
  14. birdsandbats

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    Brookfield has them.
     
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    I can’t think of any European Zoo that exhibits Bengal tigers
     
  16. Kakapo

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    Yup, you're right, and this surprises me a lot. According to ZTL (that for a big, mediatic species like tiger is accurate and updated), no less than 95 european zoos kept nominate subspecies of tiger in the past, but none of them keep now.

    I guess that maybe, some of the roughly 150 zoos that keep just tiger without mention of the subspecies, keep indeed bengal tiger, but they just label them as for species level only.
     
  17. TeaLovingDave

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    Nope - there genuinely are no Bengal Tigers in captivity within European collections, or indeed any collections outside south Asia. Moreover I suspect it is very likely that a fair few of the former holdings listed for the subspecies on ZTL were of muddy descent, given how many collections continue to insist they hold Bengal Tigers now based on such muddy lineages.

    The last true Bengal Tiger in Europe died at Bristol Zoo in 1985, to the best of my knowledge.
     
  18. Kakapo

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    Curious to know! Thanks for the info Dave :)
     
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    There are Benegal Tigers at Australia Zoo.
     
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    There are hybrid tigers at Australia Zoo.
     
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