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ZooChat Cup Group A2: Berlin Tierpark vs Omaha

Discussion in 'ZooChat Cup' started by CGSwans, 24 Dec 2019.


Berlin Tierpark vs Omaha: South and Central America

Poll closed 26 Dec 2019.
  1. Berlin Tierpark 3-0 Omaha

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  2. Berlin Tierpark 2-1 Omaha

  3. Omaha 2-1 Berlin Tierpark

  4. Omaha 3-0 Berlin Tierpark

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  1. CGSwans

    CGSwans Well-Known Member

    12 Feb 2009
    And now for the second of our Christmas dead rubbers. South and Central America.
  2. Coelacanth18

    Coelacanth18 Well-Known Member

    23 Feb 2015
    United States
    Omaha doesn't have a dedicated South American section, but it does have a lot of species from the realm - mostly living in Lied Jungle and Kingdoms of the Night (and Simmons Aviary for some of the birds). Mammal species of note are: Baird's tapir, 5 species of bats, owl monkey, red-backed bearded saki, 3 species of armadillo, and lowland paca. Its herp collection is pretty good too, with 2 species of basilisk, yellow anaconda, Haitian boa, and American crocodile. The Neotropical bird list is somewhat less impressive (especially compared to some other American zoos), none of which are noteworthy except gray-necked wood rail.

    Collared Peccary
    Baird's Tapir
    Seba's Short-tailed Fruit Bat
    Greater Spear-nosed Bat
    Greater Bulldog Bat
    Common Vampire Bat
    Pallas' Long-tongued Bat
    Black-headed Spider Monkey
    Black Howler Monkey
    Red-backed Bearded Saki
    Common Squirrel Monkey
    Hoffman's Two-toed Sloth
    Nine-banded Armadillo
    Three-banded Armadillo
    Screaming Hairy Armadillo
    St. Vincent Agouti
    Prehensile-tailed Porcupine
    Lowland Paca

    Burrowing Owl
    Turkey Vulture
    White-faced Whistling Duck
    Northern Pintail
    Chiloe Wigeon
    Cinnamon Teal
    Bahama Pintail
    Blue-winged Teal
    Northern Shoveler
    Ring-necked Duck
    Cattle Egret
    Inca Tern
    American Flamingo
    Roseate Spoonbill
    Scarlet Ibis
    Gray-necked Wood Rail
    Crested Screamer
    Scarlet Macaw
    Blue-and-Yellow Macaw
    Blue-grey Tanager
    Silvery-beaked Tanager
    Toco Toucan

    Mexican Spiny-tailed Iguana
    Green Iguana
    Argentine Black & White Tegu
    Collared Tree Lizard
    Green Crested Basilisk
    Plumed Basilisk
    Cantil (species unknown, probably A. bilineatus or A. taylori)
    Central American Tiger Rat Snake
    Emerald Tree Boa
    Amazon Tree Boa
    Jamaican Boa
    Haitian Boa
    Yellow Anaconda
    Dwarf Caiman
    Spectacled Caiman
    American Crocodile
    Mata Mata

    Amazon Milky Tree Frog
    Mexican Leaf Frog
    Smooth-sided Toad
    Yellow Backed Dart Frog
    Panamanian Golden Frog
    Green & Black Dart Frog
    Hourglass Frog
    Smokey Jungle Frog

    Exhibit wise, the primates and tapir live in enclosures like these in Lied Jungle:


    Spider monkeys (and maybe also capuchins? Can't remember) also live on an island outside in the summer:


    A few species (burrowing owl, turkey vulture, coati, ocelot, peccary) live in Desert Dome, which is heavy on North American animals that originate from or overlap with the Neotropical realm. The peccary enclosure is well-landscaped but very small, and the ocelot enclosure is essentially a long narrow cave with a mesh barrier that situated along the wall behind it. I get that it's probably supposed to be immersive and space-efficient, but I don't see how one could get even a half-decent view at a cat in a dark cave from across the peccaries.

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  3. Coelacanth18

    Coelacanth18 Well-Known Member

    23 Feb 2015
    United States
    And here is Berlin Tierpark's list, according to ZTL. Both zoos are about evenly split on mammal species (Omaha 22 to Tierpark 21) and reptile species (17 at both), but Omaha wins handily on amphibians (Omaha 8 to Tierpark 3) while Tierpark reigns supreme on birds (Tierpark 50 to Omaha 22). Some notable species from Berlin Tierpark are: margay, yellow-breasted capuchin, bush dog, Venezuelan red howler, vicuna, 2 caracaras, several tanagers, many amazons and macaws, Chilean blue eagle, harpy eagle, and 3 vultures; its herp collection is more generic.

    Azara's agouti
    White-faced saki
    Spectacled Bear (Andean Bear)
    Chacoan peccary (Tagua)
    Degu (Common Degu)
    Yellow-breasted capuchin (Buffy-headed tufted capuchin) (Weeping capuchin)
    Patagonian mara (Patagonian cavy) (Mara)
    East Bolivian Highland yellow-toothed cavy (Muenster yellow-toothed cavy)
    Chacoan mara
    Central American margay
    Venezuelan red howler
    Bush dog (Savannah dog)
    Unstriped tamandua (Yellow tamandua) (Long-tailed tamandua)
    Maned wolf
    Silvery marmoset
    Southern three-banded armadillo
    Lowland paca
    Golden-handed tamarin (Midas tamarin) (Lacepede's tamarin)
    Northern Raccoon (Common Raccoon)

    Laughing gull
    Great green macaw (Buffon's macaw)
    Mountain caracara
    Black-chested buzzard-eagle (Grey buzzard-eagle) (Chilean blue eagle)
    Blue-throated macaw (Wagler's macaw)
    Blue-headed macaw (Coulon's macaw)
    Northern festive Amazon (BodinĀ“s amazon)
    Rusty-barred owl
    Chaco owl
    Chilean flamingo
    Lesser rhea (Darwin`s rhea)
    Green-mantled tanager
    Striated caracara (Forster's caracara)
    Yellow-faced amazon (Yellow-faced parrot)
    Blue-and-yellow macaw (Blue-and-gold macaw)
    Golden-headed manakin
    Blue-cheeked amazon (Blue-cheeked parrot)
    Grey-winged trumpeter (Common trumpeter) (No Subspecific status)
    Grey gull
    Green-winged macaw (Red-and-green macaw)
    Southern screamer (Crested screamer)
    Harpy Eagle
    Hyacinth macaw
    Yellow-billed amazon (Jamaican yellow-billed amazon)
    Jandaya parakeet (Yellow-headed conure) (Jendaya conure)
    Common burrowing parrot (Lesser patagonian conure)
    Lesser yellow-headed vulture (Savanna yellow-headed vulture)
    King vulture
    Crested oropendola
    American flamingo (Caribbean flamingo) (Red flamingo)
    Western cattle egret (Buff-backed heron)
    Peregrine falcon (No Subspecific status)
    Red-legged honeycreeper
    Northern shoveler
    Southern mealy amazon (Nominate subspecies)
    American white pelican
    Turkey vulture (No Subspecific status)
    Spangled cotinga
    Black-necked swan
    Glossy ibis
    Sunbittern (No Subspecific status)
    Northern pintail
    Rosy-billed pochard (Rosybill)
    Greater Antillean bullfinch
    Bay-headed tanager (Green tanager) (No Subspecific status)
    Red-crested finch
    Red-fronted macaw
    Scarlet macaw (Red-and-yellow macaw)
    Eastern brown pelican
    Paradise tanager (ssp. paradisea)

    Golden tegu lizard (Black tegu)
    Blue spiny lizard
    Colombian rainbow boa
    Mata-Mata (Matamata Turtle)
    Garden tree boa (Amazon tree boa)
    Common spiny-tailed iguana (Black iguana)
    Common green iguana (No Subspecific status)
    Honduran milksnake
    Common northern boa
    Red-footed tortoise
    Cuban slider (North Antillean slider) (No Subspecific status)
    Yellow-footed tortoise
    Uracoan rattlesnake
    South American rattlesnake
    Red-cheeked mud turtle
    Northwest Neotropical rattlesnake
    Pueblan milk snake

    Mission golden-eyed tree frog (Amazon milk frog)
    Sabana surinam toad

    I don't know much about the zoo's exhibits or layout, so here's just a sampling of relevant photos for mammals and birds:

    New World Vultures

    Harpy Eagle


    Flamingos (with camels in the background?)

    Howler/Capuchin/Agouti Outdoors and Indoors

    Spectacled Bear

    Margay (featured alongside non-relevant exhibits)

    Chacoan Peccary