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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. Hippopotamus

    Hippopotamus Well-Known Member

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    These animals I haven't seen yet include:

    Moose
    Musk Ox
    Proboscis Monkey
    Great White Shark
    Saiga
    Tasmanian Devil
    Platypus
    Jackal
    Vicuna
    Greater Adjutant Stork
    Pangolin
     
  2. Meaghan Edwards

    Meaghan Edwards Well-Known Member

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    A few more:

    Western Coyote (we get the big Eastern Coyotes here and I have seen them in the wild and at Jungle Cat World in Orono, Ontario; I might be able to see the Western ones out in British Columbia)
    Striped Dolphin
    Pygmy Orca
    Iberian Wolf
    Guanaco
    Vicuna
    Proboscis Monkey
     
  3. Jakub

    Jakub Well-Known Member

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    I would like to see:

    Proboscis monkey
    Sumatran rhino
    Mountain tapir
    Gerenuk
    Uakari
    Giant eland

    One day I will have to go to the Los Angeles Zoo and Cincinatti :)
     
  4. cottoni

    cottoni Active Member

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    Im going there during the next couple of weeks !!!! :) Im gonna see a lots of species we dont have in Europe...Can't wait !!! :)

    Especially the Sumatran Rhinos !!!! :D
     
  5. Blackduiker

    Blackduiker Well-Known Member

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    Blackduiker

    Platypus
    Proboscis Monkey
    Red Crowned Crane
    Whale Shark
    Numbat
    Great White Shark
    Kagu
    Cuscus (any species)
    Leopard Seal
    Hawk-headed Parrot
    Black-footed Ferret
    Red Colobus Monkey
    Eastern Lowland Gorilla
    Silky Anteater
    Giant Armadillo
    Masked Bobwhite
    Sage Grouse
    Yapok
    Whooping Crane
     
  6. Kakapo

    Kakapo Well-Known Member

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    What is Red Crowned Crane?
     
  7. Jakub

    Jakub Well-Known Member

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    @Kakapo:

    Red crowned crane - Grus japonensis
     
  8. Kakapo

    Kakapo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jakub. The english translation of the spanish common name of this species would be "japanese crane" even when they have more wide breeding range in maindland Asia than in Japan.
    It's one of my favourite cranes too.
     
  9. ANyhuis

    ANyhuis Well-Known Member

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    Actually, very relevant to this topic is the Ravensburger board game, "Wildlife Adventure" (Funagain Games: Wildlife Adventure (English language edition)). Have any of you played it? It's a great game for animal-lovers, especially lovers of rare animals. For me, when I'm touring a zoo, I always note when I'm seeing a "Wildlife Adventure animal", such as when I saw a Gyrfalcon at the Woodland Park Zoo.

    By the way, a LOT of the animals being listed in this thread are in the game.
     
  10. Zambar

    Zambar Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed vicuna in a couple of posts, when they are a common animal to be seen in a zoo within the UK. Why is it they are rare in North America?
     
  11. Ituri

    Ituri Well-Known Member

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    Here's where you need to go, some are quite close to you, others not so much...
     
  12. Jakub

    Jakub Well-Known Member

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    Ground cuscus - Prague, Frankfurt, Budapest, Artis, Amersfoort and about 3 zoos in UK (Twycross, Blackpool and Burford ).
     
  13. boof

    boof Well-Known Member

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    unicorn
    bunyip
    yeti
     
  14. PAT

    PAT Well-Known Member

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    And platypus are in a couple of places in Australia. Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Aquarium.
     
  15. Sun Wukong

    Sun Wukong Well-Known Member

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    @boof: No yarri or yowie? lol
     
  16. boof

    boof Well-Known Member

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    I will have to google "yarri".
     
  17. zoogiraffe

    zoogiraffe Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn`t say they where common in the U.K as you can only see them at Belfast,Blackpool,Chester,Edinburgh,Marwell and Twycross which considering there are over 300 animal collections in the U.K its not that many.
     
  18. reduakari

    reduakari Well-Known Member

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    Dallas World Aquarium had a Silky Anteater, and Columbus had a cuscus. Both statements may now be in the past tense, however.....
     
  19. Eagle

    Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Animals that I want to see:

    Javan leopard ( maybe I see it next month)
    Sumatran rhino
    Saiga (I must have seen them in the past, but i don't have a photo of them)
    Northern white rhino
    Pronghorn
    Gerenuk
    Zebraduiker
    Jentinkduiker
    Elephant seal (northern or southern)
    Proboscis monkey
    Mountain gorilla
    Aardwolf
    Mountain tapir
    Emperor Penguin
     
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  20. Ajkwba

    Ajkwba Well-Known Member

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    My list, in no particular order:

    Emperor Penguin
    Any Hyena species
    Great White Shark
    Lyrebird
    Yellow Eyed Penguin
    Kiwi
    Great Tinamou
    Capercaille
    Lappet Faced Vulture