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  1. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Oops typo! I meant to say I am now back in Connecticut.

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  2. Giant Eland

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    Okay I am finally back home after almost 3 weeks abroad for the 2nd time this year. Another whirlwind trip, this time visiting 9 countries and 33 Zoos. After a few requests I do intend to give this trip a proper write up (and if I have time after I'll attempt a delayed write up for my Asia/Australia trip from the Spring) Here is my updated total carnivore tally including dates I visited each institution. Lifers for me are bolded.

    Moscow Zoo (4.20-4.21)


    1.) lion (Panthera leo)

    2.) striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena)

    3.) gray wolf (Canis lupus)

    4.) golden jackal (Canis aureus)

    5.) northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus)

    6.) Gordon’s Wildcat (Felis lybica gordoni)

    7.) European pine marten (Martes martes)

    8.) beech marten (Martes foina)

    9.) jungle cat (Felis chaus)

    10.) Arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus)

    11.) dhole (Cuon alpinus)

    12.) wolverine (Gulo gulo)

    13.) banded mongoose (Mungos mungo)

    14.) California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)

    15.) Common racoon (Procyon lotor)


    Novosibirsk Zoo (4.22)


    16.) sable (Martes zibellina)

    17.) yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata)

    18.) steppe polecat (Mustela eversmanii)

    19.) pardine genet (Genetta pardina)

    20.) Asian badger (Meles leucurus)

    21.) masked palm civet (Paguma larvata)

    22.) corsac fox (Vulpes corsac)

    23.) marbled polecat (Vormela peregusna)

    24.) European mink (Mustela lutreola)

    25.) Siberian weasel (Mustela sibirica)

    26.) polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

    27.) tayra (Eira barbara)

    28.) caracal (Caracal caracal)

    Khao Kheow Open Zoo (4.23)


    29.) flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps)

    30.) tiger (Panthera tigris)

    31.) fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)


    Monster World Aquarium (4.23)


    32.) common genet (Genetta genetta)

    33.) Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus)

    Dusit Zoo
    (4.24)


    34.) leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis)

    35.) large Indian civet (Viverra zibetha)

    36.) small Indian civet (Viverricula indica)

    37.) small-toothed palm civet (Arctogalidia trivirgata)

    38.) smooth-coated otter (Lutrogale perspicillata)

    Pata Zoo (4.24)


    39.) Javan mongoose (Herpestes javanicus)

    40.) hog badger (Arctonyx collaris)

    41.) binturong (Arctictis binturong)

    Taman Safari Bogor (4.25)


    42.) sun bear (Helarctos malayanus)

    43.) cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

    44.) leopard (Panthera pardus)

    45.) jaguar (Panthera onca)

    46.) Asian golden cat (Catopuma temminckii)

    47.) golden wet-zone palm civet (Paradoxurus aureus)

    Batu Secret Zoo (4.26)


    48.) banded palm civet (Hemigalus derbyanus)

    49.) Sumatran Hog Badger (Arctonyx hoevenii)

    50.) yellow-throated marten (Martes flavigula)



    Territory Wildlife Park (4.28)


    51.) Dingo (Canis dingo)


    Perth Zoo (4.29)


    52.) African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)



    Singapore Zoo (5.1-5.2)


    53.) Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes Procyonoides)

    54.) cougar (Puma concolor)

    55.) black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas)

    Night Safari (5.1)


    56.) spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

    57.) sloth bear (Melursus ursinus)

    58.) clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)

    59.) serval (Leptailurus serval)

    60.) Malay civet (Viverra tangalunga)

    Avilon Zoo (5.2)


    61.) Palawan stink badger (Mydaus marchei)

    62.) short-tailed mongoose (Herpestes brachyurus)

    63.) Sunda leopard cat (Prionailurus javanensis)

    Saigon Zoo (5.3)


    64.) Burmese ferret-badger (Melogale personata)

    65.) Owston's palm civet (Chrotogale owstoni)

    Taipei Zoo (5.5)


    66.) giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)

    67.) Chinese ferret badger (Melogale moschata)

    68.) crab-eating mongoose (Herpestes urva)

    69.) Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus)

    Toba Aquarium (5.6)


    70.) walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)

    71.) Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus)

    72.) spotted seal (Phoca largha)

    73.) harbor seal (Phoca vitulina)

    74.) Baikal seal (Pusa sibirica)

    75.) brown fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus)

    76.) sea otter (Enhydra lutris)

    Inokashira Park Zoo (5.7)


    77.) Japanese marten (Martes melampus)

    Tama Zoo
    (5.7)


    78.) Japanese weasel (Mustela itatsi)

    79.) Japanese badger (Meles anakuma)

    Ueno Zoo (5.8)


    80.) brown bear (Ursus arctos)

    81.) common dwarf mongoose (Helogale parvula)

    82.) Pallas's cat (Otocolobus manul)

    83.) kinkajou (Potos flavus)



    Smithsonian National Zoo (8.13)


    84.) spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus)

    85.) Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea)

    86.) black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes)

    87.) fennec fox (Vulpes zerda)

    88.) grey seal (Halichoerus grypus)

    89.) maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)

    90.) North American river otter (Lontra canadensis)

    91.) sand cat (Felis margarita)

    92.) striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis)

    93.) white-nosed coati (Nasua narica)

    94.) meerkat (Suricata suricatta)


    Chester Zoo (9.14)


    95.) Bush dog (Speothos venaticus)

    96.) Giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)



    Bristol Zoo (9.16)



    97.) South American fur seal (Artocephalus australis)


    Axe Valley Wildlife Park (9.16)


    98.) Egyptian Mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon)

    99.) Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx)

    100.) African Civet (Civettictis civetta)

    101.) Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yagouaroundi)


    Halle Zoo (9.18)


    102.) Aardwolf (Proteles cristata)


    Stassfurt Zoo (9.18)


    103.) Geoffrey’s Cat (Leopardus geoffroyi)


    Magdeburg Zoo (9.19)


    104.) Dark Cusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus)

    105.) Bat-eared Fox (Otocyon megalotis)


    Berlin Zoo (9.20)


    106.) Ring-tailed Mongoose (Galidia elegans)


    Tierpark Berlin (9.21-9.22)


    107.) Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens)


    Arabian Wildlife Centre (9.23)


    108.) Blanford’s fox (Vulpes cana)

    109.) Rüppell's fox (Vulpes rueppellii)

    110.) white-tailed mongoose (Ichneumia albicauda)

    111.) Arabian red fox (Vulpes vulpes arabica)

    112.) Arabian Ratel (Mellivora capensis pumilio)


    Al Ain Zoo (9.24)


    113.) African Wolf (Canis anthus)


    Zlin Zoo (9.25)


    114.) Gambian mongoose (Mungos gambianus)


    Brno Zoo (9.25)


    115.) South American coati (Nasua nasua)

    116.) Javan Ferret Badger (Melogale orientalis)

    117.) Margay (Leopardus wiedii)


    Plzen Zoo (9.26)


    118.) Cape Fox (Vulpes chama)

    119.) Narrow Striped Mongoose (Mungotictis decemlineata)

    120.) Slender Mongoose (Galerella sanguinea)

    121.) Hausa genet (Genetta thierryi)


    BestZoo (9.28)


    122.) Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius)


    Madrid Zoo (9.30)


    123.) Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus)



    Valencia Bioparc (9.30)


    124.) spotted-necked otter (Hydrictis maculicollis)

    125.) Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)



    Extras:


    Prague Zoo (9.25 seen after normal visiting hours)


    1.) oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus)

    2.) Brown Hyena (Hyaena brunnea)



    Behind the Scenes


    3.) least weasel (Mustela nivalis)

    4.) European polecat (Mustela putorius)

    5.) Mongoose 1

    6.) Mongoose 2

    7.) Cat 1



    Some available species still left to see or missed in Europe:


    1. Kit fox

    2. swift fox (zoo America)

    3. American marten (zoo America)

    4. gray fox

    5. Coyote (queens zoo)

    6. Red wolf (Beardsley zoo)

    7. American black bear

    8. Crab eating raccoon

    9. Ermine

    10. African clawless otter

    11. European otter

    12. Bobcat (never showed at Berlin TP for me)

    13. Ocelot

    14. Black-footed cat

    15. Rusty spotted cat (never showed at Berlin for me)

    16. Ringed Seal

    Any suggestions of where to see these species are welcomed haha, I haven't researched it much.
     
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  3. ShonenJake13

    ShonenJake13 Well-Known Member

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    So I'm assuming that whoever gave you offshow access knows you've posted about these? Because I can think of at least a couple of reasons why the collections wouldn't be too happy knowing you've posted this information online...

    Generally from personal experience posting about often exclusive behind the scenes experiences on a public forum doesn't end too well
     
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  4. Mr. Zootycoon

    Mr. Zootycoon Well-Known Member

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    Finally!

    Ouwehand Zoo
    51. California sea lion [Zalophus californianus]
     
  5. Giant Eland

    Giant Eland Well-Known Member

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    Okay fixed. Can u edit your quote as well?
    I figured it was alright since I made no mention of where I saw them. But as per your advice I will secure permission before mentioning them. Hopefully permission will be granted for me to share photographs as well.
     
  6. ShonenJake13

    ShonenJake13 Well-Known Member

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    I have done so.

    Well a lot of people know where the three species you have edited into anonymity are as they are such unique species, kept in only a handful of places. So good call asking for permission IMO as you have no idea what reaction they'll have to you publicly, in their eyes, showing off that you saw these species on a public forum.
     
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  7. Birdlover

    Birdlover Well-Known Member

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    Giant Eland, in addition to the marten the following all can be seen at Zoo America.
    American Black Bear
    Ocelot
    Bobcat
    There is no longer a Swift Fox there.
    Bobcat, American Black Bear and Coyote can also both be seen at the Buttonwood Zoo in New Bedford, MA
     
  8. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    I think he meant new species for him. Doesn't the zoo also have a pair of Ringtail still?

    Also, are you sure on the Coyotes. The Queens Zoo animals are hybrids and I'd imagine the Buttonwood Zoo animals will be, too, if they were sourced from the Northeast.

    ~Thylo
     
  9. Birdlover

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    That is what he meant and I was listing species from his list that he still needed. Yes I assume they are Eastern Coyotes whatever that really is
     
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  10. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    "Eastern Coyotes" are hybrids with Canis lycaon.

    ~Thylo
     
  11. TheGerenuk

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    Buffalo Zoo: October 6

    33. Eurasian lynx Lynx Lynx

    Subtotals:

    Nandiniidae (monotypic)
    0 species

    Prionodontidae
    0 species

    Felidae
    13 species


    Vivierridae
    0 species

    Hyaenidae
    1 species

    Eupleridae
    0 species

    Herpestidae
    1 species

    Canidae
    5 species

    Ursidae
    4 species

    Odobenidae (monotypic)
    0 species

    Otariidae
    1 species

    Phocidae
    1 species

    Ailuridae (monotypic)
    1 species

    Mephitidae
    1 species

    Mustelidae
    4 species

    Procyonidae
    0 species
     
  12. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Little update of my 2018-challenge because several zoo-visits gave me some new species for this year ( and even a lifer :) ! ) :
    Dierenpark Amersfoort was good for one new species :
    52 ) Geoffroy's cat - Leopardus geoffroyi ( see Geoffroy's cat | ZooChat )
    BestZoo - were I met Kakapo on his Dutch - Belgium trip - provided me with a lifer :
    53 ) Eastern spotted skunk - Spilogale putorius ( see Enclosure Spotted skunk | ZooChat )
    and my second visit to Blijdorp - Rotterdam helped me to reduce the number of missed species at my first visit from 4 to 2 ( Kit fox and European river otter still not seen :( ) :
    54 ) Maned wolf - Chrysocyon brachyurus
    55 ) Pallas cat - Otocolobus manul ( see Pallas cat | ZooChat )
     
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  13. Giant Eland

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    Subtotals for 2018 (including the 7 extras that don't count towards my challenge total) compared with my lifetime totals:

    Nandiniidae (monotypic)
    0 species (1 lifetime)

    Prionodontidae
    0 species (1 lifetime)

    Felidae
    25 species (37 lifetime)

    Vivierridae
    15 species (17 lifetime)

    Hyaenidae
    4 species (4 lifetime)

    Eupleridae
    4 species (5 lifetime)

    Herpestidae
    13 species (14 lifetime)

    Canidae
    18 species (29 lifetime)

    Ursidae
    7 species (8 lifetime)

    Odobenidae (monotypic)
    1 species (1 lifetime)

    Otariidae
    5 species (12 lifetime)

    Phocidae
    4 species (10 lifetime)

    Ailuridae (monotypic)
    1 species (1 lifetime)

    Mephitidae
    3 species (10 lifetime)

    Mustelidae
    28 species (45 lifetime)

    Procyonidae
    4 species (8 lifetime)

    That totals to 132 in 2018 and 203 lifetime.
     
  14. birdsandbats

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    According to their website, this animal is no longer there.
     
  15. vogelcommando

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    Just disccovered that I forgot a species which I already saw at 2 collections this year. During May I saw it at Planckendael - Belgium and later ( in September ) I saw it at Amersfoort - the Netherlands so :

    56 ) European badger - Meles meles ( see European badger | ZooChat and European badger | ZooChat )
     
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  16. vogelcommando

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    On Oct. 15 my wife gave me a nice birthdays-present : a zoo-visit to a zoo of my choise. Because it was already 2 years ago that I visited Zie-Zoo ( Volkel - the Netherlands ) and the changes it made during this time, we went to Volkel. Esp. for carnivores this is the place to be in the Netherlands and for the 2018-challenge I can add no less then 7 new species:
    57 ) Striped hyena - Hyaena hyaena ( see Striped hyena | ZooChat )
    58 ) Dhole - Cuon alpinus ( see Dhole | ZooChat )
    59 ) Wolverine - Gula gula
    60 ) Common cusimanse - Crossarchus obsurus ( see Common cusimanse | ZooChat )
    61 ) Ring-tailed vontsira - Galidia elegans ( see Ring-tailed vontsira | ZooChat )
    62 ) White-nosed coati - Nasua narica ( see White-nosed coati | ZooChat )
    63 ) American black bear - Ursus americanus ( see American black bear | ZooChat )

    Next to these "new" species also about 15 other carnivore-species seen which were already on my 2018-list.
     
  17. vogelcommando

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    Friends invited me today for a suprise zoo-visit and went with me ( and my wife ) to Zoo Parc Overloon :). A nice collection which I hadn't visited for several years and with 2 species still missing on my 2018-carnivore list !
    The first of them is not kept at any collection I already had visited this year, the other at 2 collections but I missed it both at Planckendael and at Zie-Zoo :

    64 ) Crab-eating raccoon - Procyon cancrivorus ( see Crab-eating raccoon | ZooChat )
    65 ) Bush dog - Speothos venaticus ( see Bush dog | ZooChat )
     
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  18. Mr. Zootycoon

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    Zoo Krefeld
    52. Jaguarundi [Herpailurus yagouaroundi]
     
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  19. Dormitator

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    Askham Bryan College 16.08.18

    80. Common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus)

    Moskvarium 21.09.2018

    81. Baikal Seal (Pusa sibirica)

    Moscow Zoo 23.09.2018

    82. Baltic Sea grey seal (Halichoerus grypus macrorhynchus)
    83. European golden jackal (Canis aureus moreotica)
    84. Jungle cat (Felis chaus)
    85. Northern fur seal (Callorhinus ursinus)
    86. Beech marten (Martes foina)

    Crocus City Oceanarium 24.09.2018

    87. Ringed seal (Pusa hispida)
     
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  20. FunkyGibbon

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    Uh-oh! The beginning or the end of a late push? :D