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Discussion in 'Fantasy Zoos' started by CDavies98, 6 Oct 2018.

  1. CDavies98

    CDavies98 Well-Known Member

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    Some fantasy zoo ideas have been done to death, so I'm proposing an idea I have never seen before - probably because it is waaaaaay too out there in fantasy terms hahaha - but one I'd be really interested to see people's ideas for:

    A zoo for the monsters and creatures seen in Greek Mythology.

    Obviously lots of depictions of creatures in the mythology differ across sources, so maybe just add a description of what your attraction is as part of the design you propose.

    For example, an exhibit idea could be a large aquarium exhibit for Hippocampi - by which I mean creatures with the front half of a horse, and the rear half of a fish. The enclosure may have replicas of roman ruins, such as pillars or marble stones etc as part of the theming, the bottom of the aquarium will be planted with seaweed and different underwater plants for feeding etc.

    Look forward to seeing others ideas - however out there they may be!!
     
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  2. Yi Qi

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    Well this should be interesting.

    I pick the Stymphalian Birds.

    An aviary around eight hectares in size, with mixture of chain mesh and reinforced glass covering the whole building. To prevent the birds from breaking free, motion-detecting speakers would sound, playing rattling sounds at certain frequencies to frighten them back into the aviary. The exhibit itself would replicate a salt marsh, with large sand and mud flats. Fake trees would be scattered around for perching. Every two weeks zookeepers would take the birds off-exhibit to clean the aviary out.

    On a sidenote, are we allowed to use other mythologies for this?
     
  3. CDavies98

    CDavies98 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely, I just started with Greek as my girlfriends from Athens so that's my specialist area. Just maybe mention which mythology you're using if you're gonna stray from Greek, to avoid confusion!
     
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  5. CDavies98

    CDavies98 Well-Known Member

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    That's a nice idea that - clever too! I'd come across your photo quizzes in the past but they were before my time on here so I could never have joined in - any chance of them making a comeback?
     
  6. gentle lemur

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    Perhaps . . .
    A few more suggestions for your Aquarium. You must have Zeus faber (the John Dory), the beautiful blue and yellow Malawi cichlid Pseudotropheus aurora and the dwarf cichlid Apistogramma hippolytae named after the Queen of the Amazons. Of course you can also have lots of Amazons in the parrot aviaries and some Athene little owls and owlets near them. Your gardens can have many species of Hebe and Artemisia (and Venus fly traps too if you bend the rules to allow your gods to use their Roman names). But the biggest attraction ought to be a group of bonobos - Pan paniscus gives them a double qualification :D
     
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    Great if we can use other mythologies too! If modern mythologies can be included, I will love to see a balrog enclosure (fireproof!) from Tolkien :D And for sure, an aquarium for Baleen squids and Penguins of death from Spec! :p :p