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  1. DragonDust101

    DragonDust101 Well-Known Member

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    Hey all :D

    just wanted to "pipe dreams" ( As often said by Batto;) ) and put down pretty much what my dream zoo would be. Constructive Criticism is certainly allowed, I am definitely not perfect at this yet.

    Thanks :p
     
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    When you enter the zoo, you greeted with a small restroom area with paths branching off to the sides. I slushy stand/ stroller rental for the kiddies is here. The paths all have signs on them, saying things such as "Come to see the great rain forests of South America!" or "Come see the great mountains of Asia!" The left path leads to the first exhibit, In a large plaza with concessions and such, called Inside Indochina. More to come!:p
     
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    As you walk in to the Inside Indochina building, you notice that the wildlife is based off of mainland indochinese rain forests in Malaysia, Myanmar, and Cambodia. There are a couple of "free-roaming species, including-
    Malayan Flying Fox
    Rose-Ringed Parakeet
    Red-Bearded Bee Eaters
    Other various southeast asian birds

    The first exhibit is relatively small, with small rocks and branches on a planted dirt substrate. It is basically a large, curved terrarium. The exhibit contains 1.0 Sunda Pangolin. They have access to a small reservoir of water in the right of their exhibit, which is about 7 feet long, 5 feet wide, and 6 feet tall. The next exhibit is significantly larger, and about 5 feet below the path. It has a large pool of water flowing in from a waterfall that goes up the ceiling, with many rocks and logs for the residents to climb on. it contains a breeding group of 2.3 Asian Small Clawed Otters. This exhibit also has an opposite side with a small pond . The exhibit is in a 5 foot pit, and contains a breeding pair of Binturong. They have many trees to climb in with branches situated between them connecting the trees. The pathway goes through two doors, with the other side having much larger exhibits. There are three exhibits here, two smaller and one larger. The exhibits on the right look as if interconnected, with a tree line between them, but there is actually some fencing between them, and both are covered. To the left is an enclosure with the same basic setup as the binturong, with trees and branches to climb on, and logs on the bottom. It contains 1.1 Clouded Leopard. The other exhibit is a rocky outcrop, with a river flowing through and dense undergrowth. This contains 1.1 Fishing Cat. The river is stocked every three days with a plethora of fish for the inhabitants to catch, stimulating natural behavior. The other exhibits is also covered, with a glass panel between visitors and the cage inhabitant, which is 1.0 Indochinese Leopard. It has one of the largest setups, with rock outcrops situated between a large dense undergrowth of plants, with trees and logs forming a climbing area. The exhibit continues through two new doors, and shows the two largest exhibits in the whole building, Both with large pools and logs. The left enclosure also has a dense undergrowth and some more logs, while the right exhibit is a bit barer, with a simple pool and undergrowth. The left exhibit contains a Malayan Sun Bear, and the other Two Asiatic Tapir. There are only two more large exhibits, both "Monkey Islands," though both have land enough for any primates who fall to not fall into the water, and maybe with smaller ones drown. One holds a group of Lar Gibbon, with many ropes between trees. The other exhibit contains Rhesus Macaques. The final double doors take the viewers to a smaller room, with tall glass-enclosed terraria, containing a few animals, One with 3 Common Treeshrew, another with a Pygmy Slow Loris, another with Hog Badger, and the largest containing 3 Lesser Mouse Deer. The final dooor has a donations box next to its, and the wall talks about the many threats coming to the mainland rainforest, such as rubber farming and logging.

    1 exhibit down, many more to go.
     
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    The path from the Inside Indochina exhibit lead down a winding path to the next main area, known as the Far Eastern Forest. The first exhibit is heavily forested with hollow logs and tree growth. It contains a group of 2.3 Racoon Dogs. They dogs have a small pool to drink from. the pool flows from a creek leading from the next exhibit. This exhibit takes on the impression as a forest clearing, with rocky outcrops and the creek running through it. It contains the main attraction of the Far Eastern Forest, a pack of Dholes. There are 3 males and 5 females, accounting for the large area. a bridge heads over a creek, which flows down into an exhibit congaing Musk Deer and reeve's Muntjac. It has ample room, and the creek provides a water source again. the next two exhibits are the largest, with one situated like a dense bamboo forest containing 1.1 Giant Pandas. It is netted over so as to contain a pair of Red Crowned Crane The exhibit across from has a large, 20 foot tall waterfall with rocky outcrops and large tress. This large exhibit contains a pair of Asiatic Black Bear. there are is only one more large exhibit, with Rock outcrops and many trees, containing one of the first North Chinese Leopards in an American zoo. The path winds out of this exhibit, and around to Inside Indochina.

    Two more paths lead away from the building. The left pack leads to a smaller area exhibit, know as Exotic India. The first exhibit is the largest, forested lightly, and with a medium-sized pool. It cottons Hog Deer and Nilgai Antelope. There are two other exhibits, one which is and open grassy plain with a large creek and mud wallow for a pair of Indian Rhinoceros. The other exhibit has a large outcrop, and a large den for a Sloth Bear, with an artificial honey hive containing a large supply of honey for the bear. This is one of the smallest areas in the zoo.

    The other path leads to the High Himalayas, which is actually up in elevation. The first enclosure, which is a rocky outcrop ( as with most exhibits in this section ) with dead trees and a pool. It is netted over, and contains a Red Panda, and Western Tragopan. The larger exhibit is large, but not as hilly, with Takin Cattle. The final two exhibits are large rock outcrops, one with the traditional carnivore moat, and the largest rock outcrop, containing 1.1 Himalayan Brown Bear. The other exhibit is netted over, with a gentle slope and creek flowing down to the bottom, containing two Snow Leopards.

    Thats it For Asia! More to Come, starting with South America
     
  5. pachyderm pro

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    So far I like this can you do elephants next
     
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    Nice! Wouldn't mind going there :p