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  1. AverageWalrus

    AverageWalrus Well-Known Member

    29 Aug 2014
    So this is my crack at the whole mega zoo thing, and for those who were wondering what happened to Oceanic Aquarium, i got bored, so now we have WILD PLANET MEGA ZOO (i know best name ever)

    The zoo would be split into 6 sections, The Americas, Wild Africa, Down Under, Eurasia, Polar Zone, and Wild Gardens.

    The first of these sections is The Americas, with animals from both North and South America.

    After entering the zoo, you walk down a path with various Gift Shops, Resturants, and Stalls for Maps and other brochures. At the end of this path is a Sign with "The Americas" on it. Once you pass this sign, there is anpthernsign saying "The Appalachian Mountains, and now we move on to the first Area of the Americas

    The Appalachian Mountains

    The first exhibit of this area is a wooded paddock for a herd of Whitetail Deer, across from it would be a wire mesh exhibit with trees and logs for raccoons. Next to the Raccoon exhibit would be a similar wire mesh aviary with various shrubs, plants, and logs for Ruffed Grouse. Across from the Ruffed Grouse and Raccoon Exhibits would be the Appalachian Vivaria House, with various Vivariums for Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish from The appalachian mountains

    Eastern Newt
    Spring Peeper
    Northern Dusky Salamander
    Santeetlah Dusky Salamander
    Cave Salamander
    Blue Ridge Spring Salamander
    Tellico Salamander
    Red Cheeked Salamander
    Southern Appalachian Salamander
    Red Legged Salamander
    Green Salamander
    Wood Turtle
    Eastern Box Turtle
    Northern Green Frog
    Timber Rattlesnake
    Wood Frog
    Black Rat Snake
    Broad Headed Skink
    Common Snapping Turtle
    Speckled Trout

    After you exit the Vivaria House, you are right next to the forested Black Bear Exhibit, with Similar Red Fox and Bobcat Exhibits to the left and right of the bears respectivley. Across from the Bobcat Exhibit would be an aboveground underground exhibit for Groundhogs with a glass veiwing panel into a groundhog burrow. Next to the Groundhog Exhibit would be a mesh wire walk through aviary with various trees, logs, shrubs, and other plants for the 5 species of Tree Squirrel that occur in the appalacian mountains, The Eastern Gray, Fox, American Red, and Northern and Southern Flying Squirrels, Also in this exhibit would be Eastern Cottontail Rabbits and Mourning Doves. The Final Exhibits in this Area would be a series of Aviaries for Great Horned Owls, Barred Owls, Common Ravens, Northern Goshhawks, Red Shouldered Hawks, and Red Tailed Hawks. The Final Exhibit would be a small open area with logs, rocks, small trees and branches, and other things for a flock of Wild Turkey. At the end of the Appalachian Area would be a split path, With two signs at the enterance of each path, one saying "Up North" and one saying "Down South"

    Up North

    Up North exhibits animals from Northern North America, Namely The Northern USA, Canada, and Alaska. After walking up the path, you come to the first exhibit, a forested, rocky exhibit for canada lynxes, further up the path would be a similar exhibit for mountain lions, After the Mountain Lion exhibit would be a circular area of path, on the right side of it would be a forested 1/2 acre paddock for moose, and on the left would be another 1/2 acre paddock for Roosevelt Elk. In the center of this would be the Great Lakes Aquarium, a circular building with various species from the Great Lakes.
    In the center of this building would be the Circular Great Lakes Exhibit, with Logs, Rocks, Branches, Plants, and Variois Fish Species from The Lakes

    Brook Trout
    Brown Trout
    Rainbow Trout
    Freshwater Drum
    Common Sunfish
    Green Sunfish
    Freshwater Drum
    Smallmouth Bass
    White Bass
    Rock Bass
    Lake Whitefish
    White Perch
    White Sucker
    Round Whitefish

    On the wall of the aquarium would be an exhibit for the endangered Lake Sturgeon, with signage about how sturgeon species are becoming endangered due to over harvesting of their eggs and meat. Also on the wall would be a tank for Muskellunge and Northern Pike. There would also be Various Terrariums and Aquariums for Eastern Tiger Salamander, Blue Racer, American Toad, Western Chorus Frog, Gray Tree Frog, Blanding's Turtle, and Calico Crayfish.
    The Circular Paving Area (from now on I'm just going to call it the circle) also leads to an area called Carnivore Mountain, which has a rocky path going upwards, after a few yards, you come to the first exhibit, a pit typed thing surrounded by a vertical wall of rocks, in the pit would be a pool of water, trees and shrubs, rocks, and other things for Grizzly Bears, there would be two ways to see them, a panel of glass that allows you to view the Bears on ground level and a glass panel to see them when swimming in the water pool, and an area to see the Bears from looking down into the pit. Further up the path would be a glass paneled, forested exhibit for a pack of gray wolves. After the wolf exhibit would be a bend in the path, and it would start to head back to the circle, along the path would be various exhibits for Bald Eagles, Gray Foxes, Stoats, Wolverines, and Striped Skunk. after getting back to the circle, you see the final exhibit, a very rocky paddock For Bighorn Sheep, Dall Sheep, and Mountain Goat. At the side of the circle opposite you entered would be a path that would lead to the next area, Down South, Which would feature Animals from the Southern U.S

    Down South
    The Area starts off with a building that would have an aquarium tube init that would be divided into two sections, one part of the tube would be for fish and turtles, it would have various branches and plants underwater.

    Razor-Backed Musk Turtle
    Painted Turtle
    Florida Softshell
    Red Eared Slider
    Yellow Bellied Slider
    Eastern River Cooter
    Diamondback Terrapin
    Chicken Turtle
    Spotted Turtle
    Barbour's Map Turtle
    Striped Mud Turtle
    Black Crappie
    White Crappie
    Largemouth Bass
    Smallmouth Bass
    Channel Catfish
    Brook Silverside
    Blue Spotted Sunfish
    Banded Sunfish
    Redbreast Sunfish
    Redear Sunfish

    The other half of the tube would be used for underwater veiwing of American Alligators. after you get to the end of the building, there would be a ramp going up to a second floor with a hole in the roof the turtles and alligators can bask. There would also be a stream of water for the alligators leading out of the building and onto a hill where an outdoor swamp habitat would be. This would be acessed by a path that would go to the right and up the aforementioned hill, outside their would also be two other paths, one would go left and to the reptile complex, and the other would go forward and to the rest of the exhibits in the area. I am going to start with the reptile complex, basically it's a reptile house with a few other things like small fish and mammals (although that kind of beats The purpose of calling it the Reptile Complex, anyways) The reptile complex starts with a walk up the path, and then infront of you is the first exhibit and the building of the reptile complex. The first exhibit would be a pit full of water and a sandy shore for basking for American Crocodiles, a set of stairs would go down to a glass paneled wall of the pit for underwater veiwing of the Crocs. After going inside the building, in front of you is a series of terrariums housing Gopher Tortoise, Spiny Softshell Turtle, Loggerhead Musk Turtle, Green Anole, Florida Scrub Lizard, and Southern Ringneck Snake. To the Left of the entrance would be a series of Terrariums for Various Salamander, Frog, And Toad Species

    Striped Newt
    Pine Barrens Treefrog
    Barking Treefrog
    Pine Woods Treefrog
    Green Treefrog
    Cope's Gray Treefrog
    Southern Leopard Frog
    Bronze Frog
    Little Grass Frog
    Eastern Spadefoot Toad
    Florida Cricket Frog
    Ornate Chorus Frog
    Marbled Salamander
    Gulf Coast Waterdog
    Two Toed Amphiuma
    Reticulate Flatwoods Salamander

    To The right of the entrance to the reptile complex would be an exhibit called "Masters of Mimicry" featuring the deadly coral snake and its many Nonvenomous Mimickers.

    Eastern Coral Snake
    Scarlet Kingsnake
    Florida Scarlet Snake
    Eastern Corn Snake

    Next to Masters of Mimicry would be an exhibit called "Invaders of the Invasive Kind" With the invasive Burmese Python,The largest snake in the world, there would be two Exhibits, one of their native home in Asia, and one habitat of the Everglades, where they are invasive. Away from the entrance of the reptile complex would be and exhibit called The Pond, with various water centric species like small fish and salamanders.
    The first exhibit would be a pool of water Split into two parts, one for Hellbender Salamanders, and the other for Common Mudpuppies. Across from it would be a 200 gallon freshwater fishtank decorated with rocks, branches, and plants. This tank would house various small fish species native to the southeastern U.S

    American Flagfish
    Banded Pygmy Sunfish
    Everglades Pygmy Sunfish
    Carolina Pygmy Sunfish
    Sailfin Molly
    Amber Darter
    Mangrove Killifish
    Bluefin Killifish
    Florida Apple Snail
    Pygmy Killifish
    Lined Topminnow
    Golden Topminnow
    Bluespotted Sunfish
    Least Killifish

    Next to the Fishtank would be 3 terrariums, one for the Banded Watersnake, one for the Green Watersnake, and one for the Salt Marsh Snake, The final exhibit in The Pond would be a pool of water with underwater veiwing and a basking area for an Alligator Snapping Turtle.The Final exhibit in the reptile complex would be Lizards and Snakes, featuring various Lizards and Snakes.

    Rainbow Snake
    Reef Gecko
    Six-Lined Racerunner
    Mole Skink
    Coal Skink
    Five Lined Skink
    Eastern Glass Lizard
    Eastern Fence Lizard
    Common Garter Snake
    Rough Green Snake
    Eastern Indigo Snake
    Florida Pine Snake
    Common Kingsnake
    Cottonmouth Moccasin
    Rough Earth Snake
    Florida Crowned Snake
    Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake
    Eastern Coachwhip
    Queen Snake
    Pygmy Rattlesnake

    After you exit the reptile complex at the end of Lizards and Snakes, you go down a path that eventually intersects with the path that went forwards at the end of the Aquarium Tube Building. After you go up the Forwards path, their is a Paddock for Key Deer. Across from that paddock is a wire mesh enclosure encasing a makeshift dead tree with a tree hollow in it for Virginia Opposums. Next to it would be another wire mesh exhibit for Florida Marsh Rabbits. There would also be an indoor, dark exhibit for nine banded armadillos. To the right of The Key Deer, Oppossums, Rabbits, and Armadillo Exhibits would be the Glades Aviary, a walk through aviary For various waterfowl such as herons and egrets. It would have a simulated swamp with water, waterfalls, plants, and cypress trees.

    Green Heron
    Smooth Billed Ani
    Florida Scrub Jay
    American Purple Gallinule
    Yellow Rail
    Reddish Egret
    Mottled Duck
    Snowy Egret
    Great Blue Heron
    White Ibis
    Roseate Spoonbill
    Black Crowned Night Heron
    Wood Stork
    Great Egret
    Tricolor Heron
    Brown Pelican

    The Final Exhibit of Down South would be an open air mangrove swamp exhibit for West Indian Manatees, also in this exhibit would be some larger saltwater fish like permit, bonefish, and snook. On the left and righ sides of the manatee exhibit respectively, would be two freshwater exhibits for American Paddlefish and Alligator Gar. after a walk down the path to the left of the manatee exhibit, you come to the end of Down South. Next Time, I will cover the last two areas of the North America Part of The Americas, Great Plains and The American Deserts......
    Last edited: 9 Oct 2014
  2. AverageWalrus

    AverageWalrus Well-Known Member

    29 Aug 2014
    The Americas part 2

    The Great Plains

    The 4th area of The Americas, The Great Plains, starts with a walk from the end of Down South, at the end of the path connecting the two areas would be a sign that says "Welcome to the Great Plains" The first exhibit of this area would be a large, naturalistic mesh wire aviary for Greater Prarie Chicken, Greater Sage Grouse, Sharp Tailed Grouse, Mountain Plover, and Western Meadowlark. Next to this Aviary would be one for the Endangered Gunnison Sage Grouse. Also by the Two aviary would be 4 aviaries for Prarie Falcon, Swainson's Hawk, American Kestrel, and Red Tailed Hawk. By the Avaiaries, there would be a path leading to a Prarie dog down exhibit, with Black Tailed and Utah Prarie Dogs, there would also be exhibits for animals that feed on and use Prarie dog burrows. More specifically, Burrowing Owls, American Badger, and Black Footed Ferrets. Also in the Prarie Dog Town Exhibit would be exhibits for other small rodents of the Great Plains, the Franklin's Ground Squirrel, Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrel, and the Endangered Idaho Ground Squirrel. Next to the Prarie Dog Town Exhibit would be a series of terrariums for the Great Plains Toad, Plains Spadefoot Toad, Plains Garter Snake, Prarie Rattlesnake, Great Plains Skink, Great Plains Rat Snake, and Ornate Box Turtle.
    Also by the Terrariums would be a pond for turtles of the Mississippi River.

    Common Map Turtle
    Mississippi Map Turtle
    False Map Turtle
    River Cooter

    Across from the Terrariums and pond would be an open field habitat for Coyotes.

    After a short walk down a path from the coyote exhibit would be the largest exhibit in the area, a 4 acre, open, grassy paddock for just 3 species, American Bison, Pronghorn, and Mule Deer.

    At the end of the paddock would be a path leading to the next area, The American Desert
  3. AverageWalrus

    AverageWalrus Well-Known Member

    29 Aug 2014
    The American Desert, The Tropics, and Wild Caribbean

    tThe American Deserts

    After a short walk from the Bison/Pronghorn/Deer Paddock, you come across a huge glazed geodesic dome, one part of three areas part of one huge indoor part of the zoo. After walking into the dome, you're greeted with a natural American Desert enviroment, with various desert flora growing freely inside it like Sagauro Cactus and Desert Sunflower. Free Flying around the dome would be many bird species

    Canyon Wren
    Varied Bunting
    Lark Bunting
    Gila Woodpecker
    Cactus Wren
    Black-Chinned Sparrow
    Lawrence's Goldfinch
    Bendire's Thrasher
    Lucy's Warbler
    Desert Cardinal
    Bell's Vireo
    Cassin's Vireo
    Sagebrush Sparrow
    Gilded Flicker

    Near the entrance to the dome would be an exhibit surrounded by rock walls and bordered by a fence for Desert Tortoises and Desert Box Turtles, also in the exhibit would be various cacti and plants. On the left of the entrance would be a paddock for a herd of collared peccaries. To the right of the entrance would be a red rock wall, in the wall would be several small exhibits for Desert Kangaroo Rat, Merriam's Kangaroo Rat, Arizona Pocket Mouse, and White Throated Woodrat. Next to the 3 exhibits, also in the red rock wall, would be a Terrarium for Gila Monsters, Mexican Beaded Lizards, Common Chuckwallas, and San Esteban Chuckwallas. Next to the peccary exhibit would be an aviary for Anna's, Costa's, Black Chinned, and Broad Billed Hummingbirds. Back by the Chuckwalla/Gila Monster Terrarium would be an area where a red rock wall would surround the path, in the wall would be various terrariums for reptiles, amphibians, and invertabrates of the desert.

    Common Collared Lizard
    Sonoran Collared Lizard
    Desert Iguana
    Zebra Tailed Lizard
    Bezy's Night Lizard
    Trans-Pecos Striped Whiptail
    Colorado River Toad
    Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake
    Mexican Black Kingsnake
    Arizona Night Lizard
    Long Tailed Brush Lizard
    Common Desert Centipede
    Mexican Redknee Tarantula
    Obscure Ground Mantis
    Desert Horned Lizard
    Mexican Blonde Tarantula
    Chihuahuan Striped Whiptail
    Mexican Tree Frog
    Sonoran Desert Toad

    Back by The Peccary and Hummingbird Exhibits would be a pond for Rio Grande Cooters and Sonoran Mud Turtles, and in a Red rock wall next to the pond would be an aquarium for Desert Pupfish. Across from the pond and pupfish would be an exhibit surrounded by red rock walls and a fence like the tortoise exhibit. The species in this exhibit would be Black-Tailed Jackrabbit, Greater Roadrunner, California Quail, and Gambel's Quail. At the area at the back of the dome, the Terrariums and other exhibits meet, and there are two ways you can go, you can go into the center of the dome to go to an exhibit called "Rattlesnake Cave", go into a separate, smaller dome, with black glass for nocturnal species, or you can go to the next area, The Tropics. The first of these we are going to focus on is rattlesnake cave, a cave in a red rock mountain in the middle of the dome. In the cave would be Variois terrariums for various species of rattlesnakes and other venomous snake species, in the center of the cave would be a bronze statue of a rattlesnake.

    Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
    Tiger Rattlesnake
    Sonoran Desert Sidewinder
    Mitchell's Rattlesnake
    Mojave Rattlesnake
    Querétaro Dusky Rattlesnake
    Santa Catalina Rattlesnake
    Rock Rattlesnake

    The Nocturnal dome would start with a glass hallway to th black dome, once you enter the dome, there would be two aviaries, one for spotted owls on the right, and the other for Ferruginous Pygmy Owls on the left. To the right would be the bat cave, home to a colony of pallid bats, and on the left would be the rest of the exhibits, they would house Ringtails, Stripe Tailed, Bark, and Arizona Hairy Scorpions, Kit Foxes, and Western Screech Owl.

    The Tropics

    The Tropics would be the 5th area of The Americas, Focusing on the Rainforests of South and Central America. This area would be Completly indoors, and it would be separated into three parts , The Rainforest, The River, and Jungle Predators. The First Part, the rainforest, would take up the bulk of the building, it would be accesed by a path leading from the American desert to The Tropics. In the Rainforest, there would be a lush, amazon rainforest enviroment, with various flora growing like Orchids, Brazil Nut Trees, and Kapok Trees. Free flying would be many species of birds native to the rainforest.

    Scarlet Macaw
    Blue Headed Macaw
    Blue Throated Macaw
    Blue-And-Gold Macaw
    Chesnut Fronted Macaw
    Crimson Bellied Parakeet
    Black Curassow
    Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock
    Red Capped Cardinal
    Black Capped Parakeet
    Gilded Barbet
    Rufous Tailed Attila
    Festive Amazon
    Yellow Crowned Amazon
    Purple Honeycreeper
    Green Honeycreeper
    Spotted-Tody Flycatcher
    Scarlet Ibis
    Toco Toucan
    Green Aracari
    Orange Bellied Euphonia
    Ringed Antpipit
    Gray Fronted Dove
    Ruddy Ground Dove
    Plush Crested Jay
    Amazonian Antshrike
    Amazon Kingfish
    American Pygmy Kingfisher
    Lemon Throated Barbet
    Yellow Billed Dancis
    Blue Dancis
    Yellow Headed Amazon
    Orange Winged Amazon

    Once you enter The Tropics Building, the first exhibit would be a paddock for Baird's and South American Tapirs. On the left side of the entrance would be Two mesh wire exhibits for the Bare-Tailed Woolly and White Eared Oppossums, to the right of the entrance would be a mixed species paddock for giant anteater, capybara, and southern tamandua. Next to the Opposum Exhibits would be a tall, large, wire mesh exhibit for Emperor Tamarins, Golden Lion Tamarins, Golden Headed Lion Tamarins, and Black Lion Tamarins. Next to the Tamarin Exhibit would be the Sloth exhibit, with 3 seperate exhibits for 3 species of sloth, the Hoffman's Two Toed, Brown Throated , and Pale Throated Sloths. Back by the anteater/capybara exhibit would be two exhibits, one for squirrel monkeys, and the other for white-headed capuchins. By the sloth exhibit would be a path that would lead to the monkey exhibits on the right side of the building, along this pathway would be terrariums for various reptiles and amphibians, They would be the Green Iguana, Green Basilisk, Emerald Tree Boa (aswell as their black and patternless morphs), Boa Constrictors (also Albino and Melanistic morphs) red Tailed Boa, Blue Anoles (go search it up, these lizards are Beatiful) Gold Tegu, Yellow Footed Tortoises, Red Footed Tortoises, Blue Tegus, Red eyed Tree Frogs, Blue Sided Leaf Frogs, Pink Sided Tree Frogs, Morelet's Tree Frogs, and a huge terrarium for various species of Posion Dart Frog.

    Strawberry Dart Frog
    Blue Posion Dart Frog
    Yellow Banded Posion Dart Frog
    Green and Black Posion Dart Frog
    Dyeing Dart Frog
    Yellow Striped Posion Frog
    Diablito Poison Frog
    Harlequin Posion Frog
    Polkadot Posion Frog
    Red Backed Posion Frog
    Golden Dart Frog
    Lovely Posion Frog
    Golfodulcean Posion Frog

    Also on the left side would be the enclosed walk through hummingbird aviary.

    Sapphire Spangled Emerald
    Ruby Topaz Hummingbird
    Swallow Tailed Hummingbird
    Fiery Topaz
    Crimson Topaz
    Straight Billed Hermit

    At The back of The Rainforest would be two exhibits, on the left side would be an exhibit for Geoffroy's, Black Headed, and White Bellied Spider Monkeys. On the right would be an exhibit for Purus Red Howler Monkeys, Mantled Howler Monkeys, and Brown Howler Monkeys, inbetween the two exhibits would be a hallway that leads to the river.

    The River would focus on Aquatic and Semiaquatic species of The Amazon River and the other rivers of South and Central America. The first exhibit in this section would be a huge, long community Amazon River tank, with various roots and rocks in the tank. Also did I mention that it would be really long?

    Neon Tetra
    Cardinal Tetra
    Zebra Pleco
    Emeral Cory Cat
    Trinidad Pleco
    Blue Discus
    Red Discus
    Royal Red Discus Color Morph
    Yellow Marlboro Discus Color Morph
    Pigeon Blood Discus Color Morph
    Neon Blue Discus Color Morph
    Altum Angelfish
    Gold Veil Angelfish
    Black Veil Angelfish
    Koi Angelfish
    Platinum Angelfish
    Black Skirt Tetra
    Neon Tetra Gold Morph
    Penguin Tetra
    Panda Cory Cat
    Agassizi Cory Cat
    Albino Cory Cat
    Striped Raphael Catfish
    Bolivian Ram

    Next to the Community Tank would be a larger tank for larger and more aggressive species.

    Red tail Catfish
    Tiger Catfish
    Silver Arowana
    Black Arowana
    Green Severum
    Green Terror
    Firemouth Chiclid
    Occelate River Stingray
    Porcupine River Stingray
    Raspy River Stingray
    Tiger Ray
    Giant Amazon River Turtle
    Peacock Bass
    Black Pacu
    Red-Bellied Piranha
    Black Piranha

    After the Tanks would be a Large Lagoon for Amazon River Dolphins, next to it would be a similar lagoon for Amazonian Manatees, Next to the Dolphin Lagoon would be a tank for an electric eel, next to the electric eel would be the crocodilian lagoon, with different habitats for various species of Crocodilians and other reptiles, each with their own exhibit.

    Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman
    Black Caiman
    Orincino Crocodile
    Smooth Fronted Caiman
    Spectacled Caiman
    Morelet's Crocodile
    Arrau River Turtle
    Yellow Spotted River Turtle
    Red Headed Amazon River Turtle
    Green Anaconda

    The final exhibit of "The River" would be an exhibit for Giant River Otters.

    The final part of "The Tropics" would be Jungle Predators, focusing on predators of the rainforest. It would be accesed by a hallway by the crocodilian lagoon. The first exhibits would be 6 aviaries for Harpy Eagles, Northern Crested Caracaras, Red Throated Caracaras, Savanna Hawks, Tiny Hawks, and Ornate Hawk Eagle, Next to the aviares would be an exhibit for the little known Bush Dog, and across from it would be an exhibit for Jaguarundis, next to the bush dog exhibit would be one for Ocelots, Across from the Ocelots would be an exhibit for Margays, the Final exhibit in Jungle Predators and The Tropics, would be for Jaguars. After the Jaguar exhibit would be a door leading outside to a path, there would be two ways to go, Left for Wild Caribbean, and Forward for Andes and Pampas
    Last edited: 11 Oct 2014
  4. AverageWalrus

    AverageWalrus Well-Known Member

    29 Aug 2014
    The Americas

    Wild Caribbean!

    Wild Caribbean would be the 7th Area of The Americas, accesed by a path branching off from The Tropics, it would take you down a short walk down a path lined with palm trees. At the end of the path would be the Wild Caribbean Building, with 2 doors going inside. Once you go inside, there would be an aquarium tube going through the areas main exhibit, Caribbean Reef, with a simulated caribbean reef with rocks, coral, caves, and other things, apart from the tube, there would also be other veiwing points of the Exhibit from other parts of the building

    Queen Angelfish
    Queen Triggerfish
    French Angelfish
    Gray Angelfish
    Rock Beauty
    Banded Butterflyfish
    Foureye Butterflyfish
    Spotfin Butterflyfish
    Longsnout Butterflyfish
    Atlantic Blue Tang
    Ocean Surgeonfish
    Sergeant Major
    Blue Chromis
    Bicolor Damselfish
    Cocoa Damselfish
    Barred Hamlet
    Blue Hamlet
    Indigo Hamlet
    Yellowbelly Hamlet
    Butter Hamlet
    Shy Hamlet
    Peppermint Basslet
    Royal Gramma
    Harlequin Bass
    Chalk Bass
    Latern Bass
    Blackcap Basslet
    Bluehead Wrasse
    French Grunt
    Spanish Grunt
    Spanish Hogfish
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Lane Snapper
    Creole Wrasse
    Yellowhead Wrasse
    Reef Squirrelfish
    Blue Parrotfish
    Midnight Parrotfish
    Yellowtail Parrotfish
    Queen Parrotfish
    Whitespotted Filefish
    Sargassum Triggerfish
    Black Durgon
    Peacock Flounder
    Yellow Goatfish
    Spotted Drum
    High Hat
    Jackknife Fish
    Smooth Trunkfish
    Spotted Trunkfish
    Glassy Sweeper
    Atlantic Spadefish
    Spotted Eagle Ray
    Southern Stingray
    Bonnethead Shark
    Green Moray
    Chain Moray
    Green Sea Turtle

    After exiting the tube, on the left and right sides would be viewing panels for the Caribbean Reef Exhibit, infront of the exit would be the Stingray Pool, a shallow pool with mangrove trees and rocks jutting out of the water, it would have various small fish, larger invertabrates, and stingrays, and of course, you could pet the Rays.

    Yellow Stingray
    Carribbean Whiptail Stingray
    Cownose Stingray
    Rusty Goby
    Saddled Blenny
    Redlipped Blenny
    Green Razorfish
    Redspotted Hawkfish
    Cushion Sea Star
    Banded Sea Star
    Comet Star
    Queen Conch
    Flamingo Tounge (Sea Snail)
    True Tulip (Sea Snail)
    Atlantic Gray Cowrie

    Next to the stingray pool would be a tank for Red Lionfish, and signage about how they are invasive in the Atlantic Ocean. Next to the Lionfish Exhibit would be a small tank for Brown Garden Eels and Yellowhead Jawfish, on the other side of the stingray exhibit would be a circular tank for Longsnout Seahorse and Harlequin Pipefish. Next to the seahorse/pipefish exhibit would be one for spiny lobsters.On the Left side of the building would be a large tank with an alagae and coral covered Shipwreck, with signage about the habitat they create on otherwise barren seafloors.

    Goliath Grouper
    Nassau Grouper
    Tiger Grouper
    Coney (Bicolor Variant)
    Coney (Golden Variant)
    Red Hind
    Black Margate
    Gray Snapper
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Caesar Grunt
    Almaco Jack
    Rainbow Runner
    Yellow Jack
    Great Barracuda
    Jothead Porgy
    Nurse Shark
    Caribbean Reef Shark
    Lemon Shark
    Blackball Soldierfish
    Sergeant Major
    Ocean Triggerfish
    Spotted Moray Eel

    On The Right side of the building would be a series of terrariums for the reptiles and amphibian of the Caribbean.

    Grand Cayman Blue Iguana
    Rhinoceros Iguana
    Northern Bahimian Rock Iguana
    Brown Anole
    Hispaniolan Ground Iguana
    Dominican Anole
    Puerto Rican Crested Anole
    Bronze Anole
    West Cuban Anole
    Knight Anole
    Barbados Threadsnake (smallest snake in the world)
    Virgin Island Dwarf Sphaero
    Barbados Leaf Toed Gecko
    Cook's Tree Boa
    Puerto Rican Boa
    Central Antillean Slider
    Puerto Rico Upland Gecko
    Cuban Tree Frog
    Puerto Rican Crested Toad
    Cricket Couqui
    Caribbean White Lipped Frog

    After the Terrariums would be a door leading outdoors, infront of the door after you exit the indoor part of the building would be an aviary for Cuban Amazons, on the right side of it would be an aviary for Puerto Rican Amazons, and on the left would be an aviary for Hispaniolan Amazons. A path that would go down the right side would lead to the final two exhibits of the area, an exhibit for Caribbean Flamingoes, and a large lagoon with an artificial reef, like the one at sea world Orlando, for Bottlenose and Atlantic Spotted Dolphins.

    Andes,Pampas, and Cerrado

    Andes,Pampas, and Cerrado would feature species from the Andes Mountains, Pampas Grasslands, and the Cerrado Savanna, as the name implies. Accessed from the path at the end of The Tropics and another path by the Flamingo and Dolphin Exhibits. After a short walk, you have a sign that says "Andes, Pampas, and Cerrado" after you go past the sign, on the left side of the path would be an aviary for a flock of Hyacinth Macaws. Across from the Macaw Aviary would be a mixed aviary for Andean Cock-Of-The-Rock, White Browed Tit Spinetail, Peruvian Sierra Finch, Red Backed Sierra Finch, Plumbeous Sierra Finch, Carbonated Sierra Finch, Andean Flicker, White Winged Diuca Finch, and Campo Miner. Further down the path would be an exhibit for Andean Waterbirds, The James' Flamingo, Andean Goose, Giant Coot, Diademed Plover, and Titicaca Grebe. Across from the Waterbird Exhibit would be a 1 acre paddock for Vicuña, Guanaco, Pampas Deer, Greater Rhea, Lesser Rhea, and Mountain Tapir. Next to the Paddock would be a Large Aviary for Andean Condors. Also Next to the Paddock would be a naturalistc exhibit for the Rare and Endangered Andean Mountain Cat. Back by the Waterfowl exhibit would be a terrarium for Titicaca Water Frogs. Also by the Waterfowl exhibit would be an exhibit for Andean Foxes. Further down the path would be the Small Animals Pavilion, a building with various smaller animals of the Areas this Area focuses on.

    Geoffery's Cat
    Brazilian Three Banded Armadillo
    Screaming Hairy Armadillo
    Pink Fairy Armadillo
    Gray Breasted Mountain Toucan
    Andean Iguana
    Cane Toad

    Once you exit the Small Animals Pavilion, there would be two side by side exhibits, one for Maned Wolves, and The Other for Spectacles Bears. Across from the Wolves and Bears would be an exhibit for the Critically Endagered Yellow Tailed Woolly Monkey. The final exhibit of this area (and the americas) would be he Cerrado Aviary, a walk through aviary with a simulated Cerrado Enviroment.

    Blue Fronted Amazon
    Ruddy Ground Dove
    Vermillion Flycatcher
    Yellow Chevroned Parrot
    Spot Backed Puffbird
    Golden Collared Macaw
    Peach Fronted Parakeet
    Scaly Headed Parrot
    Yellow Faced Parrot
    Green Winged Saltator
    Bare Faced Curassow
    Black Backed Water Tyrant
    Toco Toucan
    Saffron Finch
    Blue Finch
    Little Woodpecker
    Wedge Tailed Grass Finch
    Grassland Yellow Finch
    Fork Tailed Flycatcher

    After exiting the aviary, there would be a path going across a bridge over a stream to represent the Journey From the Americas to Our Next Zone, Africa, next time, join me for the first area of the second zone, The Savanna......
    Last edited: 13 Oct 2014
  5. LaughingDove

    LaughingDove Well-Known Member

    16 May 2014
    Warsaw, Poland
    Wow, that is some zoo
  6. AverageWalrus

    AverageWalrus Well-Known Member

    29 Aug 2014
    And it's not even 25% done:D
  7. AverageWalrus

    AverageWalrus Well-Known Member

    29 Aug 2014
    Savanna Wilds


    The second section of Wild Planet Mega Zoo (WPMZ) would be Wild Africa. It would have 4 areas, Savanna Wilds, Congo Adventure, Northern Deserts, and Madagascar. Today we will focus on the first (and probably largest) area, Savanna Wilds.

    Savanna Wilds

    After crossing the bridge, and walking down the path, you are greeted with a sign at the end of the path saying "Welcome To Africa" behind it would be a sign saying "Savanna Wilds" after the signs, you would be greeted with a village, with restuerants, food stands, and an African Themed Gift Shop. Also in the village would be the first exhibit of the area, The Savanna Pavillion, a round building with small animals, such as Reptiles and Fish, of the African Savanna

    African Rock Python
    Leopard Tortoise
    Green Mamba
    Black Mamba
    Common Egg Eating Snake
    African Clawed Frog
    African Helmeted Turtle
    Pancake Tortoise
    Mwanza Flat Headed Rock Agama (Spiderman Agama)
    African Common Toad
    African Bullfrog
    African Lungfish
    Meller's Chameleon
    Flap Necked Chameleon
    Natal Midlands Dwarf Chameleon
    Nile Monitor
    Common Agama
    Mozambique Spitting Cobra
    Ball Python
    Angolan Python
    Savanna Monitor
    Geometric Tortoise
    Short Eared Elephant Shrew
    Naked Mole Rat
    Yellow Spotted Rock Hyrax
    Red Bush Squirrel

    after a short walk from the village area would be the star exhibit of the area, the 200 acre African Savanna Exhibit, with a giant, simulated savanna with rocks, Acacia Groves, Watering Holes, and more throughout the giant exhibit. The first of many veiwing areas for this massive exhibit would be on the side of a rocky wall.

    Grevy's Zebra
    Rostchild's Giraffe
    African Elephany
    Thomson's Gazelle
    Grey Crowned Crane
    Blue Wildebeest
    Southern Reedbuck
    Red Fronted Gazelle
    Grant's Gazelle
    Speke's Gazelle
    Cape Grysbok
    Giant Eland
    Helmeted Guineafowl
    White Rhino
    Common Eland
    Southern Ground Hornbill
    Sable Antelope
    Cape Buffalo

    After the first veiwing area of the Savanna Exhibit would be a ramp going down to the bottom of the rock wall, then the path would cut into the wall via a tunnel, in the wall of the tunnel would be a huge African Cichlid Tank.

    Electric Yellow Cichlid
    Electric Blue Cichlid
    Frontosa Cichlid
    Red Zebra Cichlid
    Maingano Cichlid
    Kenyi Cichlid
    Venustus Cichlid
    Blue Peacock Cichlid
    Tretocephalus Cichlid
    Moorei Cichlid
    Nanochromis Cichlid
    Albino Peacock Cichlid
    Yellow Peaock Chiclid
    Red Peacock Chiclid
    Yellowfin Borleyi Cichlid
    Demasoni Cichlid
    Marlierli Cichlid
    Gold Head Compressicep Cichlid
    Gold Sexfaciatus Cichlid
    Cylindricus Cichlid
    Bumblebee Cichlid

    After exiting the tunnel, there would be 2 exhibits infront of the exit, One for Nile Hippos and Waterfowl, and the other for Nile Crocodiles. The Hippo exhibit would have Marabou Storks, Great Crested Grebe, Great White Pelicans, Pink Backed Pelicans, Black Heron, African Rail, South African Shelduck, African Pygmy Geese, and Of Course, Hippos. The Nile Crocodile Exhibit would be next to the Hippo Exhibit, and along with the hippo exhibit, would have underwater veiwing. After going down the path, there would be 3 exhibits for a pride of Lions, African Leopards, and Cheetahs, across from the big cat exhibits would be exhibits for African Wild Dogs and Spotted Hyena. Further Down the path would be a curve, and after that curve would be a swamp exhibit for Greater Flamingos and Shoebills. Next to the Flamingo/Shoebill exhibit would be a sectioned off area of the swamp for African Fish Eagles. Down the path would be another Veiwing Area for the Savanna Exhibit, there would also be a building with veiwing into the Savanna Exhibit, and in the building would be several exhibits for smaller animals, Ground Pangolin, African Striped Weasel, Crested Porcupine, and African Savanna Hare. Across from the building would be several exhibits for smaller african carnivores, these would be Caracals, Servals, Bat-Eared Foxes, Honey Badgers, Striped Polecat, and an exhibit with underwater veiwing for Spotted Necked Otter. After the Carnivore Exhibits, The path would once again cut away from the Savanna Exhibit under the a rocky wall, at the exit of the tunnel under the wall, the right side of the path would be a mesh covered exhibit for Secretarybirds, Kori Bustards, African Crowned Eagles, and Martial Eagles. Across from the exhibit would be 2 exhibits, one for Cape Fur Seals, and the other for African Penguins. The path would then go back by the savanna exhibit, with exhibits on the opposite side, these would include two side by side exhibits for Aardvarks and Aardwolves, with signage on the relationship between the two species, an exhibit for Black Rhinoceros, an aviary for Lappet Faced Vultures, An exhibit for Chamca Baboons, one for Vervet Monkeys, an exhibit for Warthogs, and an aviary for small african birds

    Red Billed Quelea
    Yellow Billed Oxpecker
    Southern Masked Weaver
    Rufous Tailed Weaver
    Orange Cheeked Waxbill
    Lavendar Waxbill
    Common Waxbill
    African Firefinch
    African Golden Oriole
    Blue Quail
    Black Faced Quailfinch

    After a walk down a path with the savanna exhibit on one side, you eventually come to a forested area, and over the path is a sign that says "Wild Congo".........
    Last edited: 16 Oct 2014
  8. Norwegian moose

    Norwegian moose Well-Known Member

    13 Feb 2013
    Very impressing zoo I must said. However I am in the process of writing my own zoo layout. And many of the ideas you have used, I have used also, in a similar way. So dont get angry if I post a zoo plan that is similar to yours:). We may have a similiar mindset when it comes to zoo plans, but I dont think that is negative:)
  9. AverageWalrus

    AverageWalrus Well-Known Member

    29 Aug 2014
    I dont care if your zoo is kind of the same as mine, i think it would be nice to also spot the differences between my zoo and yours, and if you want, take some inspiration from me, because i just want to do this for fun:D
  10. AverageWalrus

    AverageWalrus Well-Known Member

    29 Aug 2014
    Congo Adventure

    Congo Adventure!

    Congo Adventure would be the 2nd of the 4 areas of Wild Africa. After passing passed the sign in Savanna Wilds into the forested area, you walk down a path until you come to the first exhibit, a paddock in a clearing for Okapi, Red River Hog, Congo Peafowl, Sitatunga, and Lowland Bongo, Across from it would be a paddock for various species of Duiker and Other animals

    Maxwell's Duiker
    Blue Duiker
    Bay Duiker
    Yellow-Backed Duiker
    Red Forest Duiker
    Zebra Duiker
    Black Duiker
    Red Necked Francolin
    Scaly Francolin

    After going down the path, you would come to the congo Aviary and Aquarium Building, With 2 parts, an Aviary, and an Aquarium (but you could already tell that from the name). After entering, you would come to the Aviary part of the building, a massive indoor free flight aviary with a simulated rainforest, a stream with a waterfall coming from a cliff area, a swamp, and other things.

    Red Headed Lovebird
    African Gray Parrot
    Gray Headed Parrot
    Rose Ringed Parakeet
    Meyer's Parrot
    Black Collared Lovebird
    Red Fronted Parrot
    Great Blue Turaco
    Green Turaco
    Bare Faced Go Away Bird
    Yellow Billed Turaco
    Lemon Dove
    Narina Trogon
    Black Headed Oriole
    Purple Indigobird
    Dusky Twinspot
    Black Casqued Hornbill
    Trumpeter Hornbill
    Marsh Warbler
    Western Violet Backed Sunbird
    African Spotted Creeper
    Little Rush Warbler
    White Tailed Blue Flycatcher
    Western Bronze Naped Pigeon
    African Green Pigeon
    Namaqua Dove
    Emerald Spotted Wood Dove
    Red Faced Woodland Warbler
    Bearded Woodpecker
    Olive Woodpecker

    After the aviary would be the Congo Aquarium, Featuring Aquatic Animals of the Congo River and Rainforest. After you enter the building, the first exhibit would be a tank with a mangrove root for Elephant Fish, next to it would be a large tank for Goliath Tiger Fish. Next to the Tigerfish Exhibit would be a large Community Tank for the fish of the Congo.

    Buffalo Head Cichlid
    Upside-Down Catfish
    Fahaka Pufferfish
    African Butterflyfish
    Ornate Bichir
    Congo Pufferfish

    The Congo Aquarium would also have terrariums for reptiles and amphibians of the congo

    African Dwarf Crocodile
    Gaboon Viper
    Okavango Mud Turtle
    Bicolored Swamp Snake
    Goliath Frog

    After exiting the Congo Aviary and Aquarium, there is the pygmy hippo exhibit, with underwater viewing. After walking a short distance from the Hippo exhibit, you would come to the premier exhibit of Wild Congo, Primate Islands, with various islands in a lake, each for different primates, going by the exhibits would be paths, bridges and more!

    Western Lowland Gorilla
    Zanzibar Red Colobus
    Blue Monkey
    King Colobus
    Allen's Swamp Monkey
    Patas Monkey
    Moustached Guenon
    Sun Tailed Guenon

    After exiting the Primate Islands, you would come to the a path that would lead to the next area, Madagascar....
  11. AverageWalrus

    AverageWalrus Well-Known Member

    29 Aug 2014
    Just a heads-up everybody, there probobly wont be another update till Sunday, AverageWalrus, Out :)
  12. Norwegian moose

    Norwegian moose Well-Known Member

    13 Feb 2013
    @AverageWalrus, dont excpect me to post my zoo plan anytime soon. Im in the process of writing a detailed zoo layout plan depicting the whole African continent. And that is taking much time. It takes even more time with all the other projects I have+lots and lots offf schoolwork. So dont expect me to see it, until at least Christmas. It may take even longer time than that too. But when and if I post dont get angry if we have similar ideas, we just have a similar way of thinking:)
  13. elefante

    elefante Well-Known Member

    12 Aug 2009
    North Dakota, USA
    This has been great to read. So where would you place this enormous zoo?
  14. AverageWalrus

    AverageWalrus Well-Known Member

    29 Aug 2014
    Im Still Deciding on The Northeast US or Florida
  15. elefante

    elefante Well-Known Member

    12 Aug 2009
    North Dakota, USA
    With a zoo that size I would choose a warmer location like Florida or California. Especially with all the warm weather animals you want to have.
  16. AverageWalrus

    AverageWalrus Well-Known Member

    29 Aug 2014

    Just a note before the area, sorry for not posting this yesterday, i was being a lazy butt yesterday:)


    After exiting Congo Adventure, you would come to less densely forested area with an overhead sign on an arch saying "Madagascar", after walking a short way from the sign,you come to the main area of Madagascar, a Enormous Artifcal Baobab Tree. It would be entered by a hole in the trunk of the tree, a dimly lit area with "Roots" and artifical mushrooms on the wall. This would be "Nocturnal Madagascar", which would be exactly what it sounds like, an area dedicated to the nocturnal fauna of madagascar. After entering the tree, on the left side of the tree would be a glass Paneled exhibit for Lesser Hedgehog Tenrecs, On the Right would be an exhibit for Jenkin's Shrew Tenrec. Next to the Jenkin's Shrew Tenrecs would be Greater Hedgehog Tenrecs, and next to the Lesser Hedgehog Tenrecs would be Lowland Streaked Tenrecs. Across from the Tenrec Exhibits would a Glass Paneled, Forested Exhibit for Gray Mouse Lemurs and Pygmy Mouse Lemurs. After the Mouse Lemur Exhibit, the path would take a left turn, and on that turn on the left would be a glass paneled exhibit for Aye-Ayes, Across From the Aye-Ayes would be a glass paneled exhibit for Malagasy Palm Civets. Up the Path, the path would take a right turn, and on the left side would be another glass paneled exhibit for Fossas, Across from the Fossas would be an exhibit for Malagasy Giant Rats, with an artificial burrow viewable from a set of stairs going down. After going down the path a bit more, you would come to the final exhibit of Nocturnal Madagascar, an Exhibit for a Colony of Malagasy Mouse Eared Bats, Then, there would be a set of stairs, painted to look like wood jotting out of the tree, going up to the Second part of the Baobab Tree, MAIRF, Madagascan Amphibians, Insects, Reptiles, and Fish. Also there would be an elevator going to MAIRF. After entering MAIRF, infront of the Stairs/Elevator would be two glass paneled exhibits in a tree stump for Gold Dust and Yellow Throated Day Geckos. Walking Right From the Stairs would be The Treetop Cafe, To the Left Side of The Cafe would Be an exhibit for Mangarahara and Lamena Cichlids. In the Center of the Room would be A Tall Wooden Stump with Glass Paneling for a Colony of Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches. On the Left side of the MAIRF would be the Chameleon Corner, with many exhibits for the many chameleon species of Madagascar.

    Nosy Be Panther Chameleon
    Ambilobe Panher Chameleon
    Jewelled Chameleon
    Two Banded Chameleon
    Carpet Chameleon
    Rhinoceros Chameleon
    Malagasy Giant Chameleon
    Parson's Chameleon (Orange Eye Variant)
    Brown Leaf Chameleon
    Deceptive Chameleon
    Globe Horned Chameleon
    Amber Mountain Chameleon

    Next to the Chameleon Corner would be a series of Terrariums for Various Miscellaneous Lizards

    Madagascar Day Gecko
    Ocelot Gecko
    Paroedura Lohatsara (has no common name)
    Blue Tailed Day Gecko
    Three Lined Day Gecko
    Peacock Day Gecko
    Dull Day Gecko
    Speckled Day Gecko
    Flat Tailed Day Gecko
    Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko
    Henkel's Leaf Tailed Gecko
    Madagascar Girdled Lizard
    Collared Iguana
    Grandidier's Madagascar Swift

    Across from the Stairs on the other side of MAIRF would be a row of Terrariums for The Various Snakes of Madagascar

    Malagasy Ground Boa
    Dumerill's Boa
    Malagasy Tree Boa
    Malagasy Leaf Nosed Snake
    Madagascar Speckled Hognose Snake
    Madagascar Burrowing Snake

    Also on the same wall as the Snake Exhibits would be an exhibit for Aquatic Turtles

    East African Black Mud Turtle
    Yellow Bellied Mud Turtle
    Madagascan Big Headed Turtle

    Across from the Turtle Exhibit would be an exhibit similar to the Dart Frog Exhibit in The Tropics for Mantella Frogs

    Boophis Bottae (no Common Name)
    Golden Mantella Frog
    Golden Mantella Frog (Red Morph)
    Baron's Mantella
    Cowan's Mantella
    Yellow Mantella
    Yellow Ebenaui
    Bernhard's Mantella
    Blue Legged Mantella
    Malagasy Painted Mantella
    Haraldmeier's Mantella
    Black Eared Mantella
    Guibé's Mantella
    Beautiful Mantella

    To the left of the Mantella Frog Exhibit would be several terrariums for Tomato Frogs, Malagasy Rainbow Frogs, Marbled Rain Frogs, Rutenburg's Reed Frogs, and Whitebelly Reed Frogs.

    There would be two paths going out of the tree and over a lake, one next to the Treetop Cafe Going To "Lemur Land" and The other Next To the turtle exhibit going to the "Malagasy Aviary" The One we are going to cover first is "Lemur Land"

    After walking over the lake on the Elevated Pathway, you come down to a ramp that brings you back down to the ground, after walking down a path, you come to an exhibit for Red Ruffed, Black and White Ruffed, Ring Tailed, Brown, and Crowned Lemurs, To the right of the First Lemur Exhibit would be a large, forested mesh covered exhibit for Coquerel's, Milne-Edwards, Diademed, and Crowned Sifakas, Aswell as Indiris. There would also be an Elevated Pathway going through the exhibit to give Zoogoers a better look at these Lemurs Aboreal Life. The Path would go left away from the Two Lemur Exhibits, to a bamboo lined path, eventually, you will come to an exhibit with Bamboo in it for Golden Bamboo and Gray Gentle Lemurs. Across from the Bamboo Lemur Exhibit would be two side by side exhibits, one for Mongoose Lemurs, and The other for Eastern Woolly Lemurs, after going down the path, you come to the final exhibit in Lemur Land, an exhibit for Hubbard's Sportive Lemurs. After that, the path would branch off and connect with teh path that exits The Madagascar Aviary, you could either go to the Final Area of Africa, North Africa, or take the preferred path, the one that goes to the entrance of the Madagascar Aviary.

    The Madagascar Aviary would be accesed by two ways, the elevated pathway going from the Baobab Tree and the aforementioned path from Lemur Land. After Entering the aviary, you would be greeted with an enormous 30ft tall free flight aviary, with one area forested, one desert, one marshy, all representing the many areas of madagascar.

    Meller's Duck
    Red Billed Teal
    Bernier's Teal
    Madagascan Pochard
    Madagascan Grebe
    Madagascar Pygmy Kingfisher
    Madagascar Crested Ibis
    Humblot's Heron
    Subdesert Mesite
    Madagascar Red Fody
    Madagascar Magpie Robin
    Madagascar Paradise Flycatcher
    White Headed Vanga
    Short Legged Ground Roller
    Giant Coua
    Malagasy Pond Heron
    Malagasy Sacred Ibis
    Brown Mesite
    Madagascan Wood Rail
    Madagascan Rail
    Madagascan Flufftail
    Slender Billed Flufftail
    Madagascan Plover
    Madagascan Sandgrouse
    Malagasy Turtle Dove
    Madagascan Green Pigeon
    Madagascan Blue Pigeon
    Red Breasted Coua
    Roufous Headed Ground Roller
    Pitta Like Ground Roller
    Madagascan Buttonquail
    Madagascan Snipe
    Olive Bee Eater
    Greater Vasa Parrot
    Gray Headed Lovebird
    Velvet Asity
    Schlegel's Asity
    Yellow Bellied Sunbird Asity
    Tylas Vanga
    Red Tailed Vanga
    Nuthatch Vanga
    Blue Vanga
    Crossley's Vanga
    Helmet Vanga
    Rufous Vanga
    Bernier's Vanga
    Madagascan Lark
    Malagasy Brush Warbler
    Benson's Rock Thrush
    Malagasy Green Sunbird

    Also in the aviary would be 3 exhibits, for the Radiated, Spider, and Ploughshare Tortoises. At the end of the aviary would be a sectioned off area of the building with Aviaries for Various Madagascan Birds of Prey.

    Madagascan Fish Eagle
    Red Owl
    France's Sparrowhawk
    Madagascan Sparrowhawk
    Madagascan Buzzard
    Torotoroka Scops Owl

    After exiting the aviary, you walk down the path that conjoins with the one from Lemur Land that goes to the next and Final Area of Wild Africa, Northern Africa.
    Last edited: 21 Oct 2014
  17. AverageWalrus

    AverageWalrus Well-Known Member

    29 Aug 2014
    North Africa

    North Africa would be the 4th and Final Area of Wild Africa, focusing on the fauna of North Africa (I know, how could you ever tell without me saying it). After taking the path from Madagascar, it becomes slightly less and less forested untill you come to a flat area with little trees. After coming to the entrance, you come to an overhead sign saying "North Africa" on it. After walking into the area, you go down a path and come to the first exhibits, on your left would be a 1 acre paddock for Scimitar Horned Oryx, Addax, Dama Gazelle, and Dorcas Gazelle. On the Right Side would be a mountainous, 1/2 acre paddock of Barbary Sheep. After walking down the path and past the exhibits, you would come to a circular area of path, Like the one in Up North. In the center of the circle would be a circular exhibit split into two with a wall, one half of the circle would be Fennec Foxes, and the Other for Rüppell's Fox. The Circle would also have some food carts and benches, and on the left, right, and side going forward from the path that has the Paddocks on it's sides. On the left path, on the left side would be a small exhibit for Sand Cats, on the right would be a similarly sized exhibit for Banded Mongooses. The Final exhibit would be viewable from the right and left sides of the path for Striped Hyenas. The Right Path would have an exhibit for a pride of African Lions to represent the Extinct Barbary Lion. These Lions and the Pride in Savanna Wilds would Rotate from exhibit to exhibit daily. The Path Going Forward would lead to an Egyptian Pyramid, that would house Reptiles and Small Mammals. Inside would be many terrariums and exhibits, along with Hieroglyphics and (Fake) Torches on the Wall.

    Desert Monitor
    Cairo Spiny Mouse
    Small Spotted Lizard
    Greater Egyptian Jerboa
    Egyptian Mastigure
    Saharan Uromastyx
    Egyptian Cobra
    Ornate Mastigure
    Saharan Horned Viper
    North African Elephant Shrew
    Algerian Ribbed Newt
    Horseshoe Whip Snake
    Sinai Agama
    Nile Delta Toad
    Saharan Racer
    Ethiopian Short-Headed Frog
    Namaqua Dwarf Adder

    After exiting the Pyramid, on the Right Side would be an exhibit for Black Backed Jackals, and on the left would be a Troop Of Olive Baboons. After this, you would take a path up to a mountainous area, where you would go up a tunnel in the rock. Once you exit the Tunnel, on Your Left would be an exhibit for a Troop of Geladas, on The Right would be an exhibit for a Troop Of Barbary Macaques. Then the path would go forward untill coming to an exhibit for Ethiopian Wolves, after the wolf exhibit, the path would go down untill it split into two, you could either go right, and to the section i'll be covering next, Down Under, or go left to the section i'll be covering after Down Under, Eurasia, the European Forests and Plains area more Specifically. Join Me next time as I cover the next section, Down Under, with the first area, The Outback....
  18. elefante

    elefante Well-Known Member

    12 Aug 2009
    North Dakota, USA
    Why not have some Barbary stags here? I'm sure a lot of people would be surprised there were deer in Africa.
  19. AverageWalrus

    AverageWalrus Well-Known Member

    29 Aug 2014


    Welcome to the 3rd section of Wild Planet Mega Zoo, Down Under, with 3 areas, Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea, (obviously) focusing on the Islands and Continent the Areas are named after. If you choose the path from Wild Africa that leads to Down Under. If you take that path, the path goes to a bridge over the same stream that you go over when entering Wild Africa (it would span all over the zoo. On the bridge would be an overhead sign saying "Down Under" on it. After walking off the bridge and down the path a bit, you come to a sign that says "Australia" on it.


    After entering this area, the path keeps going down untill you get to the first exhibit, a slightly forested exhibit, that would be in a pit (only 5 feet deep) for Common Wombats, Northern Hairy Nosed Wombats, Short Beaked Echidna, and Koalas. There would also be a bridge going over the exhibit to a grove of trees for a better veiw of the Koalas. The path would curve around the exhibit to where the bridge ends and goes back to the path. The Path would then go to a flat, grassy area where there would be a 2 acre exhibit for Red Kangaroo, Eastern Gray Kangaroo, Emu, and Parma, Swamp, Agile, and Yellow Footed Rock Wallabies. Next to it would be a smaller exhibit for Black and Common Wallaroos. Across from the Kangaroo/Wallaby/Emu exhibit would be a gift shop and a resturant and eating/sitting area. After those two exhibits, there would then take a turn into a section that would house most of the other marsupials in the area. It would start off with an exhibit for Tiger Quolls, with an exhibit for Tasmanian Devils Across from it. There would also be an aviary type exhibit with a Termite Mound for Numbats. The exhibit would be next to a building that would contain an indoor nocturnal exhibit. Inside the building, once you enter there would be four glass paneled exhibits on each side of the wall, on the right would be Greater Bilbies, Eastern Barred Bandicoots, Long Nosed Bandicoots, and Southern Brown Bandicoots, and on the roght would be Eastern Pygmy Possums, Sugar Gliders, Squirrel Gliders, and Black Footed Tree Rats. Going Further into the buiding, there would be an exhibit for Common Brushtail and Common Ringtail Possums, after this, you would exit the building, once you exit, there would be an exhibit for a pack of Dingoes. Further up the path, it would curve, then it would come to a large mesh aviary with a large tree for Gray Headed Flying Foxes. After this, the path would keep curving untill you come to an area that would have several water exhibits, the first exhibits would be two side by side exhibits in the same pool of water, separated by a wall of rock, with a single waterfall going into both exhibits, both of them would have basking beaches and underwater veiwing, so what would be in these exhibits? In the left one would be Saltwater Crocodiles, and in the right would be Freshwater Crocodiles. To the right of the Crocodiles would be a large aquarium for various Australian Freshwater Fish.

    Murray Cod
    Australian Bass
    Australian Grayling
    Golden Perch
    Esturary Perch
    Sleepy Cod
    Murray River Rainbowfish
    Black Banded Rainbowfish
    Mary River Cod
    Western Carp Gudgeon

    Next to the aquarium would be a smaller tank for Queensland Lungfish, To the left of the crocodiles would be an exhibit for Platypuses, and next to the Platypuses would be an exhibit for Little Blue Penguins, they would have an area of land and a large pool of water, there would be underwater veiwing, as usual with most semi-aquatic species exhibits. After walking past the aquatic exhibits, you would come to the final exhibits in the area, a building that would comprise of two exhibits, The Australian Reptile House, and The Australian Aviary. The Australian Reptile House would be just what it sounds like, a reptile house for reptile and amphibians of australia.

    Central Bearded Dragon (4 Normal, 2 Hypomelanistic (White), 2 Yellow)
    Fly River Turtle
    Thick Tailed Gecko
    Lace Monitor
    Common Snakeneck Turtle
    Western Blue Tounged Skink
    Green Tree Python
    Brown Tree Snake
    Common Death Adder
    Arafura File Snake
    Common Garden Snake
    Common Scaly Foot
    Metallic Skink
    Mountain Dragon
    Murray River Turtle
    Desert Death Adder
    Coastal Taipan
    Inland Taipan
    Australian Water Dragon
    Beaked Gecko
    Black Headed Monitor
    Eastern Brown Snake
    Eastern Three Lined Skink
    Boyd's Forest Dragon
    Three Lined Skink
    Broad Tailed Gecko
    Great Desert Skink
    Pygmy Mulga Monitor
    Pygmy Copperhead
    Emerald Tree Monitor
    Eastern Long Necked Turtle
    Jacky Dragon
    Cunningham's Skink
    Oenpelli Python
    Rough Scaled Python
    Jungle Carpet Python
    Champion's Leaf Tailed Gecko
    Manning River Snapping Turtle
    Lorde Howe Island Skink
    Southern Grass Skink
    Children's Python
    Lace Monitor
    Saw Shelled Turtle
    Red Naped Snake
    Red Bellied Black Snake
    Velvet Gecko
    Leaf Green Tree Frog
    White's Tree Frog
    Eastern Banjo Frog
    Cane Toad (with signage about their invasion)
    Striped Burrowing Frog
    Fry's Frog
    Giant Burrowing Forg
    Fletcher's Frog
    Painted Frog
    Haswell's Froglet
    Red Crowned Toadlet
    Sunset Frog
    Growling Grass Frog

    After exiting the Australian Reptile House, you go into the Australian Aviary, with many species of birds from Australia. It would be an enormous, free flight aviary that would cover more than 4 acres of space, it would have an Outback/Scrubby type area and a Rainforest/Forest Enviroment, aswell as a large pond, providing a suitable habitat for the birds that would live in the aviary. In the aviary, there would be several Fenced off or sectioned off (in mesh aviaries) Birds that will be represented by either a (F) or (S) in the species list, as there would be Cassowaries, and i wouldnt want anyone getting kicked by a cassowary, because from what i hear, it is not a very pleasant experience

    Southern Cassowary (F)
    Australian Brushturkey
    Orange Footed Scrubfowl
    Stubble Quail
    Brown Quail
    King Quail
    Magpie Goose
    Black Swan
    Australian Shelduck
    Musk Duck
    Freckled Duck
    Plumed Whistling Duck
    Australian Wood Duck
    Chesnut Teal
    Green Pygmy Goose
    Pink Eared Duck
    Blue Billed Duck
    White Headed Pigeon
    Diamond Dove
    Brush Bronzewing
    Crested Pigeon
    Spinifex Pigeon
    Squatter Pigeon
    Peaceful Dove
    Superb Fruit Dove
    Wompoo Fruit Dove
    Banded Fruit Dove
    Rose Crowned Fruit Dove
    Tawny Frogmouth (S)
    Australian Pied Cormorant
    Australasian Bittern
    Black Backed Bittern
    Purple Swamphen
    Chestnut Rail
    Baillon's Crake
    Australian Crake
    Tasmanian Nativehen
    Black Tailed Nativehen
    Australian Bustard (S)
    Red Backed Buttonquail
    Buff Breasted Buttonquail
    Black Breasted Buttonquail
    Painted Buttonquail
    Australian King Parrot
    Eastern Rosella
    Red Rumped Parrot
    Palm Cockatoo
    Glossy Black Cockatoo
    Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
    Gang-Gang Cockatoo
    Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
    Long Billed Corella
    Rainbow Lorikeet
    Scaly Breasted Lorikeet
    Varied Lorikeet
    Purple Crowned Lorikeet
    Double Eyed Fig Parrot
    Electus Parrot
    Red Winged Parrot
    Superb Parrot
    Regent Parrot
    Princess Parrot
    Green Rosella
    Pale Headed Rosella
    Crimson Rosella
    Western Rosella
    Northern Rosella
    Mulga Parrot
    Golden Shouldered Parrot
    Budgerigar (Normal, Blue, and Violet Colorations)
    Orange Bellied Parrot
    Turqouise Parrot
    Azure Kingfisher
    Little Kingfisher
    Laughing Kookaburra
    Blue Winged Kookaburra
    Rainbow Bee Eater
    Red Bellied Pitta
    Rainbow Pitta
    Superb Lyrebird
    Rofous Treecreeper
    White Throated Treecreeper
    Regent Bowerbird
    Satin Bowerbird
    Splendid Fairywren
    Superb Fairywren
    Purple Crowned Fairywren
    White Throated Grasswren
    Yellow Throated Scrubwren
    Speckled Warbler
    Fairy Gerygone
    White Throated Gerygone
    Spotted Pardalote
    Red Browed Pardalote
    Eastern Spinebill
    Yellow Tufted Honeyeater
    Bell Miner
    Noisy Miner
    New Holland Honeyeater
    Crimson Chat (The Bird on the Logo)
    Orange Chat
    Hall's Babbler
    Eastern Whipbird
    Varied Sittella
    Common Cicadabird
    Varied Triller
    Golden Whistler
    Green Oriole
    Australasian Figbird
    Dusky Woodswallow
    Black Currawong
    Spangled Drongo
    Rufous Fanbird
    Leaden Flycatcher
    Trumpet Manucode
    Flame Robin
    Rose Robin
    Eastern Yellow Robin
    White Faced Robin
    Ashy Bellied White Eye
    Fairy Martin
    Bassin Thrush
    Metallic Starling
    Masked Finch
    Zebra Finch
    Double Barred Finch
    Crimson Finch
    Star Finch
    Gouldian Finch
    Australasian Pipit

    After exiting that monster of an aviary, you are greeted with 4 mesh aviares for White Bellied Sea Eagles, Little Eagles, Red Goshawks, and Australian Hobbies. After This, The path would keep going to the next area, New Zealand......
    Last edited: 26 Oct 2014
  20. AverageWalrus

    AverageWalrus Well-Known Member

    29 Aug 2014
    New Zealand

    New Zealand

    After taking the path from Australia, you go over the stream once again, and come to the 2nd Area of Down Under, New Zealand. Ater getting off the bridge, you come to an overhead sign saying "Nau Mai ki Aotearoa" which means "Welcome to New Zealand" in the Maori Language. After this, the path would come to a large, circular, glass topped atrium. After entering, on the left and right sides of the entrance, there would be 2 large aviaries for Malherbe's Parakeets on the Right, and Chatham Parakeets on the Left. In the center of the atrium would be an exhibit for Wekas, Takahēs, and Auckland Island Rails. Also in the atrium would be various terrariums for various Animals.

    North Island Tuatara
    Brothers Island Tuatara
    Jewelled Gecko
    Auckland Green Gecko
    Forest Gecko
    Cloudy Gecko
    Northland Green Gecko
    Stephens Island Gecko
    Hochstetter's Frog
    Archey's Frog
    Hamilton's Frog
    Maud Island Frog
    Katipo Spider
    New Zealand Water Spider

    On the Right Wall of the Atrium would be a Hallway that would lead outside, but in the Hallway would be Nocturnal Exhibits. After entering the hallway through a pair of glass, black painted doors, on the Right side of the wall would be an exhibit for North Island Brown Kiwis, and on the right, Great Spotted Kiwis. Further down the hallway would be a large exhibit for Kākāpōs. Across from the Kakapos would be an exhibit for Moreporks, an Owl species native to Tasmania and New Zealand. Next to it, an exhibit dedicated to the now extinct Laughing Owl. The final exhibit in the nocturnal section would be an exhibit for New Zealand Long Tailed Bats, one of the 3 indigenous land mammals of New Zealand. Right next to the bat exhibits would be another pair of black, glass doors that would lead outside. Outside, there would be two bronze, life sized statues of a Moa and Haast's Eagle. After these two statues, the path would continue to the section of the area that would contain all of the Aquatic Species. The first exhibit in this section would be a large pond with an island with a tree in the middle for various waterbird species

    Blue Duck
    Paradise Shelduck
    New Zealand Scaup
    Campbell Teal
    Brown Teal
    South Island Oystercatcher
    Variable Oystercatcher
    New Zealand Plover
    Shore Dotterel

    From the Left of the Pond would be a large, mesh covered exhibit for Yellow Eyed, Fiordland, and White Flippered Penguins which they would share with Black Fronted Terns, Red Billed Gulls, Cook's Petrels, Black Petrels, and Buller's Shearwaters. Then, the path would go untill you came to an large exhibit for the Endangered and Little Known Hector's Dolphin. Next to the Dolphin Exhibit would be an exhibit for New Zealand Sea Lions. After this, you would come to the final exhibits in the area, a large group of various aviaries and exhibits for birds.

    New Zealand Pigeon
    New Zealand Falcon
    Rock Wren
    New Zealand Fernbird
    South Island Tomtit
    New Zealand Robin
    Black Robin
    Brown Creeper
    North Island Saddleback
    New Zealand Bellbird
    New Zealand Fantail
    Malherbe's Parakeet

    After this, the path would go and split into two, with one path going right that would go back to Andes, Pampas, and Cerrado, and one going forward to the final area of Down Under, New Guniea....
    Last edited: 29 Oct 2014