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Zoo Decisions 4 - Phase 2 (1940-1959)

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  1. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member

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    This thread continues from here: Zoo Decisions 4 - Phase 1 (1920-1939)

    Zoo Decisions 4 - Phase 2 (1940-1959)

    Congratulations everyone on making it to Phase 2!

    Link to our species database: ZD4 Animal Inventory - Google Drive

    Link to our import price list: ZD4 price list.xlsx - Microsoft Excel Online

    Time Conversion Chart:

    May 28: 1940
    May 29: 1940
    May 30: 1941
    May 31: 1941
    June 01: 1942
    June 02: 1942
    June 03: 1943
    June 04: 1943
    June 05: 1944
    June 06: 1944
    June 07: 1945
    June 08: 1945
    June 09: 1946
    June 10: 1946
    June 11: 1947
    June 12: 1947
    June 13: 1948
    June 14: 1948
    June 15: 1949
    June 16: 1949
    June 17: 1950
    June 18: 1950
    June 19: 1951
    June 20: 1951
    June 21: 1952
    June 22: 1952
    June 23: 1953
    June 24: 1953
    June 25: 1954
    June 26: 1954
    June 27: 1955
    June 28: 1955
    June 29: 1956
    June 30: 1956
    July 01: 1957
    July 02: 1957
    July 03: 1958
    July 04: 1958
    July 05: 1959
    July 06: 1959

    Construction Costs:

    Large Pit 2000
    Medium Pit 1500
    Small Pit 700
    Medium Cage 1200
    Small Cage 700
    Medium Grass Paddock 500
    Small Grass Paddock 250
    Small Aviary 400
    Large Aviary 600
    Freeflight Aviary 1500
    Landscaping/Natural Feature Modification 500
    Large Building 2000
    Medium Building 1500
    Small Building 900

    Zoo Board:

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  2. Junklekitteb

    Junklekitteb Well-Known Member

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    Over the past decade, we have lost the following animals:

    1.2 Black-footed Ferret

    1.4 Red Fox

    1.0 Coyote

    1.4 Thylacine

    0.0.2 Virginia Opossum

    1.10 Blackbuck

    1.3 Gerenuk

    2.2 White-tailed Deer

    2.5 Ring-necked Dove

    1.0 Pig

    1.22 Sheep

    1.8 Cows

    2.2 Mallard

    3.2 Muscovy

    1.1 Goats


    Species no longer in collection:

    Eastern Wolf

    American Pika

    Plains Pocket Gopher

    Black-footed Ferret

    North American Red Fox

    Coyote

    Thylacine

    Virginia Opossum

    Ring-necked Dove

    Sheep

    Cow

    Mallard

    Muscovy


    Animals we may lose soon:

    Raccoon

    Springbok

    Indiana and Iowa, Bison

    Barred Owl

    Blackie


    @Jungle Man I believe the sale of wool, lambs, milk, calves and eggs was important to our income. Now that we are earning a lot more from the zoo do you feel this income is still necessary and we should import some more?

    Also, I know I haven't been updating the species list so often, but school is starting soon for me and I've also been doing things related to my other interests. When my school starts I may make the list free to edit, please wait further details.
     
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  3. Zoofan15

    Zoofan15 Well-Known Member

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    Daily Challenge - Zoo Trends

    We’re now in Phase 2 (1940-1959) - which is a continuation of the expansion theme of Phase 1 (1920-1939). A common trend of zoos during this time was to build up their collection, with exhibits loosely scattered based on where there was room to build. Agglomeration - clustering of exhibits based on taxonomy will come in Phase 3 (1960-1979); with exhibits arranged by biome in Phase 4 (1980-1999); and geography in Phase 5 (2000-2020).

    How to Play

    Task One:

    Describe in a couple of sentences another zoo trend during the 1940’s and 1950’s i.e. what zoos in this time period were doing.

    10 points

    Task Two:

    Describe how you’d like the zoo to progress through Phase Two - i.e. what you want to expand on; what you want to move away from etc.

    10 points
     
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    Indiana and Iowa already died.
     
  5. Jungle Man

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    Task One:
    Zoos start to want more naturalistic exhibits, bigger exhibits, less cages etc.

    Task Two:
    We should open a big multi-species African exhibit. As we are in WWII , and we need to save money, we can put all the African animals that live in the same range together into a big exhibit. Then, there will be more space for new animals and new exhibits.

    @Jungle Man : 1485 points.
     
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    1.0
    Stillbirth
    0.1
    1.0
    1.0

    @Tafin: 960 points
     
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    Chacma Baboon

    Births:

    Thank you @Tafin. The Chacma baboon infants will be named as follows:

    1.0 Jared (31/08/1940) Matthew x Jessica
    1.0 Rodger (04/09/1940) Dominic x Rebecca
    0.1 Unnamed (08/10/1940) Matthew x Matilda
    0.1 Macey (11/10/1940) Matthew x Magnoia
    1.0 Myron (06/12/1940) Matthew x Madeline

    Deaths:

    We are sad to announce the following deaths:

    0.1 Josie (09/01/1939) Matthew x Jane - died 1940
     
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    Task One:

    Zoos were all about entertainment - animal shows like Chimps Tea Parties and Elephant rides were popular.

    Task Two:

    I'd like us to get more animals and more subspecies of different animals e.g. different types of monkeys and deer.

    @Tafin: 980 points
     
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    A) Maybe in the future we will learn more about how to handle him.

    The war has started and there are rations. How should we save money:

    A) Grow more of our own food?
    B) Trade things?
    C) Sell animals?

    @Tafin: 980 points
     
  10. CloudPardus

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    Task One:

    Zoos would start projects like Reptile Houses,Aviaries and Aquariums to house smaller animals,reptiles and birds in one singular place instead of spreading them around.

    Task Two:

    We should move away from cage exhibits and consider expanding to more natural exhibits for our animals. We should also start collecting more bird and reptile species for our zoo as well.

    CloudPardus: 705 points!
     
  11. CloudPardus

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    Import Application

    Species:
    1.1 Southern Cassowary

    Accommodation required: Small Grass Paddock

    Cost: $250 for Small Grass Paddock + $300 for two Southern Cassowary ($150 per large bird) = $550 in total

    Details: This would be our second Large bird species in our zoo next to our Ostriches,we hope to house these prehistoric looking birds to attract more guests,these birds are also fairly long-lived so we also hope they will set up a breeding population here that will continue in our zoo.

    This application will be successful when if it is approved (liked) by five board members, within the next 12 hours.

    @Zoofan15 @Jambo @Jungle Man, @Junklekitteb, @amur leopard, @ZooBinh, @CloudPardus, @AmbikaFan, @Tafin, @TheGerenuk, @boro745, @SpinyLiving, @Neil chace, @Yoshistar888, @Ashley LaRee Lewis , @Joshua Forster , @the racoon has spoken , @CDavies98 .
     
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    We imported 1.10 Blackbucks in 1938, but because of a delay they arrived a year late, much to our annoyance. They are from a wild herd, estimated to have been born in 1935. We will name the male Gwalior, but feel free to suggest names for the other females. As more of our original herd dies, we will retain female offspring to replace them. This cost us $440.

    We have also stopped breeding our white tails because no other zoos wanted our offspring. Finally the normals were sold to the owner of a hunting estate to add new blood to his herd. This brings us a rather pathetic $40. Our albino males will be sterilised (I hope this is possible, I don’t know much about the 1940s) and kept along with the albino females. This is to avoid male-male aggression and unwanted offspring which cost more to raise than sell.

    @Jungle Man
     
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    Import Application **Approved**

    Thanks to everyone that approved this import! A Pair of 2 year old Southern Cassowary has been received from the Stamford animal Dealers in Australia! They arrived on late 1940 and are housed in a small grassed paddock that is heavily planted.

    Their names are:
    1.0 Monti (B. 12/8/1938)
    0.1 Bindi (B. 25/8/1938)

    @Junklekitteb
     
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    Daily Challenge - The Lockdown

    This DC doesn't have a lot to do with the zoo but it's something that has affected all of us. New Zealand has just come out of the lockdown and many over countries are still in it.

    Task One:

    What did you miss/have you missed most while being in lockdown?

    Task Two:

    What's the first zoo you plan on visiting when the lockdown is over?

    Task Three:

    If you could spend the lockdown in any zoo, what would it be?

    10 points per person.
     
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    Task 1:
    Didn't really miss anything during lockdown, being in lockdown was actually quite nice in my opinion.

    Task 2:
    I don't really have plans to visit any zoos, but probably Auckland Zoo after they finish construction of the South East Asia Precinct

    Task 3:
    Haven't really been to that many zoos, but probably the best I've been to is Taronga Zoo so probably in Taronga Zoo.

    Points: 270
     
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    Task One:

    Being in Lockdown actually made me feel more at ease,since I’m introverted and all haha but I do miss the outside world sometimes....

    Task Two:

    Maybe my National Zoo - Zoo Negara

    Task Three:

    Definitely Singapore Zoo or the Night Safari,one of the best parks I’ve been to.

    CloudPardus: 715 points!
     
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    1. I've missed going to tourist attractions while being in lockdown.
    2. I've already been to Toronto (via vehicle), so probably Buffalo.
    3. St Louis.
     
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    Task One:
    Almost nothing, or just school and not seeing my friends.

    Task Two:
    None. But I hope that if this ends fast and I will be able to go to Panama City, I could Pay a visit to Summit Zoo.

    Task Three:
    El Nispero Zoo. It is a little zoo in a mountainous area of my province and the climate is cold and is simply amazing.

    @Jungle Man : 1495 points.
     
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    Task One:

    First I got p——d off about all the stuff I had planned getting cancelled - a trip to Adelaide; going to see a Chief’s game from the corporate box with my father and his friends; going to Fieldays etc. but most of all I’ve missed meeting up with people. New Zealand has been out of the lockdown for a couple of weeks now, so I’ve been everywhere visiting friends and extended family.

    Task Two:

    Auckland Zoo was the first zoo I planned to visit (to see the first phase of the South East Asia precinct); but actually the first zoo/wildlife park I ended up going to was Paradise Valley Springs in Rotorua.

    Task Three:

    ZSL London Zoo. I’d help the staff reconcile their differences with the heritage listed architectural wonders they have around them.

    @Zoofan15: 1370
     
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    Birth Event

    It’s late 1941 and we’re excited to discover that Shani the Spotted Hyena is pregnant.

    The options are as follows:

    1-3: Still birth
    4: 1 cub
    5: 2 cubs

    Please put 1-5 into a random number generator; and quote this post to advise of the result.

    10 points will be awarded to the first person to do so.