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Discussion in 'Challenges, Quizzes, Competitions & Games' started by FunkyGibbon, 6 Jan 2020.

  1. FunkyGibbon

    FunkyGibbon Moderator Staff Member

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    I wasn't going to play personally, but I decided to 'play along' so that I will know how it feels to be a competitor. Useful data and all that. I'm not going to be eligible to win, gain bonus or count as a completer, because I want to remain impartial and above the fray.

    Aalborg Zoo (11.1.20)

    Lynx lynx, European lynx
    Pongo pygmaeus, Bornean Orangutan
    Zalophus californianus, Californian sea lion
    Vicugna vikugna, Vicugna
    Nasua narica, White-nosed Coati
    Ursus maritimus, Polar bear
    Oryx dammah, Scimitar oryx

    Points: 18

    Current List

    A:
    B:
    C:
    D:
    E:
    F:
    G:
    H:
    I:
    J:
    K:
    L: Lynx lynx, European lynx (Aalborg Zoo 11.1.20)
    M:
    N: Nasua narica, White-nosed Coati (Aalborg Zoo 11.1.20)
    O: Oryx dammah, Scimitar oryx (Aalborg Zoo 11.1.20)
    P: Pongo pygmaeus, Bornean Orangutan (Aalborg Zoo 11.1.20)
    Q:
    R:
    S:
    T:
    U: Ursus maritimus, Polar bear (Aalborg Zoo 11.1.20)
    V: Vicugna vikugna, Vicugna (Aalborg Zoo 11.1.20)
    W:
    X:
    Y:
    Z: Zalophus californianus, Californian sea lion (Aalborg Zoo 11.1.20)

    Points: 18
     
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  2. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    Minor point, but White-nosed Coati is Nasua narica :p
     
  3. Someokapinextdoor

    Someokapinextdoor Member

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    Alright, then my current list is:


    A:
    B:
    C:
    D: Dama dama, Fallow deer (Hasenheide, 12/01/2019, 3 points)
    E:
    F:
    G:
    H:
    I:
    J:
    K:
    L:
    M:
    N:
    O:
    P:
    Q:
    R:
    S: Sus scrofa (libycus), Wild boar (Rehberge, 12/01/2019, 3 points)
    T:
    U:
    V:
    W:
    X:
    Y:
    Z:
     
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  4. FunkyGibbon

    FunkyGibbon Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, I am not sure why Aalborg has signed it as naurati. Editing now :)
     
  5. Hipporex

    Hipporex Well-Known Member

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    Location:
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    Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (January 12, 2020)
    • Lynx rufus, Bobcat
    • Tursiops truncatus, Common bottlenose dolphin
    • Zalophus californianus, California sea lion

    Current List
    A:
    B:
    C: Cercopithecus wolfi, Wolf's guneon (Sacramento Zoo, January 11, 2019) (2 pts)
    D:
    E: Eulemur mongoz, Mongoose lemur (Sacramento Zoo, January 11, 2019) (2 pts)
    F:
    G:
    H:
    I:
    J:
    K:
    L: Lynx rufus, Bobcat (Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, January 12, 2020) (2 pts)
    M:
    N:
    O: Okapia johnstoni, Okapi (Sacramento Zoo, January 11, 2019) (2 pts)
    P: Potamochoerus porcus, Red river hog (Sacramento Zoo, January 11, 2019) (3 pts)
    Q:
    R:
    S:
    T: Tursiops truncatus, Common bottlenose dolphin (Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, January 12, 2020) (3 pts)
    U:
    V: Varecia variegata, Black-and-white ruffed lemur (Sacramento Zoo, January 11, 2019) (3 pts)
    W:
    X: Petrogale xanthopus, Yellow-footed rock-wallaby (Sacramento Zoo, January 11, 2019) (1 pts)
    Y:
    Z: Zalophus californianus, California sea lion (Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, January 12, 2020) (2 pts)

    Points: 20
     
  6. devilfish

    devilfish Well-Known Member

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    You're right, thanks!
     
  7. devilfish

    devilfish Well-Known Member

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    İzmir Wildlife Park (13/1/20)

    Crocuta crocuta,
    Spotted hyena
    Lynx lynx, Eurasian lynx
    Ursus arctos, Brown bear

    Current List

    A:
    B:
    C: Crocuta crocuta, Spotted hyena (İzmir Wildlife Park, 13/1/20, 3 points)
    D: Dama dama, Fallow deer (Attica Zoo, 10/01/2019, 3 points)
    E:
    F:
    G: Glis glis, Edible dormouse (Emaar Akvaryum 12/1/2019, 3 points)
    H: Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, Capybara (Attica Zoo, 10/01/2019, 3 points)
    I:
    J:
    K:
    L: Lynx lynx, Eurasian lynx (İzmir Wildlife Park, 13/1/20, 3 points)
    M: Monachus monachus, Mediterranean monk seal (Attica Zoo, 10/01/2019, 3 points)
    N: Neofelis nebulosa, Clouded leopard (Attica Zoo, 10/01/2019, 3 points)
    O:
    P: Panthera pardus (saxicolor), Persian leopard (Attica Zoo, 10/01/2019, 3 points)
    Q:
    R:
    S: Sus scrofa (libycus), Wild boar (Attica Zoo, 10/01/2019, 3 points)
    T: Tursiops truncatus, Common bottlenose dolphin (Attica Zoo, 10/01/2019, 3 points)
    U: Ursus arctos, Brown bear (İzmir Wildlife Park, 13/1/20, 2 points)
    V:
    W:
    X:
    Y:
    Z:

    Points: 32
     
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  8. ThomasNotTom

    ThomasNotTom Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I'll say it now, the @devilfish post above has reminded me that I saw Brown bear at Wildplace (Stupid of me to forget, I know). As I haven't visited any zoos since (apart for work at Paignton), and didn't report any species for this zoo in my previous post.. I would assume that I'm not breaching the rules? If I am, I shall remove the species and points. I'll leave this to @FunkyGibbon to decide....

    Noahs Ark Zoo Farm (10/01/2010)

    Ursus
    arctos, Brown bear

    Current List

    A: Arctocephalus australis, South American Fur Seal
    B: Bison bonasus, European Bison.
    C:
    D:
    E:
    F:
    G: Gorilla gorilla, Western Lowland Gorilla.
    H:
    I:
    J:
    K:
    L:
    M: Mus muscus, House Mouse
    N: Nasua nasua, Ring-tailed Coati.
    O:
    P: Pongo pygmaeus, Bornean Orangutan.
    Q:
    R: Rattus rattus, Black rat
    S: Suricata suricatta, Meerkat.
    T: Tapir terrestris, South American Tapir.
    U: Ursus arctos, Brown bear
    V:
    W:
    X:
    Y:
    Z:

    Points: 30
     
  9. FunkyGibbon

    FunkyGibbon Moderator Staff Member

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  10. devilfish

    devilfish Well-Known Member

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    Antalya Zoo (14/1/20)

    Axis axis,
    Axis deer
    Equus quagga, Plains zebra
    Spermophilus xanthoprymnus, Asia Minor ground squirrel

    Current List

    A: Axis axis, Axis deer (Antalya Zoo, 14/1/20, 3 points)
    B:
    C: Crocuta crocuta, Spotted hyena (İzmir Wildlife Park, 13/1/20, 3 points)
    D: Dama dama, Fallow deer (Attica Zoo, 10/01/2019, 3 points)
    E:
    F:
    G: Glis glis, Edible dormouse (Emaar Akvaryum 12/1/2019, 3 points)
    H: Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris, Capybara (Attica Zoo, 10/01/2019, 3 points)
    I:
    J:
    K:
    L: Lynx lynx, Eurasian lynx (İzmir Wildlife Park, 13/1/20, 3 points)
    M: Monachus monachus, Mediterranean monk seal (Attica Zoo, 10/01/2019, 3 points)
    N: Neofelis nebulosa, Clouded leopard (Attica Zoo, 10/01/2019, 3 points)
    O:
    P: Panthera pardus (saxicolor), Persian leopard (Attica Zoo, 10/01/2019, 3 points)
    Q: Equus quagga, Plains zebra (Antalya Zoo, 14/1/20, 1 point)
    R:
    S: Sus scrofa (libycus), Wild boar (Attica Zoo, 10/01/2019, 3 points)
    T: Tursiops truncatus, Common bottlenose dolphin (Attica Zoo, 10/01/2019, 3 points)
    U: Ursus arctos, Brown bear (İzmir Wildlife Park, 13/1/20, 2 points)
    V:
    W:
    X: Spermophilus xanthoprymnus, Asia Minor ground squirrel (Antalya Zoo, 14/1/20, 1 point)
    Y:
    Z:

    Points: 37
     
  11. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice :D
     
  12. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you happen to get any photos?
     
  13. devilfish

    devilfish Well-Known Member

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    Yep - plenty. No guarantee on quality though. I'm on my way home now but there's a lot to do, so I'm afraid it'll be a while before I can go through this trip's photos.
     
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  14. HOMIN96

    HOMIN96 Well-Known Member

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    Location:
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    Tiergarten Schönbrunn (16/01/2020)
    Bison bison, Bison
    Lynx lynx, Eurasian Lynx
    Nasua narica, White-nosed coati
    Phloeomys pallidus
    , Northern-Luzon Giant Cloud Rat
    Equus quagga, Plains Zebra
    Suricata suricatta,
    Meerkat
    Ursus maritimus, Polar Bear




    Current List

    A:
    B: Bison bison, Bison, 3 points, Wien
    C:
    D:
    E:
    F:
    G:
    H:
    I:
    J:
    K:
    L: Lynx lynx, Eurasian Lynx. 3 points, Wien
    M:
    N: Nasua narica, White-nosed coati. 3 points, Wien
    O:
    P: Phloeomys pallidus, Northern-Luzon Giant Cloud Rat. 3 points, Wien
    Q: Equus quagga, Plains Zebra. 1 point, Wien
    R:
    S: Suricata suricatta, Meerkat. 3 points, Wien
    T:
    U: Ursus maritimus, Polar Bear. 2 points, Wien
    V:
    W:
    X:
    Y:
    Z:
    Points: 18
     
  15. HOMIN96

    HOMIN96 Well-Known Member

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    Prague Zoo 17/01/2020

    Atherurus africanus, African Brush-tailed Porcupine
    Capra caucasica, Caucasian tur
    Eira barbara, Tayra
    Gorilla gorilla, Lowland gorilla
    Wallabia bicolor, Swamp wallaby
    Xerus inauris, Cape ground squirrel
    Herpailurus yagouaroundi, Jaguarundi


    Current List

    A: Atherurus africanus, African Brush-tailed Porcupine, 3pts, Prague
    B: Bison bison, Bison, 3 points, Wien
    C:Capra caucasica, Caucasian tur, 3pts, Prague
    D:
    E: Eira barbara, Tayra, 2pts, Prague
    F:
    G: Gorilla gorilla, Lowland gorilla, 3pts, Prague
    H:
    I:
    J:
    K:
    L: Lynx lynx, Eurasian Lynx. 3 points, Wien
    M:
    N: Nasua narica, White-nosed coati. 3 points, Wien
    O:
    P: Phloeomys pallidus, Northern-Luzon Giant Cloud Rat. 3 points, Wien
    Q: Equus quagga, Plains Zebra. 1 point, Wien
    R:
    S: Suricata suricatta, Meerkat. 3 points, Wien
    T:
    U: Ursus maritimus, Polar Bear. 2 points, Wien
    V:
    W: Wallabia bicolor, Swamp wallaby, 2pts, Prague
    X: Xerus inauris, Cape ground squirrel 2pts, Prague
    Y: Herpailurus yagouaroundi, Jaguarundi, 1pt, Prague
    Z:
    Points: 32
     
  16. Someokapinextdoor

    Someokapinextdoor Member

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    Tierpark Berlin (18.01.2020)

    Alces alces: European Elk
    Kobus ellipsiprymnus: Common Waterbuck
    Lynx lynx: Eurasian lynx
    Ovis orientalis (cycloceros):
    Turkmenian mountain sheep (not 100% sure, ZTL has Arkal which wasn't assigned)
    Vicugna vicugna: Vicuna
    Catagons wagneri: Chacoan peccary
    Sapajus xanthosternus: Golden-bellied capuchin

    A: Alces alces: European Elk (Tierpark Berlin 18/01/2020, 3 points)
    B:
    C:
    D: Dama dama, Fallow deer (Hasenheide, 12/01/2020, 3 points)
    E:
    F:
    G:
    H:
    I:
    J:
    K: Kobus ellipsiprymnus: Common Waterbuck (Tierpark Berlin 18/01/2020, 2 points)
    L: Lynx lynx: Eurasian lynx (Tierpark Berlin 18/01/2020, 3 points)
    M:
    N:
    O: Ovis orientalis (cycloceros): Turkmenian mountain sheep (Tierpark Berlin 18/01/2020, 3 points)
    P:
    Q:
    R:
    S: Sus scrofa (libycus), Wild boar (Rehberge, 12/01/2020, 3 points)
    T:
    U:
    V: Vicugna vicugna: Vicuna (Tierpark Berlin 18/01/2020, 3 points)
    W: Catagons wagneri: Chacoan peccary (Tierpark Berlin 18/01/2020, 1 point)
    X: Sapajus xanthosternus: Golden-bellied capuchin (Tierpark Berlin 18/01/2020, 1 point)
    Y:
    Z:
    Points: 22
     
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  17. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    The ID on ZTL is correct - however it still counts as Ovis orientalis for the purposes of this challenge :)
     
  18. devilfish

    devilfish Well-Known Member

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  19. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    The easiest feature is the tail - but I can't even see a tail in the photo! In taurensis the tail is noticeably longer and broader, and most importantly it has a diagnostic black tip which xanthoprymnus lacks. Do any of your other photos show the tail?

    From the original description of taurensis (elsewhere in the paper it was noted that - from the specimens they examined - the three species could be readily distinguished from one another just on external features):
    "3.8.1.7. Diagnosis. More reddish dorsal pelage than S. xanthoprymnus from Anatolia and S. citellus from Thrace. Underside gray to white, similar to S. xanthoprymnus, but less yellow than S. citellus. Larger body size than S. citellus but similar to S. xanthoprymnus. Tail slightly shorter than in S. citellus but longer than in S. xanthoprymnus, and broader than in both species. Tail has a black tip that contrasts strongly with the remainder of the tail, which the other two species do not show."
     
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  20. Maguari

    Maguari Never could get the hang of Thursdays. Premium Member

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    Yorkshire Wildlife Park (18/01/2020):

    Crocuta crocuta - Spotted Hyaena
    Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris - Greater Capybara
    Kobus leche - Lechwe
    Papio papio - Guinea Baboon (at least two other options for 3 points on P today, oddly)
    Suricatta suricata - Meerkat
    Ursus maritimus - Polar Bear

    A:
    B:
    C: Crocuta crocuta - Spotted Hyaena (YWP, 18th Jan 2020)
    D:
    E:
    F:
    G:
    H: Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris - Greater Capybara (YWP, 18th Jan 2020)
    I:
    J:
    K: Kobus leche - Lechwe (YWP, 18th Jan 2020)
    L:
    M:
    N:
    O:
    P: Papio papio - Guinea Baboon (YWP, 18th Jan 2020)
    Q:
    R:
    S: Suricatta suricata - Meerkat (YWP, 18th Jan 2020)
    T:
    U: Ursus maritimus - Polar Bear (YWP, 18th Jan 2020)
    V:
    W:
    X:
    Y:
    Z:

    Points: 16

    Keeping one YWP spot open for now as it's an easy trip back later in the year and everything else I could put in I can think of an equal-or-better scoring option from other zoos.
     
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