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London Zoo Pics

Discussion in 'Zoo Trips (Man Made Habitats)' started by danread, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. danread

    danread Arachnoprince Old Timer


    I went to london zoo last weekend, and i thought i'd share some of the pics i took. Some are obvious what they are, and some of them i really can't remember, but i'll tell you the ones i can. First up, the green tree monitors, and nile monitor

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  2. danread

    danread Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Gaboon viper (my favorite) and green mamba, and two i can't remember. Enjoy! i'll upload a few more later.



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  3. danread

    danread Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Another unknown, an Gaboon viper, sungazer and solomons island skink

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  4. danread

    danread Arachnoprince Old Timer

    Lastly, an alligator and some sort of skink.



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  5. Malkavian

    Malkavian Arachnolord Old Timer

    The unkown on the sand might be a carpet viper? I can't find a decent picture of another one online for comparison though
  6. Crotalus

    Crotalus Arachnoking Old Timer

    Great pictures of nice animals!

    Unknowed are from top:
    Dispholidus typus, boomslang
    Python sebae (i think)
    Crotalus unicolor (if im not mistaken)

  7. Phillip

    Phillip Arachnoprince Old Timer

    I believe the boid is a sanzania and not a python sebae. It at least looks to be sanzania.

  8. Crotalus

    Crotalus Arachnoking Old Timer

    Im sure you are right. It looked a bit odd for sebae.

  9. Phillip

    Phillip Arachnoprince Old Timer

  10. Dessicata

    Dessicata Arachnobaron Old Timer

    I think the skink is some kind of crocodile skink. Wow, that rhymes.
  11. Bedlam

    Bedlam Arachnobaron

    Just went to the London Zoo on Sunday since I had a few extra days in town on a business trip.

    Overall I must say its a pretty great place! The gorilla exhibit was fantastic and the komodo dragon exhibit, while they only have one (that I know of) was much better than the Toronto exhibit as you can get much closer to the animal and get a great look.

    The penguin exhibit was a tad bare in terms of its environment but got a great look at some fantastic looking animals. From what I saw its just a temporary location for them with a larger one "under development" but the people I went with told me it was the exact same when they went last year. Giraffe enclosure looked pretty small and didn't seem natural at all.

    Snakes were amazing! Enclosures might've been a bit small for some of the larger ones and I must've spent 20 minutes looking for the king cobra with no luck but they've got a beautiful black mamba that was very active along with a gaboon viper (in the pictures already posted) that was massive and looking great.

    Spiders were lacking, which I find consistent with almost every zoo I've been to so I dont hold my standards too high. Only 4 tarantulas including a decent pokie and two brachys. 4th wasn't labeled but I'm pretty sure it was a L. parahybana. I dont see why zoos cant have more variety....they take up such little space and are always such a hit with the public. Showing a larger variety would be nice to see someday.

    I'll post up some pictures when I get things developed!!
  12. MooSmoo

    MooSmoo Arachnosquire

    We visited London Zoo with my family on sunday 15th for my birthday, loved it. The gaboon is incredible!

    As I was looking at it someone walked up beside me and said "that'd make a great handbag.."

    Was tempted to tell them to climb inside and try grab it, see if it agrees :mad:
  13. Wow, pictures are great.
    I hope, I will go to london ZOO too!
    Really amazing.
  14. Great pics!

    One thing I noticed at London Zoo was for some reason they had a B auratum (Mexican Falme Knee) in the rainforest area, with a humidity meter next to it measuring 90%! And it was really tucked away and in a plastic container behind he perspex. Looked really daft after walking through the bit full of sloths, various small tropic monkeys etc, to find a desert dwelling Mexican Tarantula.
  15. ShellsandScales

    ShellsandScales Arachnobaron

    Love sungazers but not nearly as much as those prehensile tail skinks!!!!!!!! We have one here in the Omaha zoo. They are SWEET!!!!!
  16. crpy

    crpy Arachnoking

    The others are ,Boomslang and aruba rattle snake

    And yes sanzinia
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