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ZSL London Zoo MAPPIN TERRACES PLANS

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  1. TARZAN

    TARZAN Well-Known Member

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    London Zoo have announced their future plans for the Mappin Terraces. Work is soon to start in transforming this iconic zoo building into a themed area based on the Walt Disney film The Jungle Book. The old goat mountains are to be transformed into King Louis Temple featuring Orangutan and rhesus monkeys, at the lower level black panther and Bengal tiger will be featured as well as Asian sloth bear making a return to the zoo. The old cafe at the bottom of the terraces are to be a Jungle Book gift shop selling all the merchandise related to the film,i.e. cuddly toys of the famous characters, D,V. D.'s of this great film and also featuring a vivarium featuring a Boa constrictor, The famous songs from this film will be played in this area, however not to loud as to disturb the tranquility of the rest of the zoo, work on this starts soon with a target of having it open by the start of the Summer season
     
  2. reduakari

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    Is it already 1 April in London?
     
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    I believe it must be
     
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    Oh no, Its true. As part of the contract, Disney will turn the middle of Animal Kingdom "Discovery Island" into a replica of the London Zoo with its own Mappin Terraces going up the side of the "Tree of Life".
     
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    Fools gold(en)!
     
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    Late response but a great April fool!:p
     
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    Am I the only one thinking that it's a shame this was an April Fools? I've never been to London so don't know whether the size/layout etc. of the Mappins would lend themselves to an exhibit such as this - but it sounded ace :D [Now if only a zoo could do a lion king exhibit, the good Disney film about animals] - Spotted hyenas, Red-billed hornbill, Warthogs, Meerkats [sigh] and of course lions :D [and maybe a couple of backing animals :p]
     
  8. zoogiraffe

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    This may have been an April Fools joke,which is a pity as its one of the best plans I a have heard for the Mappins for a longtime!!
     
  9. TARZAN

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    Glad you liked it, please note no offence intended to Regent's Park, you will be to young to remember Esther Rantzen's LIPRA LOOF on her programme That's Life some years ago
     
  10. zoomaniac

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    Great april joke.

    One mistake, that not should happen: The snake in Disneys Jungle Book must be a tiger or a reticulated python, not a boa constrictor from South and Central America. (Although Disneys Jungle Book is not free of mistakes either. I just say: Free ranging Orang-Utans in India?)

    But anyway: As Javan Rhino wrote, your idea (@Tarzan) is much better then the existing (and for zoofans disapointing) Australian exhibit.
     
  11. RowanGreen

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    I think given that it's not a huge space, you'd have to scale things down, and have tigers and rhesus represented by meercats and tamarind.