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

  1. Dormitator

    Dormitator Well-Known Member

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    Sadly I fear it's both the beginning and the end!
     
  2. pipaluk

    pipaluk Well-Known Member

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    Bristol Zoo

    82 S. American Fur Seal - Arctocephalus australis

    No idea where the next one will come from, not a lot left in the UK to get, places I haven't been to this year where I might add a few are either closed (Axe Valley), unsuitable (Port Lympne), or too far away (Exmoor, Shaldon) for me to visit in December!
     
  3. vogelcommando

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    By visiting Landgoed Hoenderdaell I had hoped to add 1 more species to the 2018-list because I knew they are the only public collection with Cougars in the Netherlands but it even came better. A second species - not mentioned on Zootierliste - is also kept and I was able to see it so I can add 2 new species to the list :
    66 ) Cougar - Puma concolor ( see Cougar | ZooChat )
    67 ) Red fox - Vulpes vulpes ( see Red fox | ZooChat )
     
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  4. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    Probably my last push......

    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)

    Reaseheath Zoo - 23/09/2018

    91) African Civet (Civettictis civetta)

    London Zoo - 03/11/2018

    92) Northern Narrow-striped Boky (Mungotictis decemlineata decemlineata)

    Cedars Nature Centre - 04/11/2018

    93) Zorilla (Ictonyx striatus)

    Five Sisters Zoo - 05/11/2018

    94) Kinkajou (Potos flavus)
    95) American Mink (Neovison vison)


    I'd have liked to have hit the 100, but despite picking up a few unexpected and/or unplanned species here and there, there were just enough no-shows, species going off-display and collections being dropped from my plans to prevent this eventuality.

    On the upside..... I FINALLY have seen American Mink.

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  5. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    You do have two North American carnivores I've never seen, though!

    ~Thylo
     
  6. Giant Eland

    Giant Eland Well-Known Member

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    Which 2??
     
  7. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    American Mink and Eastern Spotted Skunk.

    ~Thylo
     
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  8. Mehdi

    Mehdi Well-Known Member

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    Are Bronx's spotted skunks Eastern or Western, by the way?
     
  9. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Bronx always labeled them as Eastern but it turned out they are Western and the sign simply says "spotted skunk" now. There's only one left I think.

    ~Thylo
     
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  10. Vision

    Vision Well-Known Member

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    My first few points since August! Probably my last few, too...

    BestZoo, 18/11/2018:

    48) Yellow-throated marten, Martes flavigula
    49) Eastern spotted skunk, Spilogale putorius
     
  11. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    American Minks are rare. :eek: This surprises me. I guess it must be one of those animals that's just locally common in WI (just like American Badgers).
     
  12. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    They aren't rare, just very elusive - for instance, until I saw the American Mink at Five Sisters I had never seen one myself despite the species being common and invasive in the United Kingdom :p
     
  13. lintworm

    lintworm Well-Known Member

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    A few updates from the last months, with just as many no shows (Jaguar, striped skunk and Geoffrey's cat) as new additions:

    Belfast Zoo

    73. Spotted-necked otter
    74. Fossa

    Dierenpark Amersfoort

    75. European badger
     
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  14. Vision

    Vision Well-Known Member

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    Planckendael, 25/11/2018:
    50) White-nosed coati, Nasua narica
     
  15. pipaluk

    pipaluk Well-Known Member

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    I saw American mink at New Forest about 10 years ago, no luck at British Nature Centre for this year's challenge though !!
     
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  16. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    A tiny extra push - but certainly my last for the year.

    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)

    Reaseheath Zoo - 23/09/2018

    91) African Civet (Civettictis civetta)

    London Zoo - 03/11/2018

    92) Northern Narrow-striped Boky (Mungotictis decemlineata decemlineata)

    Cedars Nature Centre - 04/11/2018

    93) Zorilla (Ictonyx striatus)

    Five Sisters Zoo - 05/11/2018

    94) Kinkajou (Potos flavus)
    95) American Mink (Neovison vison)

    Ribby Hall Wild Discovery - 26/11/2018

    96) Pardine Genet (Genetta pardina)

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    By the by, having now seen genuine Pardine Genet in a daylight situation..... there is no bloody way that Wingham's stock are Pardine Genets ;) :p
     
  17. ShonenJake13

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    Hamerton Zoo

    107. Masked palm civet (Paguma larvata)
     
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  18. ShonenJake13

    ShonenJake13 Well-Known Member

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    Wildwood Trust

    108. European polecat (Mustela putorius)
    109. Least weasel (Mustela nivalis)
     
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  19. lintworm

    lintworm Well-Known Member

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    Zoo am Meer Bremerhaven

    76. Puma (Puma concolor)

    One more zoo visit this year, but which one is yet undecided.
     
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  20. ThomasNotTom

    ThomasNotTom Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I'm somewhat disappointed with my tally this year - Many of the zoos visited (not featured on the list) held species I had seen before, there were many no shows, and I was not able to visit enough zoos!

    That said, here is my full 2018 ZooChat Carnivora Challenge list:

    Wingham Wildlife Park
    1. Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)
    2. African Lion (Panthera leo)
    3. Jaguar (Panthera onca)
    4. Puma (Puma concolor)
    5. Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
    6. European Wildcat (Felis silvestris silvestris)
    7. Caracal (Caracal caracal)
    8. Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)
    9. Meerkat (Suricata suricatta)
    10. Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens fulgens)
    11. Smooth Coated Otter (Lutrogale perspicillata)
    12. Asian Small Clawed Otter (Aonyx cinerea)
    13. European Wolf (Canis lupus lupus)
    14. Pardine Genet (Genetta pardina)

    Yorkshire Wildlife Park
    15. Polar Bear (Ursus martimus)
    16. Yellow Mongoose (Cynictus penicillate)
    17. Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
    18. Amur Leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis)
    19. African Hunting Dog (Lycaon pictus)

    Cotswold Wildlife Park
    20. Wolverine (Gulo gulo)
    21. Malayan Binturong (Arctictis binturong binturong)
    22. Pallas' Cat (Otocolobus manul)

    Chester Zoo
    23. Bush dog (Speothos venaticus)
    24. Spectacled Bear (Tremarctos ornatus)
    25. Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus malayanus)
    26. Dwarf Mongoose (Helogale parvula)

    Noahs Ark Zoo Farm
    27. Domestic Ferret (Mustela putorius furo)
    28. Striped Skunk (Mephtitis Mephitis)
    29. Coati (Nasua nasua)

    Bristol Zoo
    30. North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis)
    31. South American Fur Seal (Arctocephalus australis)

    Twycross Zoo
    32. Snow leopard (Panthera uncia)
    33. Yellow-Throated Marten (Martes flavigula)

    Blackpool Zoo
    34. Californian Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus)

    Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
    35. Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)

    Hamerton Zoo Park
    36 Serval (Leptailurus serval)
    37 Corsac Fox (Vulpes corsac)
    38 Canadian Lynx (Lynx canadensis)
    38 Rusty Spotted Cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus)
    39 Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus)
    40 Tayra (Eira barbara)
    41 Jaguarundi (herpailurus yagouaroundi)
    42. Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus)
    43. Eastern Aardwolf (Proteles cristata cristatus)

    Paignton Zoo
    44. Common Cusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus)

    Exmoor Zoo
    45. Sand Cat (Felis margarita)
    46. New Guinea Singing Dog (Canis Lupus Dingo Hallostromi)
    47. Bat-Eared Fox (Otocyon Megalotis)