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Discussion in 'Challenges, Quizzes, Competitions & Games' started by ShonenJake13, 31 Dec 2019.

  1. ThomasNotTom

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    Shaldon Wildlife Trust - 03/01/2020

    12. Three-banded Armadillo, Tolypeutes tricinctus.
    13. Northern Tree Shrew, Tupaia belangeri.
    14. Brush-tailed bettong, Bettongia penicillata.
     
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  2. ThomasNotTom

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    Paignton Zoo - 04/01/2020

    15. Western Grey Kangaroo, Macropus fuliginosus.
     
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  3. pipaluk

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    Colchester Zoo 5/1/2020

    9 Aardvark - Orycteropus afer
    10 Rock Hyrax - Provacia capensis
    11 Southern Tamandua - Tamandua tetradactyla
    12 Giant Anteater - Myrmecophaga tridactyla
    13 Linne's two-toed Sloth - Chloepus didactylus
     
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  4. Vision

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    Antwerp Zoo, 10/01/2020:
    1) Black-and-rufous sengi, Rhynchocyon petersi
    2) Koala, Phascolarctos cinereus
    3) Goodfellow's tree-kangaroo, Dendrolagus goodfellowi
    4) North American porcupine, Erethizon dorsatum
    5) Barbary striped grass mouse, Lemniscomys barbarus
    6) Coypu, Myocastor coypus

    No sign of the tamandua, and I totally forgot about the kangaroo/wallaby exhibit so I'll have to go back. :p
     
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  5. ThomasNotTom

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    Bristol Zoo - 10/01/2020

    16. Goodfellows Tree Kangaroo, Dendrolagus goodfellowi
    17. Eastern Quoll, Dasyurus viverrinus
    18. Kowari, Dasyuroides byrnei
    19. Livingstone's Fruit Bat, Pteropus livingstonii
    20. Black Rat, Rattus rattus
    21. House Mouse, Mus musculus
    22. Turkish Spiny Mice, Acomys cilicicus
    23. Naked Mole Rat, Heterocephalus glaber
    24. Patagonian Mara, Dolichotis patagonum
    25. Ground Cuscus, Phalanger gymnotis
    26. Malagasy Jumping Rat, Hypogeomys antimena

    Noahs Ark Zoo Farm - 10/01/2020

    27. Cape Porcupine, Hystrix africaeaustralis
    28. Black-tailed Prairie Dog, Cynomys ludovicianus
    29. Bennets Wallaby, Macropus rufogriseus
     
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  6. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Do Bristol keep wild ones, or are they domestic? I can imagine wild Black Rats being kept, but wild House Mice seems a bit odd.
     
  7. TeaLovingDave

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    They are actually wild, to the best of my knowledge :) it's a display made to look like a vermin-ridden house.
     
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  8. lintworm

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    Burgers' Zoo

    1. Swamp wallaby (Wallabia bicolor)
    2. Rodriquez flying fox (Pteropus rodricensis)
    3. Aardvark (Orycteropus afer)
    4. Capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris)
    5. Hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus)
    6. Cactus mouse (Peromyscus eremicus)
    7. Seba's short-tailed bat (Carollia perspicillata)

    The Kangaroo rat, Rock squirrel and Lyles' flying foxes were no-shows.
     
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  9. Ursus

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    If I'm not mistaken the manatee doesn't count for this challenge.
     
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  10. ShonenJake13

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    You’re correct, for this challenge Sirenia do not count.
     
  11. lintworm

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    Thanks, I'll remove it then. As it counts under miscellaneous mammals in the cup, I assumed it would do here as well...
     
  12. ShonenJake13

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    No, I posted a list of which categories count for this challenge at the very start :) essentially every mammalian order present in zoos except primates, carnivores/pinnipeds, cetaceans, sirenians, elephants and ungulates.

    As was also previously explained, the miscellaneous name was not chosen to copy the cup, but more to avoid needless debate about what constitutes a ‘small mammal’, as some would doubtless include nocturnal prosimians, tarsiers, small carnivores and mouse deer amongst them, but may not include kangaroos or giant anteaters.
    Needless to say, manatees are a tad too big to count as part of small mammals no matter what someone thinks ;)
     
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  13. zoogiraffe

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    Believe they are wild looking domestic but by very selective breeding they look like wild. I could be wrong but I don't think I am.
     
  14. Pertinax

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    I think Bristol's rats may be from a laboratory strain? Black rat hasn't been domesticated to the extent of Brown as they have a more nervous temperament so far less suitable as pets. BTW with destruction of Shiant Isles population I don't know anywhere in UK where wild Black rat can still (reliably) be found.
     
  15. Lemur02

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    Artis Zoo 12-01-2019:
    Some no-shows were: sugar glider, giant anteater and seba's short-tailed bat
    1. Red-necked wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus)
    2. Rodriguez flying fox (Pteropus rodricensis)
    3. Northern treeshrew (Tupaia belangeri)
    4. Linnaeus's two-toed sloth (Choloepus didactylus)
    5. Three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes matacus)
    6. Prevost's squirrel (Callosciurus prevostii borneoensis)
    7. Gundi (Ctenodactylus gundi)
    8. Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)
    9. Patagonian mara (Dolichotis patagonum)
    10. Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)
    11. Cape porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis)
    12. Alpine marmot (Marmota marmota marmota)
    13. Coypu (Myocastor coypu)
     
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    Zoo Duisburg - 05.01.2020
    01. Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus)
    02. Swamp Wallaby (Wallabia bicolor)
    03. Common Wallaroo (Osphranter robustus)
    04. Red-necked Wallaby (Notamacropus rufogriseus)
    05. Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)
    06. Goodfellow's Tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi)
    07. Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
    08. Brush-tailed Bettong (Bettongia penicillata)
    09. Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)
    10. Northern Treeshrew (Tupaia belangeri)
    11. Linnaeus's Two-toed Sloth (Choloepus didactylus)
    12. Greater Guinea Pig (Cavia magna)
    13. Domestic Guinea Pig (Cavia aperea)
     
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    Lakeland wildlife oasis 11/1/20

    12.African Pygmy mouse
    13.Northeast African spiny mouse
    14.Eurasian harvest mouse
    15.Swinhoe’s striped squirrel
    16.Eurasian red squirrel
    17.Degu
    18.Long tailed chinchilla
    19.Belanger’s treeshrew
    20.Naked mole rat
     
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  18. ShonenJake13

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    To make it easier to keep track of things, could you please number these? It would also be great if from now on you could add your previous entry to this challenge in a quote above your new addition(s) :) thanks!

    As an example of why it is useful to do this: you have added lesser hedgehog tenrec again even though you’d already seen this at exmoor!
     
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    oops:confused: sorry, I have fixed it now:)
     
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  20. Chlidonias

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    I've added in his previous post as a quote.
     
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