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Discussion in 'Challenges, Quizzes, Competitions & Games' started by ThylacineAlive, 1 Jan 2018.

  1. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    @Giant Eland is now the biggest threat to my victory :p

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  2. Giant Eland

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    Just you wait until Monday when I visit the Smithsonian National Zoo. Potential for as many as 13 new carnivores including the 3 obvious ones I missed in Asia/Australia.

    Alsoo I have a few to add that I had forgotten from my original post (this is what happens when you make your list at 2am out of 26 zoos months after visiting them).
     
  3. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    13? Geez, I just visited the zoo and I didn't think there were 13 species there.

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  4. Giant Eland

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    Haha I just took a gander at their species list on their website- most of the 13 are relatively common in zoos (and I may well have already seen them/ran past them on my asian tour). Now that this is a goal, I'll be sure to run a little slower past each one and take note haha.
     
  5. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Or don't :p

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  6. ShonenJake13

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    A couple...I don’t really keep a life list tbh.

    I’m currently at 85 for this challenge; will find the full list tomorrow.
     
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  7. Giant Eland

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    As I mentioned above I did a shoddy job remembering my entire carnivore list seen from my 10 country zoo trip. Combination of it being 2am, and trying to look through thousands of photos months after the fact haha. Looking over my life list reminded me of a few I forgot:

    80. African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) (Perth Zoo)
    81. kinkajou (Potos flavus) (Ueno Zoo)
    82. sea otter (Enhydra lutris) (Toba Aquarium)
    83. Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) (Monster World Aquarium)
    84. caracal (Caracal caracal) (Novosibirsk Zoo)

    Where are your trips planned for haha, or is it a surprise? And come onn ya gotta keep a life list!
     
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  8. ShonenJake13

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    A few places, all shall be revealed in the coming weeks...

    I do not really keep a life list, as most of my sightings of animals were before I was a major zoo enthusiast, but here is my list for the challenge so far:

    London Zoo

    1. African hunting dog (Lycaon pictus)
    2. Narrow-striped mongoose (Mungotictis decemlineata)
    3. Meerkat (Suricata suricatta)
    4. Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinereus)
    5. Lion (Panthera leo)
    6. Dwarf mongoose (Helogale parvula)
    7. South American coati (Nasua nasua)
    8. Tiger (Panthera tigris)
    9. Serval (Leptailurus serval)

    Ouwehands Dierenpark

    10. Yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata)
    11. Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)
    12. Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)
    13. Red panda (Ailurus fulgens)
    14. Brown bear (Ursus arctos)
    15. Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus)
    16. Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
    17. Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina)
    18. Yellow-throated marten (Martes flavigula)
    19. California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)

    Artis

    20. Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda)
    21. Margay (Leopardus wiedii)
    22. Binturong (Arctictis binturong)
    23. Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
    24. Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
    25. Jaguar (Panthera onca)
    26. Wolf (Canis lupus)

    Hamerton Zoo

    27. Aardwolf (Proteles cristata)
    28. Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi)
    29. Greater grison (Galictis vittata)
    30. Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
    31. Canadian lynx (Lynx canadensis)
    32. Tayra (Eira barbara)
    33. Northern oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus)
    34. Rusty-spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus)
    35. Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas)
    36. Maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)
    37. Corsac fox (Vulpes corsac)

    Chester Zoo

    38. Spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus)
    39. Giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
    40. Bush dog (Speothos venaticus)

    Dierenpark Amersfoort

    41. Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
    42. Geoffroy’s cat (Leopardus geoffroyi)
    43. European badger (Meles meles)

    Zoo Frankfurt

    44. Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)
    45. Cape fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus)

    Wilhelma Zoo

    46. Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo)
    47. Leopard (Panthera pardus)
    48. Snow leopard (Panthera uncia)

    Kölner Zoo

    49. Haussa genet (Genetta thierryi)
    50. Ring-tailed mongoose (Galidia elegans)
    51. Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra)
    52. Honey badger (Mellivora capensis)

    ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

    53. Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)
    54. Wolverine (Gulo gulo)
    55. Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus)

    Selwo Aventura

    56. Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus)

    Lobo Park

    57. Red fox (Vulpes vulpes)

    Bioparc Fuengirola

    58. Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon)
    59. Common genet (Genetta genetta)

    Burgers’ Zoo

    60. Ringed seal (Pusa hispida)
    61. Golden jackal (Canis aureus)
    62. Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus)
    63. Bobcat (Lynx rufus)

    Zoo Parc Overloon

    64. White-nosed coati (Nasua narica)
    65. Crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus)
    66. Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus)
    67. Raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides)

    GaiaZOO

    68. European mink (Mustela lutreola)
    69. Common cusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus)
    70. Bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis)

    Cotswold Wildlife Park

    71. Pallas’ cat (Otocolobus manul)

    Crocodiles of the World

    72. Fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)

    Cedars Nature Centre

    73. Zorilla (Ictonyx striatus)

    Hemsley Conservation Centre

    74. Kinkajou (Potos flavus)
    75. Common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus)

    Bristol Zoo

    76. North American river otter (Lontra canadensis)
    77. South American fur seal (Arctocephalus australis)

    Shaldon Wildlife Trust

    78. Owston’s palm civet (Chrotogale owstoni)

    Hoo Farm

    79. Cape genet (Genetta tigrina)
    80. African civet (Civettictis civetta)
    81. Caracal (Caracal caracal)
    82. European wildcat (Felis silvestris)

    Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre

    83. New Guinea singing dog (Canis dingo hallstromi)

    Welsh Mountain Zoo

    84. European pine marten (Martes martes)

    Dudley Zoo

    85. South American sea lion (Otaria flavescens)
     
  9. birdsandbats

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    DeYoung Family Zoo - August 10 2018

    46. Dingo/New Guinea Singing Dog Canis dingo

    11 felines
    1 viverid
    1 hyena
    2 mongooses
    1 Malagasy carnivore
    10 canines
    6 bears
    1 earless seal
    1 eared seal
    1 Red Panda
    1 skunk
    4 mustelids
    4 raccoons
     
  10. pipaluk

    pipaluk Well-Known Member

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    If these species were seen months ago, I would say this is yet another member contravening rule 7 - regular updates! This is becoming a farce ! In theory if this is allowed, someone could post 150 species on 31 December and win !! It's against the rules and certainly not in the spirit of the game!!
     
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  11. TeaLovingDave

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    I think you are being needlessly aggressive, @pipaluk - until his recent burst of activity, @Giant Eland had not been regularly active on the site for some time (and has been busy visiting the various collections mentioned in his ongoing thread since returning) so I think that waiting until he was no longer busy to post his total isn't a problem.

    Moreover, by your logic you strongly imply that you think only those who have been active in the thread since it was originally started are permitted to compete - which really does come across as aggressive / pedantic given the fact this would rule out the participation of new members :p

    In any case, given the fact that @ThylacineAlive created this thread and seems to have no problem with GE competing it is a moot point.
     
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  12. pipaluk

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    Fine, you have your opinion which you're entitled to and I am not prepared to argue with.

    I will retire from the challenge until 31 December then and see how many I have!

    I object to being called aggressive , particularly when someone clearly has broken the rules as 2 people have! I merely questioned whether that should be looked at!!!

    Perhaps I should have contacted Thylo behind the scenes ?!
     
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  13. ThylacineAlive

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    @pipaluk I have no issue with these members posting their totals when they did. @Joker1706 already stated he hadn't even seen the thread until only several days before posting, and @Giant Eland has just gotten around to going through the results of his trip. These things happen and I don't think there are any grounds for action against them. I'd be quite the hypocrite if I did, too, considering I didn't have my own totals from mainly January ready to be posted until mid-March (much later on the NA Challenge thread). Neither of them waiting until the last minute to post either, we still have over one quarter of the year left for others to overtake them.

    And for the record if you wait until December 31 to post your finals you will be the only one violating Rule 7...

    ~Thylo
     
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  14. pipaluk

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    I won't be posting , there's no point!
     
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  15. ThylacineAlive

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    That's your choice then :)

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  16. pipaluk

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    Not a reflection on your decision I assure you!!
     
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  17. KevinVar

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    As with the European challenge, I realised I had forgotten to update my list with the species seen in zoos visited during May.

    Zoo Salzburg, 03/05/2018
    44. Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo)
    45. Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra)
    46. European wolverine (Gulo gulo)
    47. Maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)
    48. Corsac fox (Vulpes corsac)
    49. Cougar (Puma concolor)

    Tierpark Hellabrunn, 07/05/2018
    50. Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)
    51. South American sea lion (Otaria byronia)

    Skansen Zoo, 15/05/2018
    52. Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus)

    Hamerton Zoo,
    53. Canadian lynx (Lynx canadensis)
    54. Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus)
    55. Rusty-spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus)
    56. Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi)
    57. Tayra (Eira barbara)
    58. Greater grison (Galictis vittata)
    59. Aardwolf (Proteles cristata)
     
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  18. Giant Eland

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    Hey all. I certainly didn't mean to ruffle any feathers (or fur haha). Like @Joker1706 I only just noticed the challenge at the beginning of August. Trust me I would've been all over a challenge like this had I seen it earlier. I wish I had ever noticed them in years past, would've loved something like that. If anything learning about the challenge late hurt me otherwise I would've made it a point to see gimmes like Meerkats, Otters and Red Pandas already. I don't suspect this will be an issue for very long now that I'm challenge committed haha.

    Before this trip there was nothing to update as they were my first zoos of the year- end of April through middle of May. After I came home I had to prepare for a law exam and went offline for 1.5 months. On the trip I had so little free time (26 zoos, 19 flights, in 10 countries in 22 days haha) and consistent internet on my trip that it would've been pretty impossible to update each day anyways.

    For my two weeks in Europe September I will likely be under similar conditions (probably visiting 35 zoos) so probably wont post those totals until I'm back home (but I'll definitely do it first thing when I return this time) Is that acceptable for a long trip outside of my home country?
     
  19. Giant Eland

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    Also sorry for forgetting those 5 species- you have to understand my goal for the trip was focusing on new mammal species. So when I was visiting Perth, Numbats and Dibblers were all the rave and my 1 photo of the pack of hunting dogs gets pushed to the back of my mind. I'm totally in the game now though and will purposely be seeking out carni's and posting more frequently/immediately (Sunday and Monday will bring 2 new zoos for 2018). I sincerely hope you'll continue the challenge despite my coming to the party late :cool:!
     
  20. Giant Eland

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    You went to Taman Safari earlier this year!? Did you see the Sunda Clouded Leopards or Bay Cat!? Was the Sulawesi palm civet still around?

    EDIT- I just saw you mentioned seeing the Sunda Clouded! Luckyyyy!! They were completely off show for breeding purposes when I was there, such a shame!!

    Yess but Primates haven't been done yet right?? :rolleyes:
     
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