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  1. PossumRoach

    PossumRoach Well-Known Member

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    This zoo is inspired by Bioparc Fuengirola, the two Disney movies which Phil Collins made songs for, plus one extra song. (Feel free to "adopt" this zoo to ad it to your zoological society)

    Just like everyone else, celebrities love animals too. Phil Collins is no exception. I am sure like Disney, Phil Collins probably had to research the subject of the movies he composed for. Which is how he might have ended up feeling some sort of passion to those regions. Which is why he decided to build a zoo based on the two movies, which he helped make songs for, which might have inspired at least a few kids into having a passion for animals; Disney's Tarzan and Brother Bear.

    The zoo has two main sections. One section focuses on the Central African rainforests which hosts many unique animals including gorillas. Another section has the visitors discover Kodiak bears and other wildlife who have been calling the top of the Western Hemisphere home for thousands of generations.

    The exhibits use a linear path system which the guests could use in either direction. The zoo will have a central square area consisting of guest amenities and one exhibit that is based on one of Mr. Collin's most well known songs (I won't give away it's name until I list its species).
     
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    Congo Story (African forest section).

    The star attractions:
    • Western Lowland Gorillas
    • African Bush Elephants (let's face it forests elephants are tough to get these days. besides bush elephants are larger so they could be more impressive)
    • African Leopard (will have to be replaced with another subspecies if the PCWT ever gets accredited)
    Other animals:
    • Red River Hog
    • Bongo
    • Nile Hippopotamus
    • Common Flamingo
    • Egyptian Goose
    • Spur-wing Goose
    • Fulvous Whistling Duck
    • African Pygmy Goose
    • Cattle Egret
    • Hamerkop
    • Palm-nut Vulture
    • Bateleur Eagle
    • Martial Eagle
    • Mandrill
    • Guareza Colobus
    • Angolan Talapoin
    • DeBrazza Guenon
    • Allen's Swamp Monkey
    • Congo Peafowl
    • Great Blue Turaco
    • Guinea Turaco
    • African Grey Parrot
    • Silver-cheeked Hornbill
    • Aardvark
    • African civet
    • Cape porcupine
    • Yellow-backed duiker
     
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    Path to the North (North American section)

    The star attractions:
    • Kodiak Bear
    • Moose
    • Bald Eagle
    • Walrus*
    • Grey Wolf*
    Other animals:
    • Dall sheep
    • Musk Ox
    • American Beaver
    • Harbor Seal
    • Northern Fur Seal
    • Grey Seal
    • Chinook Salmon
    • Raccoon
    • Ptarmigan
    • Tufted Puffin
    • Horned Puffin
    • Snowy Owl
    • Raven
    • Steller's Jay
    • Canada Goose
    • Trumpeter Swan
    • Sandhill Crane
    • North American River otter
    • North American Porcupine


    *I wasn't planning on putting these animals to the star list because they weren't necessarily the protagonist of Brother Bear. However not listing these animals as stars would confuse people wich is why they have stars.
     
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    I hope there will be a drum set for the resident silverback gorilla to practice on.

     
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    Darn you really brought that ad earlier then I intended because this is my third and final animal exhibit.

    Cadbury's In the Air Tonight:

    Inspired by one of Collins's well-known hits this nocturnal house focuses on animals too small to have their own exhibits in "Congo Story" and "Path to the North", along with animals which fly in the sky after the dusk. Or should I say the animals in the air tonight?

    The fliers and their co habitants:
    • Barn Owl
    • Milky Eagle-Owl
    • Tawny Frogmouth, Sugar Glider, and Brush-tail Bettong
    • Great Horned Owl
    • Southern White-Faced Owl and Aardvark
    • Straw-Coloured Fruit Bat
    • Small/Island Flying Fox and Philippine Chevrotain
    • Jamaican Fruit Bat
    Small Animals:
    • Zorilla
    • African Brush-tail porcupine
    • Brown Greater Galago
    • Potto
    • Stoat
    • Northern Flying squirrel
    • Gambian Pouched Rat
    • American Marten
    • North American Brown Lemming
    I m glad that I got the PCWT off my mind. It has been stuck in my mind for a long time.
     
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    Could the collection include links to Genesis songs?

    I suggest clothes moths for 'I Know What I Like In Your Wardrobe'
     
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    I nominate fire salamanders for the song "carpet crawlers" for the lyrical references to the species.
     
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    There could be a series of exhibits for 'A Trick of the Tail' including spider-tailed snakes, stump-tailed skinks and glass snakes.
     
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    Those are all great suggestions. Personally, I wouldn’t go much further than two linear exhibits and only one indoor exhibit.

    I guess I could slide in the moths to “In The Air Tonight” since moths are fliers in the night sky. However I would have the moths as pinned specimens.

    the salamanders could be exhibited by the cashier similar to the way how Cologne had rhinoceros iguanas by their entrance facing inside and outside.

    “A TricK of the Tail” could be an educational show featuring animals with puzzling tails and interesting tail adaptations. It is displayed on the resting area of the square. It would display:

    • Scheltopusik
    • Peafowl (to show people that the train is not a tail)
    • Stump-tailed Skink
    • Bateleur Eagle (small tail to help with maneuvering) (I would remove this animal from the Congo Story list if I could)
    • Ring-tailed Coati (long tails to balance and use as a signal to find peers in long grass.)
    • Binturong (prehensile tails)
    • Parma Wallaby (tripod tail)
    • American beaver (swimming tail) (could be replaced with must rat to avoid repetition)
    • Emperor Scorpion

    In addition to these live animals I would also show a eastern diamondback rattlesnake’s rattle and a picture of a cow or a giraffe tail to show visitors how they use their tails to whack flies.
     
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