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

  1. ANyhuis

    ANyhuis Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    On this topic, it was a great thrill a few weeks ago, when visiting Mexico City's Chapultepec Zoo, to see their great exhibit for their unique Volcano Rabbits. After visiting over 210 zoos worldwide, it's fairly rare when I see an animal I've never seen before, so when it happens, it's a thrill.
     
  2. Zambar

    Zambar Well-Known Member

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    Ajkwaba: You're in luck, the UK now holds all three hyeana species! (Though you'll have to hurry to Colchester quick before their elderly spotted hyeana kicks the bucket, and I've heard the Brown Hyeana at Port Lymnpe are very hard to see)
     
  3. Eagle

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    The UK holds Aardwolf's , so they've got all 4 species.
     
  4. ANyhuis

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    Actually, if you can make it to the Berlin Tierpark (in the former East Berlin), they have ALL THREE hyena species right there.
     
  5. Blackduiker

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    I remember when the Los Angeles Zoo use to exhibit all three species of Hyenas; Brown, Spotted and Striped. But currently exhibit none. And they were also the first zoo to ever exhibit all four species of tapirs simultaneously; Malayan, Mountain, Baird's and South American. Currently they exhibit only Mountain and Baird's Tapirs. Hopefully they'll add the other two again someday.
     
  6. ANyhuis

    ANyhuis Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    When it comes to "complete collections", the Berlin Tierpark is the best I've ever seen, by far! They not only have all 3 hyena species on exhibit, but other examples include:
    (a) Two different species of Takins.
    (b) Three different species of Zebras, in adjacent yards.
    (c) All four species of llamas in enormous side-by-side yards.
    (d) Both Asian and African elephants, displayed near their ancient relatives, manatees.

    Believe me, it's pretty impressive!
     
  7. Buckeye092

    Buckeye092 Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of rare animals, the Columbus Zoo's Roadhouse exhibit already contains quite a few very rare species (North Island Brown Kiwi, Banded Palm Civet, Tiger Quoll, Lesser Dog Faced Fruit Bat). We are planning to add new species because of a string of recent deaths. I'm hoping for some more rare species given the history of that building because we have previously housed Ground Cuscus and Tasmanian Devils.
     
  8. Blackduiker

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    Well now if we're going to include cryptids here is my list:

    Orang Pendek
    Agogwe
    Sasquatch
    Marsupial Tiger
    Nandi Bear
    Nessie
    Tessie
    California Giant Salamander
    Devil Monkey
    Chupacabra
    Yeti
    Bunyip
    Champ
    Ogopogo
    Giant Anaconda
    Jersey Devil
    Kongamato
    Mapinguary
    Marozi
    Mngwa
    Moa
    Dodo Bird
    Mokele-Mbembe
    Skunk Ape
    Thunderbird
    Thylacine
    Yowie
    Yeren
    Shunka Warak'in
    Megalodon
    Pygmy Rhinoceros
    Lusca
    Momo
    Morag
    Pygmy Elephant
    Sisemite
    Didi
    Teh-Lma
    Ucu
    Waitoreke
    Tatzelwurm

    Just a hobby of mine for the last 40 years.:D
     
  9. Ituri

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    Looking forward to hear what those new species may be.
     
  10. Zoo Visitor

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    I would love to see:

    an aye-aye
    a bonobo
    wolverine

    But there are also some I have seen in the past, but would like to see again, like:

    aoudads
    barasingha deer
    caracals
    black rhino

    I do hope all of you who haven't seen a Pallas' cat yet will have a chance to soon.

    They are really cute and interesting animals.
     
  11. Jacobea

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    Pretty average list with some pretty ordinary animals (I just haven't been to a zoo that had them when I last went :p ) but:

    Dingo
    Platypus
    Tasmanian Devil
    Przewalski Horse
    Asian Elephant
    Javan/Indian/Sumatran Rhino
    Sumatran Tiger
    Golden Cheeked Gibbon
    Woolly Monkey
    Markhor
    Beluga
    Kiwi
    Kakapo
    Angola Lion
    Wolf (any species)
    Addax
    Scimitar Horned Oryx
    Pygmy Hippo
    Giant Sable Antelope
    Bongo
    Secretary Bird
    Aardvark
    Armadillo

    There are a others, but I either can't remember them, or they're unlikely to ever successfully be kept in captivity (like narwhal) or they're extinct :rolleyes:
     
  12. CZJimmy

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    If you make the relatively short trip to Whipsnade (presuming you live in London) you will be able to see 7 of those species (the enboldened ones)

    London also has Sumatran Tigers and Aardvark
     
  13. Simon McGlary

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    A bit of a strange one for me at the top.

    European black belleid (or Common) hamster
    Platypus
    Emperor penguin
    Bonobo
    Gorilla
    Orangutan
    Proboscuc monkey
    Snow leopard
    Cheetah
    Manitee

    Hopefully I'll go to some way of seeing some of them on my holiday in September. I'll be visiting Chester Zoo, Bristol Zoo, Longleat, Howletts and Twycross.
     
  14. SilverbackApes

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    Bonobo
    Clouded Leopard
    Jaguar
    Golden Snub Nosed Monkey
    Hoolock Gibbon
    Ocelot
    Siberian/Amur Tiger
    Striped Hyena
    Wolverine
    Sumatran Rhino
    Saiga
    Eastern Lowland Gorilla
     
  15. FSBlue

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    Binturong
    Platypus
    Tasmanian Devil
    Stellar's Sea Eagle
     
  16. michaelfan

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    It's really strange for me that so many people haven't seen species wich are so common in Europe, like Jackal, Hyena, Cheeta, Raccoon Dog.... But perhaps my lost will also contain some common species :D:

    African Golden Cat
    Marbled Cat
    Chinese Mountain Cat
    Andean Mountain Cat
    Flat-headed Cat
    Iberian Lynx
    Iriomoto Cat
    Canadese Lynx
    South-China Tiger
    Bornean Clouded Leopard
    Pale Fox
    Brown Hyena
    Dugong
    Sumatran Rhino
    Javan Rhino
    Hoolock Gibbon
    Pileated Gibbon
    Sumatran Orang-utan
    Drill
    Aye-aye
    Platypus
    Wombat
    Numbat
    Mountain Tapir
    Ribbon Seal
    Harp Seal
    Leopard Seal
    Elephant Seal (both Northern and Southern)
    Orca
    Beluga
    Common Dolphin
    Striped Dolphin
    Tree Porcupine
    Yellow Eyed Penguin
    Fiordland/Snares Penguin
    Fairy penguin
    Manta
    Whale Shark
    Great White Shrak
    etc.
     
  17. bongorob

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    I've been meaning to do a list for ages, so today I did a quick one.

    giant armadillo
    pangolin
    saiga
    pronghorn
    mountain nyala
    Jentink's duiker
    Sumatran rhinoceros
    gerenuk
    douc langur
    gharial
    kagu
    kakapo
    shoebill stork
     
  18. Arizona Docent

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    Yes, I wholeheartedly agree with the cat list (except Canada Lynx, which is relatively common here in U.S.). Iberian Lynx breeding program is going better than expected, so maybe they will put some on display one day at a Spanish zoo (Zoo Jerez has some off-exhibit). And now that bornean clouded leopard is a separate species, I have to add that too (it was so much easier when we thought it was just a regular clouded leopard like those in zoos already). Marbled cat and Flat-headed cat can both be got at Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Thailand. In case you haven't heard, Chinese mountain cat has been downlisted to a subspecies of wildcat.
     
  19. michaelfan

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    No it isn't. Study in 2007 has proven it is a close relative of the Wild Cat, but it's still an seperate species at the moment. I believe there are some CHinese Mountain Cats in Beijing Zoo and perhaps some other Chinese Zoos.
     
  20. Bwassa

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    Right, I've had a good think and here's my list. Although I know I will think of others as soon as I've logged off! The ones with a * will hopefully be crossed off this year.
    Platypus
    Tasmanian Devil
    Tree Kangaroo (any)
    Sifaka *
    Uakari (any)
    Proboscis Monkey
    Douc Langur
    Giant Armadillo
    Pangolin (any)
    Amazon River Dolphin
    Beluga
    Leopard Seal
    Elephant Seal
    Dugong
    Sumatran Rhino
    Javan Rhino
    Pronghorn
    Black Wildebeest *
    Saiga
    Kiwi (any)
    Magellanic Penguin *
    Shoebill Stork
    King Eider
    Philippine Eagle
    Kakapo
    Hoatzin
    Red-Knobbed Hornbill
    Helmeted Hornbill
    Chestnut-Mandibled Toucan *
    Emerald Toucanet
    Cock of the Rock
    Greater Bird of Paradise
    Gharial
    American Crocodile
    Orinoco Crocodile
    Black Caiman
    Bushmaster
    Marine Iguana
    Thorny Devil
    Goliath Frog
    Pacific Giant Octopus

    A lot of species have been crossed off my list in the last couple of years, otherwise it would be twice as long !