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Private Breeding Facility?

Discussion in 'Fantasy Zoos' started by ShonenJake13, 28 Nov 2017.

  1. ShonenJake13

    ShonenJake13 Well-Known Member

    18 Mar 2014
    Here's a fun game we can play.

    You can start a private facility for the breeding of endangered/unusual species. You will initially start off with a particularly large sum of money, around 10 acres of land and multiple import licenses. The number of species is up to you (depending on how many you think you can fit into 10 acres!) but you can only import a limited number of species outside of licensed collections/breeding facilities.

    What will you keep?
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  2. ShonenJake13

    ShonenJake13 Well-Known Member

    18 Mar 2014
    I guess I'll start:


    New Guinea short-beaked echidna
    Eastern long-beaked echidna
    Tasmanian devil
    Greater bilby
    Bear cuscus
    Queensland koala
    Matschie's tree kangaroo
    Dusky pademelon
    Lowland streaked tenrec
    Greater bamboo lemur
    Blue-eyed black lemur
    Diademed sifaka
    Javan slow loris
    Sulawesi tarsier
    Brown spider monkey
    Pied tamarin
    Heck's macaque
    Red-shanked douc
    Proboscis monkey
    Golden snub-nosed monkey
    Northern white-cheeked gibbon
    Pileated gibbon
    Chinese pangolin
    Northern Luzon giant cloud rat
    Panay bushy-tailed cloud rat
    Southern Luzon giant cloud rat
    Owston's palm civet
    Palawan binturong
    Giant-striped mongoose
    Narrow-striped mongoose
    Eastern ring-tailed mongoose
    Eastern aardwolf
    Spotted hyena
    Fishing cat
    Iberian lynx
    Indochinese clouded leopard
    Bornean clouded leopard
    Snow leopard
    Amur leopard
    Sun bear
    Northern sea otter
    Marbled polecat
    Greater grison
    Somali wild ass
    Przewalski's horse
    Eastern black rhino
    Malayan tapir
    Baird's tapir
    Sulawesi babirusa
    Philippine mouse deer
    Javan banteng
    Southern gerenuk
    Yellow-backed duiker
    Mishmi takin


    Northern brown kiwi
    Storm's stork
    Northern bald ibis
    Secretary bird
    Philippine eagle
    African pygmy falcon
    Horned guan
    Pink pigeon
    Philippine cockatoo
    Pesquet's parrot
    Orange-breasted fig parrot
    Echo parakeet
    Horned parakeet
    St Vincent amazon
    Imperial amazon
    Lear's macaw
    Thick-billed parrot
    Great blue turaco
    Great hornbill
    Helmeted hornbill
    Sulawesi tarictic hornbill
    Southern ground hornbill
    Green aracari
    Andean cock-of-the-rock
    Screaming piha
    Sumatran laughingthrush
    Superb fairy wren
    Flame bowerbird
    Raggiana bird-of-paradise
    King bird-of-paradise
    Javan green magpie


    Bornean river turtle
    Ploughshare tortoise
    Cayman blue iguana
    Philippine sailfin lizard
    Thorny devil
    Antsingy leaf chameleon
    Electric blue day gecko
    Prehensile-tailed skink
    Chinese crocodile lizard
    Arboreal alligator lizard
    Komodo dragon
    Borneo earless monitor
    Boelen's python
    Round Island boa
    Tentacled snake
    Moellendorff's rat snake
    Rhinoceros snake
    King cobra
    Central American bushmaster
    Beautiful pit viper


    Chinese giant salamander
    Panamanian golden frog
    Lemur leaf frog
    Southern corroboree frog
    Mountain chicken
    Blessed poison frog
    La Palma glass frog


    Beluga sturgeon


    Montserrat tarantula
    Orchid mantis
    Lord Howe stick insect
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  3. Zygodactyl

    Zygodactyl Well-Known Member

    3 Jun 2016
    Austin, TX
    See this, rather than starting a proper zoo, is what I'd actually do if I suddenly came into an absurd amount of money, right down to trying to breed some species that aren't endangered but I do find interesting. I'd focus on EDGE species, primarily birds since that's what interests me, while adding a subjective interpretation of which species are most in need of ex situ conservation efforts. My list might look something like follows, though if I were doing this for real I'd try to quantify my subjective biases and work them with EDGE numbers into a new model.
    1. Giant ibis (Thaumatibis gigantea)
    2. Bengal florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis)
    3. Forest owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti)
    4. Sumatran ground cuckoo (Carpococcyx viridis)
    5. Spoon-billed sandpiper (Eurynorhynchus pygmeus)
    6. Plains-wanderer (Pedionomus torquatus)
    7. Maleo (Macrocephalon maleo)
    8. Madagascar serpent-eagle (Eutriorchis astur)
    9. Noisy scrub-bird (Atrichornis clamosus)
    10. Rufous scrub-bird (Atrichornis rufescens)
    11. Junin grebe (Podiceps taczanowskii)
    12. Congo bay-owl (Phodilus prigoginei)
    13. White-eyed river martin (Eurochelidon sirintarae)
    14. Red-headed vulture (Sarcogyps calvus)
    15. Tooth-billed pigeon (Didunculus strigirostris)
    16. Sulu hornbill (Anthracoceros montani)
    17. Lesser florican (Sypheotides indicus)
    18. Rufous-headed hornbill (Rhabdotorrhinus waldeni)
    19. Masked finfoot (Heliopais personatus)
    20. Bahia tapaculo (Eleoscytalopus psychopompus)
    21. Stresseman's bristlefront (Merulaxis stresemanni)
    22. Zapata rail (Cyanolimnas cerverai)
    23. Kittlitz's murrelet (Brachyramphus brevirostris)
    24. Makira moorehen (Gallinula silvestris)
    25. Udzungwa Forest-partridge (Xenoperdix udzungwensis)
    26. Long-whiskered owlet (Xenoglaux loweryi)
    27. Subdesert mesite (Monias benschi)
    28. Crow honeyeater (Gymnomyza aubryana)
    29. Three-toed jacamar (Jacamaralcyon tridactyla)
    30. Dapple-throat (Arcanator orostruthus)
    31. Short-legged ground-roller (Brachypteracias leptosomus)
    32. Papuan eagle (Harpyopsis novaeguineae)
    33. Scaly ground-roller (Geobiastes squamiger)
    34. Moluccan megapode (Eulipoa wallacei)
    35. Long-tailed ground-roller (Uratelornis chimaera)
    36. African green broadbill (Pseudocalyptomena graueri)
    Additionally, there are some species which really interest me, and which I would made a strong effort to obtain and breed in captivity whether they need more people captive-breeding them or not (most of them don't). I'm going to again do 36 species because the more I winnow it down the more of a bias I show to the birds of Madagascar; this gives a better idea of what sorts or birds interest me, though many of the ones that do were either in the list above or are already common in zoos and/or private hands. As far as I know all of of these are unknown in private hands in North America, and all except the Australian magpie and kea I believe are also unknown in US zoos and both are rare in zoos. Here I'm leaving off all New Zealand birds not currently being bred outside New Zealand since I know for a fact New Zealand isn't exporting them even for conservation purposes.
    1. Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea)
    2. Superb lyrebird (Pomatostomus ruficeps)
    3. Australian magpie (Struthidea cinerea)
    4. Kea (Nestor notabilis)
    5. Kaka (Nestor meridionalis)
    6. New Caledonian crow (Corvus moneduloides)
    7. Masked bowerbird (Sericulus aureus aureus)
    8. Red-browed treecreeper (Climacteris erythrops)
    9. Chestnut-crowned babbler (Pomatostomus ruficeps)
    10. Black-breasted boatbill (Machaerirhynchus nigripectus)
    11. Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria)
    12. Crested satinbird (Cnemophilus macgregorii)
    13. MacGregor's honeyeater (Macgregoria pulchra)
    14. Tavenui silktail (Lamprolia victoriae)
    15. White-necked rockfowl (Picathartes gymnocephalus)
    16. Helmet vanga (Euryceros prevostii)
    17. Sickle-billed vanga (Falculea palliata)
    18. Velvet asity (Philepitta castanea)
    19. Yellow-bellied sunbird-asity (Neodrepanis hypoxantha)
    20. Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin)
    21. Cuckoo roller (Leptosomus discolor)
    22. Purple-crested turaco (Tauraco porphyreolophus)
    23. Channel-billed cuckoo (Scythrops novaehollandiae)
    24. African emerald cuckoo (Chrysococcyx cupreus)
    25. Blue malkoha (Ceuthmochares aereus)
    26. Raffles' malkoha (Rhinortha chlorophaea)
    27. Fire-tufted barbet (Psilopogon pyrolophus)
    28. Toucan barbet (Semnornis ramphastinus)
    29. White-browed piculet (Sasia ochracea)
    30. Lyre-tailed honeyguide (Melichneutes robustus)
    31. Oilbird (Steatornis caripensis)
    32. Long-whiskered owlet-nightjar (Aegotheles crinifrons)
    33. Whiskered treeswift (Hemiprocne comata)
    34. Whiskered auklet (Aethia pygmaea)
    35. Rhinoceros auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata)
    36. Dwarf cassowary (Casuarius bennetti)
  4. Kakapo

    Kakapo Well-Known Member

    3 Mar 2009
    Zaragoza, Spain
    Wait, you're biased in the birds of Madagascar and you don't hold a blue vanga???? :D
    P. S. The kind of birds that interest you are basically the same that interest me, but I also would add mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and inverts ;) Even Walsrode have a mammal! (flying fox)