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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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    1.1

    And @ShonenJake13, stop copying me!

    ~Thylo
     
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  2. TeaLovingDave

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    Disappointing enough for you :p imagine how I feel having missed the species at both Zie-zoo and Magdeburg due to it being off-display!
     
  3. vogelcommando

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    Visited two of the 3 main collections in Belgium on Friday and Saterday and althrough they had both nice collections of carnivores only 1 new species for the challenge, at Antwerp Zoo :
    49 ) Spectacled bear - Tremarctos ornatus ( see Young Andean bear | ZooChat )

    At Pairi Daiza I had the possibility to add the Giant otter but because I missed it on my first round and run out of time on the second tour, this species has to wait to become part of the list of species seen this year :( .
     
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  4. FunkyGibbon

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    Since my last entry I've visited seven zoos and not added a single carnivore...

    I am trying!

    If today doesn't come through for me then it's all over.
     
  5. FunkyGibbon

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    Changlong Ocean Kingdom, Monday September 10th

    95) Walrus, Odobenus rosmarus
    96) Bearded seal, Erignathus barbatus

    That genuinely might be it for the year, just a boundary short of my ton. If so, a surprise lifer, and a much-wanted one at that, is a nice way to go out.
     
  6. ThylacineAlive

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    Nowe Zoo Poznan
    97) Siberian Weasel Mustela sibirica
    98) Feline Genet Genetta felina
    99) Mainland Leopard Cat Prionailurus bengalensis
    100) Eurasian Otter Lutra lutra

    Nandiniidae (monotypic)
    0 species

    Prionodontidae
    0 species

    Felidae
    24 species

    Vivierridae
    5 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
    19 species

    Procyonidae
    5 species

    Unfortunately I must admit I missed being the first to see 100 species here by about 15-20 minites...

    ~Thylo
     
  7. ShonenJake13

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    98. Siberian weasel (Mustela sibirica)
    99. Mainland leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis)
    100. Feline genet (Genetta felina)

    Guess who got 100 before Thylo :p
     
  8. Giant Eland

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    LOL! As I was reading this I was JUST about to message you congrats on being the first to 100! Oh well, congrats on being the 2nd to 100 and the 1st to post about it lol!
     
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  9. TeaLovingDave

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    After a further jaunt in Germany, my total creeps up a little further:


    Duisburg Zoo - 06/02/2018

    1) African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)
    2) Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus)
    3) Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea)
    4) Banded mongoose (Mungos mungo)
    5) East African Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula undulata)
    6) Eastern Atlantic harbour seal (Phoca vitulina vitulina)
    7) European wolverine (Gulo gulo gulo)
    8) Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)
    9) Giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
    10) Indochinese clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa nebulosa)
    11) Lion (Panthera leo)
    12) Malayan binturong (Arctictis binturong binturong)
    13) Meerkat (Suricata suricatta)
    14) Nepalese red panda (Ailurus fulgens fulgens)
    15) Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica)
    16) South American coati (Nasua nasua)

    Krefeld Zoo - 06/02/2018

    17) California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)
    18) Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra lutra)
    19) Jaguar (Panthera onca)
    20) Jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi)
    21) Serval (Leptailurus serval)
    22) Snow leopard (Panthera uncia)
    23) South African bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis megalotis)
    24) South African cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus jubatus)

    Burger's Zoo - 07/02/2018

    25) Arctic ringed seal (Pusa hispida hispida)
    26) Bobcat (Lynx rufus)
    27) European golden jackal (Canis aureus moreotica)
    28) Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus)
    29) Sri Lankan Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya)
    30) Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
    31) Malayan Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus malayanus)

    Artis - 08/02/2018

    32) Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda)
    33) Northern Raccoon (Procyon lotor)
    34) Northern yellow-throated marten (Martes flavigula aterrima
    35) Wolf (Canis lupus)
    36) Yucatan margay (Leopardus wiedii yucatanicus)

    Diergarde Blijdorp - 09/02/2018

    37) Fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)
    38) Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
    39) Siberian pallas' cat (Otocolobus manul manul)
    40) Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
    41) Swift fox (Vulpes velox)
    42) Yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata)

    Antwerp Zoo - 10/02/2018

    43) Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus)

    BestZoo - 11/02/2018

    44) Eastern spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius)
    45) Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)

    Zie-Zoo - 11/02/2018

    46) American black bear (Ursus americanus)
    47) Chinese dhole (Cuon alpinus lepturus)
    48) Corsac fox (Vulpes corsac)
    49) Dark cusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus)
    50) East African Striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena dubbah)
    51) Eastern Ring-tailed vontsira (Galidia elegans elegans)
    52) Maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)
    53) Tayra (Eira barbara)
    54) White-nosed coati (Nasua narica)

    Dierenpark Amersfoort - 12/02/2018

    55) Brown bear (Ursus arctos)
    56) European badger (Meles meles meles)
    57) Geoffroy's cat (Leopardus geoffroyi)

    Chester Zoo - 19/03/2018

    58) Bush dog (Speothos venaticus)

    Hamerton Zoo - 24/03/2018

    59) Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas)
    60) Canadian lynx (Lynx canadensis)
    61) Eastern aardwolf (Proteles cristata septentrionalis)
    62) Greater grison (Galictis vittata)
    63) Northern Tigrina (Leopardus tigrinus)
    64) Sri Lankan rusty-spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus phillipsi)

    Kirkley Hall Zoo - 03/04/2018

    65) European Genet (Genetta genetta)
    66) Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus)

    Zoo Dortmund - 18/04/2018

    67) South American Fur Seal (Arctocephalus australis)
    68) Southern Tigrina (Leopardus guttulus)
    69) Himalayan Palm Civet (Paguma larvata larvata)

    Zoo Wuppertal - 20/04/2018


    70) South Asian Golden Cat (Catopuma temminckii temminckii)
    71) Arabian Sand Cat (Felis margarita harrisoni)
    72) Gordon's Wildcat (Felis libyca gordoni)

    Zoo Frankfurt - 21/04/2018

    73) Cape Fur Seal (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus)

    Wildpark Grafenberger Wald - 22/04/2018

    74) European Wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris)
    75) European Polecat (Mustela putorius)
    76) European Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes crucigera)

    Zoo Berlin - 07/09/2018

    77) Asiatic Black Bear (Ursus thibetanus)
    78) Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)
    79) Indian Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus ursinus)

    Zoo Magdeburg - 08/09/2018

    80) Marbled Polecat (Vormela peregusna)

    Tierpark Berlin - 09/09/2018

    81) Dingo (Canis dingo dingo)
    82) Central African ratel (Mellivora capensis cottoni)
    83) Malayan civet (Viverra tangalunga)
    84) Palawan leopard cat (Prionailurus sumatranus heaneyi)

    Zoo Dresden - 10/09/2018

    85) Caracal (Caracal caracal)

    Tierpark Chemnitz - 10/09/2018

    86) Amur Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis euptilura)

    Zoo Leipzig - 12/09/2018

    87) Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)

    Wildpark Connewitz - 12/09/2018

    88) Stone Marten (Martes foina)
    89) Pine Marten (Martes martes)
    90) European Mink (Mustela lutreola)

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    Got to say.... I was a tiny bit frustrated to fail at picking up American Mink at the last collection mentioned ;)
     
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  10. Giant Eland

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    My 2nd grand zoo trip of the year has officially begun! I will try to update the list via iphone when I have time/wifi along the trip! Forgive me for the lack of scientific names until I return home.

    Chester Zoo: Sept 14th

    97. Bush Dog
    98. Giant Otter
     
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  11. FunkyGibbon

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    I think given how consistently this rule has been upheld it is fair to ask that you include scientific names as well.
     
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  12. vogelcommando

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    Visited Zoo Duisburg and Zoo Krefeld last week and this should give me 4 more species for the 2018-challenge but...... the Wolverine at Duisburg didn't wanted to show him/her/it self and at Krefeld I had hoped to see the Eurasian river otter ( after missing it on my visit earlier this year ) but after seeing their enclosure ( see Enclosure Eurasian river otter - under construction | ZooChat ) I lost all hope and guess I have to visit another collection which also keeps this species to get it on my 2018-list.
    The other 2 species were both at Duisburg and afther missing the Giant river otter at Pairi Daiza a few days before, I now saw a group of very active animals in and next to Rio Negro. The other species - the European wild cat was a little more tricky and was hidding quite well in a tree-trunk and althrough taking photos of it was impossible, I at least saw it so :

    50 ) Giant river otter - Pteronura brasiliensis ( see Giant river otter | ZooChat )
    51 ) European wild cat - Felis silvestris
     
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  13. ThylacineAlive

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    I may not have been the first to crack 100 but at least I'm the first to exceed it!

    Wroclaw Zoological Garden
    101) Narrow-Striped Boky Mungotictis decemlineata

    Ostrava Zoo
    102) Geoffroy's Cat Leopardus geoffroyi
    103) Rusty-Spotted Cat Prionailurus rubiginosus

    Prague Zoo
    104) Brown Hyena Hyaena brunnea
    105) Oncilla Leopardus tigrinus
    106) Smooth-Coated Otter Lutrogale perspicillata

    Plzen Zoo
    107) Slender Mongoose Galerella sanguinea
    108) Haussa Genet Genetta thierryi

    Jihlava Zoo
    109) Jungle Cat Felis chaus
    110) Near Eastern Wildcat Felis lybica

    Nandiniidae (monotypic)
    0 species

    Prionodontidae
    0 species

    Felidae
    29 species

    Vivierridae
    5 species

    Hyaenidae
    3 species

    Eupleridae
    3 species

    Herpestidae
    6 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
    20 species

    Procyonidae
    5 species

    And with that my continental Europe tour comes to a close.

    ~Thylo
     
  14. ShonenJake13

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    Well I guess I’ll add mine too then :)

    Prague Zoo

    101. Brown hyena (Hyaena brunnea)
    102. Smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata)

    Plzen Zoo

    103. Common slender mongoose (Galerella sanguinea)
    104. Puma (Puma concolor)

    Jihlava Zoo

    105. Jungle cat (Felis chaus)
    106. African wildcat (Felis lybica)
     
  15. pipaluk

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    Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre

    80 New Guinea Singing Dog - Canis dingo

    Exotic Zoo

    81 Common Genet - Genetta genetta
     
  16. ThylacineAlive

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    Welcome back

    ~Thylo
     
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    May have been back sooner, just nothing to add!
     
  18. ThylacineAlive

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    Bet you all thought I was done but I'm NOT!!

    Cedars Nature Center
    111) Zorilla Ictonyx striatus

    Hamerton Zoo Park
    112) Aardwolf Proteles cristata
    113) Corsac Fox Vulpes corsac
    114) Greater Grison Galictis vittata

    Nandiniidae (monotypic)
    0 species

    Prionodontidae
    0 species

    Felidae
    29 species

    Vivierridae
    5 species

    Hyaenidae
    4 species

    Eupleridae
    3 species

    Herpestidae
    6 species

    Canidae
    17 species

    Ursidae
    8 species

    Odobenidae (monotypic)
    1 species

    Otariidae
    6 species

    Phocidae
    3 species

    Ailuridae (monotypic)
    1 species

    Mephitidae
    2 species

    Mustelidae
    22 species

    Procyonidae
    5 species

    Unfortunately I really do think this will be the end of my year. There's really only one or two more species I think I can realistically get at this point but I doubt I'll be getting to those collections. I was hoping to get to at least 120 but, even with species I missed on this trip, I'd only be at 118 so I'd have to really have pushed. Maybe I should have allowed Dasyurids after all... In any case I look forward to @Giant Eland promptly stealing away my otherwise ensured victory (maybe I should ban him?).

    ~Thylo
     
  19. ThylacineAlive

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    As expected I picked up no other new species in the UK (my visits there were based more around other animals) and I'm not back home in Connecticut.

    ~Thylo
     
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    Where are you then?