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  1. Cyclone

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    Sounds nice but why not do rotational also having western black rhinos and northern white per each exhibit maybe add patas monkeys to the white rhino Gazelle exhibit and maybe also grants zebra as the rotational. What about greater eland added to the mix now would those exhibits have a side exhibit or lower or higher ridge seperate exhibit of a canivore
     
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    What seal species or multiple species would be housed common grey and harbour or would it be hooded and ringed seal
     
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    Hooded and Ringed. I listed the latter of page 57 of this thread but I might as well include the former as well.
     
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    Sahara: we begin with a mixed-species yard of addax, African spurred tortoise, addra gazelle, scimitar-horned oryx, and slender-horned gazelle. Signs put an emphasis on how all of these antelope are endangered, and how the oryx went extinct in the wild but now small numbers roam free thanks to conservation efforts. An enclosure of striped hyenas is located next door. Fennecs and sand cats are rotated between small carnivore burrowing enclosures to simulate them. Finally, guests transition from the desert to the dry plains, where a grassy habitat home to Grevy's zebra is found. Across is a small building holding a naked mole-rat habitat that allows people to see the tunnels of the mammal that lives like an insect.
     
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    I like the fact of more non traditional species of seal seems so often all you see is grey and harbour seal as well as California sealions it would be nice to see crabeater harp ring or hooded seals same goes for monk seals 2
     
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    Serengeti: the first habitat to come into view is the enormous mixed ungulate/bird enclosure. Here, crowned cranes, wildebeest, zebras, gunieafowl, impalas, bustards, kudus, marabou and saddle-billed storks, giraffes, ostriches, gazelles, and topi mingle. Inside the enclosure is a large watering hole towards the center that animals can drink from and a grove of trees near the edge to simulate an acacia thicket. A giraffe feeding deck is included. Overlooking is a series of large carnivore habitats rotated between cheetahs, hyenas, and lions. A woodland area features enclosures for baboons, black rhino, dik-dik, vervets, and warthogs. The rhino yard includes a large mud wallow located near the viewing area. Savannah small carnivore habitats are rotated between bat-eared foxes and servals. Finally, the bird of prey exhibits show off the secretary birds and two vulture species. Signs around the area tell how Africa's fauna is being endangered, via human-predator conflicts, the poaching of rhinos, the poisoning of vultures and other issues, and how they can help.
     
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    African Rainforest: the exhibit begins with a walk-through aviary of African pymgy geese, lovebirds, congo peafowl, crested guineafowl, two species of turacos, red-crested poachard, sacred ibis, and white-faced whistling duck. Included in it is a pond for the waterfowl and ibises. As the path through the jungle continues, a mixed-ungulate yard for bongos, duikers, okapis, and red river hogs then comes into view. A boardwalk goes over this exhibit. Allen's swamp and red-tailed monkeys share an enclosure with pygmy hippos in the next habitat. Here there is a water feature that starts with a winding stream and ends in a deeper pool with underwater viewing. Guests then arrive at a small nocturnal house. Bushbabies, dwarf crocodiles, fruit bats, palm civets, and pottos occupy this space. After they exit, Mesh enclosures include one shared by colobus and Debrazza'a monkeys, as well as those for crowned eagles and African grey parrots. Finally, we arrive at the great ape and mandrill facility. Troops of bonobos, gorillas, and mandrills have expansive outdoor yards with climbing structures and artificial termite mounds. Indoor viewing is also available. Signs in the habitat explain the perils humans are causing the rainforest and its inhabitants, such as the gorilla-cell phone connection, and how people can help.
     
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    Okavango: as you enter the wetland, there is mixed-species habitat of cape buffalo, hamerkops, lechwe, and lesser flamingos, with grassing paddocks for the ungulates and a large pond for the water birds. Overlooking are two carnivore habitats, one a yard for painted dogs and the other for leopards, the latter being meshed with several large trees for the cats to climb. Down the trail, the hippo and Nile crocodile underwater viewing areas are located directly across from each other. Land portions feature a grazing area for the hippos and rocks for the crocodiles to sunbathe on. Another large reptile, the Nile monitor, is displayed next. Clawless otters and marsh mongooses are rotated between exhibits where guests can view them swimming underwater. The largest exhibit is the 5-acre elephant habitat that includes six viewing points, one featuring underwater viewing of the massive pool. Right across from it is a free-flight African fish eagle exhibit. An African-themed restaurant is attached to the elephant building and includes a window where guests can see their indoor area. Guests will learn about the ivory trade from signs and how they can help.
     
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    Kalahari Desert & Skeleton Coast: a mixed-species yard of African crested porcupines, gemsbok, and springbok starts off the exhibit. Located right across is an enclosure home to ratels. People will then enter a small reptile house where two species of adder, three species of gecko, African bullfrogs, agamas, and leopard tortoises are kept. As they exit, there are three sandy enclosures for colonies of cape ground squirrels, meerkats, and yellow mongooses. Guests then leave the desert and enter the coast, where neighboring enclosures provide deep underwater viewing for African penguins and cape fur seals. Signs tell how overfishing and water pollution harms these animals and how guests can help.
     
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    Madagascar: we start off our tour of the island with the spiny forest of the southwest. An exhibit replicating this environment is home to a troop of ring-tailed lemurs and shared with radiated tortoises. A neighboring terrarium has lesser hedgehog tenrecs. We then much travel further up the west coast with the Dry Deciduous Forest. Here black-eyed black, mongoose, and coquerel's sifaka lemurs share space. A tank across the hall shows off Malagasy killfish. Golden mantella and tomato frogs are also displayed. We then cross to the island's opposite side to the Masoala peninsula. This includes a red-ruffed lemur habitat. Reptile cases are home to ground boas and panther and tiny leaf chameleons. There is also a hissing cockroach habitat. As we go "south", a troop of black-and-white ruffed lemurs are to be found, along with carpet chameleons and leaf-tailed geckos. The final leg of the indoor area is the nocturnal exhibit, not unlike the one in African Rainforest. Aye-ayes, fossas, jumping rats, and mouse lemurs live here. Outdoor exhibit space for the lemurs and fossas is also found around the building's exterior. Signs explain how logging, hunting, and collection from the pet trade is devastating the island's wildlife and how ordinary people can help make a difference.
     
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    The animals of my Temperate Eurasia super reigon
    Alps
    Alpine ibex
    Chamois
    Eurasian brown bear
    Eurasian eagle owl
    Eurasian lynx
    Polish Forest
    Eurasian beaver
    Eurasian otter
    European bison
    Red deer
    Wild boar
    Himalayan Peaks
    Bar-headed goose
    Bharal
    Himalayan tahr
    Himalayan monal
    Palla's cat
    Snow leopard
    Wild yak (domestic variety may be used as a proxy)
    Mongolian Steppe
    Bactrian camel
    Mongolian gazelle
    Przewalski's horse
    Saiga antelope
    Sichuan Bamboo Forest
    Giant panda
    Golden pheasant
    Golden snub-nosed monkey
    Red panda
    Sichuan takin
    Japan
    Asiatic black bear
    Japanese macaque
    Japanese serow
    Red-crowned crane
    Sea otter
    Southeast Siberian Woodland
    Amur leopard
    Amur tiger
    Manchurian sika deer
    Siberian musk deer
    Siberian roe deer
     
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    Alps: the first exhibit is a large, fee-flight netted cage home to Eurasian eagle owls. Next, a mountainous enclosure, similar to the one for bighorns and mountain goats in North American Rockies & Plains, is home to chamois and ibex. Overlooking this are two habitats, one for brown bears and one for Eurasian lynx. The bear exhibit has an artificial stream running through it that waterfalls into the ungulate habitat. Signs tell how humans have harmed native wildlife of this area- for example, why bears and lynx are now very rare in the Alps, and how people can support conservation efforts.
     
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    Polish Forest: neighboring river exhibits with underwater viewing showcase the beavers and otters. The trail continues with adjacent woodland habitats, one for boars and one for red deer. The centerpiece of the area is a larger wooded yard for the zoo's herd of European bison. Signs tell how hunting and water pollution harmed the beavers and otters of Europe, and how much like the American variety, European bison almost faced extinction but zoos have helped save them.
     
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    Himalayan Peaks: a pond exhibit is home to bar-headed geese. Signs inform about their epic migration over the mountain. Across, beautiful Himalayan monals call a free-flight cage home. A rocky enclosure is home to Palla's cats. The climax of the area is an alpine predator-prey exhibit where snow leopards, in a netted cage keep watch on bharals, Himalayan tahrs, markhors (which I forgot to mention in my species list), and yaks. A Nepali restaurant allows additional viewing of the snow leopard habitat. Signs tell how humans are causing troubles for snow leopards and other animals and how visitors can help.
     
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    Mongolian Steppe: the area is composed of a single large, grassy treeless yard home to bactrian camels, Mongolian gazelles, wild horses, and saiga antelopes. There are several view points around the perimeter. Signs tell about the dangers facing the critically endangered camel and saigas and camels, how to help, and how zoos saved the Przewalski's horse from the brink of extinction.
     
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    Not gonna lie. That sounds dope as hell. Are you planning to make more exhibits?
     
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    I additionally have similar ones for the Americas, Europe, and Temperate Asia so far, and expect more for Tropical Asia, Australia & New Zealand,. and Antarctica
     
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    Sichuan Bamboo Forest: a netted unique habitat is shared by three very different animals: on the large floor, takin graze while above them, golden snub-nosed monkeys clamber in the trees. Free-flight golden pheasants also roam the area. Next, the most iconic species from the region is displayed: the giant pandas roam a large area that includes growing bamboo and a pool to cool off in on hot summer days. Right across, a smaller netted habitat is home to red pandas. Signs tell about they can help support panda conservation and how saving their habitat also helps lesser known animals from the same part of the world.
     
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    Japan: we start with a wooded mountain habitat shared by macaques and Japanese serow. It includes an artificial hot spring for the monkeys to warm up during the winter, much like in the wild. Another wooded area across the path houses Asiatic black bears. Next, an area mimicking a grassy marsh displays red-necked cranes. Finally, an enclosure with a staircase leading to a deep underwater viewing area is home to sea otters. Signs tell about the dangers facing the animals of the habitat, especially the sea otters who were extirpated from Japanese waters, and how to help the cause.
     
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    Southeast Siberian Woodland: big cat habitats are rotated between Amur leopards and tigers. They all mimic a boreal forest and a creek runs through them for both to drink from and for the tigers to swim in. Below them, sika, musk, and roe deer share a mixed ungulate enclosure that the felines can watch. Signs tell guests the dangers facing the region's wildlife, especially the critically endangered Amur leopards, how zoos are helping, and how they can get involved.