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Zoo Decisions 2 (African Precinct)

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  1. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member

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    This thread continues from here: Zoo Decisions 2: North American Precinct

    The African Precinct


    Introduction:

    Abibu gazini! Welcome aboard!

    For those of you who have just joined us, we are now in the year 2023; our zoo is home to a thriving family of Tasmanian tigers; and we’re about to begin building one of our most dramatic precincts - the Africa precinct.

    Projects:

    Our main project will be the construction of an open range zoo - a sister zoo to the Millennial Zoo London; which will house some the species less suited to the urban environment of our existing site.

    There will be several smaller projects along the way, including the conversion of our historic lion house into a nocturnal house.

    We will also be putting our football fields to good use, putting together a team to raise money for an exciting conservation project (Lions of the Ngorongoro Crater); as well as heading to court to take on a circus.

    All this will occur alongside the day to day activities including building complexes. Points will be awarded along the way and we will wrap up with an awards ceremony to recognise people’s efforts and achievements. This will be held inside an exhibition hall, with the final design to be chosen by the winner of the points competition.

    The Royal Slush Fund:

    Not exciting enough, I hear you say? Well, while we will be following a budget. Excess funds will be collected into the royal slush fund and if funding allows, we will have a natural disaster in our zoo. If funding does not allow, we won’t have a natural disaster. :)

    I will advise when complex applications can be submitted (approx May 7). In the meantime, we will get into our first projects. Please also feel free to apply for one of the vaccancies listed below.
     
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    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member

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    Vaccancies:

    Registrar:

    This person will be in charge of organising imports and exports.

    Estimated workload: 5 minutes a day.

    Financial Administrator:

    Did you ever play Bursar as a kid? (Yeah me neither, like wtf) Well now’s your chance. The financial administrator keeps track of our budget during the construction of the complexes and will advise whether there is enough money in the Royal Slush Fund to have a natural disaster.

    Estimated workload: 2 minutes a day
     
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    Project 1: The End of an Empire

    Our historic lion house has housed lions for over a century. At it’s height, it was home to several prides of lions; but these aging, hybrid lions are now being phased out to focus on breeding programmes for purebred lions and to repurpose this immense building for use as a nocturnal house.

    The remnants of five prides remain:

    0.2: Calpurnia (1997) and Cleopatra (1997)
    1.1: Justus (1999) and Julia (1999)
    1.2: Gaius (2000), Galla (2000) and Gaia (2000)
    1.2: Septimus (2003), Seneca (2003) and Septima (2003)
    1.2: Vita (2003), Valeria (2003) and Quintus (2004)

    Following on the Roman theme, the birth years of the lions and the cities in which the lions are to be retired to have been transcribed into Roman.

    Match each one with one of the five prides to win 5 points. Name the pride and the destination city. Nobody can answer more than two questions.
     
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    What pride are we:

    MM; MM; MM

    What city are we going to:

    Mamucium
     
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    What pride are we:

    MCMXCVII; MCMXCVII

    What city are we going to:

    Camulodunum
     
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    What pride are we:

    MMIII; MMIII; MMIII

    What city are we going to:

    Deva Victrix
     
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    What pride are we:

    MMIII; MMIII; MMIV

    What city are we going to:

    Lindum Colonia
     
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    What pride are we:

    MCMXCIX; MCMXCIX

    What city are we going to:

    Leodis
     
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    Decisions and Scenarios:

    Decisions and Scenarios will continue as normal.

    Two points for writing a decision; one point for writing a scenario.

    Remember: decisions are within our control (e.g. what should we do); scenarios aren’t (e.g. what has happened)

    You must answer the previous decision/scenario to set a new one.

    I will write one to start us off:

    Decision:

    What should we name our new Red ruffed lemur:

    A) Toliara (a city in Madagascar)?
    B) Malkia (Swahili for ‘queen’ - lemurs have a matriarchal society)?
    C) RRL001 (her database identification number)?

    @Zoofan15: 2 points
     
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    This is the pride born in 2000 (Gaius, Galla, Gaia)

    They will be going to Manchester.
     
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    This is the 1999 pride (Justus, Julia)

    They will be going to Leeds.
     
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    All correct! 10 points. :cool:
     
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    1997 and Colchester

    2003 and Chester

    This is the pride born in 2003 and 2004 (Vita...) and Lincoln
     
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    We shall name her... Toliara.

    Suddenly, out of nowhere an elderly zoo guest has heat stroke in the abhorrid sun. While he was fine, zoo guests are questioning the safety of the zoo's sunny areas.
    A) Release a press statement
    B) Place water fountains around the zoo
    C) Create cooling areas where guests can fill up water bottles, purchase drinks, and take mist showers.
     
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    Great work @amur leopard. 10 points to you! You and @TheGerenuk are currently in the lead.
     
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    C) These will be essential in the height of summer.

    Shona the Grant’s zebra is due May 8 2019. What did the scan reveal:

    A) A single foal?
    B) Twins?

    @Zoofan15: 3 points
     
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    Project 2: A New Moon

    With the last our lions leaving today, we can start work on transforming our historic lion house into an African nocturnal house.

    We want to accomodate 20 species in this building.

    Of these 20 species, we want:

    At least two bats
    At least two medium sized mammals
    At least two reptiles
    At least two birds

    Challenge:

    Choose an African species that is either nocturnal or suited to living in a nocturnal house:

    - Briefly describe the exhibit (1-2 sentences)
    - The number of animals that it will accomodate
    - What Zoo they will be coming from

    You can submit as many species as you like, but each species MUST be on a separate post as to be approved, as each species must be ‘liked’ by at least two people (and we need to know what we’re ‘liking’).

    Please note: Snow Leopard’s Rule will apply to this precinct, so you can still use any species exhibited in the nocturnal house when designing complexes later on in the precinct.

    Two points will be awarded per entry. A further three points will be awarded if that entry is approved (two or more people ‘like’ it).
     
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    Species Selection: Aardvark

    Exhibit Description:
    A medium-sized, scrubland enclosure that is extremely deep to provide opportunities for digging. There are also scattered termite mounds for more natural enrichment.

    The exhibit will accommodate 1.1 aardvark.

    1.0 will come from Cincinnati Zoo, and 0.1 will come from Chester Zoo.
     
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    A rocky exhibit (not really, though many vantage points) that is naturalistic and planted with endangered African savannah plants is home to 1.0 African Rock Python from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
     
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    A new moon: Species selection:

    Aardwolf Proteles cristata

    Exhibit design: The exhibit will contain several native African flora, alongside many dens and burrows to allow our Aardwolfs to shy out of view and get some private time. The enclosure will also have rocks and sand mountain formations for the Aardwolfs to climb on.

    The exhibit can accommodate up to 4 Aardwolf, but for now we will display 0.1.

    0.1 will come from the Hammerton zoo.

    @Jambo = 2 points
     
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