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  1. JigerofLemuria

    JigerofLemuria Well-Known Member

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    I'd like to ask for another species, singular or plural! ;)
     
  2. Ebirah766

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    Wild Bactrian camel, Camelus ferus
     
  3. JigerofLemuria

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    The camel herd would initially consist of a single bull and three cows.
    The enclosure they would be housed in would be a large paddock, mostly composed by soil of a hard and dry consistency, easily drained, and covered in a short veil of grass, at least on opening day. Quite a few pebbles, and some larger rocks would litter the ground, and a large cement bowls would exist, holding soft earth and sand, for the animals to roll around in. Also provided will be a little stream that ends in a small pond, for the camels to drink from; the water would be kept in almost-constant motion and flow in order to avoid a stagnant environment, propense to become a home for mosquitos and other parasites.Sparsely littering the enclosure, there would be deodar cedar trees, providing small, but necessary, spots of shade. Stables would also be provided, with quite a lot of indoor space for the animals to move unobstructed, but the public wouldn't be able to see inside; the camels would spend most of the year outside. The paddock would be laterally and posteriorly bordered by sturdy concrete walls, and frontally encircled by a sturdy wooden fence, which would also be hot wired and surrounded with large rocks in order to further deterr the tylopods from the guests.
    Plenty of information panels would be provided, explaining the wild bactrian camels' dire situation in the wild, and what the visitors can do to help. Ideally, this paddock could have a couple of adjacent enclosures with more Central Asian animals; my suggestion would be smaller enclosures on either side; one larger aviary for cinereous vulture, and a smaller high-fence enclosure for Pallas cat.
    Actually, could I describe those two enclosures too? :3
     
  4. Ebirah766

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    Yes. You can describe the other two enclosures
     
  5. JigerofLemuria

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    Alrighty! ;)
    The two cinereous vultures, male male and female, would live in a semicircular enclosure very tall, and quite large. It would accommodate two more cedars, very large and sturdy ones; all the best for these forest-dwelling vultures that normally nest in trees. An elevated man-made wooden platform adjacent to the cement wall, with a small porche to cover the birds from rain, would also be provided as an extra nesting place, should they not feel all that comfortable with the trees. Bushes and shrubs would litter the hardened, pebbly soil, and a shallow pool would be provided for the birds to bathe in, if need be.
    Two pallas cats, also male and female, would dwell in two enclosures, with a shelter in the middle. The cats would normally have different "rooms" per say, but should the male and female become acquainted, the enclosures would be melded together. The outdoor enclosures would be very elongated, and more or less narrow; think 4X15m. They would be surrounded by a very tall wooden slate fence, hot wired at the very top, and the whole space would be filled with large bushes, a couple of stout trees, large rocks and various fallen, dried out logs; all for the cats to hide behind, climb on, and rest upon. The indoor quarters would be smallish, but cozy, filled with a soft dried vegetal substrate for the felines to comfortably rest in.
    In both cases, most of the perimeter fence would be obscured by shrubbery and informative panels, and both would have special viewing areas. The pallas cat enclosure would have two large glass windows, covered by a wooden porche, for the viewers to look into it. In the vultures' case, the shrubbery would give way to the visitor path so that they can see the vultures through the cain link. A glass window could be integrated in those places to enable a better, unobstructed view.
     
  6. OstrichMania

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    A part of a longer American insect house, the American Grasshoppers had a simple terrarium with hiding spots and a water trough. There are 10.10 American Grasshoppers. The signs on the exhibit talks about the equality of insects to mammals and how insects and arachnids are the most threatened animal kingdom group. Next species please.
     
  7. Ebirah766

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    Your next species is the Somali ostrich, Struthio molybdophanes
     
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    Did you get that from my username?
     
  9. JigerofLemuria

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    I'd like another species, please! :3
    I'll write that down on the end of my posts from now on. :oops:
     
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  10. Neil chace

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    Scaly sided maerganser-
    A natural pomd area with grass around it for the mergansers to utilize. About 30 sq. Ft. Exhibit.
     
  11. Ebirah766

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    Kind of, yeah.

    My boi Jiger is gonna get the goldfish, Carassius auratus.
     
  12. TheGerenuk

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    This species, part of an underrepresented group of animals, will reside in a habitat that resembles a log. Here, 1.1 earwigs will live in relative peace from predators and would be fed clover plants.

    Another species would be nice.
     
  13. JigerofLemuria

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    A shoal of 10 ryukin golfish would be kept in a small aquarium in the children's zoo. It would be long and narrow, 1x3 meters. It would have some aquatic plants, small rocks, and a larger rock or wood formation for them to hide under. The depth would be about 50 cm.
    Next species, please! :3
     
  14. Ebirah766

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    Thine next species is the Common moorhen, Gallinula chloropus.

    Antiguan racer, Alsophis antiguae
     
  15. JigerofLemuria

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    The pair of Antiguan racers (male and female) would be kept in a modestly sized terrarium, 2X2 meters in width, and 2 meters tall. Said enclosure would have special antiseptic measures around it, to protect these fragile snakes from parasites and disease. There would be 3 solid walls, one of which with a door for the zookeepers to access the inside, and a plexiglass window forming the fourth wall of the exhibit.
    The overall design would be forestal in nature; a false tree would extend from the floor on the right of the enclosure and go into the nearby wall, while another branch connects to the opposite wall, giving the snake a higher place to sleep under the heated light. Natural vegetation would also be allowed to grow; most of it would be tropical, tree-like shrubs that still stay small, but would reach the ceiling. The base material that forms the floor, walls and artificial trees of the enclosure would be cement covered in plaster and enamel, a hardened, rock-like surface that's impermeable. However, with the exception of a modestly-sized water bowl, the floor of the enclosure would be covered in about 15cm of soil,and that would be covered in a good bed of leaves that keep getting periodically renewed, under which the snake could comfortably hide. Periodically, the enclosure will have water sprayed on it, watering the plants and leaving a tropical, humid atmosphere.
    Should the snakes lay eggs, they would be taken to an incubator, and the hatchlings would be kept in a smaller, off-show terrarium, similar in architecture to the adult's enclosure.
    Next proposal please! ;)
     
  16. Ebirah766

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    Costa's hummingbird, Calypte costae.
     
  17. TheGerenuk

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    This species will live in a marsh-like exhibit that is also capable of holding other waterbirds from Europe. Here, one breeding pair of moorhen will reside in an enclosure which satisfies their needs in the most natural ways possible.
    Can I get another species, preferably a mammal?
     
  18. JigerofLemuria

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    There would be 4 Costa's hummingbirds, 2 of each sex, in an indoor enclosure, 3x3 meters in horizontal space, and 2.5 meters tall. It would be glass-fronted, and the walls around would be mural-painted cement, including a door.
    The landscaping would be based on the Baja California deserts; the substrate would consist of dry soil and sand, both reddish in color. A couple of Joshua trees would be in each side of the enclosure, and cacti and bushes would be all around the enclosure. A small pond would also be present for the birds to bathe in and drink from. As for food, rings would be placed around the trees, and these would hold up cups of nectar.
    The enclosure would be shared with a group of 3 Gambel's quails, 1 male, 2 females.
    Next species? :3
     
  19. Kakapo

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    Four hummingbirds together in a 3x3x2,5 enclosure? Endless fights, maybe to death...
    I hope that you remember also to trim the Joshua trees for keep them enough small for fit into the enclosure :D
     
  20. JigerofLemuria

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    Are they really this aggressive? o_O
    Alright, only 2 then.
    And yes, the joshua trees would be constantly trimmed and mantained.