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Zoo animals you want to see but haven't yet

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Meaghan Edwards, 5 Nov 2008.

  1. Meaghan Edwards

    Meaghan Edwards Well-Known Member

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    Here's my little list:

    -Giant Panda
    -Takin
    -Bush Dog
    -Generuk
    -Mexican Wolf
    -Raccoon Dog
    -Dingo
    -Jackal (any)
    -Bonobo
    -Golden Cat
    -Pallas' Cat
    -Sumatran Rhino
    -Cape Buffalo
    -Saiga Antelope
    -Nile Crocodile
    -Japanese Giant Salamander
    -Bird of Paradise (any species)
    -Cassowary

    There's more, but this is just on the top of my head :D
     
  2. zoogiraffe

    zoogiraffe Well-Known Member

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    Off that list i only need to see Generuk,Mexican Wolf and Saiga.But have to admit would love to see any of the 3.
     
  3. mstickmanp

    mstickmanp Well-Known Member

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    -golden snub-nosed monkey
    -douc langur
    -bush dog
    -racoon dog
    -bonobo
    -saiga
    -palla's cat
    -spanish ibex
    -somali wild ass
    -chinese dhole
     
  4. CZJimmy

    CZJimmy Well-Known Member

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    Giant Panda
    Sun Bear
    Saiga
    Sumatran Rhino
    Koala
    Wombat
    Tree Kangaroo
    Platypus
    Tasmanian Devil
    Japanese Giant Salamander
    Gharial
    Drill
    Spotted Hyena
     
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  5. Ituri

    Ituri Well-Known Member

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    -platypus
    -numbat
    -greater bilby
    -proboscis monkey
    -rusty-spotted cat
    -brown hyena
    -masked palm-civet
    -crab-eating raccoon
    -zebra duiker (not sure there are any left)
    -Jentinck's duiker (not sure there are any left)
    -beira (not in zoos, but in private hands)
    -bharal
    -musk deer
    -Philippine spotted deer
    -Australian brush turkey
    -black-necked stork
    -jabiru
    -tuatara
    -great hammerhead shark
    -whale shark
     
  6. taun

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    Asian Golden Cat
    Generuk
    Giant Panda
    Drill
    Lynx - any species
    Sumatran Rhino
    Markhor
     
  7. gentle lemur

    gentle lemur Well-Known Member

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    I have seen all but three of these too - I've never seen Mexican wolf, saiga or Sumatran rhino.

    The other things I would like to see include:-
    Amazon river dolphin
    blue duck
    bushmaster
    Desmarest's fig parrot
    dugong
    giant eland
    golden snub-nosed monkey
    great white shark
    gyrfalcon
    kaka
    king bird of paradise
    New Caledonia giant gecko
    numbat
    platypus
    sable
    satin bowerbird
    sea otter
    solitary lory
    squid (any species)
    superb lyrebird
    Steller's sea lion
    Tahiti blue lory
    whale shark​

    That's enough to be going on with :)

    Alan
     
  8. snowleopard

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    I've seen all but 2 from the original list: saiga antelope and jackal. Interesting enough jackals are hardly represented throughout North American zoos, as I've seen around 45 zoos on that continent and zero jackals.

    Animals I'd like to see: proboscis monkey, numbat, brown hyena.
     
  9. Meaghan Edwards

    Meaghan Edwards Well-Known Member

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    You guys are going to make my list longer :-D I'd also love to see Platypus, Quoll, Bilby and so many Australian critters, Sea Otters, Bower Bird, Great White Shark, Brown Hyena, Aardwolf, Striped Hyena (I might have seen them in African Lion Safari in the 80's but that was sooo long ago), Aardvark, Lyrebird, Spanish Lynx, Snub Nosed Monkey, Amazon River Dolphin, any Duiker, Capercaillie, Kakapo, Kiwi . . .
     
  10. zooman1

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    i wold like to see

    Saiga
    Cape Buffalo
    Gaur
    White tailed gnu
    Topi
    Giant Sable Antelope
    Markhor
    Dall's Sheep
    Bighorn Sheep
    Ibex
    Kiang
    Capr Mountain Zebra
    Javan/Sumatran Rhino
    Giant Panda
    Giant Otter
    Black Baer
    King Cheetah
    Musk ox
    Hyena (any)
    Yak
    plus many many more
     
  11. foz

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    my list:
    clouded leopard
    manatee (& dugong)
    spotted hyena
    douc langur
    prroboscis monkey
    sifaka (despite my nearest zoo having them!)
    borad nosed gentle lemur (same again)
    numbat
    bilby
    platypus
    echidna
    giant panda
    narrow strriped mobgoose
    otter civet
    giant otter
    uakari:D
     
  12. Colin

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    I could die a happy man if I saw a Platypus, short and sweet. I could list others I wouldn't mind seeing but Platypus are my favorite
     
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  13. dragon(ele)nerd

    dragon(ele)nerd Well-Known Member

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    With me I'd love to see either of these animals :

    Sumatran Rhino
    Indian Rhino,
    Javan Rhino
    Moon bear ( asiatic black bear)
    Indo-chinese Tiger,
    Dugong
    Great white Shark
    Dolphin ( any species)
    Green anaconda
    Orinoco Crocodile
    Chinese Alligator
    Giant Panda
     
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  14. condor

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    You mean Gerenuk, right? The long-necked African antelope. Or is Generuk some other animal I haven't heard about?
     
  15. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    just did a quick tally and there's about 110 species listed on this thread - and I've only seen 28 of them in zoos! But I've seen 15 of them in the wild.

    I couldn't list all the species I'd like to see one day because it would be far too long, but among them would be:
    giant anteater
    giant armadillo (well, any armadillo really)
    yapok
    hairy frog
    Lake Titicaca frog
    tarsier
    aye-aye
    otter civet
    banded linsang
    etc etc etc
     
  16. jwer

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    @ Chlidonias, i believe this thread was about Zoo Animals, and as far as a know some of your animals are not in zoos :p

    My list:
    - Giant panda
    - Long-beaked echidna
    - Silky Anteater (only 1 listed on ISIS, but they are in "the trade")
    - Giant Elephant shrew (any)
    - Pangolin (any)
    - Platypus
    - Male Birds of paradise (only seen a juvenile King BoP)
    - Dugongs
    - Smooth-coated/spotted necked otter
    - Kiwi
    - Tarsier

    There's bound to be more...
     
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  17. Pertinax

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    If you can afford the airfare, go to Tasmania and sit by a stream- you wouldn't have any difficulty seeing them wild.

    The chance of them entering a zoo outside Oz would seem remote to me.
     
  18. Colin

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    I may take your advice. There is nothing better than seeing an animal in the wild. Australia has always been my top place to visit. I'm sure I'll make it some day.
     
  19. Pertinax

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    I can promise you won't have too much difficulty seeing them in the wild, especially in Tasmania. Best time is probably evening. I think Healesville and maybe still Melbourne exhibit thhem in captivity too.
     
  20. snowleopard

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    Healesville, Melbourne and Taronga all have the famous platypus...but I'm sure that seeing them in the wild would be amazing.