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Enclosure 225.0 (15X15 metres), 144.0 (12x12 m)

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Nikola Chavkosk, 12 Mar 2016.

  1. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    In planing for my eventual zoo, I was calculating whether the next enclosure sizes are satisfactory for some animals:

    Chimpanzees (up to 3 surplus males): 3 x 225.0 m2 enlosures (15x15 metres) plus tunel and always-warm enclosure: 2x50.0 m2. The three enclosures are rotating, stimulating and reserve-separatory. Eg. the chimps will stay for two days in each.

    Siberian tigers (up to 2 mature, with one litter): 3 x 225.0 m2 enclosures, with not so warm additional enclosure: 2x50.0 m2

    Leopards (up to 2 mature, with one litter): 3 x 225.0 m2, with warm enclosure (if they are tropical subspecies or hybrid): 2x50.0 m2

    Mantled guerezas (up to 5-6 family members): 3 x 144.0 m2 (12x12 m), with warm enclosure: 2x50.0 m2

    Common hippo (up to 3 mature individuals): 2x400.0 m2 (20x20 m), plus pool about 200.0 m2 (always warm) + always warm dry enclosure of 2 x100.0 m2

    African fish eagle (up to 3 adults): 2x144.0 m2 + always warm (indoor) enclosure: 2x72.0 (12x6 m)

    Indochinese spitting cobra (up to 4 adults (?)): always warm enclosures, not terrariums, on the ground, with natural light, with removable roof of plastic panels, for enabling direct sunlight to enter and reach to the reptiles: 2x12.0 m2 (2x6 m)

    Eastern green mamba (up to 4 adults): always warm, removable roof of transparent plastic panels, fenced with mesh: 2x10.0 m2 (2x5 m), smaller than that for cobra, because they use also arboreal space.

    What do you think, are they satisfactory? I think they are, and should be cheap to built?

    (Ok today is the day of the snake in chinese (12 march, repeating every 12 days, in a 12-day cycle of animal signs) :p I am born in the day of tiger..in the year of snake...this year is monkey year....)
     
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  2. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    Please some ZooChat moderator to move this thread in fantasy section, it should be there.