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  1. Yi Qi

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    The goal of this thread is write down the name of a zoo you made up and describe it, whether by exhibit or animals. For clarity, you have to add description/walkthrough to each exhibit sections as opposed to just listing them and animals. I'll go first as usual.

    Trafalgar Zoo
    The Trafalgar Zoo, located in Utica, Michigan, begins with an entry plaza, and straight ahead are a pair of exhibits, one an aviary for two bald eagles, and the other an aquarium for 2.3 north american river otters. Visitors can either go left or right from here.
    • Going right past the river otters takes you to the Petting Corral, a petting zoo home to goats, sheep, and chickens, with displays on Michigan's agricultural history.
    • A pen for 3.4 Ossabaw Island Hogs marks the transition from the Petting Corral to Ossabaw Shores, a dedicated complex for wildlife of the southeast, themed around Ossabaw Island. The first exhibit is a pen for 1.2 Raccoons, followed by a pool for 2.3 American Alligators. The final exhibit in the area is a walkthrough aviary for shorebirds, including american avocets and oystercatchers, willets, least sandpipers, piping plovers, black skimmers, brown pelicans and roseate spoonbills.
    • Going left past the bald eagles takes you to Cat Heights, a exhibit consisting of three enclosures; the first rotates between 1.1 Bobcats and 1.1 Canada Lynx, the second is for 1.1 Bengal Tiger, and the final one is for 1.3 Ring-Tailed Lemur. The exhibits are designed to mimic being high in treetops through murals and wooden structures.
    • Going past Cat Heights brings you to the Hoofstock Enclosures. Their are six of of them, and they are from left to right:
      • 1.2 Llama and 1.2 Greater Rhea
      • 1.2 Moose
      • 1.3 Greater Eland, 1.2 Nyala, and 1.2 Grey Crowned Crane
      • 2.3 Aoudad
      • 1.2 Red Kangaroo
      • 2.3 Whitetail Deer and 2.5 Wild Turkeys
    Now your turn.

    Powell Park Zoo
     
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    Alright here we go.

    Powell Park Zoo, Savannah, Georgia

    History: Started in 1972 with two gorillas donated to the city. Then zebras, ocelots, parrots and other animals were donated to create a medium sized collection. In 1986 the zoo underwent a huge renovation, creating much more realistic exhibits for the collection.

    South America:

    The entrance area opens up with a small pond with a large waterfall around the perimeter, including a viewing hut near the side of the pond. This exhibit is home to:
    7.7 Caribbean flamingoes, 3.5 White faced whistling ducks, 1.2 Crested screamers

    From the viewing hut you can enter into a large South American aviary. A small elevated boardwalk takes you through the aviary. Species include:

    1.1 Scarlet macaws, 1.1 Hyacinth macaws, 1.1 Toco toucans, 1.1 Green-cheeked amazon parrot, 5.5 Blue and gray tanagers, 5.5 Scarlet ibises, 2.3 Ringed teals, 1.2 Plush crested jays

    Next, you exit the aviary and walk across a viewing shelter overlooking a large pond which contains
    1.1 Giant otters

    On the opposite side of the shelter is a covered exhibit for
    1.1 Ocelot

    You can access the second floor of this complex via elevator or stairs. here, you can get underwater views for the otters, and then start your journey through the flooded forest hall.
    3 Small Terrariums: 3.4 Blue poison dart frogs, 3.4 Golden dart frogs, 1.1 Goliath bird eaters
    Two large tanks: 1.0 Dwarf Caiman, 0.2 Green Anaconda
    One large tank with seating in front (Amazon aquarium): 1.1 Black pacu, 1.1 Red-tailed catfish, 1.1 Silver arrowana, 2.2 Xingu river rays

    After exiting through a cave, you start you journey through the Pampas, a long boardwalk takes you through the exhibits.

    Two medium sized aviaries: 1.1 Red-legged seriemas, 1.0 Great horned owl (Rescue)
    One large yard: 1.2 Vicunas, 1.1 Giant anteater, 1.1 Greater rhea

    And you conclude the loop right back where you started.

    Australia

    Next exhibit is locate next to flamingoes. It's a large downhill trail which loops around once again. This gives you a view of the rest of the park. (As zoo is on a hill)

    You start off at Kangaroo Walkabout, a walk through kangaroo exhibit (duh) with:
    4.4 Eastern gray kangaroo, 1.2 Emu

    Next You will see a large, forested yard containing,
    1.1 Southern Cassowary

    You loop around down a collection of medium sized aviaries, they will go as follows.
    Aviary 1(this you can enter) 5.5 Rainbow lorikeet, 2.2 Crimson rosella, 2.2 Perfect Lorikeet
    Aviary 2: 1.1 Guam rails, 1.1 Kagus, 1.1 Lesser birds of paradise
    Aviary 3: 1.1 Eclectus parrots, 1.1 Palm cockatoo, 3.3 Gray headed fruit bats
    Aviary 4: 1.1 Sulphur crested cockatoo, 1.1 Long billed corella, 1.1 Australian ringneck, 1.1 Australian king parrots
    Aviary 5: 2.2 Kea

    Finally, a large yard for the "Cows of Indonesia"
    1.1 Lowland Anoa

    Africa

    The final exhibit is home to most of the big-ticket animals in the zoo. Just above Australia, it features some of the zoos stars.

    You start of at Nairobi Airstrip. Which looks like a big runway. the story is you just stepped off a plane and are ready to start your African safari. You can stop at Kenya Outpost where you can get snacks and food. Next to it is a medium sized aviary.
    2.2 Speckled mousebirds, 1.1 Crested porcupines, 1.1 Northern red hornbills, 1.1 Lilac breasted rollers, 3.3 Yellow collared lovebirds,

    Following around the aviary is a large yard
    2.2 Grant's zebras, 2.3 Springbok, 3.3 Helmeted guineafowl, 2.2 Gray crowned cranes

    Overlooking the zebras is a medium sized yard with a viewing hut.
    1.1 Cheetahs

    You soon are lead to the African Forest. A small bush plane is in from of you showing you've made it to the Congo Rainforest. Here there is a small exhibit for
    1.1 Great blue turacos

    Next, you go on another shaded boardwalk, where you visit the forest hut, a research station that has been overrun by:
    2.3 Black and white colobus monkeys

    Finally, you go across a swinging bridge into a large multi-leveled hut. There is a large yard in front of you with a waterfall and a lush, hilly yard. Here are the zoo's stars.
    1.2 Western lowland gorillas

    The next zoo is Bayview Zoo and Aquarium
     
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    Kind of seems a bit small number for a gorilla troop. I'd do 2.5 instead. Still like the zoo, though.
     
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    Ok, thanks for the feedback!
     
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    The Bayview Zoo and Aquarium is a zoo and aquarium located in Charlottetown, PEI, serving as the only zoo in the province.

    The zoo is divided into sections: the zoo itself and the Julian Byng Aquarium, each with separate admission. The aquarium is itself divided into the St. Lawrence wing and the Pacific Wing, each home to marine fauna from their respective places. The zoo section, meanwhile, is divided into three exhibits:
    • Arctic Blast - an exhibit for arctic wildlife and how climate change affects them, home to the following species:
      • 1.2 Polar bear
      • 1.2 Grey seal
      • 1.1 Atlantic walrus
      • 2.2 Ringed seal
      • 5.6 Arctic cod
      • 3.3 Caribou
      • 2.2 Arctic tern
      • 4.5 Common eider
      • 3.3 Rock ptarmigan
    • Northern Forests - An exhibit for forest-dwelling fauna, from both Canada and Scotland. Highlights include:
      • 1.1 Grizzly bears
      • 0.3 Black bears
      • 1.1 Moose
      • 2.4 Grey wolves
      • 1.2 Red deer
      • 1.2 Wild boar
      • 2.2 Eurasian crane
      • 2.3 Scottish crossbill
    • Tropical House - an exhibit for rainforest-dwelling animals.
    Jean Laroux Wildlife Park
     
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    Cool zoo. Would like to see species in aquarium and tropical house though, but you don't have to. I know how long these things take :)
     
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    Jean Laroux Wildlife Park located in Scottsdale, Arizona

    The first exhibit will be an aviary with 1.1 Red-Tailed Hawks. From that exhibit there will two paths going off either side. The one on the left will go into the American Grasslands and the one on the right will go into The Amazon. In the American Grasslands there will be an exhibit with 2.2 River Otters. Guests can view the Otters from a split-view window. The next exhibit will be another aquarium with 2.4 Beavers. The next exhibit will be the Petting Zoo. After that there will be 1.2 Wolverines. They can be viewed from inside a a log cabin. The next two exhibits will be 2.0 Grizzly Bears, and 1.1 Moose. The final, and largest exhibit will be 2.3 Pronghorn and 1.2 American Bison. Back over in the Amazon the first exhibit will be the Reptile & Amphibian House. After that will be a pool with 8.8 Chilean Flamingos. The next exhibit will be the Amazonian Aquarium showing off the fish found in the Amazon River. The next exhibit will have three small exhibits with 1.1 Giant Anteaters, 1.1 Bush dogs, and 0.1 Binturongs. The final exhibit will be the largest with 1.0 Jaguars.
    Behind the red-tailed hawks will be the Jean Laroux Free-Flight Aviary. Behind the aviary will be the African Ape House with two exhibits. One with 2.6 Bonobos, and the other with 2.5 Western Lowland Gorillas. On the left side of the Ape house will be the largest region: Africa. There will be two subregions to this: the Savanna, and the Congo. The Congo will have Mandrills, Black-and-White Colobus Monkeys, Okapi, Red-River Hogs, and 0.1 African Leopard. The Savanna will have Cheetahs, Masai Giraffes, Plains Zebra, West African Lions, Ostriches, Wildebeest, Vervet Monkeys, White Rhinos, Thompson’s Gazelle, Lesser Kudu, Warthogs, Meerkats, and African Bush Elephants. The final area will be Asia, Australia, and the Islands. Asia will have Amur Tigers, Sloth Bears, Red Pandas, Bactrian Camels, and Bactrian Deer. Australia will have a walk-through exhibit with Red Kangaroos and Rock Wallabies. The Islands will have Sumatran Orangutans, Komodo Dragons, Gibbons, and Asian Small-Clawed Otters.

    The next Zoo will be the McGuire Zoo and Aquarium.
     
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    Cool collection! May I ask why the binturongs and chilean flamingoes are in Amazon?
     
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    I added Chilean Flamingoes because the come from tropical areas in South America. Including the Amazon rainforest. But with the binturong, I forgot it didn’t come from South America, so it’s just there because it also lives in the rainforest
     
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    Ok!
     
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    Alright, since nobody's take it, I guess I will. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    McGuire Zoo and Aquarium. Portland, Maine

    History: What was once struggling wildlife park and wildlife rehab center, in 1995, John McGuire donated a large fund to the park to redesign it into a small, but wonderful zoo.

    Wildlife of Maine

    Half of the zoo is composed of this exhibit. Displaying the wildlife of Maine, from the coasts to the forests. the first animal you encounter is 1.1 Harbor seals. These were both rescues from Maine's shores. One, the male, was born blind, and was found as a baby and had to be hand-reared. The other, a female, was caught in a net as a baby. As she progressed to grow, she had trouble eating, and was found by officials in 2016. The exhibit is quite simple, with a concrete wall in the back with rocks to add a bit of naturalism. There is is a small underwater viewing area at the side, but nothing special as it is just a small glass pane on the wall.

    The next exhibit is the aquarium. Because there are so many animals, I'm not going to list them all, but the stars include, Catsharks, Dogfish, Skates, Lobsters (duh), Sea stars, Crabs, Toadfish and Snails. Basically, it is a large rotunda, with a touchtone in the middle. In the back is a large rocky tank with the sharks, and small tanks on the walls with lobsters and fish. There is also a small play area where kids can play on a de-commisened lobster boat, donated to the zoo.

    Outside is the seabird aviary. It's not walkthrough, due to breeding programs, but visitors can get a good view of it from inside the hall leading out of the aquarium. There is also a nursery to see caretakers taking care of newborns, and scientists studying populations. Signs on each side display Maine's important seabirds. The aviary includes: Piping plover, Spotted sandpiper, Atlantic puffins, Common eider. (Not listing amount of males an females, sorry. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

    After exiting, you will go to the forests. You first will see a medium sized pond for 1.2 American Beavers. There is a beaver lodge which people can crawl through to the beavers up close, and their sleeping quarters through one-way glass. The next exhibit is home to 2.0 River Otters (both rescues) And features underwater viewing down a hill.

    Next to underwater viewing, you will enter Mysteries of the Woods. Basically a reptile and nocturnal house. The species include: Reptile House - Timber rattlesnake, Common garter snake, milksnake (not sure which species lives in Maine), Snapping turtle, Painted turtle, Spotted turtle, Wood turtle, Eastern box turtle, Wood frog, Gray Tree frog, Crayfish, Eastern Newt, and multiple species of Freshwater fish. Nocturnal House - Mudpuppy, Crayfish, Little brown bat, Virginia opossum, Striped skunk, White-tailed mouse, raccoon, Barn owl, Flying squirrel. The exhibit goes like this. A large sign shows how Maine's wildlife affects us humans, then you enter the reptile house. Nothing special, its a large hall with terrariums, but then you see Maine's lakes at the end of the hall. Large tanks with turtles and fish complete with floor to ceiling windows and water up to the visitors head. You enter into a cave with mud puppies and bats, then into the barn, where dimly lit exhibit display small mammals and owls.

    After you exit, you go on the boardwalk. Down the trail you encounter large aviaries. these aviaries include: 2.0 Bald eagles, 1.0 Great gray owls, 1.0 Red-tailed hawks, 1.1 Canadian porcupines, 1.1 Canadian Lynx. There are several displays on each side where you can compare your "wingspan" to an eagle's, owl's, and hawk's, or Even see how lynx use their feet to stay above the snow. The final two exhibits n the board walks are viewable through a log cabin. The first exhibit is a rocky exhibit for 2.0 American Black Bears. Which includes a pool, waterfall, and a large cave in the back. Finally, there is a large yard with 1.1 American Moose (or Elk depending on where you're from) and 2.5 Wild Turkey.

    Adaptations

    The second, and final, exhibit, displays animals from around the world, showing how their adaptations allow them to survive. This is where (all) the zoo's exotic animals are located. Though the collection isn't that incredible, it still has some notable animals.

    The first exhibit, across from the seals, is the rainforest, and starts with a walkthrough aviary, which is climate controlled for the winter. It is home to birds from around the world. They include: 5.5 Scarlet ibis, 1.1 Scarlet macaws, 2.4 Sun conures, 3.3 Spotted whistling ducks, 5.5 Cattle egrets, 11.2 Black-necked swans, 1.1 Golden pheasants, 1.2 Rhinoceros hornbills, 1.2 Victoria crested pigeons. In the aviary are many signs showing how flight helps these creatures survive, and how birds evolved from dinosaurs. Outside, you start the loop back around. A large path showcases the following animals in medium sized aviaries? (not sure how to describe it lol) 1.1 Brown spider monkeys, 1.2 White faced sakis. A playground nearby shows how these animals climb through the tree tops.

    The next exhibit, is temperate forests. It starts with a cliffside aviary for 2.3 Keas. And you then you loop a bit to two small ponds, one is home to 2.5 Chilean flamingoes, and 1.2 Orinoco Geese. The next pond is home to 1.2 Red crowned cranes, and 1.2 Mandarin Ducks. The final exhibit in this section is the Red Panda Forest. You enter into a Chinese Temple, where you view a medium sized yard home to. 1.3 Red pandas, 1.1 Reeve's muntjac.

    The final part of the zoo is Deserts and Plains, which is basically a few paddocks for the zoos large hoofed animals. You walk past a shaded path and along the way you see a paddock with 1.2 Guanacos and 1.2 Rheas. The next paddock is home to 1.2 Springbok, 2.4 Grey crowned cranes. You then go to the desert buildings. An outdoor rocky exhibit is home to 1.1 Fennec foxes. You go inside to see the springboks indoors (and the next surprise) The house is currently going through a renovation, so most of the animals are off display. Large floor to ceiling terrariums on the side display Chilean rose tarantulas, Texas horned lizards, Common chuckwallas, Collared lizards, and Black spiny tailed iguanas. Signs on the sides show how these animals survive in such hot conditions. Go outside, and the final exhibit is home to 1.1 Dromedary Camels, and 1.1 Ostrich. A cute photo opportunity allows kids to crawl inside an ostrich egg, and and the camel exhibit itself includes a small oasis and a fake palm tree.

    Next Zoo, Blue valley Safari Park

    So here's what I used to find out the animals of Maine: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1028&context=aes_bulletin
    https://www.maine.gov/ifw/fish-wildlife/wildlife/species
     
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    Blue Valley Safari Park is a 135-acre safari park located in South Dakota, which first opened in 1992 as a way of attracting tourists to the area.

    Drivethrough Section
    • Reserve One
      • Enclosure One - 2.3 Clydesdale Horse, 1.5 Texas Longhorn, 1.4 Watusi Cattle
      • Enclosure Two - 2.3 Plains Bison, 1.2 Sandhill Crane, 3.6 American White Pelican
      • Enclosure Three - 2.4 Grey Wolf
    • Reserve Two
      • Enclosure One - 3.3 Capybara, 3.3 Guanaco, 1.1 Lowland Tapir, 2.3 Common Rhea, 2.2 Maguari Stork
      • Enclosure Two - 2.2 Lesser Capybara, 1.1 Pudu, and 3.4 White-Handed Capuchin
      • Enclosure Three - 1.1 Giant Anteater and 1.1 Maned Wolf
    • Reserve Three
      • Enclosure One - 1.2 Asian Elephant
      • Enclosure Two - 2.3 Chital Deer, 6.7 Axis Deer, 2.3 Nilgai, 1.1 Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros, 2.3 Peacock, 1.2 Gaur, 1.2 Wild Water Buffalo
      • Enclosure Three - 1.2 Sarus Crane
    • Reserve Four
      • Enclosure One through Three -
        • 1.2 Siberian Tiger
        • 1.1 Amur Leopard
        • 1.2 Dhole
      • Enclosure Four - 2.3 Bactrian Camel, 2.2 Bactrian Deer, 1.2 White-Lipped Deer, 1.2 Sichuan Takin, 1.3 Red-Crowned Crane
      • Enclosure Five - 1.1 Eurasian Lynx
    Walkthrough Section
    • Primate Park -
      • 2.3 Eastern Chimpanzee
      • 1.3 Mandrill
      • 1.2 Drill
      • 1.3 Barbary Macaque
      • 1.2 Vervet Monkey
      • 1.5 Gelada
      • 7.12 Ring-Tailed Lemur, 4.5 Black Lemur, and 2.3 Red-Ruffed Lemur (walkthrough enclosure)
    • Australian Walkabout
      • 3.4 Red Kangaroo
      • 3.4 Eastern Grey Kangaroo
      • 1.2 Short-Beaked Echidna
      • 1.1 Bennett's Wallaby
      • 1.1 Emu
      • 1.2 Black Swan
      • 1.3 Masked Lapwing
      • 1.2 Australian White Ibis
      • 3.4 Galah
      • 12.15 Rainbow Lorikeet
      • 1.1 Lyrebird
      • 1.1 Laughing Kookaburra
      • 1.2 Common Wombat
      • 1.3 Banteng
    • Pets and Prey
      • 3.4 San Clemente Goat
      • 2.2 Sicilian Donkey
      • 4.4 Potbelllied pig
      • 5.6 Guinea Pig
      • 6.7 Domestic Chicken
      • 5.5 Domestic Duck
      • 5.5 Domestic Goose
      • 1.1 Red-Tailed Hawk
      • 1.1 Great Horned Owl
      • 4.5 Turkey Vulture
      • 1.1 Peregrine Falcon
      • 3.4 Ferruginous Hawk
      • 4.4 Common Raven
    • Predator Forest
      • 1.2 Red Fox
      • 1.2 Coyote
      • 2.3 Dingo
      • 2.2 New Guinea Singing Dog
      • 1.1 Grizzly Bear
      • 1.2 Striped Hyena
      • 2.3 Spotted Hyena
    Merian Cooper Primate and Wildlife Center
     
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    A wildlife center/primate sanctuary located in Oshkosh, Nebraska. Contrary to its name, the center is not named after the iconic producer of King Kong, but after local naturalist, writer, and activist Merian Johnson Cooper (November 12, 1919-March 5, 2006). The center is home to 250 species, including the only Indri in captivity, as well as thirty-two chimpanzees and a collection of freshwater mussels and lampreys.

    Krakow Zoo and Botanical Gardens
    (Note that it doesn't have to be in the Krakow in Poland. There are lots of towns in the Midwest named after european cities, usually founded by immigrants. Bonus points if you place it in somewhere other then the US.)
     
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    Not going overboard so ignore the lack of detail lol.

    Krakow Zoo and Botanical Gardens. (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

    Named after the local nature lover, George Krakow (not a real person) who started the collection as a hobby. However, rumors spread he was accepting animals. ANY ANIMALS. So he got a collection of abandoned pets he could show off the the public. He traded these for more exotic creatures and thus, a zoo formed.

    Entrance Area. Small ponds for 1.1 American River Otters, 1.1 American Beavers, 1.2 Wood ducks, 2.4 Ruddy ducks. (Can be viewed from a covered boardwalk.)

    The Forest. Rocky covered exhibits for 1.1 Bald eagles, 1.1 Cougars,

    The Barnyard. Small paddocks for Sheep, Miniature horses, Cows, Pigs. Small exhibits for Rabbits, Turkeys, Chickens, and Ringed pheasants can be found inside the domestics barn. Wild Farms (Stupid name I know) There are displays for Spotted skunks, Virginia opossum, Barn owls, Orb spiders, Honey bees, and Corn snakes.

    Finally, the World of Rainforests Building displays most of the zoo's original species, as well as some endangered ones. Row of terrariums: 1.0 Praying mantis, 1.0 Pacman frogs, 3.5 Madagascar hissing cockroaches, 1.1 Malaysian stick insects, 1,0 Red-kneed tarantulas, 1.1 Red-eyed tree frogs, 2.4 Strawberry dart frogs, 2.4 Blue poison dart frogs, 1.1 Madagascar day gecko, 1.1 Crested gecko

    Large terrariums: (Think LAIR) 1.1 Black Pacu, 0.1 Burmese Python, 1.0 Emerald tree monitor, 1.1 Veiled chameleon, 1.0 Asian water monitor, 1.1 Green tree python, 0.1 Carpet python, 1.1 Rhino iguana, 1.0 Prehensile porcupine, 1.1 Screaming hairy armadillo, 1.1 Scarlet macaw, 2.2 Sun courne, 1.1 Monkey tailed skink.

    Next zoo, Royal Palms Zoo and Tropical Gardens
     
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    Royal Palms Zoo and Tropical Gardens
    Located in Saint Petersburg, Florida

    Royal Palms Zoo and Tropical Gardens is a small zoo located in central Saint Petersburg, Florida. The zoo is home to 200 species of 800 animals and sits on 67 acres (37 acres are the zoo, while 22 are botanic gardens with tropical plants and the remaining 8 is dedicated to parking and undeveloped space).

    Wild Florida
    North American River Otter
    American Alligator
    Roseatte Spoonbill
    Florida Manatee
    Florida Panther

    Gulf Shores
    Hawksbill Sea Turtle
    Brown Pelican

    Tropical Asia
    Asian Small-Clawed Otter
    Sloth Bear
    Orangutan
    Bengal Tiger
    White Cheeked Gibbon

    Maned Wolves
    Maned Wolf

    Amazing Amazon
    Giant Otter
    Jaguar
    Southern Tamandua
    Scarlet Macaw
    Bush Dog
    Ocelot
    Tayra
    Common Squirrel Monkey

    Small Mammal House
    Slender-Tailed Meerkat
    Black-Footed Ferret
    Least Weasel
    Pygmy Marmoset
    Etruscan Shrew
    Prevosts Squirrel
    Brown Woolly Monkey (with outdoor access)
    Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine
    Northern Luzon Giant Cloud Rat
    Naked Mole-Rat
    Vampire Bat

    Aviary
    Various bird species from warm-weather environments around the world but includes
    Tawny Frogmouth
    Toco Toucan
    Green Aracari

    Reptile/Amphibian House
    Various reptiles and amphibians including
    Green Iguana
    Timber Rattlesnake
    Copperhead
    Eastern Box Turtle
    Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
    Hellbender

    African Safari
    Plains Zebra
    Reticulated Giraffe
    Cheetah
    Lion
    Brown Hyena
    Springbok
    South African Oryx
    African Wild Dog

    Kids Farm
    Domestic Goat
    Domestic Donkey
    Domestic Chicken
    Domestic Pig
    Domestic Cattle

    Also botanical gardens that include various species of palm and other tropical plants and a multitude of fountains and walking paths with benches and a grass lawn.

    Next
    ZooWorld Animal Theme Park
     
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    Royal Palms Zoo and Tropical Gardens
    Located in Saint Petersburg, Florida

    Royal Palms Zoo and Tropical Gardens is a small zoo located in central Saint Petersburg, Florida. The zoo is home to 200 species of 800 animals and sits on 77 acres (47 acres are the zoo, while 22 are botanic gardens with tropical plants and the remaining 8 is dedicated to parking and undeveloped space).

    Wild Florida-An exhibit in a forested area with a wetland theme. There will be information about each species' history in Florida and will especially include a space dedicated to the history of the Florida Panther
    North American River Otter
    American Alligator
    Roseatte Spoonbill
    Florida Manatee
    Florida Panther

    Gulf Shores-This exhibit will have a big pool with artificial beaches and a splashground for children
    Hawksbill Sea Turtle
    Brown Pelican

    Tropical Asia-This exhibit will exhibit mainly south and southeast Asia. There will be exhibits talking about the destruction of the rainforest due to palm oil plantations and about species affected by the wildlife trade. It will also show you how you can help.
    Asian Small-Clawed Otter
    Sloth Bear
    Orangutan
    Bengal Tiger
    White Cheeked Gibbon
    Malayan Tapir

    Maned Wolves-A large, grassy enclosure for Maned Wolves with various caves and other hiding spaces.
    Maned Wolf

    Amazing Amazon-An exhibit dedicated to the Amazon Rainforest and the species that reside there. There will also be information about the destruction of the rainforest and what you can do to help.
    Giant Otter
    Jaguar
    Southern Tamandua
    Scarlet Macaw
    Bush Dog
    Ocelot
    Tayra
    Common Squirrel Monkey

    Small Mammal House-Similar to the Small Mammal Houses in DC and Philadelphia, this exhibit will be indoors and arranged in an oval. Enclosures will resemble the natural habitat and provide boundless enrichment.
    Slender-Tailed Meerkat
    Black-Footed Ferret
    Least Weasel
    Pygmy Marmoset
    Etruscan Shrew
    Prevosts Squirrel
    Brown Woolly Monkey (with outdoor access)
    Prehensile-Tailed Porcupine
    Northern Luzon Giant Cloud Rat
    Naked Mole-Rat
    Vampire Bat

    Aviary
    A lagre aviary with arious bird species from warm-weather environments around the world. This will be similar to the one at Discovery Cove but will not allow you to feed or touch the birds. There will be doors that are opened in a way that doesn't let the birds escape. This aviary includes
    Tawny Frogmouth
    Toco Toucan
    Green Aracari
    more

    Reptile/Amphibian House
    This will also be an indoor house with two different sections. One for reptiles and one for amphibians. Exhibit spaces will be larger than usual and include
    Timber Rattlesnake
    Copperhead
    Eastern Box Turtle
    Dyeing Poison Dart Frog
    Hellbender
    more

    African Safari-An exhibit themed to sub-Saharan Africa and the Savannah. There will be very large spaces for each animal to roam and will also have a solar-powered model train that runs through it.
    Plains Zebra
    Reticulated Giraffe
    Cheetah
    Lion
    Brown Hyena
    Springbok
    South African Oryx
    African Wild Dog

    Kids Farm-An area dedicated to small children that will include model barns and activities where animals can be touched and fed for a low price.
    Domestic Goat
    Domestic Donkey
    Domestic Chicken
    Domestic Pig
    Domestic Cattle

    Also botanical gardens that include various species of palm and other tropical plants and a multitude of fountains and walking paths with benches and a grass lawn.

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    ZooWorld Animal Theme Park
     
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    By the powers of the gods Anubis, Osirus, Yama, Hades, and Necropostus, I resurrect this thread!

    A now-closed zoological theme park in Longview, Taxas, located on a 150 acre area. At its peak in 1977, it had 250 species made of 560 individual animals, most notably three si lankan elephants. It closed in 2009, it owners selling the animals off to sanctuaries and AZA-accredited zoos.

    George Wasserman Zoo
     
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    George Wasserman Zoo
    Anaheim, California

    George Wasserman Zoo, opened in 1963, was built in memory of the childhod friend of Walt Disney, the nature loving George Wasserman. When first opened, the zoo had 267 animals across 150 species. Today, it is widely considered an unofficial Disney park, housing over 1,000 animals across 400 species.

    Beyond Asia: An early section of the zoo, this area was the largest during it's opening. A series of trails takes you through a series of habitats such as:
    Indian Elephant
    Sloth Bear
    Komodo Dragon
    Red Panda
    Racoon Dog
    Small-Clawed Otter
    Malayan Tapir
    Bengal Tiger
    Gharial

    Conservation Station: The area that the zoo was built on, is home to many threatened species, but also home to intelligent species from all around the world. Species include:
    American Bison
    Pronghorn Antelope
    King Penguin
    Cheetah
    Sunda Pangolin
    Giant Pacific Octopus
    Bornean Orangutan
    Domestic Rat

    Wolf Woods: Opened in 2002, this large section of the zoo was built to celebrate the wildlife of California and the Northwest, while also housing species form the east coast. You are transported into a world of towering redwoods, clearwater shores, and the harsh arctic circle. Specirs include:
    Arctic Wolf
    Polar Bear
    Bald Eagle
    Grizzly Bear
    American Alligator
    Florida Manatee
    American Flamingo
    Great Blue Heron
    Moose
    Reindeer
    Sea Otter
    California Sea Lion
    Harbor Seal
    Pacific Walrus
    Beluga
    Wolverine
    Florida Panther
    Jaguar
    Nine-Banded Armadillo

    Aussie Bush: The newest area in the zoo, housing many Australian species such as:
    Koala
    Hairy Nosed Wombat
    Platypus
    Antilopine Kangaroo
    Numbat
    Tasmanian Devil
    Emu
    Tasmanian Pademelon
    A state of the art Australian aviary housing netive birds such as magpies, sea eagles, kookaburras, penguins, and shelducks.

    The Living Continent: The largest area in the zoo, with species from many different environments of Africa. Species include:
    Transvaal Lion
    Black Rhinoceros
    Grevy's Zebra
    Reticulated Giraffe
    Mountain Gorilla
    Western Chimpanzee
    African Leopard
    Hippopotamus
    Pygmy Hippo
    African Penguin
    Painted Dog
    Ostrich
    Aardvark
    Meerkat
    Common Warthog
    Dromedary Camel
    Bongo
    Okapi
    Nile Crocodile
    Dwarf Crocodile
    Zebra Duiker
    Nyala
    Sitatunga
    Mandrill

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    ZooLanka
     
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    A zoo in an alternate timeline where Sri Lanka became a nationalist country, located in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, built in 1986. The zoo features 8,500 individual animals representing 500 species. The zoo is divided into:
    • Tamil Realm (representing Sri Lanka, southern India and the Indus River Valley)
    • African Realm (represents equatorial Africa)
    • Americas (represents boreal and tropical Americas and a bit of Antarctica)
    • Australia (represents Indonesia and most of eastern Australia)
    St. Thomas Zoo and Natural History Museum
     
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    Inspired by Bermuda I see! I would love to do this one!

    St. Thomas Zoo and Natural History Museum

    Located on the Caribbean island of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, the STZNHM (To keep things short) Is a small zoo full of pathways filled with tropical plants and flowers. Overall it has a smaller budget, so the exhibits are relatively simple.

    The entrance is the Natural History Museum. This historic building is multi-storied and made of concrete. Since we are focussing on the animals, I will just say there is a cafe and gift shop in here, as well as fossil and geological exhibits. The first thing the visitor is the lagoon tank, showcasing common fish of the Virgin Islands. It is a medium sized tank with fake coral all over. The tank consists of queen parrotfish, ocean surgeonfish, reef butterflyfish, creole wrasse, French grunt, sergeant major, queen triggerfish, and queen angelfish. And of sculptures of animals like turtles and dolphins hanging from the ceiling. Going to the right side of the court, you enter a hall of exhibits behind the main tank. Here they are.
    Under the Deck - mojara
    The Coral Nursery - finger corals, elk horn corals, fire corals, pillar corals, blue chromis, garden eels
    Einsteins of the Reef - reef octopus
    Seahorse Reef - long snout sea horse
    Deadly Bays - balloon fish, spotted scorpionfish
    Mangroves - mangrove upside-down jellyfish
    The second floor of the NHM has the more terrestrial exhibits. This is a nocturnal hall with the following exhibits for Puerto Rican crested anole, St. Thomas anole, common grass anole, greater bulldog bat, Jamaican fruit bat, mona boa, Cuban tree frog, Puerto rican crested toad, and Virgin Islands coqui. A lot of these animals have private breeding programs and the nocturnal setting will hopefully make them good breeders.

    Outside, to the side of the museum, there is medium-sized shaded tank for lemon sharks, spotted eagle rays, and rescued green sea turtles.

    There is a straight path outside of the museum to a large shaded pond for American flamingoes. There is an island style hut near the side for viewing and thatched shaded structures. Next door there is a smaller pond for brown pelicans. A very narrow trail to the main zoo soon begins, and there is a row of aviaries for native aves. Here they are in order.
    Antillean mango, antillean crested hummingbird, green throated carib
    Puerto rican screech owl
    sharp shinned hawk
    Hispaniolan parrot
    brown throated parakeet.

    The path soon goes to the main zoo, this is a VERY small zoo, but does have some typical zoo animals. The first is a little Latin American trail. There is first a very tall cage will its of ropes and climbing opportunities for variegated spider monkeys. Then the trail starts. On one side is a row of more cages and aviaries. a long cage with more climbing ropes and frames for red howler monkeys, Then an aviary for scarlet macaws, military macaws, and yellow collared macaws. Then another for great curassow, followed by another aviary for toco toucans and channel billed toucans. The other side has a grotto with a straw running down and pool at the bottom for Neotropical river otters. The next is a small pool,similar to Zoo Miami's exhibit, for Cuban crocodiles. The trail ends with a cage exactly like the spider monkeys for ornate horned eagles. (most of the birds are let out to fly at certain times) Nearby, a small nocturnal house has short-tailed opossums and ocelots.

    The second area is the Asian area. You enter down a little trail. The first exhibit is a moated exhibit with a large waterfalls, similar to Fort Worth's for Sumatran tigers. They can be viewed from a large suspension bridge. Then, there is a little "adventure hut" with some theming like maps and posters and such. There is a large terrarium for a single reticulated python. The other side has viewing for an aviary for lesser broadbills, golden fronted leafbird, lesser bird of paradise, white collared kingfisher, and black winged starling. The visitor then enters another suspension bridge, overlooking a similar exhibit to the tigers, with waterfalls but with tons of climbing structures for Bornean orangutans.


    The final exhibit is Africa. It starts with a bit of a forest exhibit similar to Asia. There is a moated exhibit with a large waterfall for mandrills. The next exhibit is a small pool with a another waterfall and a sandy beach for Nile hippos. Now it's off to the savannah. The first exhibit is a dusty yard that overlooks the ocean a bit. It has thatched shading and is home to a herd of giraffes. The visitor then goes down a path which has a courtyard to the side. The court heard has a wooden viewing shelter with African theming which overlooks netted exhibit for African lions. It overlooks the giraffes and has many rocks for climbing. The courtyard also has a small meerkat exhibit with giant mounds overlooking the giraffes too. There is also a small aviary nearby for pin tailed whydahs, black headed weavers, red billed hornbills, fisher's lovebirds, red legged francolin, southern red bishop, and yellow billed ducks.

    Next zoo, Evergreen Castle Zoo
     
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