Discussion in 'Challenges, Quizzes, Competitions & Games' started by Shorts, 31 Dec 2018.
Just the one to add from today
278 Bahia Scarlet Tarantula
WILD Zoological Park- 13/10/2019
263) Brazilian White-knee Tarantula (Acanthoscurria geniculata)
264) Blue Bird Eater (Thrixopelma lagunas)
265) Channel-billed Toucan (Ramphastos vitellinus)
266) Black-tufted Marmoset (Callithrix penicillata)
267) Illiger's Macaw (Primolius maracana)
268) Chilean Blue Eagle (Geranoaetus melanoleucus)
Manchester Museum- 19/10/2019
269) Pictured Tree Frog (Hypsiboas picturatus)
270) Splendid Leaf Frog (Cruziohyla calcarifer)
271) Fringed Leaf Frog (Cruziohyla craspedopus)
After IDing a few of my photos from yesterday, have one more species too add
Manchester Museum- 19/10/2019
272) Painted-belly Leaf Frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagii)
I've just been checking back over my total and realised I had only counted 23 fish species! So here i'll add 2 more species to bring it up to 25
Blue Planet Aquarium- 29/06/2019
273) Electric Eel (Electrophorus electricus)
274) Amazon Pufferfish (Colomesus asellus)
Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm- 01/12/2019
275) Blue-frosted Banner (Catonephele numilia)
276) Glasswing (Greta oto)
277) Flame (Dryas julia)
278) Ismenius Tiger (Heliconius ismenius)
279) Tropical Milkweed Butterfly (Lycorea halia)
280) Red Cracker (Hamadryas amphinome)
281) Gray Cracker (Hamadryas februa)
282) Blue Wave (Myscelia cyaniris)
283) Mexican Blue Wave (Myscelia ethusa)
284) Pumpkin Patch Tarantula (Hapalopus sp. Colombia)
285) Brazilian Fire Tarantula (Lasiodora difficilis)
286) Caribbean Hermit Crab (Coenobita clypeatus)
287) Leaf Cutter Ant (Acromyrmex octospinosus)
All Things Wild- 01/12/2019
288) North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) *
289) Degu (Octodon degus)
* = I believe these count due to a population in Patagonia? I will remove if they don't count!
Apologies in the delay of updating my count, not had much time to go through the photos and notes from my visits at the start of the month!
290) King Penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus)
291) Guira Cuckoo (Guira guira)
292) Bare-faced Curassow (Crax fasciolata)
Cotswolds Wildlife Park- 02/12/2019
293) Blue-throated Piping-guan (Pipile cumanensis)
Crocodiles of the World- 02/12/2019
294) Arrau River Turtle (Podocnemis expansa)
295) Broad-snouted Caiman (Caiman latirostris)
296) Yacare Caiman (Caiman yacare)
297) Schnider's Dwarf Caiman (Paleosuchus trigonatus)
298) Black Caiman (Melanosuchus niger)
Bristol Zoo Gardens- 03/12/2019
299) Aruba Island Rattlesnake (Crotalus unicolor)
300) Giant Brazilian Cockroach (Blaberus giganteus)
301) Horsehead Grasshopper (Pseudoproscopia scabra)
302) South American Giant Grasshopper (Tropidacris collaris)
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm- 03/12/2019
303) Spix's Guan (Penelope jacquacu)
Congratulations MagpieGoose, you are the winner, I have one more to add, but I am not going to get another 20 plus in the next week.
So I've kept a rough list from a few zoos earlier in the year.. but none of my recent trips; not keeping on top of it was very stupid haha. Tonight I'll be going through and updating it to make sure its accurate. I cant imagine I'll be anywhere near some of your totals, but it should be fairly hefty... It's going to be a long night!
Edit - Okay, I don't have time... I won't leave it until so late next year!
I'm calling it now.
Thank you to all who have taken part (actively or by commentary) this year. With respect to ShonenJake (who had a very respectable total in third) it's been a thrilling two horse race between Pipaluk and Magpie Goose, the eventual winner. I'm impressed with the visiting and totals achieved by both of you and to get near and exceed 300, respectively, is astonishing and far higher than I would have guessed possible.
Congratulations MagpieGoose, take a bow and contact me via PM if you want your trophy sent.
I'm not setting a UK challenge for 2020, like Glastonbury occasionally does I'm taking a year out to rejuvenate. This is partly to avoid repetition/similarity to previous contests and partly because I've an idea for tweaking the challenge a bit but it's gonna take a some more thinking about to hone it for purpose (all should be revealed next year). In the interim I'd suggest taking on the European Challenge (I will be) as it seems a good one and, on initial consideration, doesn't offer any massive disadvantage to UK based zoo-goers (at the very least, even if it did, you could still aim for the best UK based score).
Enjoy the rest of 2019 and Happy New Year and Happy New Zooing in 2020 and the new decade.
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