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The Overpriced Zoo

Discussion in 'Fantasy Zoos' started by ZooBinh, 31 Mar 2018.

  1. ZooBinh

    ZooBinh Well-Known Member

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    This zoo would probably cost around $51 billion U.S (price of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games) to build, and probably around $14 billion U.S (price of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games). The entire zoo would probably take up 10,000 acres. I will update as progress goes along.
     
  2. BigNate

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    What is this? Where is this? Why is it so expensive?
     
  3. pachyderm pro

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    Ummmmm.....











    what
     
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    I’m confused.
     
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    I didn't understand the first sentence... :eek:
     
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    Well this thread is going splendidly...
     
  7. ZooBinh

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    I am so sorry, what I meant by all that freakin nonsense up there is that my idea for a zoo would cost a lot to build and a lot to maintain. It would be very big, I hope this sets this thread in a better direction, going “splendidly “. If you didn’t understand all the money stuff up there, that was how much it took to build the venues for the 2014 and 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
     
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  8. Buldeo

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    10,000 acres is, like, twelve Central Parks -- 4-mile sides with a 16-mile perimeter. Are you sure you can't make it slightly smaller?

    Your daily operating costs would put you out of business.
     
  9. ZooBinh

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    You’re right, I think I was too ambitious. Let’s move it down to 200 acres, now that I see that 10,000 acres is 12 central parks.
     
  10. ZooBinh

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    Ok, I have a list of animals ready for my fantasy zoo for this one zone in my zoo. Ready?

    Life in Florida
    Mammals
    Florida Key Deer
    Florida Panther
    Eastern Spotted Skunk
    Florida Black Bear
    Red Wolf
    Seminole Bat
    Nine-Banded Armadillo
    Key Largo Woodrat
    Florida Mouse
    Birds
    American Wood Duck
    Green Winged Teal
    Bufflehead
    Redhead
    Black Bellied Whistling Duck
    Fulvous Whistling Duck
    Hooded Merganser
    Ruddy Duck
    American Wigeon
    Masked Duck
    Mottled Duck
    Black Scoter
    Lesser Scaup
    Canvasback
    Gadwall
    Lesser Yellowlegs
    Forster's Terns
    Least Tern
    Ruff
    American Bittern
    White-Faced Ibis
    Glossy Ibis
    Common Loon
    Cattle Egret
    Yellow-Crowned Night Heron
    Roseate Tern
    Black-Crowned Night Heron
    Great Egret
    Double-Crested Cormorant
    American Oystercatcher
    Herring Gull
    Laughing Gull
    American Flamingo
    American Coot
    Belted Kingfisher
    Tricolored Heron
    Roseate Spoonbill
    Bonaparte's Gull
    Killdeer
    American Avocet
    Willet
    Least Sandpiper
    Piping Plover
    Great Horned Owl
    Virginia Rail
    Key West Quail Dove
    Red-Cockaded Woodpecker
    Sandhill Crane
    Whooping Crane
    Sora
    Purple Gallinule
    Mississippi Kite
    White Tailed Kite
    Marsh Wren
    Fish Crow
    Red-Necked Grebe
    Brown Pelican
    White ibis
    Snail Kite
    Smooth-Billed Ani
    Wood Stork
    Little Blue Heron
    Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
    Anhinga
    Florida Scrub Jay
    Painted Bunting
    Western Tanager
    Summer Tanager
    Scarlet Tanager
    Mourning Dove
    Northern Shoveler
    Northern Mockingjay
    Green Heron
    Reptiles
    American Alligator
    American Crocodile
    Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
    Eastern Indigo Snake
    Florida Cottonmouth
    Everglades Rat Snake
    Florida Kingsnake
    Florida Water Snake
    Florida Green Water Snake
    Burmese Python
    Argentine Tegu
    South Florida Swamp Snake
    Florida Reef Gecko
    Florida Brown Snake
    Florida Softshell
    Florida Snapping Turtle
    Florida Chicken Turtle
    Florida Mud Turtle
    Florida Redbelly Turtle
    Florida Box Turtle
    Alligator Snapping Turtle
    Diamondback Terrapin
    Ornate Diamondback Terrapin
    Green Sea Turtle
    Amphibians
    Florida Cricket Frog
    Florida Chorus Frog
    Pig Frog
    Two-Toed Amphimua
    Peninsula Newt
    Everglades Dwarf Siren
    Greater Siren
    Fish
    Bluegill
    Alligator Gar
    Florida Gar
    Longnose Gar
    Red-Eared Sunfish
    Snook
    Redbreast Sunfish
    Spotted Sunfish
    Pinfish
    Sheepshead
    Mangrove Snapper
    Red Drum
    Schoolmaster Snapper
    Smalltooth Sawfish
    Mangrove Rivulus
    Black Crappie
    Cownose Skate
    Gulf Killfish
    Sheepshead Minnow
    Hardhead Sea Catfish
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Spottail Pinfish
    Mutton Snapper
    Ocean Surgeonfish
    Rainbow Parrotfish
    Porkfish
    Smalltooth Grunt
    Queen Angelfish
    Bowfin
    Black Margate
    Florida Pompano
    Lookdown
    Cownose Ray
    Palometa
    Permit
    Knobbed Porgy
    Gulf Toadfish
    Spotted Garden Eel
    Lined Seahorse
    Dwarf Seahorse
    Mosquitofish
    Invertebrates
    Caribbean Spiny Lobster
    Florida Stone Crab
    Gulf Stone Crab

     
  11. pachyderm pro

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    So, any exhibit plans? Layout? Concept art? Anything other than a species list?
     
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    oh yeah, ive been working on layout since January, but havents posted anything, seriously i had everything done for Life in Florida in january
     
  13. Buldeo

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    Do we really want to promote an invasive species?
     
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    Could be for education purposes...
     
  15. TheEthiopianWolf03

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    Will this area of the zoo have indoor exhibits or an aquarium? Or will the reptiles, fish and other small animals be outdoors like San Diego? We need a layout to visually understand what your fantasy zoo will look like.
     
  16. agnmeln

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    Or even a rescue, like at Phnom Tamao Zoo & Wildlife Rescue Centre.
     
  17. grandelover1

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    This is a mess :|
     
  18. ZooBinh

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    excuse me, but what do you mean by mess
     
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  19. ZooBinh

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    Yes, I would want to show the public the consequences of releasing pets that don’t belong there into the wild.
     
  20. ZooBinh

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    image.jpg Here is a layout of Life in Florida
     
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