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Discussion in 'Fantasy Zoos' started by CDavies98, 19 Aug 2018.

  1. CDavies98

    CDavies98 Well-Known Member

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    Challenge is simple:

    1. I have 15 numbers - each corresponds to an animal species
    2. Pick a number and I shall tell you the species you've got and the population sizes
    3. Design an exhibit to meet the specification

    Enjoy!
     
  2. TheGerenuk

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    Okay then, I'll pick the number 7.
     
  3. CDavies98

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    Your challenge is a mixed exhibit for the Mountain Tapir, Tapirus pinchaque, and one other species (you can choose) from their environmental range (the cloud forests of Ecuador, Colombia and Peru).
     
  4. Yi Qi

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    I pick 5.
     
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    I'm going to give number 12 a go.
     
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    Saola, Pseudoryx nghetinhensis, and one primate from their environmental range (Vietnam and Laos)
     
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    Cape Pangolin, Smutsia temminckii and two other small mammals from their environmental range (South, Central, and East Africa)
     
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    A seventy-five hectare enclosure for around 5.8 saolas and 12.19 red-shanked doucs. There would be just two viewing areas on the north and south side in order not to disturb the soalas; instead there would be around 75 CCTVs live-streaming. Periodically, the zoo would host treks around the enclosure to see saolas and doucs up close. An offshow breeding center would work to breed the saolas and reintroduce them to the wild and other zoos.
     
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    You're giving me a challenge on this one, man. I'll have to research this one. I'll get back to you.
     
  10. CDavies98

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    Like it, nice idea! Where are the CCTV feeds shown, in the zoo itself or online?? And how do you plan on keeping the doucs in the exhibit?? And what housing structures do you have, except the breeding centre, and for the doucs?
     
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    1. Both
    2. Through a combination of moats, mist net meshes, and training the doucs not to.
    3. There will be two large barns on the northwest and southwest sides for both the saolas and the doucs.
     
  12. CDavies98

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    No worries, take your time!
     
  13. Jambo

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    Ok, I’ll pick the number 9
     
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    Thank you.

    I'm going to try to get back to you within the coming week.
     
  15. CDavies98

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    Hello there @Jambo, long time no speak!

    Number 9 is Giant Panda - the exhibit must contain 2.1 Giant Panda, Ailuropoda melanoleuca, along with space to display at least one species of bird, and one species of small mammal from their environmental range (central China)
     
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    *NOTE: When a challenge asks for the inclusion of another species, this doesn't mean it has to be a mixed exhibit - the exhibit can include multiple enclosures for diff species - I apologise this wasn't clear in the original post*
     
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    Alright then. I added another species to the exhibit; is that okay?

    The exhibit, which is closed top for safety, will contain 2.4 Mountain tapir alongside 2.2 Brown-throated three-toed sloth. The exhibit will have multiple trees and shrubs so the tapirs can have a diet like they would in the wild and will allow them to hide if they feel like it. This also provides the sloths with places to rest. There are also night enclosures for the tapirs, sloths and hummingbirds which are accessed via a door in the exhibit's main area.

    Another question: can I choose another number?
     
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    I pick number 3
     
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    I did say one more species, but I really like the inclusion of the hummingbirds in this exhibit, so I'll let you off! I think that's a great exhibit and it sounds pretty unique from mixed-species perspective!

    Of course you can choose another number! And once my 15 species have been used up, you guys can all propose 15, so the thread continues.....
     
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    1.2 Pygmy Hippo, Choeropsis liberiensis, and one other large mammal from their environmental range (the forests and swamps of West Africa)