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What if your zoo had Giant Pandas?

Discussion in 'Fantasy Zoos' started by ZPA, 18 Feb 2019.

  1. Daktari JG

    Daktari JG Well-Known Member

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    I hate the way they limit your time at San Diego. When they were in LA you could visit as long as you pleased and that seemed so much better than at SD.
    I think in the next 10-20 years they will be much more commonplace and thats a good thing.
     
  2. Hipporex

    Hipporex Well-Known Member

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    I agree, the time limit is annoying. Hey but now that they have the sky bridge, you can go on that and look down at the giant pandas as long as you want. Here is what it looks like from on the bridge: (sorry for the low quality)
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    It isn't ideal but it works if, like me, you hate lines
     
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  3. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll be able to judge Madrid for myself in a few days :)

    Zoo Berlin is indeed one of the best zoos I have been to - beaten only by Tierpark Berlin and Prague Zoo in my opinion.

    Edinburgh Zoo was great.... until it got the Giant Pandas.
     
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  4. SHAVINGTONZOO

    SHAVINGTONZOO Well-Known Member

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    Just give me time to ponder the thought of Giant Panda at Trentham.

    :D
     
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  5. ThylacineAlive

    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Only two of the five best zoos I've been to keep pandas; these being San Diego and Berlin with Bronx, Prague, and Chester all being without the fluffy sleepsacks. In total I have seen pandas at five zoos so far: Berlin, Edinburgh, Madrid, San Diego, and Smithsonian. Of these, Smithsonian has the best exhibit for them, with only Berlin coming close. As @TeaLovingDave already mentioned, I'd argue that the presence of pandas has actively worsened the quality and collection at Edinburgh.

    ~Thylo
     
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  6. amur leopard

    amur leopard Well-Known Member

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    Yep - I've been to a few Chinese zoos with terrible standards elsewhere but pandas elsewhere. However, zoos abroad need to dish out a million for a breeding pair, so must be good, so generally non Chinese zoos with pandas can be assumed to be good.
    eg. Beauval, Edinburgh, San Diego, Madrid, Berlin ...
     
  7. amur leopard

    amur leopard Well-Known Member

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    Given that they got Amur leopards I wouldn't put it past them
     
  8. birdsandbats

    birdsandbats Well-Known Member

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    No they don't.

    Your'e thinking of The Living Desert.
     
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  9. amur leopard

    amur leopard Well-Known Member

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    Oh sorry
    Stupid mix up
    Wrong one