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ZooChat Cup Match #18: Cabarceno vs Edinburgh

Discussion in 'ZooChat Cup' started by CGSwans, 18 Mar 2018.

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Ectotherms: Cabarceno or Edinburgh?

Poll closed 22 Mar 2018.
  1. Cabarceno

    68.2%
  2. Edinburgh

    31.8%
  1. pipaluk

    pipaluk Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but given this statement may convince a few people to vote for Edinburgh, I have to ask the obvious question - is Edinburgh's husbandry up to date?
     
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  3. pipaluk

    pipaluk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, so poor husbandry at Cabarceno shouldn't be a consideration then! Edinburgh's poor collection has to lose surely!
    This comes from someone who has never been to Cabarceno & despite its decline doesn't think Edinburgh is awful, but if for it's cold blooded collection to beat anywhere, the opposition has to be terrible, which Cabarceno clearly isn't!
     
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  4. FunkyGibbon

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    Oh, the husbandry and exhibitry is hugely important of course! I was making a point purely in response to Vision. Nobody seems to have been prepared to argue this one on the merits of anything other than collection, and I haven't visited Cabarceno myself, so as always I'll be going off others' opinions.
     
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  5. TeaLovingDave

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    Most of the amphibians/fish/reptiles at Edinburgh are either offshow or used for education experiences to the best of my recollection - in terms of onshow exhibits we're talking a single antechamber in the entrance to Brilliant Birds containing a small number of amphibians and invertebrates, a small glass vivarium in a cubby-hole next to the African Hunting Dogs containing leopard gecko, a glass vivarium above the Red River Hogs containing Taiwan Beauty Snake and the new Wee Beasties exhibit in the Education Building.

    The latter contains the following I believe:

    Egg-eating snake
    Blue Poison Dart Frog
    Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec
    Axolotl
    Fregate Island Giant Beetle
    Chilean Rose Tarantula
    Forest Scorpion
    Natal Dwarf Chameleon
    Giant African Land Snail
    Partula Snail
    Tanzanian Red-Legged Millipede

    As the majority of these were in the aforementioned Brilliant Birds exhibit, it may no longer exist.
     
  6. pipaluk

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    Thanks for the information Dave. It explains why I couldn't recall seeing them. Looks like a clear defeat for Edinburgh if most of its list isnt even onshow!