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Reviewing YouTubers Who Build Zoos

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Smaggledagle, 27 Nov 2020.

  1. Smaggledagle

    Smaggledagle Well-Known Member

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    This is gonna be a little journey for me, as I want to chronicle and review every YouTuber who has built a zoo, petting zoo, animal farm, drive-thru safari, aquarium, etc., and has uploaded the building process onto YouTube.

    Some rules for myself:

    1. It does not matter how big the channel is (in terms of subscribers) if they have uploaded footage of them building a zoo then it gets a pass from me.
    2. Scoring will be on a letter scale, with A being the highest and F being the lowest.
    3. If the channel has uploaded other content, as well as having their other business opportunities listed, I will briefly mention them unless it's a big part of how they get their money (if they sell animals).

    Hopefully, you guys will enjoy what I have to say in this series, and I am open to more channel names as I only have 6 channels currently. First review will be published by the end of this weekend.
     
  2. ThomasNotTom

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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWoH6Hrd-tTXVUBRmmXWskA
     
  3. Ursus

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    Are you including videogames??
     
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    My guess would be no but @Smaggledagle will have the official answer.
     
  5. Smaggledagle

    Smaggledagle Well-Known Member

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    This is about in real life zoos, not videogame zoos
     
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    Yes, but the man's a fool (to put it nicely). Doesn't seem to know what he's talking about half of the time, keeps animals in poor setups, and generally seems like a money grabber.
     
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  9. LowlandGorilla4

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    I agree, his enclosures need work but he's passionate about what he does although he does seem to be a bit arrogant. He also appears to be coming up with it as he goes even though their are plenty of resources to take care of his animals. I thought it'd be an interesting place to review.
     
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    Does this also include private collections like Kamp Kenan?
     
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  11. Smaggledagle

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    The more the merrier

    I will start doing reviews this month
     
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    Zoos can also be YouTubers, right? ;)
     
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  13. Smaggledagle

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    That's cheating

    I'm reviewing people who either are making/have made zoos in the past
     
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    I'm not a fan of him to be honest, I just get a strange feeling from him. I watched some of his earlier videos and enjoyed them but he's now using flashy titles and thumbnails to attract viewers.
     
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    To be fair, that's the only way to make a living from YouTube.
     
  17. LowlandGorilla4

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    I saw some of their alligator vids but I couldn't remember the channel. I'm gonna have to start watching them again
     
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  18. Ursus

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    What BNB said is the truth when it comes to YouTube's algorithm. You need to draw those clicks with clickbait to get on the trending pages or recommendeds etc. So it's just playing in on the YouTube market. I personally think the idea behind his reptile zoo is quite cool and unique. Going a bit off the traditional zoo style and going for a more ''upclose'' experience with the animals.
     
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    AntsCanada isn't exactly building a zoo, but still has an interesting concept for a park for animals, and has a neat collection of ants