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Discussion in 'Fantasy Zoos' started by Ebirah766, 18 Dec 2018.

  1. Ebirah766

    Ebirah766 Well-Known Member

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    This is a fantasy zoo based on one I had in a dream. I plan for it to be detailed, intricate, and to have animals from all over the world.
     
  2. Ebirah766

    Ebirah766 Well-Known Member

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    PRECINCT 1: Entrance Region

    So, the Hudson Zoo (which I have renamed to the Nassau Zoo and Aquarium) is located in the NY Metro Area. It is located in Nassau County in Long Island, where we can see @Giant Eland and @Killer Guppy. Anyway, the zoo is located in Hempstead in a recently developed region of the city, in its largest park, as the zoo itself is MASSIVE.

    We walk down a section of the park by the road, where we see several banners on the left side, as we see that we are within sight of the zoo.

    You see a line of ticket offices that will give you the slip of paper required for the entrance.

    Once you get in, we will see that you have to take a tram to get into the zoo. The tram will take you throughout the park, over pedestrian paths, and by a fountain, close enough to get splashed!

    When we arrive, the grand entrance is revealed. An elephant topiary surrounded by a fountain filled with lily pads greets you as you walk to get your ticket scanned. On top of the entrance arch, which is a shape of a stretched semicircle, it says Nassau Zoo and Aquarium, with a logo of an elephant marchin, behind it an eland, on top of the elephant's trunk a yellow cardinal, a flying shark, a sliding penguin all in front of the elephant, and a rhinoceros standing, leading the procession.

    When we walk in, we see a flamingo fountain, similar to the one in Zoo Tycoon Xbox.

    On the left is the IMAX theater, which regularly shows movies in IMAX format (we have to keep the money rolling after all ;)) as well as the membership office on the right, similar to Six Flags's entrance ticket office things. Of course, both have their respective labels on top.

    At the top left of the entrance plaza we see the zoo's gift shop, a 2 floor monster named the Zoo Shop (we couldn't come up with anything else :p) , which has various memorabilia at cheaper prices than many zoos. To the right is the main restaurant of the zoo, the Animal Tracks Restaurant.

    So, between these two fine establishments is a blocked-off path that can only be passed if you're a zookeeper, this is the Staff Command Center, which houses administration, staff meetings, etc.

    To the right, we see our first exhibit...

    Walking down the path between the Animal Tracks Cafe and the membership office, we enter a heavily forested region. However, there is a clearing. A waterfall trickles down a small stream, as the path slowly devolves to a brown version of that rubbery path you can find at playgrounds.

    A low fence guards you from a HUGE exhibit. What is this exhibit? It is our flamingo exhibit! The exhibit looks like a Caribbean swamp, with cypress, mangrove, and willow trees scattered about. The flamingos spend most of their time in their pool, which can be warmed and cooled at needed. You might be able to see shrimp swimming through the water in between the flamingo's lakes and the cattails, they're the flamingo food. Several shade umbrellas are speckled about, even in the water, you might be able to see a few flamingos resting here.

    A reinforced wood house can be seen in the back. Inside we see enrichments, a pool, a sleeping area, the flamingo nursery, the flamingo hospital, and the flamingo acclimation room.

    That's it for the flamingo exhibit. Here is the species list.
    12.12 Caribbean flamingo (More in the works)

    See ya next time, ya hecking heckers! :D
     
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