Category: 'small mammals'. Rodents, marsupials, Xenarthrans, small carnivores and assorted miniature furry things: they all fit here. Zoos: Salzburg and Colchester. I confess to not knowing a great deal about either: Salzburg was on my radar for a while because of its historic home city and crazy-beautiful alpine setting, but I ultimately didn't make it. I never really considered Colchester, a major if seemingly unloved part of the UK zoo scene. I'm clearly going to have to do some research before voting in this one. The concept behind this poll is explained here: ZooChat Cup In summary, the rules of the game are as follows: - You may choose whatever criteria you like to decide how to vote, as long as it only relates to the category of 'small mammals'. - You can use whatever resources you like to inform your vote, including Zoolex, Zootierliste, the ZooChat gallery, trip reviews, zoo maps, books and wherever else. You don't have to have visited both zoos to vote. - Votes are public and can be changed at any time before the poll closes. - The aim of the game is to provoke debate. Post explaining why you voted the way you did, and why others should join you. - The one thing you can't do is vote based on anything other than small mammals. - Voting closes in seven days.