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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. animal_expert01

    animal_expert01 Well-Known Member

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    Well an animal has to not have been seen for 40 years for it to be declared extinct is they why they haven't already been declared extinct?
     
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  2. jbnbsn99

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    I'm trying to parse what the gist of your "sentence" is about.
     
  3. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    can one parse the gist of something? It seems that would not be entirely possible. You could parse the sentence itself, but not the gist. I think?
     
  4. jbnbsn99

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    Still have no clue what he said.
     
  5. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    He's under the impression something has to have been unseen for 40 years before being declared extinct (I thought it was 50 years), so maybe that's why it's not yet declared extinct officially.

    :p

    Hix
     
  6. Kakapo

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    Yes, was 50 years and not 40.
     
  7. animal_expert01

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    What are you talking about?
     
  8. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    he is saying that your posts are difficult to understand because you don't bother writing them correctly. If you put some effort into spelling and grammar it will be easier for people to answer your posts.
     
  9. aardvark250

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    Let's go back to animals you want to see.

    My list:
    Platypus
    Numbat
    Saola
    Marbled cat
    Aardwolf
    Any type of whale excluding beluga
    Narwhal
    Iberian lynx
    Hainan gibbon
    ......
    (I exclude the animals I will see in Japan this august because I found out lots of animals I want to see and animals in this thread can be found in Japan)
     
  10. MagpieGoose

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    The animals I want to see:

    -Polar Bear (Seeing some very soon! :) )
    -Platypus
    -Sumatran Rhino
    -Manatee (any species)
    -Amazon River Dolphin
    -Echidna (Also seeing very soon)
    -Kodiak Bear
    -Nigeria-Cameroon Chimp (Pan Troglodytes Ellioti)
     
  11. animal_expert01

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    Some more animals:
    Dusky langur
    Orange bellied parrot
    Beluga
     
  12. Dassie rat

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    The top 50 list of animals you most want to see are:
    1 Platypus 30
    2 Sumatran rhinoceros 28
    3 Saiga 21
    4 Proboscis monkey 19
    5 Whale shark, Kiwi, Tasmanian devil, Giant panda, Javan rhinoceros 14
    10 Aardwolf, Mountain tapir 13
    12 Douc langur 12
    13 Great white shark, Kakapo, Numbat, Dugong, Giant otter, Gerenuk 11
    19 Indian gharial, Pangolin 10
    21 California condor, Kagu, Uakari, Beluga, Amazon River dolphin 9
    26 Tuatara, Philippine eagle, Bird of Paradise, Giant armadillo, Clouded leopard, Brown hyena, Wolverine, Steller’s sea lion 8
    34 Orinoco crocodile, Shoebill, Yapok, Aye-aye, Iberian lynx, Dingo, Sun bear, Sloth bear, Markhor, Zebra duiker 7
    44 Marine iguana, Emperor penguin, Kaka, Hoatzin, Thylacine, Aardvark, Drill, Gelada, Golden snub-nosed monkey, Spotted hyena, Leopard seal, Crab-eating raccoon, Baird’s tapir, Giant forest hog, Pronghorn, Musk ox, Jentink’s duiker 6
     
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    Wow, amazing Dassie rat! Most people here just leave its own wishlist or, as much, indicate other people where to see their wished species. But you made a magnific account of the favourites of everybody counting how many people wish each species! Bravo!

    From this everybody's favourites list, I've been fortunate enough for see Tasmanian devil, Giant panda, Aardwolf, Gerenuk, Indian gharial, Pangolin, Kagu, Beluga, Bird of Paradise, Clouded leopard, Brown hyena, Wolverine, Shoebill, Aye-aye, Dingo, Sun bear, Markhor, Emperor penguin, Aardvark, Drill, Gelada, Spotted hyena, Baird's tapir, Pronghorn and Musk ox in one or another zoo. So I have relatively complete. But there is a looooong way for complete my own wish list, hehehe.
     
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    Thanks Kakapo

    I have seen the following: Platypus 3, Sumatran rhinoceros, Saiga, Proboscis monkey, Kiwi, Tasmanian devil, Giant panda, Aardwolf, Mountain tapir Douc langur, Giant otter, Gerenuk, Indian gharial, Kagu, Uakari, Beluga, Amazon River dolphin , Tuatara, Philippine eagle, Bird of Paradise, Giant armadillo, Clouded leopard, Brown hyena, Wolverine, Shoebill, Aye-aye, Dingo, Sun bear, Sloth bear, Markhor, Zebra duiker, Marine iguana, Kaka, Hoatzin, Aardvark, Drill, Gelada, Spotted hyena, Leopard seal, Crab-eating raccoon, Baird’s tapir, Pronghorn, Musk ox, Jentink’s duiker
     
  15. TeaLovingDave

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    I'm not doing too badly, having seen 27/50 of the "most wanted animals":

     
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  16. Chlidonias

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    from that list I have seen:

    Platypus (wild and captive)
    Sumatran rhinoceros (captive)
    Proboscis monkey (wild and captive)
    Kiwi (wild and captive)
    Tasmanian devil (wild and captive)
    Giant panda (captive)
    Douc langur (wild and captive)
    Kakapo (captive)
    Numbat (captive)
    Dugong (captive)
    Giant otter (captive, but really just the ears)
    Indian gharial (captive)
    Pangolin (captive)
    Kagu (wild and captive)
    Beluga (captive)
    Tuatara (wild and captive)
    Bird of Paradise (wild and captive)
    Clouded leopard (captive)
    Shoebill (captive)
    Dingo (wild and captive)
    Sun bear (captive)
    Sloth bear (captive)
    Markhor (captive)
    Emperor penguin (wild)
    Kaka (wild and captive)
    Aardvark (captive but I don't remember it so it doesn't really count)
    Golden snub-nosed monkey (captive)
    Spotted hyena (captive)
    Leopard seal (wild and captive)
    Baird’s tapir (captive)

    So out of the 60 species listed (including Thylacine...) I have seen 30 - exactly half.
     
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  17. Shorts

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    Where have you seen Saiga given, as far as I remember, you didn't start visiting the continent (for zoos) until a few years after me and Cologne had gone out of them when I visited in 2010?

    I'm not having a go, I'm just potentially excited that I may have over-looked somewhere keeping them (or sod's law, somewhere was keeping them that I was unaware of but has since stopped doing so).
     
  18. Maguari

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    I've seen the following:

    39 by my count (three of which - Gelada, Spotted Hyaena, Pronghorn - I've seen wild as well).

    It's interesting how some of these species are ones very seldom kept, others are relatively common zoo residents in some parts of the world but very rare elsewhere (like Gelada or Tasmanian Devil).
     
  19. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    On the original topic, in terms of things either in zoos or fairly recently so, the ones that spring to mind I'd like to see are (in no particular order):

    Sumatran Rhinoceros, Yapok, Platypus, Iberian Lynx (a relatively achievable one compared to my other choices!), Numbat, Greater Bilby, Zebra Duiker, Hirola, Giant Armadillo
     
  20. TeaLovingDave

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    Saw the last one at Highland Wildlife Park as a toddler in the 1980's - I don't remember it myself but my parents do. In that regard it doesn't really count :p but it's better than I'm going to get otherwise as far as that species goes!