I came up with this for here, http://www.zoochat.com/22/changes-you-would-make-your-zoo-274074/, but I think the problem with that thread is that people who actually know the specific collections aren't necessarily reading it so it isn't sparking much debate. Hopefully Dudley regulars will find this interesting, or disagree vehemently with me. When I was thinking about how I would like Dudley to change I thought about its strengths and its weaknesses. The weaknesses are a number of poor enclosures, as well as a few fairly uninspiring ones. Also a lack of cash to spend on improvements! The strengths are a great setting, a unique variety of historic buildings, and more recently an innovative approach to building low cost enclosures. I indulged myself and kept species around that I think of as linked to Dudley. Dudley will never be immersive or fully geographically zoned, but I did try to create blocks of exhibits from the same area. Here are the changes I would like to see Dudley make: (Bold is for a major, expensive development) Build a new Snow Leopard enclosure on the hillside on the other side of the chair-lift to the Geladas.An indoor holding and viewing tower replaces the toilet block at the bottom of the hill (but still provides toilet facilities). When Inca dies adapt the old polar bear pit for Binturong and Prevost's Squirrell. Add lots of planting there and to the macaques adjacent. Adapt the Snow Leopard cage for Javan Langurs. Build an aviary over the old Arabian Gazalle paddock and plant it thoroughly. Stock it with some African forest birds, and Red or Blue Duikers. Return Bush Dogs to the old hyena enclosure. They were great. The wallabies and mara can be put into the kangaroo and tapir exhibits respectively. Expand the old Cassowary enclosure backwards, and return Cassowaries. Adapt the old Elephant House for Babirusa and add a new group there, replacing the Wallaby Walkthrough. New Orangutan exhibit at the other end of the Chimpanzee paddock, using some of their outdoor area and some of the space beyond it. Two outdoor enclosures plus tall indoor holding. At the same time add proper containment and males to the Chimps and build a rotational exhibit in the woodland opposite for both species. Demolish the old Ape House, and build a South American Glasshouse. A large walkthough indoor aviary with separate indoor holding for the Spider Monkeys and new Tamanduas. Build outdoor enclosures going up the slope towards the gibbons for both mammal species. Add sloths to Monkey Tails. Add Japanese Macaques to the old Spider Monkey enclosure. Build a heated outdoor pool for occasional use. Send bachelor Geladas to another collection. Extend paddock up to walls of the Sensory Garden. Build a stable and add Takin. Build two Asiatic Black Bear enclosures on wooded hillside overlooking old Bear Ravine. One Enclosure includes existing Tecton infrastructure and the end of the flat paddock. Indoor holding is part of Yak stable. Build large stable building at the end of the Bear Ravine paddock nearest the entrance. Add Yak to the now smaller paddock. Remove "fun"fair and replace it with a new Parrot Complex. Last but not least, replace the ASCOs with Spot-necked Otters! Any thoughts? What would other people like to see?