Join our zoo community

Cancelled Exhibits

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by MonkeyBat, 8 Jan 2020.

  1. MonkeyBat

    MonkeyBat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    19 Aug 2019
    Posts:
    492
    Location:
    Iowa
    Does anyone know of any really interesting exhibit concepts that have been scarped?
    For example, I saw in Minnesota Zoo's masterplan from the 70s, there were to giant polar bear, snow leopard, and saiga exhibits, not sure what happened as the climate here would be great for the animals.
     
    evilmonkey239, savetherhino and Yi Qi like this.
  2. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    17 Sep 2017
    Posts:
    4,763
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Milwaukee almost had a great Australia exhibit but scrapped it for a petting zoo in their most recent master plan.
     
  3. Yi Qi

    Yi Qi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    24 Feb 2018
    Posts:
    1,208
    Location:
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    The Calgary Zoo planned on making a $100 million dollar Arctic Shores featuring polar bears and belugas, intended to go where Prehistoric Park is, but was shelved because of its budget.

    Zoo shelves Arctic Shores exhibit
     
    Last edited: 8 Jan 2020
    MonkeyBat likes this.
  4. iluvwhales

    iluvwhales Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4 May 2011
    Posts:
    306
    Location:
    The Isle of Long
    Buffalo Zoo wanted a gorilla exhibit on the site of some playgrounds (shelved, although probably planning new gorilla habitat), an Asian River exhibit (outdated now that elephants are gone), and an African Plains exhibit (shelved).

    Queens Zoo wanted jaguars, but that has been shelved for a while now and may not come to fruition anytime soon.
     
    evilmonkey239 and Cassidy Casuar like this.
  5. Yi Qi

    Yi Qi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    24 Feb 2018
    Posts:
    1,208
    Location:
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    Its current arctic exhibit was also going to be just for polar bears and kodiak bears.
    Meanwhile, the lawn by the reptile house was going to be turned into a vulture exhibit.

    http://www.pjarchitects.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/01_Masterplan-no-loops.jpg
     
    evilmonkey239 likes this.
  6. Zooplantman

    Zooplantman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    23 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    3,310
    Location:
    New York, USA
  7. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    20 Oct 2012
    Posts:
    8,612
    Location:
    Connecticut, U.S.A.
    Roger Williams Park Zoo once was planning a new Polar Bear exhibit but that was shelved probably due to the lack of available bears along with budget.

    I know Beardsley at one point planned for an "Asian Plateau" exhibit in a currently non-public area of the zoo. Pretty sure those plans are long abandoned by now.

    ~Thylo
     
    savetherhino and Yi Qi like this.
  8. Zooplantman

    Zooplantman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    23 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    3,310
    Location:
    New York, USA
    MonkeyBat likes this.
  9. Zooplantman

    Zooplantman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    23 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    3,310
    Location:
    New York, USA
    Heck, Buffalo Zoo wanted to relocate!
    https://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/stories/2004/11/29/story3.html
     
  10. Zooplantman

    Zooplantman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    23 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    3,310
    Location:
    New York, USA
    One could start an entire thread just dedicated to never-built aquariums! :D

    Or never built zoos!
     
    ThylacineAlive, iluvwhales and Brum like this.
  11. Yi Qi

    Yi Qi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    24 Feb 2018
    Posts:
    1,208
    Location:
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    Like California's DisneySea, to name one.
     
    MonkeyBat likes this.
  12. Zooplantman

    Zooplantman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    23 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    3,310
    Location:
    New York, USA
    Well, I don't want to hijack @MonkeyBat's thread.
     
    MonkeyBat likes this.
  13. Luca Bronzi

    Luca Bronzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    12 Mar 2019
    Posts:
    473
    Location:
    Italy
    The 2000's projects of Bioparco di Roma and the chimpanzees exhibit of Zoo di Napoli.
     
    MonkeyBat likes this.
  14. TheEthiopianWolf03

    TheEthiopianWolf03 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    3 May 2017
    Posts:
    624
    Location:
    United States of America
    Panda exhibit at Oakland zoo
    Wetland aviary/beaver exhibit in the Californian trail
     
    MonkeyBat likes this.
  15. FBBird

    FBBird Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    15 Oct 2010
    Posts:
    2,371
    Location:
    Dorset, UK
    Savannah at Paignton -- not so much cancelled, as receding into the realms of distant future possibilities.....
     
    MonkeyBat likes this.
  16. Zooplantman

    Zooplantman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    23 Jan 2008
    Posts:
    3,310
    Location:
    New York, USA
    In short, any grand scheme considered but not yet funded in 2007
     
    Andrew_NZP likes this.
  17. pachyderm pro

    pachyderm pro Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    23 Aug 2016
    Posts:
    1,903
    Location:
    The City of Big Shoulders
    evilmonkey239 and MonkeyBat like this.
  18. reduakari

    reduakari Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    17 Mar 2008
    Posts:
    993
    Location:
    berkeley california USA
    The panda exhibit got built. It has only housed baboons however.
     
  19. TheEthiopianWolf03

    TheEthiopianWolf03 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    3 May 2017
    Posts:
    624
    Location:
    United States of America
    Well I meant the concept of a panda housing exhibit my bad.
     
    evilmonkey239 likes this.
  20. MonkeyBat

    MonkeyBat Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    19 Aug 2019
    Posts:
    492
    Location:
    Iowa
    I'm honestly glad most of the master plan wasn't completed, it would take away the order of the zoo I've observed form the map. However, I do hope Tropic World's residents get outdoor space.
     
    savetherhino likes this.