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Baltimore1937
11-12-2015, 11:53 PM
Starting it off with old Vienna:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/zoo-endured-inside-worlds-oldest-zoo-180957191/

Baltimore1937
12-08-2015, 06:39 AM
Miami zoo flooded (global warming?):

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article48414730.html

I visited the old zoo out on Key Biscayne. But I never got down to see the new zoo before I moved to WA.

Baltimore1937
12-08-2015, 11:45 PM
Australian zoo saves critters from extinction:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/24/zoos-victoria-30m-plan-save-australian-species-extinction

Baltimore1937
01-07-2016, 04:17 AM
Another zoo for the collection:

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-35244261

Those big black scorpions are also found in Vietnam. But that's*another story.

MikeWhalen
01-07-2016, 12:23 PM
those merecats are cute as hell...did you ever watch that half hour show about them? detailing the ups and downs of 1 colony of them?

as for counting the bugs and little lizardy/snakey things, what a pain that would be-you would have to crawl around in their habitat just to try to see them

Mike


Another zoo for the collection:

http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-35244261

Those big black scorpions are also found in Vietnam. But that's*another story.

Baltimore1937
01-22-2016, 05:52 PM
There is/was a colony of Meercats in the Frankfurt, Germany zoo that I enjoyed on a few occasions. They were provided with heat lamps to keep them warm in the outdoor display.

Baltimore1937
01-22-2016, 05:55 PM
Colchester Zoo in Essex:

http://www.colchester-zoo.com

I was curious about Colchester, as one of my Puritan ancestors (& his young wife?) came from there (allegedly).

Baltimore1937
06-26-2016, 12:54 AM
The end of zoos?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/06/25/captivity-is-degrading-why-a-major-city-is-shutting-down-its-zoo/