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ZooChat Challenge (Global) 2018

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

  1. KevinVar

    KevinVar Well-Known Member

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    Not a great number of species on this challenge either, mostly caused by the limited number of zoo visits this year. It does however contain some very nice species and personal highlights of mine.

    ZOO Antwerpen
    1. Yellow mongoose (Cynictis penicillata)
    2. Meerkat (Suricata suricatta)
    3. Lion (Panthera leo)
    4. Leopard (Panthera pardus)
    5. Jaguar (Panthera onca)
    6. Spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus)
    7. Ring-tailed coati (Nasua nasua)
    8. California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)
    9. Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina)
    10. Red panda (Ailurus fulgens)
    11. Northern raccoon (Procyon lotor)
    12. Striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis)

    Burgers' Zoo
    13. Ringed seal (Pusa hispida)
    14. Tiger (Panthera tigris)
    15. Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
    16. Bobcat (Lynx rufus)
    17. Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus)
    18. Binturong (Arctictis binturong)
    19. Asian small-clawed otter (Aonyx cinerea)
    20. Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus)
    21. Golden jackal (Canis aureus)

    Rotterdam Zoo
    22. Arctic fox (Alopex lagopus)
    23. Fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)
    24. Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
    25. Serval (Leptailurus serval)
    26. Pallas' cat (Otocolobus manul)
    27. Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
    28. Swift fox (Vulpes velox)

    Zoo Wuppertal
    29. Gray wolf (Canis lupus)
    30. Brown bear (Ursus arctos)
    31. Sand cat (Felis margarita)
    32. African wildcat (Felis lybica)
    33. Asian golden cat (Catopuma temminckii)
    34. Indochinese clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)
    35. Snow leopard (Panthera uncia)

    Dierenpark Amersfoort
    36. European badger (Meles meles)
    37. Geoffroy's cat (Leopardus geoffroyi)

    ARTIS
    38. African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)
    39. Dwarf mongoose (Helogale parvula)
    40. Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda)
    41. Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)
    42. Yellow-throated marten (Martes flavigula)
    43. Margay (Leopardus wiedii)

    Zoo Salzburg
    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
    50. Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)
    51. South American sea lion (Otaria byronia)

    Skansen Zoo
    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)
    60. Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas)

    North Carolina Zoo
    61. Red Wolf (Canis rufus)
     
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  2. TheGerenuk

    TheGerenuk Well-Known Member

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    Waikiki Aquarium: December 26, 2018
    33. Hawaiian monk seal Neomonachus schauinslandi

    I'm not sure how everyone will feel when I announce my next location for zoo visiting: San Diego. This might help me next year.
     
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  3. pipaluk

    pipaluk Well-Known Member

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    Definitely last one for the year

    28 December - Shaldon Zoo

    83 Owston's Palm Civet - Chrotogale owstoni

    Missed another Margay!
     
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  4. WhistlingKite24

    WhistlingKite24 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    For the sake of completeness...
    SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast (29/9/18)
    12. Australian Sea Lion (Neophoca cinerea)
    13. New Zealand Fur Seal (Arctocephalus forsteri)
    14. Australian Fur Seal (
    Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus)

    Melbourne Zoo (4/12/18)
    15. Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia)
    16. Brown-nosed Coati (Nasua nasua)
     
  5. animal_expert01

    animal_expert01 Well-Known Member

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    Can all the Australian members just combine there posts and win so we can chose marsupials for next year?
     
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  6. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    How would that win? It would total about twenty species...
     
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  7. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    In complete honesty next year was going to be marsupials but I've had to change it for reasons I won't go into.. (and no it has nothing to do with me potentially going to Australia at some point, I wouldn't do that)

    ~Thylo
     
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  8. aardvark250

    aardvark250 Well-Known Member

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    How about species in Tubulidentata?It willl surely be a great challenge!
     
  9. animal_expert01

    animal_expert01 Well-Known Member

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    It was worth a shot
     
  10. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Twenty-one with Capybara...
     
  11. aardvark250

    aardvark250 Well-Known Member

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    I thought you are from New Zealand
     
  12. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Scotland remember :p
     
  13. aardvark250

    aardvark250 Well-Known Member

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    Seriously though, AMPHIBIANS?
    My target would be 5.
     
  14. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    John G. Shedd Aquarium - December 28 2018

    47. Sea Otter Enhydra lutris
     
  15. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    Here is my list for the year:

    Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo & Adventure Park - January 20 2018
    1. Lion Panthera leo
    2. North American River Otter Lontra canadensis
    3. Red Panda Ailurus fulgens
    4. Red Fox Vulpes vulpes
    5. Red Wolf Canis rufus
    6. Bobcat Lynx rufus
    7. Canada Lynx Lynx canadensis
    8. Northern Raccoon Procyon lotor
    9. Snow Leopard Panthera oncia

    Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo & Adventure Park - March 28 2018
    10. American Black Bear Ursus americanus

    Henry Vilas Zoo - March 30 2018
    11. Polar Bear Ursus maritimus
    12. Brown Bear Ursus arctos
    13. Harbor Seal Phoca vitulina
    14. American Badger Taxidea taxus
    15. Meerkat Suricata suricatta
    16. Striped Skunk Mephitis mephitis

    Menominee Park Zoo - May 28 2018
    17. Gray Wolf Canis lupus

    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary - June 6 2018
    18. Cougar Puma concolor
    19. Coyote Canis latrans

    Animal Gardens Petting Zoo - June 9 2018
    20. South American Coati Nasua nasua

    Saint Louis Zoo - June 14 2018
    21. California Sea Lion Zalophus californianus
    22. Andean Bear Tremarctos ornatus
    23. Bush Dog
    Speothos venaticus
    24. Bat-Eared Fox Otocyon megalotis
    25. African Painted Dog Lycaon pictus
    26. Spotted Hyena Crocuta crocuta
    27. Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus
    28. Common Dwarf Mongoose Helogale parvula
    29. Sun Bear Helarctos malayanus
    30. Serval Leptailurus serval
    31. Tiger Panthera tigris

    Saint Louis Zoo - June 15 2018
    32. Fennec Fox Vulpes zerda
    33. Jaguar Panthera onca

    World Aquarium - June 16 2016
    34. Kinkajou Potos flavus
    35. White-Nosed Coati Nasua narica

    Manitowoc Lincoln Park Zoo - June 30 2018
    36. Asian Black Bear Ursus thibetanus

    Racine Zoo - July 3 2018
    38. Fossa Cryptoprocta ferox

    39. Arctic Fox Vulpes lagopus

    Northeastern Wisconsin Zoo & Adventure Park - June 15 2018

    40. Black-Footed Ferret Mustela nigripes

    Special Memories Zoo - July 28 2018

    41. Leopard Panthera pardus
    42. Binturong Arctictis binturong
    43. Fisher Pekania pennanti
    44. Eurasian Lynx Lynx lynx
    45. Geoffroy's Cat Leopardus geoffroyi

    DeYoung Family Zoo - August 10 2018

    46. Dingo/New Guinea Singing Dog Canis dingo

    John G. Shedd Aquarium - December 28 2018
    47. Sea Otter Enhydra lutris

    Overall, though I didn't even go over 50, I still did better than I thought I would.

    Now, amphibians and island endemics will be harder...
     
  16. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Alright well barring any very last minute submissions, it looks as though the year is finished! I want to thank everyone for another successful year and I hope to see many of you back again next year. Congratulations to myself (odd thing to say), @ShonenJake13, @TeaLovingDave, @FunkyGibbon, @Dormitator, @pipaluk, @MagpieGoose, @lintworm, @vogelcommando, and of course @Giant Eland for rounding out our top Top 10. I had a lot of fun this year and it certainly was a super competitive one, here's to an even more competitive 2019.

    ~Thylo
     
  17. TheGerenuk

    TheGerenuk Well-Known Member

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    Not so fast! I still have to visit SeaWorld San Diego today, which will gove me a few more carnivores.

    EDIT: Next year's category is amphibians and island endemics? Well, I guess visiting the San Diego Zoo will help me.
     
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  18. TheGerenuk

    TheGerenuk Well-Known Member

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    SeaWorld San Diego: December 31st
    35. Guadeloupe fur seal Arctocephalus townsendi

    36. Sea otter Enhydra lutris
    37. Harbour seal Phoca vitulina
    38. Walrus Odobenus rosmarus :p

    I miscounted on my last post. The monk seal is #34. Who will do the torals? Anyway, this year's challenge was great! See you all next year!

    -:cool::cool:TheWalrus:cool::cool:
     
  19. TheGerenuk

    TheGerenuk Well-Known Member

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    Missed one from SeaWorld
    39. Ringed seal Pusa hispida

    Is anyone going to do the final subtotals or should I just do them?
     
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  20. Giant Eland

    Giant Eland Well-Known Member

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    @TheGerenuk will you be doing the final subtotals?