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Discussion in 'Fantasy Zoos' started by Ebirah766, 6 Dec 2018.

  1. Ebirah766

    Ebirah766 Well-Known Member

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    Lemme explain the rules here.

    First, I give you a random animal from the bowels of the Internet, and you have to design an exhibit for it. At the end of the game, we will amalgamate a zoo from all these exhibits and see what has been created. HOWEVER, I might also give you an exhibit rather than an animal to design, so there's almost no control.

    Hopefully this'll go better than my last thread here...

    *finger guns*
     
  2. birdsandbats

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    If it helps, eBird has a random bird species generator.
     
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  3. Dassie rat

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    The random bird species is the
    Rufescent Prinia
    Prinia rufescens
     
  4. TheGerenuk

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    I would like one random animal, please.
    Also, can a multi-species enclosure be used?
     
  5. Ebirah766

    Ebirah766 Well-Known Member

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    Answer to your question, yes we can use multi-species enclosures.

    Your random animal is... the slender-billed gull, Larus genei
     
  6. Hipporex

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    I would also like a species plz
     
  7. Ebirah766

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    Alright, your species is... the northern tamandua, Tamandua mexicana!
     
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    I too request a species, thank you very much.
     
  9. Hipporex

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    Thank you, but before I start I have two questions:
    1) Is our hypothetical zoo in an environment that'd allow Tamandua mexicana to be outside, or is it too cold?
    2) Can I make this exhibit multi-species?
     
  10. Ebirah766

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    1) It's in Northeast New Jersey, where I live. So, temperate climate.
    2) Yes, but only if I assign you the animal.
     
  11. Ebirah766

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    Your species... is...

    Leopard shark, Triakis semifasciata!
     
  12. TheGerenuk

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    OK then.
    The habitat is set to mimic the Mediterranean coast, with multiple cliffs and crevices. The habitat will house 5 breeding pairs of gulls, alongside 10 pairs of sociable lapwings.

    Can I have another species?
     
  13. Jambo

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    Can I have a species please???
     
  14. Ebirah766

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    Yes, of course!

    Your species is the greater sooty owl, Tyto tenebricosa!
     
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  15. Ebirah766

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    I should have made the rules clearer. You can only have the 1 species in the exhibit, you can add more later but we're gonna keep the lapwings.

    And your species is... The O'ahu deceptor bush cricket, Leptogryllus deceptor!
     
  16. TheGerenuk

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    Challenge accepted.
    The exhibit will be a series of lush 20 centimeter cubed terrariums for multiple crickets. This complex is made to encourage breeding to repopulate this extinct in the wild species.

    I'm ready for another challenge!
     
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  17. birdsandbats

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    I would like an animal!
     
  18. Hipporex

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    Northern tamandua: Before you there are two decently-sized enclosures (because bigger is better) on either side of a trailer. Connecting the two enclosure is an overhead trail the single animal can use to cross between the two exhibits. Within the exhibit is a variety of both fake and natural foliage. The enclosure encourage terrestrial movement as much as possible. The animal, a male name Santa Claws, is feed through a glass tube attached to the side of the cage, meaning when it eats, guests can see it's amazing tongue slurp up termites. All around are educational signs not only talking about this species, but anteaters in general, primarily about how different anteaters have evolved to take on different niches.


    May I have another animal?
     
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  19. Ebirah766

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    Your species is the giraffe weevil, Trachelophorus giraffa!

    Your species is the reticulated giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata!
     
  20. TheGerenuk

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    Okay.
    There is a terrarium filled with Madagascar plant life. In it are multiple weevils, with a mix of males and females. A nearby interpretive display talks about these beetles and how they are sexually dimorphic.
    Alright, bring on the next animal!