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Discussion in 'Challenges, Quizzes, Competitions & Games' started by jayjds2, 1 Jan 2020.

  1. TZDugong

    TZDugong Well-Known Member

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    Are Armenian Mouflon ovis oreanatlis gmelini? I think High Park Zoo had it signed as just oreantalis so I guess it doesn’t count. I checked ICUN to make sure and they said Mouflon counted but I guess they just meant the Armenian sub-species.
     
  2. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    I just figured people might not want to keep track of them again honestly. As far as reptiles go, with only 138 eligible taxa (many of which most people won't see anyhow) could one not just print out the master list and check them off as they visited a zoo? That could be a good way to do it for all of the groups actually. Maybe Jay could make an actual checklist if that'd be helpful?

    I believe @lintworm is referring to more recent studies that found that the European ssp of Mouflon is actually a feral population descended from once semi-domesticated sheep, and therefore the only population in zoos which could count are the Armenian animals. I don't think the IUCN has updated the taxonomy for the species, though. That said, are we not counting Dingos? I know we did for the 2018 Global carnivore challenge. If they do count here, then I'd argue that European Mouflon should as well.

    Going back to the initial post, though, are the Reindeer at High Park actual Caribou or Domestic Reindeer? I'd imagine the domesticated varieties won't count here.

    ~Thylo
     
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  3. CGSwans

    CGSwans Well-Known Member

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    I’m reluctant to get too far into this here, because a) I’m satisfied with the work Jay has put into making this challenge more workable, have no further comments and look forward to seeing how it plays out, and b) talking about the Cup is off-topic here. I do feel a need to respond to this, though.

    The simple answer is that it doesn’t require that. One of the hopes I had when moving beyond strict taxonomic categories and towards more subjective ones is that it would encourage more debate that wasn’t narrowly defined by species lists.

    You’re free to make your own judgment - with or without looking it up, really - about whether to factor a species into your thinking, and it’s up to you how much effort you put into that. It’s only if challenged on an individual species that you need to be able to provide an external source. I also think 99% of species are going to be intuitive anyway.
     
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  4. Hipporex

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    First entry.

    Amphibians

    N/A

    Birds

    1. Black-footed penguin (Spheniscus demersus) EN - Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Jan. 4)

    Non-avian Reptiles
    N/A

    Mammals

    N/A
     
  5. Neil chace

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    Capron Park Zoo- 1/5/2020
    1. Brush-tailed Bettong- Bettongia pencillus
    2. Red-crowned Crane- Grus japonensis
    3. African Lion- Panthera leo
    4. Amur Leopard- Panthera pardus
    5. Sloth Bear- Melursus ursinus
     
  6. d1am0ndback

    d1am0ndback Well-Known Member

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    After visiting the Audubon Aquarium and Insectarium, I headed over to the Audubon Zoo where I saw.

    7. Leopard, Panthera pardus
    8. Babirusa, Babyrousa celebensis
    9. Asian Small-clawed Otter, Amblonyx cinereus
    10. Barasingha, Rucervus duvaucelii
    11. Tiger, Panthera tigris
    12. Sumatran Orangutan, Pongo abelii

    13. Asian Elephant, Elephas maximus
    14. Whooping Crane, Grus americana
    15. Golden Lion Tamarin, Grus americana
    16. Western Gorilla,Gorilla gorilla
    17. Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur, Varecia variegata
    18. Mandrill, Mandrillus sphinx
    19. Blue-headed Macaw, Primolius couloni
    20. Blue-crowned Laughingthrush, Garrulax courtoisi
    21. Bali Mynah, Leucopsar rothschildi
    22. Komodo Dragon, Varanus komodoensis
    23. Home's Hingeback, Kinixys homeana
    24. King Cobra, Ophiophagus hannah
    25. Tomistoma, Tomistoma schlegelii
    26. Roti Island Snakeneck, Chelodina mccordi
    27. Louisiana Pine Snake, Pituophis ruthveni
    28. Mexican black-tailed pitviper, Mixcoatlus melanurus
    29. Texas blind salamander, Eurycea rathbuni
    30. Lion, Panthera leo
    31. African Painted Dog, Lycaon pictus
    32. Giant Anteater, Myrmecophaga tridactyla
    33. Baird's Tapir, Tapirus bairdii
     
  7. Imperator Furiosa

    Imperator Furiosa Well-Known Member

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    Blank Park Zoo - 01/06/2020
    27. Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens) EN
    28. Lion (Panthera leo) VU
    29. Lar Gibbon (Hylobates lar) EN
    30. Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) VU
    31. Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) CR
    32. Blue Crane (Grus paradisea) VU
    33. Indian Star Tortoise (Geochelone elegans) VU
    34. Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea) VU
    35. Panamanian Golden Frog (Atelopus zeteki) CR
     
  8. Neil chace

    Neil chace Well-Known Member

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    Capron Park Zoo- 1/11/2020
    6. Ring-tailed Lemur- Lemur catta
    7. Visayan Warty Pig- Sus cebifrons
    8. Mindadao Bleedong Heart Dove- Gallocolumba crinegera
    9. Golden Lion Tamarin- Leontopithecus rosalia
    10. Palawan Peacock Peasant - Polypectron napoleonis
    11. Rodrigues Fruit Bat- Pteropus rodricensis
    12. Red Panda- Ailurus fulgens
     
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  9. Hipporex

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    • Black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) CR
    • Common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) EN
    • Coquerel's sifaka (Propithecus coquereli) EN
    • Mongoose lemur (Eulemur mongoz) CR
    • Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) CR
    • White-handed gibbon (Hylobates lar) EN
    • Lion (Panthera leo) VU
    • Snow leopard (Panthera uncia) VU
    • Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi) EN
    • Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) VU
    • Okapi (Okapia johnstoni) EN
    • Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) EN
    • Black-crowned crane (Balearica pavonina)
    • Thick-billed parrot (Rhynchopsitta pachyrhyncha) EN
    • Henkel's leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus henkeli) VU
    • Rhinoceros iguana (Cyclura cornuta) EN
    • Standing's day gecko (Phelsuma standingi) VU
    • Golden coin turtle (Cuora trifasciata) CR
    • Flat-backed spider tortoise (Pyxis planicauda) CR
    • Western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata) VU
    • Giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) VU
    • Santa Catalina rattlesnake (Crotalus catalinensis) CR
    • California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) VU
    • Golden mantella (Mantella aurantiaca) CR
    • Green mantella (Mantella viridis) EN
    Total: 26
     
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  10. nczoofan

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    North Carolina Zoo: (1/12/20)

    1. Red-ruffed lemur, Varecia rubra
    2. Chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes
    3. Lion, Panthera leo
    4. African bush elephant, Loxodonta africana
    5. Addra gazelle, Nanger dama
    6. Beisa oryx, Oryx beisa
    7. Western lowland gorilla, Gorilla gorilla
    8. Panamanian golden frog, Atelopus zeteki
    9. Red wolf, Canis rufus
    10. Polar bear, Ursus maritimus
    11. Bali Mynah, Leucopsar rothschildi
    12. Alligator snapping turtle, Macrochelys temminckii
     
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  11. Hipporex

    Hipporex Well-Known Member

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    Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (January 12, 2020)
    27. Tiger (Panthera tigris) EN
    28. Military macaw (Ara militaris) VU
    29. Umbrella cockatoo (Cacatua alba) EN
    30. Yellow-headed amazon (Amazona oratrix) EN
    31. Radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) CR

    Total: 31
     
  12. Great Argus

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    Pretty much. Yellow-billed Magpie is the only species missing I'm aware of.
     
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  13. Imperator Furiosa

    Imperator Furiosa Well-Known Member

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    Shedd Aquarium - 01/09/2020
    36. Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) EN
    37. Southern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) VU
    38. Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) EN
    39. Yellow-footed Tortoise (Chelonoidis denticulata) VU
    40. Red-headed Amazon River Turtle (Podocnemis erythrocephala) VU
    41. Ringed Sawback (Graptemys oculifera) VU
    42. Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata) VU
    43. Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) VU
    44. Pig-nosed Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) EN
    45. Chinese Crocodile Lizard (Shinisaurus crocodilurus) EN
    46. Black-legged Poison Dart Frog (Phyllobates bicolor) EN
    47. Silverstone’s Poison Frog (Ameerega silverstonei) EN
     
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  14. jayjds2

    jayjds2 Well-Known Member

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    Ah, so it’s back on exhibit then? I was sad to miss it last year when it was temporarily offshow.
     
  15. Imperator Furiosa

    Imperator Furiosa Well-Known Member

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    Mhm, they were moved to a mixed exhibit with dyeing poison dart frogs and mimic poison frogs a couple months ago. Anthony's poison arrow frogs now occupy their former exhibit.
     
  16. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    First zoo of the year!:

    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary - January 20 2020
    1. Common Box Turtle Terrapene carolina VU
    2. Blanding's Turtle Emydoidea blandingii EN
    3. Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus VU
    4. Moluccan Cockatoo Cacatua moluccensis VU
     
  17. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    Henry Vilas Zoo - January 25 2020
    5. Bornean Orangutan Pongo pygmaeus CR
    6. Black-and-white Ruffed Lemur Varecia variegata CR
    7. African Wild Ass Equus africanus CR
    8. Red Panda Ailurus fulgens EN
    9. White-handed Gibbon Hylobates lar EN
    10. Lemur Leaf Frog Agalychnis lemur CR
    11. Golfodulcean Poison Dart Frog Phyllobates vittatus EN
    12. Rhinoceros Iguana Cyclura cornuta EN
    13. Aldabra Giant Tortoise Aldabrachelys gigantea VU
    14. Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii VU
    15. Polar Bear Ursus maritimus VU
    16. Giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis VU
    17. Lion Panthera leo VU
     
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  18. Imperator Furiosa

    Imperator Furiosa Well-Known Member

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    Brookfield Zoo - 02/02/2020
    48. Leopard (Panthera pardus) VU
    49. Tiger (Panthera tigris) EN
    50. Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) VU
    51. Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) EN
    52. Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) EN
    53. Geoffry’s Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) EN
    54. Pygmy Slow Loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) VU
    55. Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) CR
    56. Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) VU
    57. Okapi (Okapia johnstoni) EN
    58. White-bellied Pangolin (Phataginus tricuspis) EN
    59. Przewalski’s Horse (Equus ferus) EN
    60. South American Tapir (Tapirus terrestris) VU
    61. Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) VU
    62. Wattled Curassow (Crax globulosa) EN
    63. Blue-billed Curassow (Crax alberti) CR
    64. Humboldt Penguin (Spheniscus humboldti) VU
    65. Burmese Python (Python bivittatus) VU
    66. Orinoco Crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius) CR
    67. Mertens’ Water Monitor (Varanus mertensi) EN
    68. Black-breasted Leaf Turtle (Geoemyda spengleri) EN
    69. Egyptian Tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni) CR
    70. Santa Catalina Rattlesnake (Crotalus catalinensis) CR
    71. Spider Tortoise (Pyxis arachnoides) CR
    72. Jamaican Boa (Chilabothrus subflavus) VU
    73. San Esteban Chuckwalla (Sauromalus varius) VU
    74. Gray’s Monitor (Varanus olivaceus) VU
    75. Utila Iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri) CR
    76. Lau Banded Iguana (Brachylophus fasciatus) EN
    77. Pancake Tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri) CR
    78. Iguana Cove Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis vicina) EN
    79. African Spur-thighed Tortoise (Centrochelys sulcata) VU
    80. Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus) CR
    81. Titicaca Water Frog (Telmatobius culeus) CR
    82. Texas Blind Salamander (Eurycea rathbuni) VU
     
  19. Imperator Furiosa

    Imperator Furiosa Well-Known Member

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    Dallas World Aquarium - 02/15/2020
    83. West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) VU
    84. Pygmy Marmoset (Cebuella pygmaea) VU
    85. Matschie's Tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) EN
    86. Rhinoceros Hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros) VU
    87. Shoebill (Balaeniceps rex) VU
    88. Long-wattled Umbrellabird (Cephalopterus penduliger) VU
    89. Yellow-headed Amazon (Amazona oratrix) EN
    90. Radiated Tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) CR

    Fort Worth Zoo - 02/16/2020
    91. Nubian Ibex (Capra nubiana) VU
    92. Greater Long-nosed Bat (Leptonycteris nivalis) EN
    93. Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) VU
    94. Bonobo (Pan paniscus) EN
    95. Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) CR
    96. Mandrill (Mandrillus sphinx) VU
    97. Nile Lechwe (Kobus megaceros) EN
    98. White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala) EN
    99. White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) CR
    100. Abyssinian Ground Hornbill (Bucorvus abyssinicus) VU
    101. Wrinkled Hornbill (Rhabdotorrhinus corrugatus) EN
    102. Hyacinth Macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) VU
    103. Military Macaw (Ara militaris) VU
    104. Storm’s Stork (Ciconia stormi) EN
    105. Red-crowned Crane (Grus japonensis) EN
    106. Black-crowned Crane (Balearica pavonina) VU
    107. Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) CR
    108. Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) VU
    109. Blue Iguana (Cyclura lewisi) EN
    110. Four-horned Chameleon (Trioceros quadricornis) VU
    111. Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) VU
    112. King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) VU
    113. Mexican Alligator Lizard (Abronia graminea) EN
    114. Yellow-blotched Palm Pitviper (Bothriechis aurifer) VU
    115. Black Pond Turtle (Geoclemys hamiltonii) EN
    116. Philippine Sailfin Lizard (Hydrosaurus pustulatus) VU
    117. Forsten’s Tortoise (Indotestudo forstenii) EN
    118. Louisiana Pinesnake (Pituophis ruthveni) EN
    119. San Esteban Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura conspicuosa) VU
    120. Kaiser’s Spotted Newt (Neurergus kaiseri) VU
    121. Black-spotted Newt (Notophthalmus meridionalis) EN
    122. Golden Mantella (Mantella aurantiaca) CR
    123. Red-tailed Knobby Newt (Tylototriton kweichowensis) VU
    124. Puerto Rican Crested Toad (Peltophryne lemur) CR

    I don't expect to get huge hauls like this from now on, between Brookfield and Fort Worth I gained easily over 70 new species. But it'll be interesting to see what else ends up added to my list.
     
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  20. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Fort Worth doesn't keep this species.

    ~Thylo