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  1. SpinyLiving

    SpinyLiving Well-Known Member

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    I have decided that the Giant Moas names will be Mike and Marge
    If anyone has any name suggestions for the park's unnamed creatures please post them along with which creature should get that name
     
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    Hasn’t been much action on this thread recently and after reading through it find it amazingly awesome.

    I’ll name the two smilodon cubs.

    Since they came from New Zealand i’ll give them maori names:

    The male- Tama ( son/boy in maori)
    And
    The female-Anahera (angel in maori)

    ;)
     
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  3. CDavies98

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    I am back from Africa now, so this thread may pick up again - welcome to the fun @Jambo!

    A. We don't want to risk a keeper death, so shouldn't put anyone in a position which increases the likelihood of injury. After a couple of weeks of training, the Troodon seem to have responded positively and seem less aggressive.

    Scenario.
    A TV channel has asked to come in and film a behind the scenes documentary at the Park, and has asked if one of the presenters would be able to hand feed one of the hand-reared Smilodon cubs (Tama and Anahera). Nigel thinks this is a good idea and a chance to get decent media exposure and funds for the maintenance of the park, but Bob expresses concerns about letting someone unfamiliar into the cubs pen, especially as they are now growing larger and have since been weaned off milk and onto meat. Do we:

    A. Allow the filming but not the cub feeding.
    B. Allow both the filming and the feeding.
    C. Allow neither.
     
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    B. Allow Both
    Results: Nothing bad happens and the film crew love the adorable Smilodon cubs
    Scenario
    Nigel and David want to continue getting new species for the Prehistoric Bird House and Aviary
    Do we...
    A. Send David to go after the Anthropornis (living version of Zoo Tycoon 2s killer penguin) while Nigel goes after the Argentavis (giant vulture)
    B. Send David and Nigel to go on a linked expedition to prehistoric New Zealand to find the Harpagornis (giant eagle...like big enough to snatch up a ostrich-sized animal and carry it away) that successfully avoided capture the last time Nigel and David went to Prehistoric NewZealand
    Also welcome Jambo and welcome back CDavies!!!
     
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    B. David and Nigel attempted to capture a Harpagornis but due to the huge nature of the bird found it almost impossible to do so without causing damage to the animal. They did however retrieve 3 eggs from a nest believed to belong to a Harpagornis and brought them back to Prehistoric Park, where they were placed in an incubator under the supervision of Vet Susan.

    Scenario
    4 Ornithimimus have died in the space of one week due to an unknown prehistoric disease they are believed to have carried since before they were captured and only just succumbed to. Do we:

    A. Move the animals to a completely different area of the park and monitor them.
    B. Euthanise the entire flock, to prevent to spread of disease across the park to other animals
     
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    Thank you to @CDavies98 and @SpinyLiving for welcoming me! :D:D:D

    A. Move the animals to a completely different area of the park and moniter them. Over the next couple of days we witness that the rest of the ornithimimus are going well.

    Scenario: Captain our male Troodan has challenged our Alpha male, Stowaway to the Alpha role. Captain wins the battle and is now our new alpha. He does his job quickly and we now believe Gunner is pregnant. We decide to do an ultrasound on her( which believe me is not that easy:confused:).

    Is she:
    A) pregnant
    B) not pregant
     
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    A. Vet Susan confirms that Gunner is pregnant.

    Scenario: Now we know Gunner is pregnant, do we:

    A. Isolate her from the other Troodon to ensure healthy gestation
    B. Leave her with the other Troodon
     
  8. SpinyLiving

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    A. Isolate her from the other Troodon
    Scenario
    Nigel and David want to return to Prehistoric North America to bring back the Titanis
    Do they....
    A. Search the grasslands where the Titanis might hunt?
    B. Search the highlands for Titanis nests
     
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    B. The search across the Highlands was successful and 6 Titanis eggs were collected and returned, to allow for any unsuccessful hatchings or deaths after hatching - they are now also being incubated under the supervision of Vet Susan, alongside the 3 Harpagornis eggs already collected. This gives us time to allow for the construction of the bird house.

    **which brings me to a little segue - what is the plan for the bird house?? I know the original plan was for a dome-like structure, but is there any more detail or can we contribute to that? Personally, I'd like a walkthrough aspect to part of it - perhaps with the dodos (maybe an opportunity for another feeding experience too?) and also outside areas for certain species. And how exactly is it planned to contain a group of potentially 3 giant Harpagorni?**

    Scenario
    As the bird house species list shows the following

    1.3 Great Auks
    2.4 Dodo
    2.4 Microraptors
    1.1 Giant Moa
    3.4 Kairuku
    3.3 Adzebill
    3 Harpagornis eggs
    6 Titanis eggs

    it seems we may be approaching the end of the species acquisition. Do we:

    A. Stop acquiring species for the bird exhibit
    B. Acquire more species for the bird exhibit
     
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    image.jpg What the completed Birds of the Past aviary will look like and what species it will have
    We will house 1 Harpagornis at Prehistoric Park while the others can go to your park CDavies
    So....
    B. Acquire more species but only a few more
    Scenario
    Nigel and David have gone to prehistoric Argentina to rescue the Kelenken, Argentavis, Andalgalornis from extinction
    Do they....
    A. Search the rock formations for Argentavis nests
    B. Search the grasslands for hungry Kelenken and Andalgalornis
     
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    A and B. Nigel and David return with 1.0 Kelenken, and 1.0 Andalgornis, along with 2 Argentavis eggs taken from a nest they discovered.

    Scenario
    Upon returning, Nigel is told by Vet Susan and Bob that the Ornithimimus flock worsened and all 8 remaining animals have passed away. As they were quarantined in a remote corner of the park it is not believed that the undetermined cause of death is likely to affect any other exhibits. Do we:

    A. Do all the tests and a full post-mortem to determine the cause of death
    B. Incinerate all of the animals without conducting a post-mortem to reduce spreading of mystery disease
     
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    A.
    The post mortem reveals that the Ornithomimuses had been poisoned
    The water in their pond is filled and drained by pipes and inspection tof he pipes along with tests of the water confirmed the pipes to be lead pipes
    Results
    The pipes are currently being changed to safe, non-toxic pipes
    Scenario
    With the BotP Aviary near completion, Nigel desides to focus on the next thing on the Masterplan list, the Elasmotherium expansion
    The yard would be expanded to include the largest land mammal of all time and a large rhino house would be added in the back to give the Paracers and the Elasmotherium a place to rest
    Nigel and Dave go to ancient China to rescue the Paracers and find that there is a drought in the area
    Do they....
    A. Search the riverbank, where there is water, in hopes of finding Paracers
    B. Search the lowlands, where there is enough food to support Paracers, in hopes of finding some
     
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    Should we make a croc house or a large reptiles house?
     
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    Hmmmm. I would prefer a large reptile house to display more prehistoric reptiles than a croc house. Couldn’t we just display the croc’s in the large reptile house?
     
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    I was thinking about a croc house because most of the interesting croc species were small or the size of crocs nowadays
    The only croc species we currently have in the park is the Deinosuchus, and that definitely can't fit in a large reptile house
     
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    I'd like to revive this thread if that's okay because A) dinosaurs are my life and B) I loved Prehistoric Park as a kid. And I chose Croc House because prehistoric times were full of amazing Crocodylimorphs. We can start off by bringing back three of four species.
    We could bring back a pair of Armadillosuchus,...
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    ...a pair of Dakosaurus,...
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    ...a pair of Karposuchs,...
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    ...or a pair of Carnufex.
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    We can only bring back three of these four species. Which three do we chose?
     
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    We'll start off with the more-well known ones.

    1. Armadillosuchus
    2. Dakosaurus
    3. Kaprosuchus
     
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    Nigel and David decide to do a split mission. Nigel will go back 95 million years ago to prehistoric Niger to rescue a pair of Kaprosuchus, and maybe some more surprises, while David will go back 68 million years ago to prehistoric Brazil to rescue the last of the great Crurotarsans, such as Armadillosuchus.
    After entering the portal, Nigel steps out and finds himself staring at a large, boggy swamp and hot, humid jungle.
    Does he....
    A. Search the swamps, as some crocodile's main habitats are swamps
    B. Search the jungle, as Kaprosuchus was known to be a more terrestrial crocodile
    (Here is a link to all the known prehistoric animals found in the Echkar Formation, which is where Nigel is searching for Kaprosuchus Echkar Formation - Wikipedia)
     
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    B) It's more likely he'll find something

    Scenario: Nigel has found a group of Kaprosuchus, but they are highly aggressive. How exactly are we going to get them back to the park? (Open-ended response)
     
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    Nigel descides to bait the Kaprosuchuses (maybe Kaprosuchi?) through the time portal, using himself as bait. However, just as the Kaprosuchuses notice him, a pair of Rugops charge out of the undergrowth towards Nigel and the Kaprosuchuses. Scared by the larger carnivores, the Kapros book it, leaving Nigel alone with the two large abeliosaurids. Nigel turns the portal on and runs towards it, Rugopses chasing after him. Nigel jumps to the side at the final second and the Rugopses, less manoverable than their intended prey, run through the portal.
    Scenario
    Now that the Rugopses are in the park we, the heads of the park, need to decide where to put the large carnivores.
    (Open ended response)