Join our zoo community

Zoo's with the most species of one genera/animal family ?

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Eric, 30 Oct 2020.

  1. Eric

    Eric Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    12 Aug 2017
    Posts:
    173
    Location:
    London
    Hallo fellow zoochatters. A lot of zoos might focus on one group of animals such as cats or primates etc.So i'm just interested.

    So what wildlife collections currently hold the most species of one group of animals. For example,what zoo has the most species of felids,marmosets,tarantula's,doves or parrots,or marsupials and so on.?
     
  2. Dassie rat

    Dassie rat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    4,523
    Location:
    London, UK
    I think Le parc des Felins has the largest number of species of cats:
    Wild cat, Sand cat, Jungle cat, Pallas' cat, Northern lynx, Canadian lynx, Bobcat, Caracal, Serval, Puma, Jaguarundi, Cheetah, Ocelot, Margay, Oncilla, Geoffroy's cat, Leopard cat, Rusty-spotted cat, Asian golden cat, Indochinese clouded leopard, Snow leopard, Tiger, Lion, Leopard, Jaguar
     
  3. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    17 Sep 2017
    Posts:
    9,223
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    International Crane Foundation has all 15 crane species.
     
  4. Westcoastperson

    Westcoastperson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    24 Mar 2020
    Posts:
    1,638
    Location:
    -18.529211, -70.249941
    Santa Barbra zoo has the most Island Foxes
    I believe Seaworld San Diego has the most penguin species with 7 overall
     
  5. TinoPup

    TinoPup Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    17 Jul 2016
    Posts:
    4,851
    Location:
    .
    This is no longer the case :( All of their animals must go to new homes in the next couple of weeks.
     
  6. Jungle Man

    Jungle Man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    24 Jan 2020
    Posts:
    2,235
    Location:
    Panama
    I think you are confused with the Zoo des 3 Vallées which was renamed to Zoo-Parc Des Felins, les 3 Vallées. That's the one that closed, not Le Parc Des Felins.
     
  7. TinoPup

    TinoPup Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    17 Jul 2016
    Posts:
    4,851
    Location:
    .
    OH! Okay! The reports I've seen didn't mention the "les 3 Vallées" part, and I thought zoo parc des felins and le parc des felins would be the same place.
     
    Jungle Man likes this.
  8. TinoPup

    TinoPup Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    17 Jul 2016
    Posts:
    4,851
    Location:
    .
    San Diego Zoo is the only zoo in the USA with all of panthera, plus cougar, cheetah, and clouded. Project Survival Cat Haven might have all 8, as well? Memphis, Philly, and St Louis have 7/8 (missing clouded), Tanganyika is missing cougar.
     
  9. Rayane

    Rayane Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2017
    Posts:
    645
    Location:
    Switzerland
    Kölner zoo has probably the biggest Ptilinopus collection, with 14 species
     
  10. Dassie rat

    Dassie rat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    4,523
    Location:
    London, UK
    Berlin Zoo has 7 species of flamingos
     
  11. Rayane

    Rayane Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2017
    Posts:
    645
    Location:
    Switzerland
    6 actually
     
  12. pangolin12

    pangolin12 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    28 Sep 2017
    Posts:
    524
    Location:
    Doncaster
    5 actually;) (Caribbean are only at tierpark AFAIK)
     
    Rayane and Dassie rat like this.
  13. Dassie rat

    Dassie rat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    18 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    4,523
    Location:
    London, UK
    I've just noticed that it has 5 species. I didn't notice the 2 subspecies of P. ruber. Slimbridge has 6 species.
     
    pangolin12 and Rayane like this.
  14. Rayane

    Rayane Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4 Dec 2017
    Posts:
    645
    Location:
    Switzerland
    That’s due to the new « No-doublon » thing in Berlin. Up to one year ago Zoo Berlin still had the full species.

    Tierpark probably has the best Deer collection also, 14 taxons I believe.
     
    HungarianBison and pangolin12 like this.
  15. lowland anoa

    lowland anoa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    29 Dec 2014
    Posts:
    1,122
    Location:
    Nowhere
    AFAIK, there’s only six species of flamingos. :p
    Chilean
    Caribbean
    James’
    Andean
    Lesser
    Greater

    Unless Berlin is hiding a secret species of flamingo unheard to the animal community :p
     
  16. Kakapo

    Kakapo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    3 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    2,095
    Location:
    Zaragoza, Spain
    I never saw so many species of laughing thrushes in my life as in Prague+Plzen zoos.
     
    lowland anoa likes this.
  17. Someokapinextdoor

    Someokapinextdoor Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    10 Jan 2020
    Posts:
    126
    Location:
    Berlin
    16 actually. 17 if you count domestic reindeer.
     
    Rayane likes this.
  18. RatioTile

    RatioTile Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    11 Nov 2019
    Posts:
    644
    Location:
    United States of America
    I’m sure someone somewhere has a collection of dozens of Varanus species, but it might be a private collection as opposed to a zoo.
     
  19. lowland anoa

    lowland anoa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    29 Dec 2014
    Posts:
    1,122
    Location:
    Nowhere
    This thread might be an interest
    Monitor-lizards in captivity
     
  20. HungarianBison

    HungarianBison Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    7 Apr 2020
    Posts:
    762
    Location:
    Budapest, Absurdistan
    Berlin Zoo or Dvúr Králove has the best collection of antelopes and gazelles in Europe.
    Berlin Zoo has 17 taxa( Kirk's dikdik, Sable, Blesbok, Springbok, Scimitar oryx, Gemsbok, Greater kudu, Blackbuck, Bongo, Nyala, Waterbuck(maybe defassa), Kafue lechwe, Gerenuk, Red duiker, Situtunga, Eland)! I don't remember to Dvúr's numbers, but I think it's around 15-20, too.