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  1. Zooreviewsuk

    Zooreviewsuk Well-Known Member

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    Worlds Of Wildlife

    Worlds Of Wildlife is my planned Zoo build within the next 25 years. It's a plan I actually want to put together and design. I hope to have this underway within 10-15 years in the UK, and completed within 30 years. There will be five phases which include Rep-Tropica, Madagascar Land, The Native Wildlife, Cats Of The World and The Hands On Zone!

    Each Zone, will have separate entry costs, although the plan is to build a hotel as well and have it as a Resort. Access to the Hands On Zone, will be only be available to those staying at our Resort as part of the VIP program.

    The first phase will be Rep-Tropica, which will be set up first, then Madagascar Land, before the Native Wildlife Centre & Hotel. After this will come Cats Of The World, with the Hands On Zone completing the whole resort, within 30 years, some 15 years after the opening of Reptropica.

    Rep-Tropical (Phase One)

    Rep-Tropica will be the first phase of Worlds Of Wildlife. Split into four sections, this complete Indoor exhibit will house three sections full of Reptiles and Tropical Species.

    As you enter Rep-Tropica, you will notice the whole set up is that of two floors, and despite there will be four interlink buildings, the lower section of buildings one and two, will house the parks Reptiles.

    The first building is entitled Land Of The Lizards, where there will be 19 differing sized Vivariums and exhibits packed with fascinating Lizards and Crocodilains from all around the world.

    Blue Headed Agama (The Southern Rock Agama) starts the collection within it’s African theme, which will also consist of Cape Grass Lizards, Nile Monitor Lizards, Nile Crocodiles and Kalahari Tree Skinks.

    Moving into the Australian themed area, will be our large Saltwater Crocodile Exhibit, where you can brave the bridge above the exhibit, as well as the views from the side of the exhibit and also underwater viewing.

    As you move past the Saltys, you will see our Eastern Water Dragon’s and our group of Thorny Devil Lizards.

    Next up will be our Flap Footed Lizards and Land Mullets complete our Australian section.

    Having started in South Africa, and moved across to Australia, you travel into our Asian experience.

    Smaller Vivariums will contain Rough Nosed Horned Lizards, Shanghai Elegant Skinks, Common Butterfly Lizards, Sand Lizards and Orange Ringed Angleheads.

    Our main exhibits in the Asian section, house our Malayan Water Monitors, Rough Necked Monitors and our Komodo Dragon’s.

    As you leave the exhibit over our water feature, you will see Estuarine Crocodiles on one side, and Hawksbill Turtles to the other side (There will also be underwater viewing for this section).

    As you leave Asia, you venture into Europe which is our Discovery Area.

    In our Discovery area you can see and meet our Caspian Turtles, Spanish Pond Turtle, and Common Tortoise. Amazingly our Discovery centre, which houses all European species of Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles is in the middle of a massive Water tank where you can watch our Green Sea Turtles swim around you in their massive exhibit.

    Also on show in the European area are Common Wall Lizards, European Glass Lizards and Slow Worms. You will also have the chance to meet our Kotschy’s Gecko’s, House Gecko’s and whilst not European, you can get up close and personal with our Royal Pythons, Bearded Dragon’s, Blue Tongue Skinks and a few creepy crawly's !!

    Our European section is devised as a interactive experience, to get you closer to reptiles and learn more about them. As you enter you will become a group of 20 people who will go on a 30 minute tour with our keepers which will involve handling. There will be four tours an hour, for 6 hours a day, and whilst free, places must be booked on arrival catering for 480 guests a day. You can still view our exhibits in the section and watch our keepers from the walkways, but only those on the tours will be involved in handling sessions and the up close and personal experience.

    As you exit Europe, you make the final journey into South America.

    Rainbow Whip Tails, Green Iguana’s, Blue Spotted Wood Lizards, Common Basilisk and Red Tegu welcome you into the exhibit, before you come face to face with our larger exhibits housing Tarapaca Pacific Iguanas, North Caiman Lizards, Black and Spectacled Caiman.

    As you leave the Land Of The Lizards, you enter The Slither Zone, our unique Snakes only section, highlighting Snake Species of the world. The final exhibit is a crossover from The South American Zone, into the The Slither Zone where our Green Anaconda are housed where their Viv will show their swamp topped exhibit, but as you walk down the stairs you walk into the underwater area of the Anaconda being able to watch them if they are in the water which surrounds the staircase.

    Entering into the slither zone via Anaconda tunnel you enter the main hallway, which has 6 rooms around it. Our Slither Zone, has a main hall where our Snake Talks and handling sessions take place, as well as six large rooms with exhibits of different types.

    In the main hallway you will see 10 species of Snake, all of which have handling sessions throughout the day.

    California Kingsnakes
    Corn Snakes
    Boa Constrictors
    Carpet Pythons
    Western Hognose
    Milksnake
    Ball Python
    Garter Snake
    Gopher Snake
    Rosy Boa

    Off the main hall is our 6 zones

    The Indian Forest - Housing our Reticulated Pythons

    The Deep Sea - Our Walk into a massive sea tunnel with Sea Krait’s swimming all around you

    Kingdom Of The Cobra - See our 6 exhibits of Indian Cobra, Indochinese Spitting Cobra, Forest Cobra, Samar Cobra, Mali Cobra and The King Cobra

    Do The Mamba - On one side of our room, is an old Barn with full glass frontal, with camera’s set up so you can view our Black Mamba’s even whilst they are hiding! Whilst the other side of the room, features our grassland and tree exhibits, housing the Green Mamba, with two level viewing, so see the snakes when they are in the tree tops, rather than basking on the grass.

    Most Deadliest - Housing five Vivariums, our Most deadliest exhibit shows you the Inland Taipan, Eastern Brown Snake, Saw Scaled Viper, Tiger Snake & Boomslangs.

    Enter The Mangroves ! - Not for the fainthearted, entering the Mangroves is the UK’s only Snake Walkthrough exhibit. Staying on the walkways, you can observe our pair of Mangrove snakes in the tree’s around you. With a keeper on hand at all times to talk to you about the snakes, you will be able to observe them from a safe distance with no glass between you ! This exhibit will be closed on feeding days, and you will not be able to get within 2 metres of our snakes as they are mildly venomous and therefore public safety is paramount.

    As you leave our Slither Zine from the main hall, you have two options. Staying on the ground floor into the Costa Rican Rainforest Zone, or head upstairs to our land of the Amazon.

    The Costa Rican Rainforest

    Entering the Costa Rican Rainforest, you will witness our two sided Marine view, with White Tip Reef Sharks and Spotted Eagle Rays on one side, and West Indian Manatee’s on the other. Exiting the Marine exhibit, you venture into our two Rainforest Floors.

    As you walk around the lower floor, you will see our free flying Scarlet Maccaws, Great Green Maccaws and Hummingbirds, whilst netted off Aviary's house Tocu Toucan, Green Billed Toucan, Aracari and Montezuma Oropendulas.

    Around our Rainforest floor, you will see four other exhibits featuring White Nosed Coatimundi’s, Kinkajou’s, Collared Peccaries and Paca’s.

    Free roaming will be our group of Spider Monkeys. This group are released from their holding areas at separate times of the day along with our Maccaws. None of the pair will be out together.

    As you walk the walkway way up our jungle path, you will be able to look across the roof of our rainforest and see our Jamaican Fruit Bats and Brown Throated Three Tied Sloth ho have access to the upper level of our Rainforest.

    As you leave the forest through our red light Bat Cave, you will see in their exhibits Vampire Bats and Honduran White Bat.

    This exhibit is either the end of the Costa Rican Rainforest section, or the start if coming from The Amazon Rainforest, where you view the upper floor before heading down the other side of the jungle walkway.

    The Amazon Rainforest

    Entering from the Costa Rican Rainforest you are on the upper floor, and our largest indoor rainforest covering across two of our three buildings!

    Our exhibits include a massive indoor Howler Monkey exhibit, our exclusive Piranha Pool, as well as our free roaming Capybara, Long Nosed Potoroo and Golden Headed Tamarins!

    The Potoroo and Capybara are part of the first phase, before Monkey Jungle houses our Howler Monkeys in their viewing only exhibit, whilst free roaming Golden Headed Tamarins will always be around you!

    As you venture into zone three, you can see our Anteaters before leaving the exhibit via our Frog Zone, highlighting our Frogs of the Amazon!

    As you take the exit doors, you can either head down the stairs back down to the entrance of the Marine View of Costa Rica and The Slither Zone, or you can head into Rep-Tropica Cafe and Gift Shop and the exit stairs to the exit and the start of Land of the lizard.

    In our cafe, you will see out our windows into the trees and platforms of our Jaguar enclosure which backs onto the back of Rep-Tropica from our Exclusive Cats Of The World Zoo. The exhibit will only be viewable once Cats Of The World is complete. There will be no outdoor viewing or ground viewing of the Jaguars from Rep-Tropica. We expect Cats Of The World to be completed within 10 years of the opening of Rep-Tropica.
     
  2. ZooBinh

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    Not to be pessimistic, but this may be a little ambitious to start out...
     
  3. Zooreviewsuk

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    What's wrong with ambition, time, money and contacts can achieve wonders my friend. :)
     
  4. ZooBinh

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    I am sure of that. The problem is, that starting off like this can be pretty hard. You may want to consider revising, starting off with a small attraction, and then expanding as time goes on. Basically, what I mean is just to simplify your plan.

    *just a sidenote: I love your avatar!
     
  5. Zooreviewsuk

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    Thanks, it was one of my better pictures.

    I take a different view, I would rather build something the best I can, than open and gradually expand, as I feel once you open, it's harder to build and expand, so better to get each phase completed and open each phase one bit at a time.
     
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    That's what I meant. I was saying that your plan was a bit much for a starting zoo. You'll need to have many licenses, and that's something you acquire as time goes on, not all at once. Maybe acquire a big lot of space, and then build the simpler parts the best you can, and then renovate and build the big, big things (like sea kraits).
     
  7. Zooreviewsuk

    Zooreviewsuk Well-Known Member

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    That will be the completed Rep-Tropica, which is just one of five phases.

    It will take 10-15 years just to get that to opening. It will all start building together but nothing will open to the public until each section is completed.

    Some exhibits may not be ready at opening, but the outline and plan will remain the same, so if the Sea Krait tunnel room, is not ready for opening, that area will be built but not open so to speak.

    But that's just one of the 5 parks planned and that will be the first to open.