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Excellent Exhibits in Terrible Zoos

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Yi Qi, 14 Jun 2019.

  1. Yi Qi

    Yi Qi Well-Known Member

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    What exhibits do you think are otherwise great additions in otherwise mediocre or flatout terrible zoos? One example would be the open-air amur tiger exhibit at Jungle Cat World, which is otherwise filled with tiny cages for its cats.
     
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  2. TheAmurTiger

    TheAmurTiger Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    There's a small aquarium in Tarpon Springs that houses Caribbean species of fish, including a Nurse shark feeding pool. However, despite being in like the smallest building ever to house a public aquarium, the aquarium houses a massive tank featuring a wide variety of species, including Nurse sharks, Bonnethead sharks, and an Atlantic goliath grouper. The actual structures of coral on the inside are comparable to that of the EPCOT Center and they have divers enter the tank regularly for feelings and educational presentations, it's definitely a gold bar in a trash can if you know what I mean.

    Clearwater Marine Aquarium is also kind of dismal in terms of bare tanks, since it was built in an old water treatment plant, but their touch pool for Cownose rays is pretty good, including a pretty natural Floridian beach. The turtle exhibit in the next room is also excellent, with a very realistic species list in a realistic setting, including Green sea turtles and a Kemp's ridley.
     
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  3. Luca Bronzi

    Luca Bronzi Well-Known Member

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    Well,Zoo di Napoli in Italy isn't terrible,but it isn't that great.
    Although,it has one of the best exhibit for tigers in Europe
     
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    pachyderm pro Well-Known Member 5+ year member

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    tschandler71 Well-Known Member 10+ year member

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    Looks like one of my pastures.