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Discussion in 'Fantasy Zoos' started by ThatOneZooGuy, 2 Dec 2019.

  1. ThatOneZooGuy

    ThatOneZooGuy Well-Known Member

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    Howdy Folks, I have a bit of a challenge here that hopefully isn’t completely ripping off another one. Essentially, you have to construct an exhibit based around one main species that I give to you, this exhibit must include at least 3 more species that correlate to the main species in some way. Marine and Freshwater exhibits will be included in this challenge.

    You will be tasked in stating the purpose of the exhibit (what is it’s purpose, for example education, conservation, science, etc) , the species within the exhibit, and describing the exhibit. I’m also open to feedback, as well as suggestions for any future challenges. Most importantly have fun!;)
     
  2. Yi Qi

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    I'll go first.

    Also, this would be better in Fantasy Zoos.
     
  3. ThatOneZooGuy

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    Your animal is the Australian Fur Seal!

    Also thank you for the suggestion with a forum change, not 100% sure how to move it, but I’ll keep that in mind for any future challenges! ;)
     
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    A moderator can move it for you ;)
     
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    I'll take it.
     
  6. ThatOneZooGuy

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    Your animal is the Snow Leopard!
     
  7. Ebirah766

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    Yes, I will take one please.
     
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  8. Luke da Zoo nerd

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    I would love a species!
     
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    Seal Bay
    Seal Voyage is an exhibit focusing on both the coastal plains of southern Africa and those of the more temperate southern Australia and how their species are similar and different, connected by one species, the Australian or Brown fur seal. Their main tank is a rocky beach designed to look like it could be either on Namibia's Skeleton Coast or Tasmania's Bass Strait. Viewing is both above ground through a trail which loops onto a ridge in the back* and underwater though a gallery themed as a grotto. Graphics explain the role seals play in the ecosystem as both predators of fish and seabirds and prey items for sharks, dolphins, and even other pinnipeds.

    Meanwhile, on both sides of the exhibit are two alcoves. Both are home to penguins, more specifically African Penguins on one side and Little blue penguins on the other. They share their exhibits with Great White and Australian pelicans.

    Next, behind the back ridge are two exhibits for two land predators of the fur seal: the first are two paddocks for Brown Hyenas and Black-backed jackals, and the other for Dingos. Signage notes the role hyenas and jackals play as predators of fur seals, and that while the former are just two of many of Africa's large carnivores, Australia has only one thanks to humans wiping the rest out, and dingos rarely hunt fur seal pups as far as we know.

    Interpretives throughout the exhibit focus on the threats these animals face, like pollution, climate change, pollution, and overfishing denying them food.
    • 4.4 Australian Fur Seal
    • 5.5 African Penguin
    • 1.2 Great White Pelican
    • 2.4 Brown Hyena
    • 1.2 Black-Backed Jackal
    • 1.2 Australian Pelican
    • 6.5 Little Blue Penguin
    • 1.2 Dingo
     
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    Your animal is the American Alligator!
     
  11. Luke da Zoo nerd

    Luke da Zoo nerd Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! American alligators would be put in the Minnesota zoo's jungle exhibit in the original burmese python exhibit and will stretch far to the two toed sloth and chincillas. Water will be added and a few themeing items will be added as well.
     
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  12. ThatOneZooGuy

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    Your animal is the Malibu Stork
     
  13. Luke da Zoo nerd

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    I would like one!
     
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  14. Ebirah766

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    Do you mean the marabou stork?
     
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  15. ThatOneZooGuy

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    Yeah, that would be my bad. ;)
     
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    Your animal is the Broadnose Sevengill Shark!
     
  17. Luke da Zoo nerd

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    The broadnose seven gill sharks will co-exist with Angel sharks, long spited sea urchins, and horned sharks. The exhibits purpose? Conservation for the kelp forests living creatures. The exhibit itself is a well planted kelp forest habitat, home to many live underwater plants, a broken shipwreck model, and a few rock formations.

    One more species please!
     
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    Your animal is the Giant Anteater!
     
  19. Luke da Zoo nerd

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    The giant anteater will have many viewing opportunities for the guests. The exhibit will have pop-up bubbles for the little ones, and have meshed side enclosures, and a high large glass panel. This habitat is home to giant anteaters, giant armadillos, greater rhea's and brown-throated sloths. This exhibit is the purpose of research for life in caatinga.
    I think one more species would do it. May not reply immediately though!
     
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    Your animal is the Lion’s Mane Jellyfish!