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  1. DDcorvus

    DDcorvus Well-Known Member

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    How far are you on your hyena's? I need to make an UK or Berlin trip to get the Aardwolf and then I have my set complete.
     
  2. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    I'm lucky enough to have had my full set for some years. It was (I think) Prague's Browns back in 2003 that completed it.

    I saw Aardwolves at Living Desert (and possibly San Diego Zoo..? Would have to check) in 1998 and many times since (Twycross being nearby was a help with this until recently and I've also seen tham at Hamerton, RSCC and Berlin).
     
  3. DavidBrown

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    African forest elephant
    West African giraffe
    Bornean Asian elephant
    Dhole
    Bushdog
    Tuatara
    Whale shark
    Manta ray
     
  4. jusko88

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    Zoogiraffe I've just started getting into zoos last year. So some day my list will come down. There's a lot more I didn't even list like antelopes,gazelle,tarsier,proboscis monkey,javan rhino. I will tell you one thing thou I saw all species of bears which not a whole lot of people can say they did.
     
  5. jusko88

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    And also some species were at zoos I was at but they weren't out due to weather or maintence to exhibit. Bush dog,pudu,markhor,banded palm civet,maned wolf,moholi bushbaby and cape flawless otter or spotted neck otters.
     
  6. zoogiraffe

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    We all have to start somewhere,as for Bears last year I saw every species in 2 days in 1 city.
     
  7. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I've seen all the tuatara species :p

    Extra-crEDIT: I've seen all the tuatara species in the wild :p :p
     
  8. OrangePerson

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    Saola - since some people are choosing non-zoo animals!
     
  9. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I've been trying to think what other groups I may have seen all or almost all of the species in, but because of the poor diversity in Australasian zoos its a bit difficult. However I just need dwarf cassowary to have seen all the living ratites! (I'm pretty sure I've seen both species of rhea....). And just two Zaglossus to go before having seen all the monotremes (which will be pretty much impossible :()
     
  10. BeardsleyZooFan

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    White-Lipped Peccary
    Giant Panda
    Bush Dog
    Takin
    Pangolin
    Perentie
    Tuatara
    Darwin's Rhea
    Cassowary
    Sumatran Rhino
    Golden Monkey
    Dhole
    Whale Shark
    Manta Ray
    Golden Cat
    Echidna (Didn't see them at Busch Gardens)
    Jaguar (Hopefully this summer)
    Brown Hyena
    Aardwolf
    Iberian Lynx (Are there any in zoos?)
    African Forest Elephant
    Great White Shark
     
  11. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    Show off! :D


    I've seen all the ratites with the exception of kiwis, of which I've only ever seen one (North Island Brown).

    Monotremes - also only ever seen one species (T. aculeatus, of course).
     
  12. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    Jerez Zoo in Spain keeps Iberian Lynx, but not, I believe, on-show.
     
  13. Ituri

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    It's time to revisit my list! Since making this list I have seen Siberian musk deer in San Diego and Australian brush turkeys at Wildlife World Zoo.

    I'm going to redesign my list, and this time stick to species that can be seen within my geographical region, ie North America. If a species can be found in multiple places, I'll list the closest or most likely for me to get to. Here goes:

    Tasmanian Wombat - Rio Grande Zoo
    Yapok - Dallas World Aquarium (although apparently not presently)
    Three-toed Sloth - Dallas World Aquarium
    Aye-Aye - Denver Zoo
    Potto - Cincinnati Zoo
    Red Uakari - Los Angeles (though not on show)
    Red Howler Monkey - Dallas World Aquarium
    Western Hoolock Gibbon - Gibbon Conservaton Center
    African Palm Civet - San Antonio Zoo
    Fanaloka - Capital of Texas Zoo
    Ring-tailed Mongoose - Bronx Zoo
    Red Wolf - Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
    Bush Dog - Oklahoma City Zoo
    Fisher - Northwest Trek
    Wolverine - Northwest Trek
    Giant Otter - Los Angeles Zoo
    Persian Onager - The Wilds
    Vicuna - Assiniboine Park Zoo
    Horned Guan - St Louis Zoo
    Jentink's Duiker - Gladys Porter Zoo
    Maleo - Bronx Zoo
    Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture - Hogle Zoo (bird show)
    Black Hawk-eagle - Dallas World Aquarium
    Black-and-White Hawk-eagle - Dallas World Aquarium
    Guianan Crested Eagle - Dallas World Aquarium
    Blue-throated Macaw - Tracy Aviary
    Resplendent Quetzal - Dallas World Aquarium (Off Show)
    Giant Hummingbird - Dallas World Aquarium
    Tuatara (either species) - Dallas Zoo
    Inland Fierce Snake - Dallas Zoo
    Orinoco Crocodile - Dallas World Aquarium


    Hmm...it would appear I need to make a trip to Dallas.
     
  14. TeaLovingDave

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    I'm lacking all the tinamous, all the kiwis and two out of three cassowaries :p I reckon I'll be happy once I've got at least one tinamou and at least one kiwi, such that I have seen all the types of ratite, if not all the species.
     
  15. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    pfft, you've still got four to go then! :p
     
  16. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    I wouldn't count tinamous as ratites so you're closer than you think! :D
     
  17. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    we were only talking about the flightless ratites, as in the original avian sense of the term (tinamous don't count.....er, because I've never seen one)
     
  18. TeaLovingDave

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    They are - in fact, except for the few directly involved in their care, even those working at the zoo are prohibited from seeing them as the aim is to reintroduce them into the wild, so preventing any risk of humanisation is key.
     
  19. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    I've certainly seen three (Elegant Crested, Red-winged, Small-billed). Didn't always pay as close attention to birds as I do now so could have seen others at some point. Fun birds.
     
  20. Ituri

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    Well then, I'm only missing all the kiwis except the North Island brown, and the single-wattled cassowary.

    Which sounds impressive until I think it means I've seen ostrich, both rheas, emus, two cassowaries and a kiwi...I don't wanna play this game anymore. :p