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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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    As @FunkyGibbon said.

    But on another note, do they not still have Black-Footed Ferret and Eastern Spotted Skunk?

    ~Thylo
     
  2. Neil chace

    Neil chace Well-Known Member

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    Trying again-
    Capron park zoo
    Slender-tailed meerkat -suricata suricatta
    African lion- panthera lio
    Amur leopard- panthera pardus orientalis
    Fennec fox- vulpes zerda
    NA river otter- lontra canadensis
    Sloth Bear- melursus ursinus
    Serval- leptailurus Serval
    Red panda- ailurus fulgens
    Buttonwood park zoo
    Harbor seal- phoca vitulina
    Cougar- puma concolour
    Canada lynx- lynx canadensis
    Bobcat- lynx rufus
    NA black bear- ursus Americanus
    Coyote- canis latrans
    National zoo-
    Giant panda- ailuropoda melanoluca
    Fishing cat- prionailurus vivverinus
    Clouded leopard- neofelis nebulosa
    Sand cat- felis margarita
    Black-footed ferret- mustela nigripes
    Coatimundi- nasua nasua
    Maned wolf- chrysocyon brachyursus
    Cheetah- acinonyx jubatus
    ZooAmerica-
    American marten- martes americana
    Grey wolf- canis lupus
    Ocelot- leopardus pardulus
    Roger Williams Zoo
    Binturong- arctistic binturong
    Snow Leopard- panthera uncia
    Red wolf- canis rufus
    Asiatic black bear- ursus thibetanus
    This means I have 29 species so far
     
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  3. lintworm

    lintworm Well-Known Member

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    It is easier if you number them as you go and to use enters between the zoos or have some other way to make your list more readable like bold or underscore.
     
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  4. Neil chace

    Neil chace Well-Known Member

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    Adding some
    Ecotarium

    30. Red Fox vulpes vulpes
    31. Striped Skunk mephitis mephitis
     
  5. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    So I know I did that whole 10 days count down and it's been 11 days since then but I switched the zoo I was doing first last minute and wanted to come back with a bit more of a bang so:

    Faunia
    77) Common Genet Genetta genetta
    78) Steller's Sea Lion Eumetopias jubatus

    Madrid Zoo & Aquarium
    79) Iberian Lynx Lynx pardinus
    80) European Mink Mustela lutreola
    81) Patagonian Sea Lion Otaria flavescens

    Nandiniidae (monotypic)
    0 species

    Prionodontidae
    0 species

    Felidae
    20 species

    Vivierridae
    1 species

    Hyaenidae
    2 species

    Eupleridae
    2 species

    Herpestidae
    3 species

    Canidae
    15 species

    Ursidae
    7 species

    Odobenidae (monotypic)
    1 species

    Otariidae
    4 species

    Phocidae
    3 species

    Ailuridae (monotypic)
    1 species

    Mephitidae
    2 species

    Mustelidae
    13 species

    Procyonidae
    5 species

    Worthy Note: I've officially seen six subspecies of Brown Bear this year and total (won't see any more, unless you split Iberian), three of which have been lifers.

    Probably won't keep up as I go- sorry for breaking the rules- but I have a lot of running around to do in the upcoming weeks and I don't have my computer so just posting this took a lot longer than it should have.

    ~Thylo
     
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  6. TheGerenuk

    TheGerenuk Well-Known Member

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    Impressive list! Which subspecies of brown bear did you see?
     
  7. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    I've seen Grizzly, Sitka, Syrian, Ussuri, Kodiak, and now European (technically Iberian but idt any split of them is considered valid despite how different they look from other animals I've seen in UK zoos). The Syrian, Ussuri, and Kodiak have all been lifers this year.

    ~Thylo
     
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  9. Giant Eland

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    Fantastic Iberian Lynx!!! I've never seen one and hope to see my first also at Madrid zoo at the end of September. What time of day did you see them, how active were they, good photos?


    I'll be stuck at 96 until my European adventure (with a smattering of Dubai) begins September 16th :D...after that the real fun begins!! Can't wait to finally tick off damned Red Pandas lol.
     
  10. FunkyGibbon

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    So I have a two week window to try and squeeze a temporary lead!
     
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  11. ThylacineAlive

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    I suggest getting to the zoo at opening and then making a hard left to their enclosure right away. I never saw them after the morning but they were very active then. The mink were let out about half an hour after opening and the one on the left was very showy too.

    @FunkyGibbon maybe if you both wait a while to post I can win for a bit, yeah? :p

    ~Thylo
     
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  12. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Greetings from Walsrode!

    Duisburg
    82) European Wildcat Felis silvestris
    83) Wolverine Gulo gulo

    Krefeld Zoo
    84) Jaguarundi Herpailurus yagouaroundi

    Nandiniidae (monotypic)
    0 species

    Prionodontidae
    0 species

    Felidae
    22 species

    Vivierridae
    1 species

    Hyaenidae
    2 species

    Eupleridae
    2 species

    Herpestidae
    3 species

    Canidae
    15 species

    Ursidae
    7 species

    Odobenidae (monotypic)
    1 species

    Otariidae
    4 species

    Phocidae
    3 species

    Ailuridae (monotypic)
    1 species

    Mephitidae
    2 species

    Mustelidae
    14 species

    Procyonidae
    5 species

    ~Thylo
     
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  13. FunkyGibbon

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    The sad thing is, despite having more visits scheduled for the coming weeks, it's entirely possible that I won't add more than two species for the rest of the year. I'm just at that point where I've hit everything that's common in China and I am hoping that the odd rarity shows up.

    I'm looking forward to following Jake's updates from his European leg; I'm suspecting/hoping that he's in a similar situation.
     
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  14. ShonenJake13

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    Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover

    88. Northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus)
    89. Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus)
     
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  15. Birdlover

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    The exhibit and sign for Black-footed Ferrets was still there at ZooAmerica in mid-August but in 3 visits over 2 days I never saw them. The Eastern Spotted Skunk, I believe is no longer there. The exhibit was empty and the sign gone but they do have a Striped Skunk as an ambassador animal.
     
  16. FunkyGibbon

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    @thylo, I'm assuming a white morph American mink counts as a domestic?
     
  17. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    If it's like a silver fox situation then yeah they count as dometics.

    ~Thylo
     
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  18. ShonenJake13

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    Apologies @FunkyGibbon, but here goes nothing.

    Berlin Zoo

    90. Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus)
    91. Sand cat (Felis margarita)

    Berlin Tierpark

    92. Malayan civet (Viverra tangalunga)
    93. Striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena)
    94. Sunda leopard cat (Prionailurus javanensis)
    95. Dhole (Cuon alpinus)

    Wildpark Connewitz

    96. Stone marten (Martes foina)

    Magdeburg Zoo

    97. Marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna)
     
  19. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Erlebnis-Zoo Hannover
    85) Northern Fur Seal Callorhinus ursinus

    Berlin Zoo
    86) Sloth Bear Melursus ursinus
    87) Brown Fur Seal Arctocephalus pusillus

    Tierpark Berlin
    88) Asian Palm-Civet Paradoxurus hermaphroditus
    89) Malayan Civet Viverra tangalunga
    90) Sunda Leopard Cat Prionailurus javanensis
    91) Dhole Cuon alpinus

    Wildpark Connewitz
    92) European Pine Marten Martes martes
    93) Beech Marten Martes foina

    Magdeburg Zoo
    94) Marbled Polecat Vormela peregusna
    95) Yellow Mongoose Cynictis penicillata
    96) Common Cusimanse Crossarchus obscurus

    Nandiniidae (monotypic)
    0 species

    Prionodontidae
    0 species

    Felidae
    23 species

    Vivierridae
    4 species

    Hyaenidae
    2 species

    Eupleridae
    2 species

    Herpestidae
    5 species

    Canidae
    16 species

    Ursidae
    8 species

    Odobenidae (monotypic)
    1 species

    Otariidae
    6 species

    Phocidae
    3 species

    Ailuridae (monotypic)
    1 species

    Mephitidae
    2 species

    Mustelidae
    17 species

    Procyonidae
    5 species

    As successful as these past few days have been, I've also managed to miss six planned species from the various zoos above. This also brings the very disappointing announcement that Magdeburg's Marsh Mongoose are currently behind the scenes and due to leave the zoo imminently for an unknown collection.

    ~Thylo
     
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  20. Mr. Zootycoon

    Mr. Zootycoon Well-Known Member

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    Do you have any information on how many they currently have? They received a pair from the Netherlands and later on a third one, the latter was subsequently send back when introductions with the pair were unsuccessful.