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ZooChat Cup Match #4: Bristol v Zagreb

Discussion in 'ZooChat Cup' started by CGSwans, 27 Feb 2018.

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I like primates. Where am I going?

Poll closed 6 Mar 2018.
  1. Bristol

    95.2%
  2. Zagreb

    4.8%
  1. CGSwans

    CGSwans Well-Known Member

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    A pleasing match-up, this. I've been to Zagreb but not Bristol. They are both small urban zoos, and whilst Bristol is well-renowned for doing a lot with a little, Zagreb doesn't get the attention it deserves for achieving the same thing. This is going to be interesting.

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  2. PossumRoach

    PossumRoach Well-Known Member

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    Would the wild place count as a part of the Bristol zoo? Even if it isn't Bristol alone has a great collection of lemurs.
     
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  3. CGSwans

    CGSwans Well-Known Member

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    No, unfortunately for Bristol that's a separate facility.
     
  4. pipaluk

    pipaluk Well-Known Member

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    I've never been to Zagreb , but a look at ZTL makes this appear another mismatch 20 species for Bristol against 12 for Zagreb. I know quantity is not the only consideration , but Bristol have Brown Spider Monkey , Aye Aye, Drill, Lion Tailed Macaque, Sclater's Lemur, Agile Gibbon. Zagreb has very few species as rarely seen as those .
     
  5. sooty mangabey

    sooty mangabey Well-Known Member

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    Bristol has its weaknesses, but primates are a real strength. Gorillas are their star exhibit. The Monkey House is solid. Lots of interesting things on the islands. The Aye Ayes in Twilight World. Drills in that horrible cage near the entrance. I think it’s a comfortable win!
     
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  6. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    A fairly clear choice for Bristol - pipaluk and sooty have summed it up very well.
     
  7. Brum

    Brum Well-Known Member

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    I am going for Bristol, a collection of primates that would be appropriate in a collection triple it's size. Zagreb doesn't come close on any count; rarity, exhibition, numbers... All categories belong to Bristol.
     
  8. TZDugong

    TZDugong Well-Known Member

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    Definitely a mismatch in favour of Bristol. I mean that have Aye-Ayes so that got my vote alone!
     
  9. Dassie rat

    Dassie rat Well-Known Member

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    Both: Grey mouse lemur; grey-handed night monkey; ring-tailed lemur; black-and-white ruffed lemur
    Bristol: Alaotran gentle lemur; Colombian brown spider monkey; drill; aye-aye; common squirrel monkey; golden and golden-headed lion tamarins; crowned lemur; red titi; agile gibbon; Goeldi's monkey; blue-eyed black lemur; western lowland gorilla; pygmy slow loris
    Zagreb: Black-capped capuchin; Hanuman langur; mantled colobus; red-bellied tamarin; bearded emperor tamarin; common chimpanzee; black-and-gold howler monkey; lar gibbon; white-fronted lemur; pygmy marmoset

    Bristol wins this one
     
  10. Macaw16

    Macaw16 Well-Known Member

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    I voted for Bristol based upon a larger collection, including some rarities and the majority are presented well.

    I'm interested why @Batto voted for Zagreb, and if he can convince anybody to change their votes...
     
  11. Batto

    Batto Well-Known Member

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    - just for their venomous snake collection; I forgot it was just about primates...
     
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