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ZooChat Cup Match #13: Hamburg v Mulhouse

Discussion in 'ZooChat Cup' started by CGSwans, 11 Mar 2018.

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Reptiles & co: Hamburg or Mulhouse?

Poll closed 18 Mar 2018.
  1. Hamburg

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  2. Mulhouse

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  1. CGSwans

    CGSwans Well-Known Member

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    And the category is... reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates. I know nothing about Mulhouse's collection, but I felt Hamburg's aquarium building is one of the most impressive parts of an otherwise somewhat disappointing zoo.

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  2. migdog

    migdog Well-Known Member

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    I haven't visited Hamburg, but purely based on your comment about their aquarium building they win, as Mulhouse has almost no reptiles etc.
     
  3. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Haven't visited Mulhouse sofar but from what I found-out sofar the reptile-collection is very small ( mainly tortoises ) an the zoo doesn't have an aquarium. Have visited Hagenbeck Hamburg already a number of times and am alway impressed by the reptile-collection and the aquarium so mine vote in this case goes surtainly to Hamburg.
     
  4. lintworm

    lintworm Well-Known Member

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    Mulhouse barely has any reptiles, they have a nice building for tortoises with loads of radiated tortoises, but that is basically it, apart from a small boring crocodile enclosure an a Malagasy boa.
     
  5. Hvedekorn

    Hvedekorn Well-Known Member

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    Finally, a match in which I've visited both of the competing zoos!

    Mulhouse can beat Hagenbeck when it comes to tortoises, but when it comes to any other group of reptiles, Hagenbeck has a much superior collection. With the exception of the dwarf crocodile exhibit, Mulhouse's exhibits are fine, but so are the majority of Hagenbeck's exhibits, and the latter's Nile crocodile exhibit beats anything Mulhouse can offer.

    Hagenbeck gets an easy win here.

    EDIT: I just realize it's not only reptiles, but also amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. Poor, poor Mulhouse... Mulhouse would have been able to hold its own against Hagenbeck in any other category, and then it draws the one where it's ridiculously outmatched.
     
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  6. SabineB

    SabineB Well-Known Member

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    Oi, this is a bad match for Mulhouse. I any other category I would most likely vote for Mulhouse (on birds I might have to think a little longer, I guess) but reptiles?? One argument: Hamburgs tropical aquarium complex - and my vote goes Hamburg