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

  1. jwer

    jwer Well-Known Member

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    I'm counting 28 out of 60. Can't remember if I've seen an Orinoco croc. A few I've seen in both the wild and captive and Hoatzin only in the wild...
     
  2. Tim May

    Tim May Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Of the list provided by "Dassie rat", I have seen the following:-

    Sumatran rhinoceros
    saiga
    proboscis monkey
    kiwi
    Tasmanian devil,
    giant panda
    aardwolf
    mountain tapir
    douc langur
    giant otter
    gerenuk
    Indian gharial
    pangolin
    California condor
    kagu
    uakari (several species / sub species)
    beluga
    Amazon River dolphin
    tuatara
    Philippine eagle (this species will always be monkey-eating eagle to me)
    bird of paradise (several species)
    giant armadillo
    clouded leopard
    brown hyaena
    wolverine
    Steller’s sea lion
    shoebill
    aye-aye
    dingo
    sun bear
    sloth bear
    markhor
    zebra duiker
    emperor penguin
    kaka
    hoatzin
    aardvark
    drill
    gelada
    golden snub-nosed monkey
    spotted hyaena
    crab-eating raccoon
    Baird’s tapir
    pronghorn
    musk ox
    Jentink’s duiker
     
  3. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

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    To join in here are the ones that I have seen:

    Platypus (wild and captive)
    Proboscis Monkey (captive)
    Kiwi (captive)
    Tasmanian Devil (captive)
    Giant Panda (captive)
    Aardwolf (captive)
    Numbat (captive)
    Giant Otter (captive)
    Gerenuk (wild and captive)
    Indian Gharial (captive)
    Pangolin (captive)
    Kagu (captive)
    Tuatara (captive)
    Bird of paradise (wild and captive)
    Clouded Leopard (captive)
    Brown Hyaena (wild and captive)
    Wolverine (captive)
    Shoebill (captive)
    Aye-aye (captive)
    Dingo (captive)
    Sun Bear (captive)
    Sloth Bear (captive)
    Markhor (captive)
    Aardvark (captive)
    Drill (captive)
    Gelada (wild and captive)
    Spotted Hyaena (wild and captive)
    Baird's Tapir (captive)
    Giant Forest Hog (captive)
    Musk Ox (captive)

    Which is a total of 30.
     
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  4. devilfish

    devilfish Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Dassie Rat - a great way to summarise the thread so far! :)
     
  5. jayjds2

    jayjds2 Well-Known Member

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    From the list, I've seen:
    Sumatran rhinoceros
    Whale shark
    Kiwi
    Tasmanian devil
    Giant panda
    Aardwolf
    Mountain tapir
    Douc langur (I was young and don't remember it)
    Giant otter
    Gerenuk
    Indian gharial
    Pangolin
    California condor
    Kagu
    Uakari
    Beluga
    Tuatara
    Bird of Paradise
    Clouded leopard
    Wolverine
    Orinoco crocodile
    Shoebill
    Aye-aye
    Dingo
    Sun bear
    Sloth bear
    Markhor
    Emperor penguin
    Aardvark
    Drill
    Spotted hyena
    Baird’s tapir
    Pronghorn

    That's 33, if I counted right.

    Animals that I'd like to see:
    Amazon river dolphin
    Commerson's dolphin
    Platypus
    Common dolphin
    Gelada
    Honey badger (it's been too long, I saw one at Henry Doorly Zoo in like 2006)
    Lots of birds (too many to list)
    Bawean deer
    Siberian musk deer
    Chinese water deer
    Kihansi spray toad
    Goliath frog
    Lots of other frogs
    Boyd's forest dragon
    Royal antelope
    Bear cuscus
    Mauritius pink pigeon
    Ornate hawk eagle (never really got a good look at one)
    Monkey eating eagle
    And many more
     
  6. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    1. Platypus (captive & wild)
    2. Sumatran Rhino
    3. Saiga
    4. Proboscis Monkey
    5. Kiwi
    6. Tasmanian Devil
    7. Giant Panda
    8. Aardwolf
    9. Mountain Tapir
    10. Douc Langur
    11. Kakapo
    12. Numbat
    13. Dugong
    14. Gerenuk (captive & wild)
    15. Gharial
    16. Californian Condor
    17. Uakaru
    18. Tuatara
    19. Philippine Eagle
    20. Bird of Paradise (captive & wild)
    21. Clouded Leopard
    22. Brown Hyena
    23. Wolverine
    24. Shoebill (captive & wild)
    25. Dingo (captive & wild)
    26. Sun Bear
    27. Sloth bear
    28. Markhor
    29. Zebra Duiker
    30. Emperor Penguin
    31. Kaka (captive & wild)
    32. Aardvark (captive & wild)
    33. Drill
    34. Gelada
    35. Spotted Hyena (captive & wild)
    36. Leopard Seal
    37. Crab-eating Raccoon
    38. Baird’s Tapir
    39. Pronghorn (captive & wild)
    40. Musk Ox
    41. Jentink’s Duiker


    :p

    Hix
     
  7. Jakub

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    From the provided list I have seen:
    1. Saiga
    2. Proboscis monkey
    3. Kiwi
    4. Tasmanian devil
    5. Giant Panda
    6. Aardwolf
    7. Douc langur
    8. Giant otter
    9. Gerenuk
    10. Indian gharial
    11. Pangolin
    12. Kagu
    13. Beluga
    14. Amazon River dolphin
    15.Tuatara
    16. Bird of paradise
    17. Clouded leopard
    18. Brown hyena
    19. Wolverine
    20. Steller's sea lion
    21. Shoebill
    22. Aye-aye
    23. Dingo
    24. Sun bear
    25. Sloth bear
    26. Markhor
    27. Aardvark
    28. Drill
    29. Gelada
    30. Spotted hyena
    31. Crab-eating racoon
    32. Baird's tapir
    33. Musk ox

    Hoping to add Platypus, Numbat and Dugong next year during my planned trip through the smallest continent.
     
  8. Pertinax

    Pertinax Well-Known Member

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    How many animals from this Top Fifty list has nobody on Zoochat seen? I'll presume Thylacine and Javan rhino to name two, would certainly be on that list.
     
  9. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    I rather suspect those are the only ones; I can think of at least one Zoochatter for every other species in that list.
     
  10. Dassie rat

    Dassie rat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Devilfish, Pertinax and other participants.

    I must admit that I admire the memories and lists of participating Zoochatters.

    Has anyone seen any of the following?

    Javan rhinoceros Great white shark, Yapok, Marine iguana, Thylacine
     
  11. MikeG

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    I saw a Yapok at the Dallas World Aquarium in 2011.
    And they have another one on display at present.
     
  12. Dassie rat

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    bongorob Well-Known Member

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    I've seen
    proboscis mo nkey, kiwi, Tasmanian devil, giant panda, aardwokf (both of them), giant otter, uakari, tuatara, bird of paradise (3 species at least), clouded leopard, wolverine, aye-aye, dingo, sun bear,sloth bear, markhor, aardvark, drill, gelada, spotted hyena, musk ox

    I will be seeing one from the list more before the end of the year

    I missed seeing Sumatran rhinoceros at Port Lympne. I had the chance to visit either Port Lympne or Howletts and thinking that the rhino had already left I went to Howletts. When I had the chance to go back to Kent the rhino had gone. My main aim to visit Port Lympne when I actually got round to it was to see a mammal I had never seen before and one which was kept in only two U.K. zoos. I suspected that I would not get the chance to see the species again, I got it wrong- red river hog.
     
  14. animal_expert01

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    So I have seen 16/60 of the animals.:D I have also seen a platypus in the wild.:cool:
     
  15. animal_expert01

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    I saw a thylacine at the Melbourne Museum!;) (Dead obviously).
     
  16. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Unless I've counted wrong I've seen 27 out of those 59, with plans to see a few more in the near future.

    ~Thylo:cool:
     
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  17. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the list Dassie Rat. :cool:

    I have seen 41 of the 59(?) on the list, of those I'm missing the Sumatran & Javan Rhinos and Hoatzin would be top of my to-see list, with Crab-eating Raccoon the most surprising omission.

    Platypus
    Proboscis Monkey*
    Kiwi*
    Tasmanian devil
    Giant panda
    Aardwolf
    Mountain tapir
    Douc langur
    Kakapo
    Numbat
    Dugong
    Giant otter
    Gerenuk
    Indian gharial
    Pangolin
    California condor
    Kagu
    Uakari
    Beluga
    Tuatara
    Bird of Paradise
    Clouded leopard
    Brown hyena
    Wolverine
    Steller’s sea lion
    Shoebill
    Aye-aye
    Dingo*
    Sun bear
    Sloth bear
    Markhor
    Emperor penguin
    Kaka*
    Aardvark
    Drill
    Gelada
    Spotted hyena
    Leopard seal
    Baird’s tapir
    Pronghorn
    Musk ox

    * = also seen in wild.
     
  18. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    60, unless you're not counting the thylacine which I would quite understand.

    I figured you would be in the higher numbers, what with living in Australasia and having done big zoo trips in both Europe and the USA!

    I should have crab-eating raccoon too, but missed it in Singapore...
     
  19. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    Living in Australasia definitely helps :D. This list strongly reflects the interests of European and American ZooChatters, for whom Australasian species are extremely unusual. In contrast, there are very few species from those continents included (pronghorn, California condor) except those from the far north (e.g. wolverine, musk ox). My want-to-see list includes badgers and moles, neither of which rank on the overall list.

    I also missed the crab-eating raccoon in Singapore, it is (or was?) supposed to be in the Night Safari show, which I have missed twice now...
     
  20. aardvark250

    aardvark250 Well-Known Member

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    Living in Asia or Australasia is definitely better than those live in Europe or America.