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The zoo from hell

Discussion in 'Fantasy Zoos' started by DavidBrown, 13 Mar 2013.

  1. birdsandbats

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    Tame devils are lovely little things. Like cuddly kittens. Not anything like the Warner Brothers one.
     
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    For sure, a wild one would do if caught... My mother prefaired the wombat petting, tough. Ummm I envy her, hahaha
     
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    Hmmm, I don't want to get too depressing, but my nightmare zoo already exists, all around the world; zoos where animals are crammed in small, barren cages, like a chimpanzee living in a cage the size of a fridge, or a seal in a bathtub. And where people are incentivized to bother animals with sticks, stones and noise, noise, NOISE!

    I'm not afraid of snakes, rats, spiders, or any other animal... Except for humans who don't use their brain.
     
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    Here are a few more:

    • "Poach a Pangolin"
    • "Swim with Electric Eels"
    • "White Bellbirds with Megaphones"
    • "Mosquito Swamp" (a walk-through)
    • "Human Parasites"
    • "Off-Exhibit Saolas"
    • "Wrestle with an Orangutan"
    • "Kickbox a Kangaroo"
    • "Inside a Predator's Stomach"
    • "Little Yippy Dog Experience"
     
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    Who wouldn't want to hug a cassowary? :p
     
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    I agree with the quagga as well.
     
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    Your intestines.

    ~Thylo
     
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    I have one: a zoo that only displays single specimens of extremely rare animals, and many of them are geriatric.
     
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    We would all love to visit that zoo, that's far from the zoo from hell

    ~Thylo
     
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    Sounds nice to me.
     
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    A zoo where commonly seen animals are shown in multiple enclosures, but all the rarities are always off show.
     
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    They're usually on-show, but they always end up off-show for different reasons when you visit.

    ~Thylo
     
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    This zoo is one of the largest in the world, both in terms of species and overall area. It can boast being home to some of the world's most endangered and enigmatic animals, including: all species of big cat, bear, and great ape, African and Asian elephants, hippos, rhinoceros, moose, wolves, birds, snakes, crocodiles, lizards, hyenas, antelope, giraffe, zebra, and so much more. It is split into several amazingly immersive areas that are almost as easy to get lost in as an actual jungle. It is one of your favourite places in the world to visit.

    ...Except that it is night, you have been locked in the zoo alone and the only door you have a key for is at the far side of the zoo. All the exhibit gates and doors have been unlocked so that the animals are free to roam the zoo as they please. The carnivores have not been fed for days, the elephants are in musth, the ungulates are territorial, and the apes are hyper-aggressive due to fights for dominance.

    The power is out, the phones are dead with no signal, and your flashlight is quickly running out of battery, but other than that you may use anything you can find from the buildings for keepers or guests. You must reach the other side of the zoo or survive until the morning.

    Good luck.
     
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    A little difficult to do without having a sense of geography but I'd probably just find the nearest keeper area and barricade myself indoors if all the animals have been left outside.

    Have it so all of the keeper areas are locked off and visitor indoors stuck open and now we're talking.

    ~Thylo
     
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    But if just for fun we're thinking like, horror-movie level murderous-rampage animals, any decent couple of rhinos or elephants could make short work of a makeshift barricade. Plus inside, given that this scenario is vaguely post-apocalyptic, could be wild animals like racoons, who for the purpose of the exercise, are also trying to kill you

    (This would make a great horror movie though it's unreal that we haven't got it yet. Jurassic Park kind of stole the thunder from animals a bit so now modern animals are always like, the less cool alternative to dinosaurs)
     
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    The power's off, right? I'll lock myself in one of the freezers. Who's going to get me now, the raptors? :p

    The premise could make for a fun little horror movie, though you'd have to focus big time on the character developments and other elements to make people invested. Might be better as a game?

    ~Thylo
     
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    Yeah probably just a trashy little Sharknado-tier B movie (not that Sharknado wasn't the peak of cinema, of course), unless you want to throw in some moral about man's suppression of nature and its eventual retaliation or something

    Yeah I was thinking a game as well, but even then the dinosaurs have kind of cornered the market
     
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    I can't take that kind of stuff though, it's such a rare animal. I also don't like phases outs either
     
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    New World Porcupine petting zoo
     
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