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Zoo Decisions 2 (South American Precinct)

Discussion in 'Fantasy Zoos' started by Nate Brother, 27 Jan 2019.

  1. Nate Brother

    Nate Brother Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Zoo Decisions 2 South American Precinct! I am honored to be your director for this section of Millenial Zoo London! Since this is the first official zoo building thread, (and since I have not quite finished rule planning due to illness during a good portion of the origins thread)* I will give some time for everyone to create some Scenarios/Decisions as outlined in the Orgins thread for the zoo as a whole. Scenarios are worth 1 point, Decisions are worth two. I would prefer if each individual kept track of their points, but I will also. At the end of the Precinct, the people with the top three points will receive a studbook for a species of their choice. But now, let’s begin!

    Decision:

    A major snack food company wishes to put their products in our zoo’s vending machines. While the products are popular and could raise a fair amount of revenue, many contain palm oil from plantations in the tropics. Do we..

    A.) Except the deal
    B.) Not except the deal

    Nate Brother: 2 points

    * I may not be totally up to speed with every rule, so if I am doing something terribly wrong, please inform me.
     
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  2. TheGerenuk

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    B) Do not accept the deal. Our priority is on conserving animal habitats.
    Decision: Visitors want a major development in this precinct. Should it be:
    A) A large aviary.
    B) A walk-through rainforest.
    C) Both A and B combined.
    D) Both A and B, but separate from each other.

    @TheGerenuk - 2 points
     
  3. Jambo

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    A) A large aviary, Since @Nate Brother wanted a large aviary to be the major development for this precinct.

    Desicion: A large, well known Television Company has offered to broadcast a Television series about our Zoo. Though they will pay for most of the budget, the Television company have asked us to give them some donations to assist them with it.

    Should we:

    A) Accept?

    B) Decline?

    @Jambo = 2 points
     
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  4. ZooBinh

    ZooBinh Well-Known Member

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    B) Decline.

    Not much is going on, well, we're not good enough for television status yet.

    Scenario:

    An AR group is blowing their minds off of our decision to further develop our zoo, stating "more lives will be stolen from wild animals".

    Decisions:


    We have not responded because we do know it {precinct} will be amazing.

    Should we:

    A) Turn it into a joke and roast them ;)
    B) Ignore them
    C) Give a lengthy response that'll most likely be ignored.

    @ZooBinh : 3 points
     
  5. FelipeDBKO

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    B) Ignore them, for now. There will be lots of animal rights protests in the future thus lots of opportunities to answer them. There are better phases to do so.

    Decision: The South American precinct will have an aviary. At first, should the focus be...
    A) An specific South American biome
    B) South America in general
    C) Not South America
    D) An specific type of bird

    @FelipeDBKO: 2 points
     
  6. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member

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    B) I’ll say a general South American biome; though as acting chair, it will ultimately be down to @Big Nate as to what theme/species he wants the aviary to have. He may do a vote if he has more than one idea. You have certainly come up with some good ones @FelipeDBKO. :)

    Decision:

    Caesar, one of our oldest male lions, has passed away overnight at the age of 24 years - a fantastic age for a lion. As one of our only two ‘maned’ male lions (the other males are castrated), Caesar was an imposing and ferocious; but popular feature of the historic lion house and the visitors will be sad to learn of his death.

    Should we:

    A) Do a public burial and memorial service?

    B) Bury him privately and close the lion house for the day as a mark of respect?

    @Zoofan15: 2 points
     
  7. FelipeDBKO

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    Oh ok. Thank you for clarifying it for me :)

    A) Do a public burial and memorial service, as one of the zookeepers and regulars favorite animals and first mark of all the other lions that will have to go to start a population of pure Southeast african lions.

    Decision:

    ZSL Whipsnade Zoo has an exceeding blue-and-gold macaw adult female and is offering it for free to neighbor zoos.

    Should we:

    A) Don't take it
    B) Take it, search for other macaws to house it with and house it in an off-show cage while an enclosure isn't available
    C) Try to introduce it in the red-and-green macaws enclosure, since there's space available.

    @FelipeDBKO: 2 points.
     
  8. Zoofan15

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    No problem @FelipeDBKO :) Feel free to ask myself or @Nate Brother any questions you have.

    A) We won’t accept it yet, since we don’t know yet how @Nate Brother wants the imports to be done. However, since it’s likely we will acquire this iconic species, we will express our gratitude to ZSL Whipsnade and ask if they can put it on hold for us for a few weeks, until we know what our plans are.

    Decision:

    Art the Tasmanian tiger, the first of his kind in London since the 1930s, is drawing record crowds.

    Due to his hand raised background, Art isn’t bothered by the thousands of visitors that swarm around him when he is walked through the zoo. His keepers are concerned however that the pup maybe stepped on and injured; not to mention the fact they can barely move due to everyone wanting a selfie with him.

    What should we do:

    A) Stop the walks altogether?
    B) Walk Art at dawn and dusk, outside of visitor hours?
    C) Offer encounters for visitors to meet Art in small groups in a designated area?
    D) B) and C)?

    @Zoofan15: 4 points
     
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  9. Ebirah766

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    B) Art is a small doggo who can't really handle such idiocy.

    Scenario: How in the HECC are we going to soundproof the zoo, due to London being a noisy place. (Open-ended question)

    Points: 2
     
  10. FelipeDBKO

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    Thank you again, Zoofan.
    Well, my last two decisions aren't useless at least. It's just that the only one who can answer them are Nate Brother y.y

    First of all, some green space specially around the borders of the zoo would solve it mostly. If the most outter parts of the zoo (except for the entrance/parking lot) still noisy, then the most outter parts should consist of closed buildings (housing animals or not). If we ever get to the situation to put an species in a really noisy place and in a open enclosure, then it should preferably be a species that can't hear, like tortoises.

    Scenario: Despite the Chilean flamingos group isn't that small, probably because all of them came in groups of 2-3 from different places most of the flamingos are visibly and chronically stressed like if they were in a small group and, being a priority or not, won't breed. Also, even if you wanted to import more flamingos - which would take some time -, their enclosure would just support a few more before the lack of space probably began stressing them more than the lack of other flamingos being covered by their sight itself. What do you do?

    @FelipeDBKO: 3 points
     
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  11. Jambo

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    We decide to extend the enclosure before importing more flamingo’s to join our current ones in it.

    Decision: We have been housing 23 year old Hudson, with our 15 year old Lily recently. Keepers have seen the pair mate a few times, so would like to do an ultrasound on Lily.

    Is she:

    A) Pregnant?
    B) Not Pregnant?

    @Jambo = 4 points
     
  12. Ashley LaRee Lewis

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    B) Not pregnant. This is disappointing news but we are hopeful that we will eventually have a successful pregnancy between them given more time.

    Decision: Two of our male Humboldt Penguins have been partnering up with each other for some time now. Their fans have nicknamed them Raymond and Kevin after the show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. However this year we are considering giving them a fertile egg to incubate from parents who are notorious at not taking good care of their eggs. We have already had the two practice with dummy eggs and they seem to know what to do. However the news somehow leaked and we have angry ultra conservatives harassing us for promoting the “gay agenda”. They’re demanding we separate Kevin and Raymond.
    Do we:
    A: Acquiesce to their demands which would greatly upset our tightly bonded penguins and a large majority of our guests
    B: Ignore them
    C: Respond with a detailed and firm rebuttal

    @Ashley LaRee Lewis=2 points
     
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  13. ZooBinh

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    B) The two penguins are close friends, "bros" in a way. We want to stay as neutral (we all have beliefs, and we should respect them all) as possible so they will not receive an egg.

    Scenario:

    A rumor has been floating around across Brazil about a group of Spix's Macaws looking as if they were runaway birds. There are 2.4.

    Decision:

    This is a good chance to get a good grip on conservation.

    Should we:

    A) Lead an expedition to look for these "stowaway" birds.
    B) Do nothing and risk those birds being caught by traffickers or poached.

    @ZooBinh : 6 points
     
  14. TheGerenuk

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    A. This expedition will benefit in two ways. It will keep the birds safe and we can establish a breeding population at the zoo.
    Scenario:
    What is the outcome of the expedition? (open-response)
    @TheGerenuk - 3 points
     
  15. Ashley LaRee Lewis

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    Unfortunately we are not able to locate all the six macaws but we are able to bring 1.3 back to the zoo.

    Scenario: Are the birds
    A) All perfectly healthy?
    B) 1 of them is sick (or other health issues)
    C) More than one is sick
    D) They are all sick (or other health issues are present in all of them)

    @Ashley LaRee Lewis =3 points
     
  16. ZooBinh

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    B) One is recovering from a wing fracture.

    Scenario:

    The Yamuna River in India is horribly polluted. India has reached out to us and the Zoological Society of London to help them.

    Decision:

    How will we help them( or not)?

    @ZooBinh : 9 points
     
  17. Ashley LaRee Lewis

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    We will send out a few of our veterinarians to help out any sickly or injured animals that have been rescued in the area to provide assistance and advice. We will also work to promote notice and raise money for the cause.

    Decision: Tragically our alpha female meerkat Hera died of injuries she sustained after another attack by her oldest daughter Athena. It is not our zoo policy to interfere with mob politics, generally speaking, but this attack was more brutal than anticipated. However, the main concern now is Hera’s youngest litter who are only a few weeks old.
    Do we:
    A) Handrear the pups and gradually reintroduce them (risky)
    B) Hope that Athena might adopt her younger siblings as the new alpha female (also risky)
    C) Euthanize the pups as other options might simply result in a more brutal and violent death for them.

    @Ashley LaRee Lewis: 5 points
     
  18. Zoofan15

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    A) Hand rear the 4 pups.

    Decision:

    We are planning an introduction. Athena, the new alpha female, will be the most difficult to introduce; but her acceptance is essentially if the pups are to be integrated. Their father Zeus may offer protection; as may the pup's adolescent sister, Artemis, who has strong nurturing instincts - but is lower ranking than Athena.

    Who should we reintroduce them to first:

    A) Athena (alpha female, sibling) aged 3 years?
    B) Zeus (alpha male, father) aged 6 years?
    C) Artemis (older sibling) aged 1 year?

    @Zoofan15: 6 points?
     
  19. Zoofan15

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    @ZooBinh, how are you on 9 points?

    The most you can earn per post is 2 (by setting a decision); and you have only posted 3 times. :p
     
  20. ZooBinh

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    It outlines on the first post that decisions are 2 points and scenarios are 1.