Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Meaghan Edwards, 5 Nov 2008.
were are the species being crossed off?
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
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).
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
My own list would be then:
Birds Of Paradise (excluding Chester’s Red’s)
South China Tiger
Red Howler Monkey
Plate Billed Mountain Toucan
Madagascan Crested Ibis
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.
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.)
Have you managed to cross any of your list in the last couple of months?
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.
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
Yeap, definatly plan on vistining Germany in the future
Here is my list:
-Japanese Giant Salamander
-Bird of Paradise (any species)
-Glden snub-nosed monkey
-Tasmanian Devil (I know I have seen them but just can’t remember them)
-Great hammerhead shark
-Amazon river dolphin
-Great white shark
-Giant anteater (summer)
-White tailed gnu
-Sloth bear (summer)
-Asiatic Black Bear
-Vancouver Island Marmot (recently saw one in the Toronto Zoo’s Animal health Centre)
-Penguin (any species)
-Rock Hyrax (summer)
-Golden eagle (summer)
-North American Porcupine (summer)
-Reeve’s Muntjac (summer)
-DeBrazza’s and Patas monkeys
-Lemur (any species)
-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.
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
Indo-Pacific Hump-backed Dolphin
Malayan Flying Lemur
Malayan Sun Bear
North American Lynx
Giant Forest Hog
West Caucasian Tur
Golden-headed Leaf Monkey
American Red Squirrel
Columbian Ground Squirrel
North American River Otter
White-faced Whistling Duck
Bird of Paradise
Little Blue Heron
Night Heron (strange is, I've went to numerous zoos with night herons, but never seen them)
African Slender-snouted Crocodile
New Guinea Crocodile
Damn, that was a lot. And many of them are even quite common. Apparently, I'm not a very experienced zoo-goer yet
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
African clawless otter/spotted neck otter
Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat
Great White Shark
African Forest Buffalo
South American Tapir
Somali Wild Ass
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.
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.
~Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat
~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)
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 )
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.
Of jusko88's list, the following are absent from European collections:
Quite a few others are only kept in very small numbers.
Separate names with a comma.