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  1. OstrichMania

    OstrichMania Well-Known Member

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    Small Wonders: The second landmark of this area is Small Wonders. It starts off with a mixed walkthrough exhibit home to Meerkats and Cape Crested Porcupines*. We then come to a house home to Gambian Mongoose and Slender Mongoose. Outside is their outdoor exhibit. We then enter the Elephant Shrew House,home to Short-Snouted Elephant Shrew*,Rufous Elephant Shrew*, Four-Toed Elephant Shrew*, Checkered Elephant Shrew*, Black and Rufous Elephant Shrew* and Grey-Faced Elephant Shrew. Then we come to an exhibit with a glass bubble in it for children. This is home to the Aardvarks*. Opposite is a exhibit with lots of trees. This is home to Patas Monkeys*. Then you enter a indoor walkthrough aviary home to African Cuckoo, Ruppell's Parrot, African Grey Hornbill and White-Throated Bee Eater. There is also four terrariums for Black Mamba, Pancake Tortoise, Cape Cobra and Savannah Monitor. Outside the aviary is more outside aviaries for Southern Ground Hornbills, Orange River Francolins, African Crowned Eagle, Fasciated Serpent Eagle, African Scops Owl and Secretary Birds. The last exhibit is a tunnel see-through exhibit for Naked Mole Rats.

    Next Area: Antelope Alley
     
  2. OstrichMania

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    Note: Species removed from my savannah area are Nile Hippo, Bushbuck and Waterbuck
     
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    Antelope Alley:
    The third landmark of the savannah area is called Antelope Alley. The first exhibit is a large field exhibit for Black Wildebeest*. Next is a massive field exhibit for 4 species: Springbok*, Grant's Gazelle, Gerenuk* and Red-Fronted Gazelle*. A exhibit directly opposite is home to Impala. Another field exhibit is home to Common Eland* and Giant Eland*. Another field exhibit holds Nyala. The final exhibit is home to Topi Antelope, Roan Antelope*, Hartebeest, Blesbok, Steenbok and Sable Antelope.

    Next: Hunters' Field (African Carnivores)
     
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  4. OstrichMania

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    Hunter's Field:
    The fourth landmark of the savannah area is Hunter's Field. When you enter, you see a tunnel above your head. This is home to Bat-Eared Foxes. On the left and right is the outdoor exhibits for them. The next exhibit is quite sheltered. It is home to Caracal. An identical exhibit is home to Serval. A smaller savannah exhibit is home to Honey Badgers. The first large carnivore exhibit is home to African Wild Dogs. Another large exhibit is home to Cheetahs. A large forested savannah exhibit is home to African Leopards. The last exhibit is very large and has multiple rock formations. It is home to West African Lions*.

    Next: The Safari Trek (Main Savannah)
     
  5. RockWallaby

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    The Wild Journey Zoo and Safari Park (I really could not think in a better name)

    I do not know where in the world this zoo might be, probably somewhere where the temperature was temperate, but it would be in a transitional region between a less forested such as prairie or a savanna (where the safari displays would be) and a forest (where the other areas would be).

    The zoo is divided into 16 areas:
    - Children's Zoo and the Lake (This area includes the reptile house and the insectarium)
    - The Inca Village (This area is inspired in three South American ecosystems: the Andes, the Patagonia and the Gran Chaco)
    - The Spirit of Europe (This area is inspired in Europe)
    - The Lost Temple (This area is inspired in South and Southeast Asia, including New Guinea)
    - The Safari Base Camp (This area is inpired in Southern Africa)
    - Canadian Domain (This area is inspired in North American woodlands and mountains)
    - The Flooded Rain Forest (This area is inspired in Brazilian Rainforests)
    - Australian Walkabout (This area is inspired in Australia)
    - Oriental Gardens (This area is inspired in East Asia)
    - Oceanarium (This area is inspired in the oceans of the world)
    - Madagascar Biodome (This area is inspired in Madagascar and surrounding islands)
    - Mysteries of the Southwest (This area is inspired in deserts and coasts of Southwestern North America)
    - Tumbili Big Apes Reserve (This area is inspired in Central African Rainforests)
    - The Polar Kingdom (This area is inspired in North Pole)
    - Land of the Pharaohs (This area is inspired in North Africa)
    - Lost in the Time (This area is inspired in New Zealand)
    - Safari Exhibits (African Savanna and Asian Plains)
     
  6. RockWallaby

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    The Wild Journey Zoo and Safari Park
    Note: Every animal has a off-show area for privacy

    (Children's Zoo and the Lake - Part 01)

    The first part of this area is the Farm.
    In the barn, there are some terrariums for common leopard gecko, corn snake and russian tortoises, and also exhibits for domesitc hamster, four-toed hedgehog, long-tailed chinchilla, brown rat, house mouse and mongolian gerbil.
    Outside the barn there are several enclosures with various domestic animals and several free-ranging birds. The free-ranging birds are:
    • Common peafowl
    • Domestic chicken
    • Domestic guineafowl
    • Domestic mallard
    • Domestic muscovy duck
    • Greylag goose
    • Swan goose
    The enclosures are similar to each other, but meet the needs of the animals that inhabit them:
    • Alpaca, llama and red-footed tortoise
    • Domestic goat and domestic sheep
    • Domestic rabbit and guinea pig
    • Domestic ferret
    • Domestic cow
    • White-tailed deer, domestic turkey and red-eared slider
    • Domestic horse and donkey
    • Aviary: Common pheasant
    • Aviary: Common quail and domestic canary
    The last exhibit of the farm is a walk-through aviary for budgerigars and cockatiels

    The lake called The Paradise Lake houses several aquatic birds of Europe and five islands where some South American primates live
    The birds are:
    • Common shelduck
    • Eurasian teal
    • Eurasian wigeon
    • Ferruginous duck
    • Gadwall
    • Garganey
    • Great white pelican
    • Pink-footed goose
    • Red-breasted goose
    • Red-breasted merganser
    • Red-crested pochard
    • Tufted duck
    • Tundra swan
    The islands of the monkeys have several plants and several structures of climbing and a shelter to hide. The monkeys are black-horned capuchin, red-faced black spider monkey, white-headed capuchin, white-whiskered spider monkey and yellow-breasted capuchin

    I promise that in the next posts I will give more details about the exhibits.
     
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  7. Yi Qi

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    Cobourg Zoo
    The Cobourg Zoo is a zoological park located outside Cobourg, Ontario, having first opened in 1925. The zoo has both CAZA and AZA accreditation. The zoo's primary focus would be on Canadian and north american species, there are some exceptions.

    Entry Plaza and Whitetail Walkthrough
    After passing through the admin booth, visitors enter the entry plaza, similar in size and design to Toronto's. Towards the left is the zoo's cafe known as Grub and a Tim Horton's (home to their own exhibit), as well as the zoo's gift shop. Off to the right, against the perimeter is the first proper exhibit, a small 4 x 5 metre pool lined with trees, while a small but well-vegetated cliff is at the back with a waterfall flowing into the pool and a small meadow to its left. The exhibit is home to 2.3 Nene (Branta sandvicensis), with signage explaining the Nene evolved from a population of canada geese was blown to Hawai'i and isolated, while the zoo would work with reintroducing them to places in Hawai'i where they have been extirpated. Somewhat misplaced, the zoo's macaws would also reside here, with the clay backdrop serving as an enrichment tool, having toys hidden inside or eating clay.

    Straight ahead is the first major exhibit, the Whitetail Walkthrough, a 2.5 hectare lightly wooded enclosure with a pond on its left, being modelled on oak savanna. The exhibit is home to whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus), Eastern Cottontail Rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus), Eastern Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris), Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), and Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis); true to its name, its a walkthrough enclosure, with the path themed to a stretch of highway circling around it, though if visitors want of its mating/breeding season, the exhibit can be closed off to view it, and visitors can walk around the perimeter. Most if not all the animals into would be rescues from incidents, and would be nonreleaseable.

    While the general atmosphere would be designed to be calm and tranquil, there's a morbid twist to the exhibit - at the northern end is a display of several cars and trucks that crashed into deer, with interpretives on deer-car collisions,and solutions to them, such as wildlife crossings. As an extension of this is a flight cage directly across from it for 2.2 Eastern Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura septentrionalis), 3.3 Northern Ravens (Corvus corax principalis), and 3.3 Eastern Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos), complete with a fake carcass weekly filled with meat to demonstrate their behaviour. The signage and daily shows would explain the important role scavenging birds play in ecosystems in breaking down carrion and prevent spread of disease.

    On the outside of the enclosure would be a small viewing area themed as a hut which would provide further information via LED screens on this vital process, as well as be where several vivariums for decomosers such as worms and burying beetles (species pending), such as the endangered American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus). The zoo would conduct a reintroduction program with various other institutions to bring the beetle back to Ontario to help biodiversity.
     
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  8. ZPA

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    Forenhigm Zoo (idk why I called it this)
    Since I'm kinda new to ZooChat and professional zoo making, I wanted to share my idea of a zoo to people who actually know what they're doing. I will start with the names and some animals. It will be located in Dover, Delaware.


    Safari Central
    Masai Giraffe
    Ostrich
    Burchell's Zebra

    Indian Rhino
    Black Rhino

    Lowland Gorilla
    Mandrill
    Eastern Bongo
    Okapi
    Nile Hippo
    Pygmy Hippo
    Greater Flamingo
    Shoebill
    Saddle-Billed Stork
    Nyala
    Sitatunga
    Serval

    Andean Bear
    Maned Wolf
    Vicuna

    Dromedary Camel
    Bactrian Camel

    African Penguin
    Spotted Hyena

    Fennec Fox
    Kirk's Dik Dik
    Thomson's Gazelle
    Gemsbok
    Oryx


    What else should be in this part of the zoo?o_O (elephants and Big cats are in other areas of the zoo).



     
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  9. OstrichMania

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    Maybe some more Arctic and Rainforest animals?
     
  10. ZPA

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    Polar Coast
    Polar Bear
    Beluga
    Harp Seal
    Pacific Walrus
    King Penguin
    Rockhopper Penguin

    Arctic Fox
    Barren-Ground Caribou
    Snowy Owl
    Musk Ox
    Norwegian Lemming
    Ermine
    Arctic Hare

    Cloud Forest
    Giant Panda
    Red Panda
    Sichuan Takin
    Clouded Leopard
    Larga Seal
    Chinese Alligator
    Golden Pheasant
    Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey
    Pere David's Deer
    Painted Stork

    Pachyderm Park
    African Bush Elephant
    Asian Elephant
    Malayan Tapir
    Baird's Tapir

    Lowland Tapir
    Warthog
    Red River Hog
    Bearded Pig

    That's all for now. I will post more later today







     
  11. ZPA

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    I'm going to post most of the species here

    Safari Central
    AFRICAN PLAINS
    Masai Giraffe
    Ostrich
    Burchell's Zebra
    Thomson's Gazelle
    Impala
    Blue Wildebeest
    African Lion
    Cheetah

    CONGO FOREST: TRAIL OF THE GORILLA
    Lowland Gorilla
    Chimpanzee
    Mandrill
    Hippopotamus
    Pygmy Hippopotamus
    Nile Crocodile
    Greater Flamingo
    Sitatunga
    Serval
    Eastern Bongo
    Okapi
    African Leopard
    Shoebill
    Saddle-Billed Stork

    SAFARI ENDANGERED
    African Penguin
    Black Rhino
    White Rhino
    Indian Rhino
    Striped Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
    Scimitar Oryx

    PAMPAS GARDENS
    Vicuna
    Andean Bear
    Maned Wolf
    Andean Condor
    Darwin's Rhea
    Capybara
    Lowland Tapir
    Andean Cat

    DESERT HOUSE
    Dromedary Camel
    Bactrian Camel
    Fennec Fox
    African Spurred Tortoise
    Greater Roadrunner
    Gila Monster
    Meerkat
    Aardvark
    West African Crocodile
    Addax
    Rock Hyrax

    ETHIOPIA
    Walia Ibex
    Gelada
    Ethiopian Wolf
    Nyala
    Hartbeeste

    I've decided to get rid of Cat Kingdom for some reason
    Up next:Polar Coast and Glacial Gardens
     
  12. ZPA

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    Should we make one for 2019?
     
  13. OstrichMania

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    I don't know, this thread is really unactive.
     
  14. birdsandbats

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    Inner Mongolia

    The Inner Mongolia complex begins on a hill overlooking five large paddocks. The animals in these paddocks rotate everyday. The animals rotating here are Wild Bactrain Camel (Camelus ferus), Saiga (Saiga tatarica), Prewalski's Horse (Equus ferus przewalskii), Khulan (Equus hemionus hemionus), and Goitered Gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa). After this, there is a half-acre paddock for Mongolian Marmots (Marmota sibirica) and Great Bustard (Otis tarda). The marmots are off-exhibit each winter due to hibernation. Finally, is a several acre exhibit for the stars of the exhibit, Gobi Bears (Ursus arctos gobiensis).

    Next: Islands of Japan
     
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    Islands of Japan

    Islands of Japan begins with two exhibit on either side of the path for Japanese Macaques (Macaca fuscata). An overhead bath connects the two exhibits. Next is an average-sized paddock with netting over the top and a small, rocky hill in the center. This exhibit is home to Japanese Serows (Capricornis crispus) and a flock of Japanese White-Eyes (Zosterops japonicus). Next there are three half-acre forested habitats, each for a type of carnivore. The first if for Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides). The second is for Japanese Weasel (Mustela itatsi). The third is for Japanese Marten (Martes melampus). Finally there is a cage that, altough small by most standards, is very large to the Siberian Flying Squirrel (Pteromys volans) living there.

    Next: Australia
     
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  16. amur leopard

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    Love that birdsandbats
     
  17. iluvwhales

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    Y'all mind if I post my midsize zoo idea?
    The whole zoo is 30 acres in size.

    Entry Plaza:

    Just past the front gates is a pond of Chilean flamingos. From here, the other exhibits branch off. There is also a large gift shop and a restaurant where guests can eat while watching the flamingos.

    Wild Nile:

    Features outdoor enclosures for a breeding pair of hippopotamus, a small herd of giraffe, and a breeding pair of cheetahs.
    Most of the exhibit is indoors in a large pyramid-shaped building (meant to evoke those in GIza) and includes indoor viewing for the hippos and giraffes, a pair of Nile crocodiles, various other herptiles from North Africa, Middle East, and the Nile River, and saltwater fish from the Red Sea.

    Farm World:
    This exhibit is themed around animals used in agriculture around the world. Included are yaks, llamas, pheasants, Nubian goats, zebu, reindeer, sheep, dromedary camel, chickens, pigs, and horses.

    Great Plains:
    It starts out as a walkthrough aviary with black-tailed prairie dogs, greater roadrunners, burrowing owls mixed together and a separate enclosure (still in the aviary) housing black-footed ferret. Upon exiting the aviary, visitors see a large open field with American bison and pronghorn antelope. As guests leave the Great Plains exhibit, they pass a shrub-ladden enclosure with coyotes.

    New York: Nature's a Part of it:
    Home to black bears, a mixed species enclosure of white-tailed deer and wild turkey, beavers, raccoons, opossums, red-tailed hawk, peregrine falcon, and harbor seals. Exhibits incorporate aspects of suburban life that is meant to show how suburban sprawl and human activities impact animals (e.g., trash cans as enrichment items for bears, wooden docks and maybe a dinghy for seals to rest on). This area is also home to a small amphitheater where seal demonstrations take place.
     
  18. Bisonblake

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    Irwin Zoo- A Zoo located 30 minutes from a heavily populated area. There are 12 different areas in the zoo representing 6 countries and the underwater creatures.

    Entrance- When you enter the zoo the main exhibit at the entrance is a pool of Chilean Flamingos. There is also an Aviary Behind the pool. There is also a gift shop, restrooms, and an information kiosk.
    Conservation Lake- This is the first area of the zoo. There are multiple buildings and exhibits surrounding a huge lake that educate guests on conservation of animals. The buildings and exhibits are the Reptile House, Amphibian House, Museum of Natural History, River Otter Habitat, Penguin House, and a Birds of Prey Habitat (Most birds will be rescued).
    Frozen Tundra- This area will be located above Conservation Lake with a restaurant in between the two. The exhibits will focus on the conservation of animals from the Arctic. The three animals will be Polar Bears, Gray Seals, and Arctic Foxes. There will be multiple view points of the animals with a 100 foot long underwater tunnel. (Similar to Detroit Zoo’s Arctic Ring of Life).
    Asian Forest- This area is located on the right side of Conservation Lake and will have 10 animals from the Asian continent. The animals that are featured are: Amur Tigers, Japanese Macaque, Markhor, Sloth Bear, Snow Leopard, Bactrian Camels, Red Pandas, Asian Elephants, and Pallas’ Cat. The main habitat will be a giant 2 acre area for the Giant Pandas.
    The Islands- This area is located below the Asian Forest and features animals from the islands in Southeast Asia. The Area will be surrounded by a river. The animals are Sumatran Orangutans, Malayan Tapirs, Komodo Dragons, Small Clawed Otters, and White Cheeked Gibbons.
    North America- This area will have animals from Canada and the United States. In the center there will be a large 1.5 acre exhibit with Pronghorn and Bison. The next largest exhibit will be 1.1 acres and have Grizzly Bears. The other animals will be: Moose, Mountain Lions, Black Bears, Canadian Lynx, Elk, Beavers, and Wolverines.
    African Savannah- This is the largest area with a huge 15 acre open land with Reticulated Giraffes, Grevy’s Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Warthogs, Ostriches, Thompson’s Gazelle, Giant Eland, and Kudu. Guests are able to feed the Giraffes. Some other Animals are Lions, Cheetahs, Hyenas, and Vervet Monkeys.
    African Forest- This area is located next to the African Savannah and have Western Lowland Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Okapi, Red River Hogs, and African Leopards.
    Australian Outback- This area is located between the African Savannah and the Asian Forest. The main exhibit is the 2 acre walkthrough exhibit with Red Kangaroos and Rock Wallabies. Some other animals are Koalas, Tasmanian Devils, Tree Kangaroos, and Emus.
    African Birds- This area is next to the African Forest and is a large exhibit with a pond with birds like Greater Flamingos, Spoonbills, Gray-Crowned Cranes, and Saddle-Billed Storks.
    The Rainforest- This area is located on the left side of Conservation Lake and has animals from the rainforests of South America. The animals in this area are Jaguars, Giant Anteaters, Bush Dogs, Capybara, Giant Otters, and an Amazon River Aquarium.
    Blue Waters- This area is dedicated to the protection of every body of water with two different buildings. The largest building is the main aquarium which fish from all around the world from the Great Lakes to Lake Malawi to the Pacific Ocean. It ends off with a walk through an underwater shark tunnel. The next building is about half the size and has Rescued Manatees. Much like Manatee coast at the Columbus Zoo, there are more than just Manatees.
    Bindi’s Children’s Zoo- This area is closer to the front of the zoo and is made for the kids. There are Ring-Tailed Lemurs and Waterfowl. The kids can also feed some farm animals and there is a huge playground.

    This is my zoo design and is also what I think would be the best zoo in the world.
     
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  19. amur leopard

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    I am shocked to see the omission of amur leopards :(

    :p
     
  20. amur leopard

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    You do have most of the 'important/ megafauna/ well-known' animals here. However you are missing smaller animals that inhabit these regions as well as less well-known animals. As well as catering to the visitors with the well-known megafauna you need to cater to the zoo nerds and zoo organizations by housing rarer and less well-known species. For example, you could add in duikers or one of the many types of small Congo monkeys. You could even start a breeding program with a rare type of African beetle.

    I would also add a few pedantic points. For example, African leopards are next to impossible to find in American zoos given the stance the AZA have taken on which subspecies their zoos can house. They have decided to run a breeding program in support of the 70-strong wild population of amur leopards. It would be therefore very unlikely that your zoo would in fact manage to get Africans given their relative commonness.

    Also, I would separate the Congo forest into two parts: one part with Okavango delta animals and one part with the Congo animals, since sitatunga, hippopotamus, greater flamingo, shoebill and saddlebill stork are prominent animals in the delta.

    I would also say that although this is the fantasy section, golden snub-nosed monkeys...?

    However, I would also say that this is a very solid list, and that you just have to add in some birds, reptiles and smaller mammals in order to make it great as well as switch some stuff around.

    Don't forget to add exhibit descriptions!