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  1. MKE Zoo guy

    MKE Zoo guy Well-Known Member

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    The name of the game is keep, steal, and demolish. With your home zoo what is one exhibit (or area) you would keep, one exhibit you would steal from another zoo, and one exhibit or area you would demolish.

    Home Zoo: Milwaukee Zoo
    Keep: Sea Otters
    Steal: Oregon Zoos elephant exhibit
    Demolish: small mammals building
     
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  2. Loxodonta Cobra

    Loxodonta Cobra Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    West Hartford, CT, USA
    Home Zoo: Seneca Park
    Keep: Into Africa (Elephant, Baboon and Lion)
    Steal: Omaha Henry Doorly’s Lied Jungle
    Demolish: Main Building
     
  3. ZooBinh

    ZooBinh Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Dayton, OH
    Home: Cincinnati Zoo
    Keep: Jungle Trails
    Steal: Nashville Zoo Andean Bear Exhibit
    Demolish: The Bear Line
     
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  4. nczoofan

    nczoofan Well-Known Member

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    North Carolina
    Home Zoo: North Carolina Zoo

    Keep: Almost all, but I guess Watani Grasslands (Elephants, Antelope & Rhino)
    Steal: Wild Asia: Bronx Zoo. Why not, the zoos got the room and needs to bring in some asian animals.
    Demolish: This could finally be the opportunity to demolish the African Pavilion that has been sitting empty for a decade. But really I guess the all indoors barred owl exhibit, thats the only bad exhibit in the whole zoo.
     
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  5. ZooBinh

    ZooBinh Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Dayton, OH
    Home: San Diego Zoo
    Keep: Africa Rocks
    Steal: Oakland Zoo African Elephant Exhibit, Cincinnati Zoo (upcoming) Elephant Trek
    Demolish: Elephant Oddesey, Corncrib Cages
     
  6. TheEthiopianWolf03

    TheEthiopianWolf03 Well-Known Member

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    United States of America
    Home: Oakland zoo

    Keep: African Elephant exhibit

    Steal: Kansas City chimpanzee exhibit

    Demolish: Indian Muntjac exhibit. Mostly because it’s a giant exhibit for one animal that no one ever sees (except @Buldeo). It just seems like a waste of space for an animal that needs space in AZA zoos.
     
  7. PaleoMatt

    PaleoMatt Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Cheshire, England
    Home Zoo: Chester Zoo
    Keep: Spirit of the Jaguar
    Steal: Berlin Zoo Hippo House
    Demolish: The Congo Buffalo House, The building itself looks ugly from the outside.
     
  8. Varanus

    Varanus Active Member

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    Florida
    Home zoo: Memphis Zoo
    Keep: Zambezi River Hippo Camp
    Steal: Saint Louis Zoo’s herpetarium
    Demolish: African Veldt. The elephants and rhinos need bigger enclosures and all the other exhibits, while decently spacious for the species housed within, are very old and ugly and ought to be updated. Either that or the aquarium.
     
  9. Okapipako

    Okapipako Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Home Zoo: Zoo Atlanta

    Keep: Gorilla habitats and the Reptile House (although I'd definitely rename it!)

    Demolish: Most of if not all of the Southeast portion of the zoo, which holds a small Australian collection, underwhelming exhibits for golden lion tamarins (all indoors) and two-toed sloth, a farm/petting zoo, and a number of frankly kind of sorry-looking mesh aviaries for birds like galliformes, crowned pigeons and raptors. It's the only area of the zoo still not up to snuff with the rest once the redone savanna complex is opened.

    Steal/replace with: Saint Louis's Bird House. Fills the gap in bird diversity especially if the mesh aviaries were demolished, and would nicely complement the reptile house. I also just think it's lovely. I briefly considered Bronx's World of Birds instead but I think it'd be too overwhelming for a zoo as modest as Atlanta!

    Other considerations were Frankfurt's Grzimek House for a great nocturnal section and boost in smaller mammal diversity, and either Jacksonville's Range of the Jaguar or Miami's Amazon and Beyond for Neotropical diversity (although these might share too much with the Reptile House or the Georgia Aquarium).
     
  10. TheWalrus

    TheWalrus Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Home zoo: Toronto Zoo.

    Keep: Tundra Trek

    Steal: San Diego Zoo's Africa Rocks

    Demolish: Indomalaya Pavilion: It's small and outdated.
     
  11. The Speeding Carnotaurus

    The Speeding Carnotaurus Well-Known Member

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    Home Zoo: Brookfield Zoo
    Keep: Habitat Africa Forest
    Steal: Dallas Zoo’s Africa Complex
    Demolish: Big Cats and Fragile Kingdom so the area can be remodeled into an immersive Asian walkway. Also please demolish the empty bear grottos and baboon island.
     
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  12. Daktari JG

    Daktari JG Well-Known Member

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    Home zoo: St Louis (though I haven't lived there for over 34 years, current city has no zoo)
    Keep :River Edge
    Steal: Omaha's desert dome/Kingdom of the night
    Demolish: Depends what they are going to do with the 14 acres across the highway, but I'd demolish the whole south parking lot , entrance and south lake which would open up like 25-30 acres. Make the street between the parking lot a tunnel, making it one big space. The highway is between the
    14 acres and the south parking lot and then a street between the south lot and the entrance. The lake is now seemingly wasted space particularly since
    they have nearly eliminated their once awesome waterfowl collection. Just can't figure that one out.

    Oh and also demolish the old sea lion arena
     
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  13. iluvwhales

    iluvwhales Well-Known Member

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    If one's home zoo is the AZA facility closest to one's residence, then mine would be the Queens Zoo. However, the most prestigious zoo close to me is the Bronx Zoo, and I also acknowledge the Buffalo Zoo as a "secondary home zoo" because I attend college there. So if you don't mind me breaking the rules a bit, I shall do those three zoos.

    Queens Zoo:
    Keep aviary (old as it is, a beautiful and well-working aviary with a rich history)
    Steal Buffalo Zoo's Rainforest Falls (I consider it among the best rainforest exhibits out there. Includes giant anteaters, ocelots, and vampire bats)
    Demolish sea lion pool (although it works as for its elderly bachelor group, even they deserve larger and more dynamic quarters)
    Bronx Zoo:
    Keep Congo Gorilla Forest (huge, immersive, area with diverse species like gorillas, okapis, and pythons)
    Steal Buffalo Zoo's Arctic Edge Exhibit (brand new polar bear exhibit that also houses lynx, bald eagles, and Arctic foxes, also replaces polar bear that died recently)
    Demolish Mouse House (as much as I like small mammals, perhaps there can be better uses for that space)
    Buffalo Zoo:
    Keep Arctic Edge (brand new polar bear exhibit that also houses lynx, bald eagles, and Arctic foxes). For those who say "but you already stole that exhibit", I nominate the river otter exhibit (great views, great size, and lots for them to do)
    Steal Brookfield Zoo's Hammill Family Play Zoo (great exhibit for children with great animals like lemurs, geckos, and even a domestic cat)
    Demolish whole elephant area (outdated to say the least, barn stays because it's a historic building. I simply mean the area is vacated of elephants. Given its proximity to Arctic Edge, perhaps better alternatives might be reindeer, musk oxen, moose, seals, or even a third polar bear exhibit)
     
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  14. nczoofan

    nczoofan Well-Known Member

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    The mouse house is essentially the most unique exhibit at the Bronx Zoo. Its historic and has a really nice collection of rodents and small mammals, when most major zoos have downsized and ignored those groups. I imagine the zoo will never demolish this building, although some of the exhibits could use some slight renovations. It used to hold species such as dhole, and sun bear when it was first built; so now it is much better. The ostrich house that used to be attached was demolished a two or three decades ago. I wish I had been able to see it. Obviously your choice with this game, but I love the Mouse House.
     
  15. Daktari JG

    Daktari JG Well-Known Member

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    Rodents make up 40% of all mammals. I doubt they account for more than
    3-4% (and probably less) of species represented in zoos. Many are rare and endangered yet fewer still have zoo breeding programs.
     
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