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

  1. Cat-Man

    Cat-Man Well-Known Member

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    were are the species being crossed off?
     
  2. Arizona Docent

    Arizona Docent Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Do you have a link or info on that study? Here is a link to 2008 IUCN red list, which shows it as a wildcat subspecies:

    IUCN Red List (version 2009.1) - Felis silvestris ssp. bieti
     
  3. gentle lemur

    gentle lemur Well-Known Member

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    There are two more you might be able to cross off. I think Living Coasts have King Eiders and the Deep at Hull had a giant octopus last year (and it's still mentioned on the website, so I presume it's still alive, but cephalopods are so short-lived that I can't be sure).

    Alan
     
  4. bongorob

    bongorob Well-Known Member

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    Cat Man the species to be crossed off are at

    Black Wildebeest Newquay
    Magellanic Penguin Blackpool
    Chestnut-mandibilled Toucan Amazon World and Paradise Park (Broxbourne)
    Sifaka Port Lympne and Cotswold
     
  5. ZooMania

    ZooMania Well-Known Member

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    My own list would be then:

    Giant Panda
    Kagu
    Kiwi
    Koala
    Topi
    Hartebeest
    Birds Of Paradise (excluding Chester’s Red’s)
    Gharial
    Bawean Deer
    Thorold’s Deer
    Black Wildebeest
    South China Tiger
    Red Howler Monkey
    Plate Billed Mountain Toucan
    Lear’s Macaw
    Tasmanian Devils
    Dingo
    Polar Bear
    Shoebill
    Andean Flamingo
    James Flamingo
    Wolverine
    Saiga
    Madagascan Crested Ibis
    Mountain Tapir
    Baird’s Tapir
    Pangolin
    Douc Langur

    And I could stay here all night typing the full list out to be honest. Some of these species are kept in the UK, so it hopefully shouldn’t be too long before I can cross them off. Last year I was able to cross off Gerenuk, Yellow Backed Duiker, Impala and Thompson’s Gazelle off my list. And this year I saw my first Hummingbird, Woolly Necked Stork and Abdim’s Stork (with the last two, it’s the first time I recall seeing them anyway). Hopefully a visit to Edinburgh in the next year or so should knock a few off.
     
  6. Zoo Visitor

    Zoo Visitor Well-Known Member

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    The ONLY zoo to exhibit Douc langurs in the U.S. is now the Philadelphia Zoo. The San Diego Zoo had two, but one died. The survivor is now getting acclimated to her new home in Philadelphia.

    So, try to come to Philadelphia - you will love all the other animals in my favorite zoo, too!

    In the meantime, if you want, you can look at two of my videos of the Philadelphia Zoo Douc langurs that will soon be joined by the one from San Diego.







    (I also have more videos showing the Douc langurs on my YouTube channel, but I especially like these.)
     
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  7. boof

    boof Well-Known Member

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    Have you managed to cross any of your list in the last couple of months?
     
  8. Bwassa

    Bwassa Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Alan.
    Didn't see the King Eiders at Living Coasts when we visited last October, and believe me, I did look.
    Will have to check out the Deep at Hull.
     
  9. Eagle

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    @ZooMania:
    You can see Douc Langurs,Red Howlers, Saigas (one Saiga) in Cologne.
    Hummingbirds,Birds of Paradise, Baird's Tapirs, Shoebills, Andean Flamingos, Polar Bears and Kagus can be seen in Wuppertal.
    You can see Koalas and Wolverines in Duisburg.
    Just come to Germany und travel to these Zoos.
    The distance between these 3 zoos isn't very much.
    Maximum 50 kilometres ;)
     
  10. ZooMania

    ZooMania Well-Known Member

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    Yeap, definatly plan on vistining Germany in the future:D
     
  11. Quartz92

    Quartz92 Well-Known Member

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    Here is my list:

    -Giant Panda
    -Bush Dog
    -Generuk
    -Dingo
    -Bonobo
    -Sumatran Rhino
    -Cape Buffalo
    -Saiga Antelope
    -Nile Crocodile
    -Japanese Giant Salamander
    -Bird of Paradise (any species)
    -Cassowary
    -Bongo (summer)
    -Glden snub-nosed monkey
    -Douc langur
    -Platypus
    -Tasmanian Devil (I know I have seen them but just can’t remember them)
    -Proboscis monkey
    -Crab-eating raccoon
    -Great hammerhead shark
    -Whale shark
    -Manta ray
    -Markhor
    -Drill
    -Amazon river dolphin
    -Dugong
    -Great white shark
    -Aardvark
    -Giant anteater (summer)
    -White tailed gnu
    -Giant otter
    -Sloth bear (summer)
    -Red uakari
    -California condor
    -Wolverine
    -Javan rhinoceros
    -Black rhino
    -Kiwi
    -Marine Iguana
    -Mountain Zebra
    -Sunbear
    -Asiatic Black Bear
    -Vancouver Island Marmot (recently saw one in the Toronto Zoo’s Animal health Centre)
    -Fisher
    -Fishing Cat
    -Guanaco
    -Pronghorn
    -Penguin (any species)
    -Coati (summer)
    -Rock Hyrax (summer)
    -Golden eagle (summer)
    -North American Porcupine (summer)
    -Reeve’s Muntjac (summer)
    -Dingo
    -DeBrazza’s and Patas monkeys
    -Ocelot
    -Aye-aye
    -Sifaka
    -Lemur (any species)
    -Fossa
    -Any species of exotic fish, birds and reptiles that are not kept at Toronto, Calgary, DAK, and SeaWorld Orlando! ;)


    (summer) means my trip to Calgary Zoo this summer!

    @Red Panda, there are many Bactrian Camels in North America! Sorry if someone has already told you about this. :)
     
  12. Hvedekorn

    Hvedekorn Well-Known Member

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    I really wouldn't mind seeing someone of the following:

    Australian Sea Lion
    South American Sea Lion
    South Atlantic Elephant Seal
    Steller Sea Lion
    Amazon River Dolphin
    Beluga
    Commerson's Dolphin
    Indo-Pacific Hump-backed Dolphin
    Killer Whale
    Malayan Flying Lemur
    Malayan Sun Bear
    Sloth Bear
    Spectacled Bear
    Black-Footed Cat
    Clouded Leopard
    Cougar
    Fishing Cat
    Geoffroy's Cat
    Manul
    North American Lynx
    Pampas Cat
    Sand Cat
    Dhole
    Cuvier's Gazelle
    Dama Gazelle
    Dorcas Gazelle
    Giant Eland
    Goitered Gazelle
    Oribi
    Pronghorn
    Slender-Horned Gazelle
    Banteng
    Mountain Anoa
    Chacoan Peccary
    Giant Forest Hog
    Argali
    Bharal
    Bighorn Sheep
    Wild Goat
    Japanese Serow
    Mountain Goat
    Saiga Antelope
    West Caucasian Tur
    Common Wallaroo
    Koala
    Numbat
    Southern Dibbler
    Echidna
    Baird's Tapir
    Pangolin
    Siamang
    Silvery Gibbon
    Douc Langur
    Drill
    Gelada Baboon
    Golden-headed Leaf Monkey
    Pied Tamarin
    Proboscis Monkey
    Mouse Lemur
    Tarsier
    Mountain Hare
    Riverine Rabbit
    Mountain Viscacha
    American Red Squirrel
    Columbian Ground Squirrel
    European Suslik
    Black-Footed Ferret
    Giant Otter
    North American River Otter
    Tayra
    Three-toed Sloth
    Andean Condor
    Mauritius Kestrel
    Southern Caracara
    Elf Owl
    Tengmalm's Owl
    Black-necked Crane
    Weka
    Nicobar Pigeon
    Barrow's Goldeneye
    Blue Duck
    Comb Duck
    Meller's Duck
    White-winged Duck
    White-faced Whistling Duck
    Trumpeter Swan
    Kingfisher
    Kiwi
    Spix's Macaw
    Neotropic Cormorant
    Bird of Paradise
    Horned Guan
    Puffin
    Tiger Heron
    Green Heron
    Little Blue Heron
    Reddish Heron
    Night Heron (strange is, I've went to numerous zoos with night herons, but never seen them)
    African Slender-snouted Crocodile
    American Crocodile
    Belize Crocodile
    False Gharial
    Gharial
    Johnston's Crocodile
    Marsh Crocodile
    New Guinea Crocodile
    Orinoco Crocodile
    Yacare Caiman
    Loggerhead
    Cameroon Toad
    Cururu Toad

    Damn, that was a lot. And many of them are even quite common. Apparently, I'm not a very experienced zoo-goer yet :p
     
  13. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I've just re-read this whole thread and quite liked this from Arizona Docent over a year ago:
    now with a follow-up thread from him from this year when he saw one in the wild, lucky devil :D
    http://www.zoochat.com/339/iberian-lynx-trip-report-184364/
     
  14. Jordan-Jaguar97

    Jordan-Jaguar97 Well-Known Member

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    My List;
    Indo-Chinese Tiger
    Bornean Gibbon
    Sumatran Rhino
    Golden Cat
    Giant Panda
    Mountain Gorilla
    Mexican Wolf
    Iberian Lynx:)
     
  15. jusko88

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    Gelada
    Star-nosed Mole
    Tree Pangolin
    Bush Dog
    Maned Wolf
    Red Wolf
    Dhole
    Walrus
    Ratel
    American Badger
    African clawless otter/spotted neck otter
    Serval
    Margay
    Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat
    Tamandua
    Cottontop Tamarin
    Night Monkey
    Lowland Paca
    Uakari
    Striped Hyena
    California Condor
    Harpy Eagle
    Secretary Bird
    Kagu
    Greater Roadrunner
    Frilled Lizard
    Axolotl
    Emperor Penguin
    Adelie Penguin
    Chinstrap Penguin
    Beluga
    Bighorn Sheep
    Markhor
    Muskox
    Ibex
    Manta Ray
    Whale Shark
    Great White Shark
    African Forest Buffalo
    Babirusa
    Musk Deer
    Pudu
    Pygmy Hippo
    Peccary
    Malayan Tapir
    Baird's Tapir
    South American Tapir
    Mountain Tapir
    Gerenuk
    Somali Wild Ass
     
  16. zoogiraffe

    zoogiraffe Well-Known Member

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    I have just scared myself reading your list,as I have seen 34 out 50 that you have listed!In some cases I have in seen more than 1 sub-species of the animal in question.
     
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  17. PAT

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    I love rediscovering threads like this. I can cross a couple of these off now. I've gone one step further than seeing manatees and actually hand fed them at Singapore Zoo. I've also seen okapi, warthog, red river hog, two species of duiker, and giant pandas in two different zoos now.

    I might add a few more though.
    ~Long-nosed Echidna
    ~Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat
    ~Bald Uakari
    ~I only need to see two more bear species (American Black Bear and Sloth Bear)
    ~Two more hyenas (Brown Hyena and Aardwolf)
    ~My last tapir (Mountain Tapir)
    ~And 3 more cranes (Whooping, Siberian, and Hooded)
     
  18. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    This is an interesting topic - groups where we're one or two species away from seeing every species. I recently 'completed' storks, with the Greater Adjutants at Hanoi and Saigon Zoos. However, groups I'm still 'one away' on include:

    - peccaries (need to see Chacoan)
    - tapirs (need to see Mountain)
    - cranes (need to see Whooping)
    - crocodilians (on a pre-splitting 23-species taxonomy - need to see Orinoco Croc)
    - tuataras (need to see guentheri :D )
     
  19. TeaLovingDave

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    Considering how few zoos I have been to, and the much-reduced range of species visible in the UK now compared to even a decade ago, I am shocked at how many of these I have seen!

    So, that's a total of 20. I'm pretty sure a lot of the above are absent from European collections these days, too.
     
  20. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    Of jusko88's list, the following are absent from European collections:


    Quite a few others are only kept in very small numbers.