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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. NSU42

    NSU42 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I saw that one their last year. On an interesting note, doing some browsing for another reason and came across one at this place in Florida:

    Bears

    Doesn't seem to be the greatest place as they have Ligers and describe them as very rare and mythical.
     
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  2. EsserWarrior

    EsserWarrior Well-Known Member

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    I'll have to make a trip up there. They're the only remaining bear species that I haven't seen yet.

    I'm assuming they're just saying that to attract tourists. They need funds to help keep their "math-doing" chimpanzee fed.
     
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  3. NSU42

    NSU42 Well-Known Member

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    Eh, maybe. Some "sanctuaries" aren't really sanctuaries and they just use that name to dupe the general public into thinking its a good cause. Most actual sanctuaries I've seen that keep Ligers, very much talk about their breeding and the fact it is unnatural. That is what leads me to believe that this isn't quite so much an actual sanctuary. Would be perfectly pleased to find out I am wrong though.
     
  4. Luke da Zoo nerd

    Luke da Zoo nerd Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if they even have these in captivity.
     
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    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    They have been kept in the past at least - not sure about currently but if there are any aquariums keeping I'm willing to bet they are in Japan.
     
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  6. Bisonblake

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    Giant Panda
    Tamandua
    Emperor Penguin
    Jaguar
    Snow Leopard (Only seen exhibits)
    Dingo
    Bongo
    Pangolin
    Platypus
    Indian Rhino
    Tapir (any)
    Whale Shark
    Gharial (any)
    Cassowary
    Clouded Leopard
    Hyena (any)
    Nyala

    I'm going the Bronx Zoo over spring break so I'll cut a fair amount off this list
     
  7. Luke da Zoo nerd

    Luke da Zoo nerd Well-Known Member

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    Black pika
    Arabian leopard
    Blandford's fox
    Saola'
    Chinese pangolin
    Vaquita
    Yangtze finless porpoise.
    (Just to name a few). ;)
     
  8. TinoPup

    TinoPup Well-Known Member

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    This would be a very long list if I put everything (basically any carnivore or ungulate I haven't seen, plus a bunch of rodents and lagomorphs), but some of my goal species for the next couple of years are tayra, wolverine, any civet, dingo, aardwolf, bush dog, any badger, chital... also a different marine mammal (I've seen orca, bottlenose, beluga, and then the usual pinnipeds - harbor and grey seals, california and stellers sea lions, northern fur seal).

    I've crossed two off so far this year - lowland anoa and male nilgai - and last year saw a fisher, ringtails, pronghorn, and american marten (among others). And I finally spotted an aye-aye in an exhibit.
     
  9. zoogiraffe

    zoogiraffe Well-Known Member

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    I keep reading people's list's thinking I have seen most of what they want ,to see then I remember I am getting old now so seeing something new doesn't happen often now for me.
     
  10. Newzooboy

    Newzooboy Well-Known Member

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    If I haven't seen it, then I would like to........

    No need for a list....

    If I had to choose one animal only, it would be Javan Rhino, but hey-ho.....
     
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  11. TinoPup

    TinoPup Well-Known Member

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    Most of what's on my list are fairly common in zoos, just not ones in my area or that I've traveled to :( I might have seen them when I was younger and don't remember. If my Ohio trip had happened last October, I would have seen all but the chital and a marine mammal.

    Forgot koala, tasmanian devil, and platypus. I would have seen the first two in ohio, as well.