The last time I visited Melbourne Zoo was in February and I was slightly disappointed in the Zoo's progression; most notably the refurbishing (or should I say further ruining) the Syrian Bear enclosure, inability to acquire Pigmy Hippos and the relocation of otters into what was once the African Rainforest (I hadn't been to the Zoo for a year, so was unaware of this change). As a result of this, I was contemplating across last weekend how i would like to see the Zoo progress. I eventually came up with a masterplan to develop the zoo; which is highly optimistic, though still viable in terms of land use and animals displayed (certainly not financially though! It would probably take 18 years for the completion of this redevelopment). The Zoo's progression will obviously be considerably different to my plans, especially due to the Zoo wanting to have a greater focus on SE Asian species than what my masterplan entails, but here are my ideas anyway, divided into stages (Warning: I have "borrowed" some ideas from this forum which I liked).