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ZooChat Cup Match #21: Amersfoort vs Twycross

Discussion in 'ZooChat Cup' started by CGSwans, 21 Mar 2018.

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All things avian: Amersfoort or Twycross?

Poll closed 25 Mar 2018.
  1. Amersfoort

    20.0%
  2. Twycross

    80.0%
  1. CGSwans

    CGSwans Well-Known Member

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    And the category is prim-... no. Sorry Twycross. It's birds.

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  2. lintworm

    lintworm Well-Known Member

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    Twycross is lucky it didn't draw small mammals...

    Though the bird collection in Twycross is not particularly big with 48 species according to ZTL, Amersfoort has an extremely small bird collection, with currently 31 species listed. None of Amersfoorts species is particularly interesting (Cassowary are probably the highlight) and though they have 1 nice walkthrough aviary for the vultures, pelicans, hamerkop and storks, I can't vote for them. Twycross collection is not only bigger but at least they have some interesting species Black-necked weaver and Little pied cormorant.
     
  3. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    Never been to Twycross but evenso I go for Amersfoort. The large walk-through aviary is a realy impressive enclosure and also the smaller aviaries with for example Green-cheecked amazons, owls and pheasants are well-done. Therefor it is for me Amersfoort.
     
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  4. sooty mangabey

    sooty mangabey Well-Known Member

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    Oh blimey - this is Watford against Brighton, a clash for which it is almost impossible to summon any enthusiasm at all. Twycross could be so much better in this area (as in other areas too). The south-east Asian walk-through could have had the makings of something pretty nice, but alas. The lorikeet thing takes something that every zoo in the world is doing, and renders it pretty ugly (and pretty weird). Do they still have those horrible parrot aviaries? Strange penguin thing. Flamingos not enhanced by the sound of passing traffic. But I'm not sure that Amersfoort offers anything much either. A 0-0 draw, settled by an undramatic penalty shootout.
     
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  5. CGSwans

    CGSwans Well-Known Member

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    It's ok. We have a couple of EPL heavyweight clashes coming up. You'll be complaining to me for the complete opposite reason in a few days. :D
     
  6. pipaluk

    pipaluk Well-Known Member

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    I won't bother voting on this one , as. It's a clear win for Twycross when probably it shouldn't be, don't think ZTL is up to date