Saturday 25 June 2016

The old Valencia's Zoo, closed in 2007

I found these pictures from the old Valencia Zoo (the link will open article in Spanish), which closed in 2007. It was small zoo with nothing too exotic as far as I could see and at the end seems it was deemed not worthy to be maintained anymore. The quality of the photos is pretty low, but in internet there are not many from that place, so I'll post them anyway for historical reasons in case anybody wants to have an overall idea what was it.

 Grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum), mandarin duck (Aix galericulata), Carolina duck (Aix sponsa) and in the middle, the small ruddy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) (or less likely hybrid between ruddy and white-headed duck (Oxyura leucocephala))

Greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

Ruddy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)

White-cheeked pintail (Anas bahamensis)
Ruddy shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
Ruddy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
Canada goose (Branta canadensis) or Cackling goose (Branta hutchinsii)

Yellow-billed stork (Mycteria ibis)
Great white pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)

Probably Chestnut-mandibled toucan (Ramphastos ambiguus swainsonii)
Difficult to say from this picture, but likely one of these three species: Brown-cheeked hornbill (Bycanistes cylindricus), White-thighed hornbill (Bycanistes albotibialis) or Black-and-white-casqued (or grey-cheeked) hornbill (Bycanistes subcylindricus)

Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

Ostrich (Struthio camelus)

Plains zebra (Equus quagga)

Albino tiger (Panthera tigris)

Capuchin monkey 
Probably Cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus)
Probably Cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus)

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