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  1. FelipeDBKO

    FelipeDBKO Well-Known Member

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    If you can build your dream zoo, but can only choose 100 animal species, what would it be?
     
  2. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    100 Animal species is a quite big number

    I will chose:

    African forest elephants
    Common hippopothamus
    Massai giraffe
    Okapi
    Western bongo
    Western eland
    Southern gerenuk
    Yellow-backed duiker
    Bontebok
    Topi
    Grevy's zebra
    Black rhinoceros (Eastern subsp.)
    Indian rhino
    Baird's tapir

    Western lowland gorilla
    Bornean orangutan
    Mantled guereza
    Venezuelan red howler monkey
    Black howler monkey
    Silvery woolly monkey
    Cotton-top tamarin
    Golden-headed lion tamarin
    Red ruffed lemur
    Blue-eyed black lemur
    White fronted lemur

    Malayan tiger
    Indian leopard
    Jaguar
    Clouded leopard
    Southern cheetah
    Jaguarundi
    Spotted hyena
    Palawan binturong
    Red panda (Napalese)
    Indian sloth bear

    Giant anteater
    Southern tamandua
    Linnaeu's two-toyed sloth
    Koala (Queensland)
    Red kangaroo

    Wattled crane
    Gray crowned crane
    Saddle-billed stork
    Marabou stork
    American flamingo
    Southern ground hornbill
    Wrinkled hornbill
    Keel-billed toucan
    Green aracaris
    African fish eagle
    King vulture
    Rupell's vulture
    Palm nut vlture
    Hyacynth macaw
    Military macaw
    Maroon shining parrot
    Eclectus parot
    Chattering lory
    Red-collared lory
    Blue-eyed cockatoo
    Galah cockatoo
    Great blue turaco
    Red bird of paradise
    King bird of paradise
    Pompadour cotinga
    Southern cassowary


    Cuban crocs
    Galapagos tortoise
    Radiated tortoise
    Malagasy star tortoise
    Crocodile monitor
    Green tree monitor
    Rhinoceros iguana
    Fiji banded iguana
    New Caledonian giant gecko
    Solomon island skink
    Uzambara green chameleon
    King cobra
    Indochinese spitting cobra
    Brongersman's blood python
    Papuan taipan
    Boelen's python
    Red spitting cobra
    Eastern green mamba
    Rhinoceros viper
    Green bush viper
    Mexican West Coast rattlesnake
    South American bushmaster snake
    Eyelash viper
    Side-stripped palm pit-viper
    Emerald tree boa


    7-10 species of frogs, mostly dart frogs, 1-2 malagasy mantelas, but also cinnamon frog. Altough zoos can hold and should hold a much more diversity of frog species (ex situ conservation), as they are relatively easy to keep and the space requirements are minimal.
     
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  3. FelipeDBKO

    FelipeDBKO Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, well varied list.
     
  4. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    What 100 animal species will you choose, FelipeDBKO?
     
  5. Loxodonta Cobra

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    Here's Mine:

    The Grassland: 21 Species
    . African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana)
    . Kordofan Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis antiquorum)
    . Grant’s Zebra (Equus quagga boehmi)
    . African Leopard (Panthera pardus pardus)
    . West African Lion (Panthera leo senegalensis)
    . Somali Wild Ass (Equus africanus somaliensis)
    . Sand Cat (Felis margarita)
    . Meerkat (Suricata suricatta)
    . Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)
    . Giant Anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)
    . Broad-snouted Caiman (Caiman latirostris)
    . Somali Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus soemmeringii)
    . Eastern Carpet Python (Morelia spilota mcdowelli)
    . Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer)
    . Somali Ostrich (Struthio molybdophanes)
    . Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)
    . Common Eland (Taurotragus oryx)
    . Crowned Lemur (Eulemur coronatus)
    . Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura cornuta)
    . Geleda (Theropithecus gelada)
    . Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea)

    The Jungle: 27 Species
    . Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae)
    . Nile Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius amphibius)
    . Western Sumatran Rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis sumatrensis)
    . Western Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus)
    . Eastern Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla beringei graueri)
    . Yellow-cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae)
    . Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus indicus)
    . Javan Leopard (Panthera pardus melas)
    . Malayan Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus malayanus)
    . Mountain Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque)
    . Javan Langur (Trachypithecus auratus)
    . Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis)
    . Coquerel’s Sifaka (Propithecus coquereli)
    . Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii)
    . Bonobo (Pan paniscus)
    . Eastern Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci)
    . Orange Dove (Ptilinopus victor)
    . Spix’s Macaw (Cyanopsitta spixii)
    . Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana)
    . Javan Green Magpie (Cissa thalassina)
    . Alagoas Curassow (Mitu mitu)
    . Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei)
    . Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus)
    . Madagascar Giant Hognose Snake (Leioheterodon madagascariensis)
    . Dragon Snake (Xenodermus javanicus)
    . Northern Sierra Madre Forest Monitor Lizard (Varanus bitatawa)
    . Goliath Frog (Conraua goliath)

    The Forest: 22 Species
    . Queensland Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus adustus)
    . Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus)
    . Wood Bison (Bison bison athabascae)
    . Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes)
    . Eastern Long-beaked Echidna (Zaglossus bartoni)
    . Eastern Wallaroo (Osphranter robustus robustus)
    . South Andean Deer (Hippocamelus bisulcus)
    . Crowned Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus)
    . Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca)
    . Barbary Macaque (Macaca sylvanus)
    . Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis)
    . Lesser Rhea (Rhea pennata)
    . Transcaspian Urial (Ovis orientalis arkal)
    . Green Peafowl (Pavo muticus)
    . Visayan Spotted Deer (Rusa alfredi)
    . Alaskan Tundra Wolf (Canis lupus tundrarum)
    . Indian Crested Porcupine (Hystrix indica)
    . Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)
    . American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus)
    . Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta)

    The Ocean: 30 Species
    . Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
    . False Killer Whale (Pseudorca crassidens)
    . West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus)
    . Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)
    . Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus)
    . Atlantic Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus)
    . Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus)
    . Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris)
    . Leopard Seal (Hydrurga leptonyx)
    . Caribbean Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber)
    . Fiordland Penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus)
    . Marine Otter (Lontra felina)
    . Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini)
    . Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus)
    . Giant Moray Eel (Gymnothorax javanicus)
    . Chinese Sturgeon (Acipenser sinensis)
    . Reef Manta Ray (Manta alfredi)
    . Giant Trevally (Caranx ignobilis)
    . Bull Shark (Carcharhinus leucas)
    . Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys kempii)
    . Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea)
    . Leafy Sea Dragon (Phycodurus eques)
    . Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini)
    . Short-tail Stingray (Dasyatis brevicaudata)
    . Long-comb Sawfish (Pristis zijsron)
    . Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum)
    . Blind Shark (Brachaelurus waddi)
    . Masked Puffer (Arothron diadematus)
    . Lined Seahorse (Hippocampus erectus)
    . Green Humphead Parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum)
     
  6. FelipeDBKO

    FelipeDBKO Well-Known Member

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    Reptile house:
    . Meller's chameleon
    . Bearded dragon
    . Leopard gecko
    . Alligator snapping turtle
    . Red-tailed boa constrictor
    . Western diamondback rattlesnake
    . Red-eyed tree frog
    . Fire salamander
    . Fire knee tarantula
    . Emperor scorpion
    . Amazon giant centipede
    . Giant rainforest mantis
    . Hercules beetle

    Asian steps:
    . Borneo pygmy elephant
    . Sumatran rhinoceros
    . Gaur
    . Black buck
    . North Sulawesi babirusa
    . Sloth bear
    . Giant panda
    . Red panda
    . Malayan tiger
    . Snow leopard
    . Clouded leopard
    . Sumatran orangutan
    . Komodo dragon

    North America and Europe:
    . European bison
    . Prezwalski's horse
    . Moose
    . Florida panther
    . Iberian lynx
    . Grizzly bear
    . American black bear
    . Gray wolf
    . Wolverine

    Lake exhibit:
    . Malayan tapir
    . Capybara
    . American beaver
    . Asian small-clawed otter

    South America:
    . Jaguar
    . Giant anteater
    . Brazilian three-banded armadillo
    . Golden lion tamarin
    . Maned wolf
    . Galapagos tortoise

    Death from the sky aviary:
    . Bald eagle
    . Snowy owl

    Amazon aviary:
    . Gold-and-blue macaw
    . Toco toucan
    . Scarlet ibis

    Sky mountains:
    . American bighorn sheep
    . Alpine ibex
    . Musk ox
    . Llama
    . Japanese serow
    . Gelada

    Desert:
    . Bactrian camel
    . Scimitar-horned oryx
    . Aardvark
    . Meerkat
    . Fennec fox

    African savannah:
    . African bush elephant
    . Black rhinoceros
    . Rothschild's giraffe
    . Grévy's zebra
    . Cape buffalo
    . Blue wildebeest
    . Thomson's gazelle
    . Gerenuk
    . Giant sable antelope
    . Common warthog
    . Transvaal lion
    . African leopard
    . South african cheetah
    . African wild dog
    . Ethiopian wolf
    . Spotted hyena
    . Honey badger
    . African ostrich
    . Secretary bird

    River Nile:
    . Common hippopotamus
    . Pygmy hippopotamus
    . Nile crocodile
    . Greater flamingo

    Congo forest dome:
    . Okapi
    . Bongo
    . Chimpanzee
    . Mountain gorilla
    . Mandrill
    . Mantled guereza

    Islands:
    . Red kangaroo
    . Emu
    . Koala
    . Tasmanian devil
    . Ring-tailed lemur
    . Fossa
    . Black flying fox

    Aquaworld:
    . Polar bear
    . Emperor penguin
    . Galapagos sea lion
     
  7. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    Altough if someone give me to choose between two zoos, first zoo with about 100 species, the other with about 30 species, I will choose that with smaller number of species, because I consider the modern zoos with fewer animals more sympatethic and more stylish than zoos with an extensive diverse population like many giant zoos.

    But they 30 species to be well-varied and attractive species. For example most popular zoo animals world wide would be tiger, giraffe, elephant, ape, big parrot, ''snake'' for average zoo visitors ...


    As I remember myself, well before 12 years when I actually started to plan for my eventual zoo, I started with a lot of species (I was stunned by San Diego Wild Animal Park on Animal planet.. and London zoo, and Los Angeles zoo keepers...). First I planed about 260 species of birds, 200 species of mammals and over 130 species of reptiles, then I was reducing the number of species constantly, and know I think it is best to have a zoo with only about 30-40 species of animals (excluding terestrial invertebrates, marine mammals, aquatic invertebrates and fish), for wich I can maximaly focus on their welfare and breeding when appropriate.
     
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  8. FelipeDBKO

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    Ok, here is:
    . African bush elephant
    . White rhinoceros
    . Common hippopotamus
    . Reticulated giraffe
    . Grévy's zebra
    . African warthog
    . American bison
    . Dromedary camel
    . Moose
    . Giant anteater
    . Malayan tapir
    . Red kangaroo
    . Koala
    . Transvaal lion
    . Bengal tiger
    . Jaguar, or Leopard
    . Snow leopard
    . Florida panther
    . Cheetah
    . Polar bear
    . Grizzly bear
    . Giant panda
    . Gray wolf
    . Spotted hyena
    . Chimpanzee
    . Sumatran orangutan
    . Mountain gorilla
    . Ring-tailed lemur
    . Meerkat
    . Bald eagle
    . Hyacinth macaw
    . African ostrich
    . American flamingo
    . Emperor penguin
    . California sea lion
    . Sea otter
    . Nile crocodile
    . Komodo dragon
    . Galapagos tortoise
    . Green anaconda
     
  9. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    I love enthusiastics, they can be great zoo owners.
    ;)
     
  10. jayjds2

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    Oh my, this is a challenge. I will stick to central and northern South American species, as that is my favorite zone. These are in no particular order, and this is probably only enough to fill one rainforest building of a zoo, with a few spacious outdoor exhibits as well. I'm trying to make this fairly realistic.
    1. Resplendent quetzal
    2. Andean cock of the rock
    3. Guianan cock of the rock
    4. Pompadour cotinga
    5. Blue winged mountain tanager
    6. Little tinamou
    7. Golden headed quetzal
    8. Crested quetzal
    9. Venezuelan red howler
    10. White faced saki
    11. Bolivian gray titi
    12. Jaguar
    13. Toco toucan
    14. Swainson's toucan
    15. Lettered aracari
    16. Plate billed mountain toucan
    17. Andean flamingo
    18. James flamingo
    19. Spectacled bear
    20. Orinoco crocodile
    21. Morelet's crocodile
    22. Caiman lizard
    23. Andean hillstar
    24. Giant hummingbird
    25. Violaceous euphonia
    26. Panamanian golden frog
    27. Rusty robber frog
    28. Variable harlequin toad
    29. Hourglass frog
    30. Clown Treefrog
    31. Veragoa stub foot toad
    32. Ornate horned frog
    33. Surinam toad
    34. Dyeing poison frog
    35. Blue poison frog
    36. Strawberry poison frog
    37. Northern olingo
    38. Central American tapir
    39. South American coati
    40. Kinkajou
    41. Brown throated three toed sloth
    42. Pygmy marmoset
    43. Bearded emperor tamarin
    44. Crested oropendola
    45. Green oropendola
    46. Montezuma oropendola
    47. Cane toad
    48. Red-eared slider
    49. Arrau turtle
    50. Yellow spotted Amazon River turtle
    51. Silver Arowana
    52. Black Arowana
    53. Red tailed catfish
    54. Giant arapaima
    55. Eyelash viper
    56. Red bellied piranha
    57. Giant anteater
    58. Southern tamandua
    59. Blue billed curassow
    60. Horned guan
    61. Northern helmeted curassow
    62. Capuchinbird
    63. Giant otter
    64. Orinoco goose
    65. Titicaca water frog
    65. Red eyed tree frog
    66. King vulture
    67. Andean condor
    68. Red brocket deer
    69. Amazonian brown brocket
    70. Central American red brocket
    71. Prehensile tailed porcupine
    72. Ocellated turkey
    73. Brazilian spectacled owl
    74. Red footed tortoise
    75. Vampire bat
    76. Mexican free tailed bat
    77. Cacomistle
    78. Emerald toucanet
    79. Saffron toucanet
    80. Prong billed barbet
    81. Versicolored barbet
    82. Bay headed tanager
    83. Blue-gray tanager
    84. Silver beaked tanager
    85. Green iguana
    86. Hyacinth macaw
    87. Channel billed toucan
    88. Red backed bearded saki
    89. Guatemalan beaded lizard
    90. Black necked swan
    91. American jabiru stork
    92. Wood stork
    93. Boat billed heron
    94. Golden capped manakin
    95. White bearded manakin
    96. Red crowned manakin
    97. Blue capped manakin
    98. Purple throated fruitcrow
    99. Amazonian discus
    100. Hoatzin

    That took quite a while. The hoatzin would be the most unlikely- they are common, but their diet is not easy. Hopefully I didn't repeat any species. I also may have varied out of the range I said I'd stick to once or twice.
     
  11. FelipeDBKO

    FelipeDBKO Well-Known Member

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    Thanks :rolleyes: I research on the animals a long time ago, but only now I started to get interested in zoos...
     
  12. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    I started planing for my zoo at my 13 years old, now I am 26 (born in 1989) (so I am a snake in Chinese zodiac :p ) and took that much more seriously. What is your age, if that don't mind to you?
     
  13. FelipeDBKO

    FelipeDBKO Well-Known Member

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    Hoatzin is badass :p
     
  14. FelipeDBKO

    FelipeDBKO Well-Known Member

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    My age is 12 :p
     
  15. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    Woow, I taught you are at least 20. But you have a plenty of time to research and develop plans, and got the money needed for zoo.