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Discussion in 'Fantasy Zoos' started by Alex Roman, 8 May 2020.

  1. Alex Roman

    Alex Roman Well-Known Member

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    As an animal lover who has gone on "safari" in Florida for two years in a row, once on April 6th, 2019 in Safari Wilderness and now May 7th, 2020, at Wild Florida on the drive-through safari.

    I pretty much conclude that I am aspiring to open my own safari park in the future. I'm pretty much a high school graduate who will spend his first two years of college at East Georgia, and then to Eagle Nation in Georgia Southern in Statesboro, which brings you all to my point.

    An animal park and drive-through safari, which is inspired by the ones I visited in Florida, would be built in collaboration of some of my friends as well as potential GSU students.

    Location of the park: Statesboro, Bulloch County, GA, USA

    Entrance:
    Koi pond
    Bird and hummingbird feeders
    In the indoor area, there will likely be some biotope-based aquariums, to add to the diversity of the park. You all can help me collab on that.

    Butterfly Garden:
    Various butterflies (well, it's a butterfly garden, what do you expect?)

    Primate Pavilion:
    I have a friend who is a monkey lover who wants to have a sanctuary-like habitat for abused rhesus, pig-tailed, and crab-eating macaques that retired from laboratories as test subjects.
    Pig-tailed macaque
    Rhesus macaque
    Crab-eating macaque
    Guinea baboon
    Ring-tailed lemur
    Red-ruffed lemur

    Alligator Alley:
    This is inspired by the fenced-in pond for rescued nuisance alligators in Wild Florida's drive-thru safari.
    American alligator

    Giraffe Station:
    In this area, guests are welcome to feed Statesboro's would-be-first giraffes atop a platform.
    Giraffe
    Dama gazelle
    East African crowned crane

    Kangaroo Kountry:
    The park's small mammals inhabit this area. "Kangaroo" is in the name because one of my prototypes for this park was called "Kangaroo Park".
    Red kangaroo
    Eastern grey kangaroo
    Dama wallaby
    Bennett's wallaby (aka red-necked wallaby)
    Common wallaroo
    Guinea pig
    Chinchilla
    Black-tailed prairie dog
    Two-toed sloth
    Nine-banded armadillo
    African crested porcupine
    Meerkat
    Coatimundi
    Tamandua anteater
    Binturong
    Pygmy hedgehog
    Raccoon
    Fennec fox
    Degu

    Aviary:
    There will be separate enclosures within the area for certain birds.
    Budgerigar
    Canary
    Zebra finch
    Owl finch
    Society finch
    Cockatiel
    Rose-ringed parakeet
    Blue-and-gold macaw
    Scarlet macaw
    Golden pheasant
    Lady Amherst's pheasant
    Indian peafowl
    California quail
    Chinese king quail
    Ringed teal
    Mandarin duck
    Wood duck
    White-faced whistling duck
    Black-bellied whistling duck

    Petting Farm:
    Silkie chicken
    Polish chicken
    African goose
    Indian runner duck
    Domestic rabbit
    Miniature horse
    Miniature donkey
    Pot-bellied pig
    Kunekune pig
    Alpaca
    Highland cattle
    Zebu cattle
    Babydoll sheep
    Jacob sheep
    Pygmy goat

    Drive-Thru Safari:
    Plains Zebra
    Asian elephant (Depending on how big the institution is, the elephants would likely be those rescued from the entertainment industry.)
    Dromedary camel
    Patagonian mara
    Capybara
    Llama
    Warthog
    Elk
    Axis deer
    Barashinga
    Fallow deer
    Blackbuck
    Bongo antelope
    Greater kudu
    Common eland
    Scimitar oryx
    Gemsbok
    Waterbuck
    Red lechwe
    Common wildebeest
    Nilgai
    Banteng
    Gaur
    American bison
    Water buffalo
    Ankole cattle
    Yak
    Mouflon
    Aoudad
    Pygmy hippopotamus
    Ostrich
    Emu
    Rhea

    Do you guys think the park is satisfied, some of the exhibits would have more animals (and if so, which species?), give me y'all's thoughts. Criticism is welcome. You all can collab at anything I mentioned.
     
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  2. amur leopard

    amur leopard Well-Known Member

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    It seems quite an ambitious project! Is this something you are actually striving to achieve or is it still more like a dream you would like to fulfil if you can later on?
     
  3. LowlandGorilla4

    LowlandGorilla4 Well-Known Member

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    That's really good! Just 2 questions are the animals in the safari all together, or seperated by fences/moats? Question two is if people drive their cars through or ride through in a truck like at the Wilds in OH?
     
  4. Alex Roman

    Alex Roman Well-Known Member

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    Some, like the lemurs would be in moats and the other grazing mammals are in a drive thru paddock.
     
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    LowlandGorilla4 Well-Known Member

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    okay, but I meant by species:)
     
  6. Jungle Man

    Jungle Man Well-Known Member

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    I would really like to see this zoo become true. What species would you start with? Or will you open the zoo when all the animals of your species list are at the zoo?
     
  7. Alex Roman

    Alex Roman Well-Known Member

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    Probably some of the petting-type animals.