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  1. Zoofan15

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    {Note from mods - this thread continued from here: Zoo Decisions}


    Plan for the Asian Precicnt


    I have revised the plans for the Asian precinct, which was previously going to include two sections – South East Asia and China.

    The Asian precinct will now include three sections:

    South East Asia (Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei and East Timor)

    South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives)

    East Asia (China, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, North Korea, Mongolia)


    Please note: we do not have to represent each of the countries listed above, I have simply included them to indicate the many exciting options we have at our disposal.

    We will not be completing the sections separately (e.g. 10 days on each as previously planned) i.e. the Asian precinct will be completed as one big project like the South American precinct was; rather the three sections will serve as a way of ordering the exhibits – the new South East Asia exhibits will be built around those that are already in place (Asian elephants and Small Cats Building) and new exhibits for the South Asian exhibits and the East Asian exhibits will each have a separate corner within the precinct. This can be loosely described as we go, with an official map confirming final placements issued at the end of the month (like with the South American precinct).

    The Asian precinct will kick off next week (01/08/2018) so no species imports from this precinct until then please.
     
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    Weekend Challenge!!!

    Over the next 3-4 days, can everyone write up a list of their top five South East Asian mammals they'd like to see in the Asian precinct. We'll have more than five species obviously (as well as many species from South Asia and East Asia) but if everyone can list their top five, than that will give an indication of what is a priority. List them 1 to 5 (i.e. 1 is your favourite). Don't worry if somebody else has already put it as their favourite. If everyone puts Bornean orangutan as their number 1, then that just shows its popularity!

    You don't need to put animals like Temminck's golden cat, Asian elephant etc. that are already in the precinct; or animals like the Sumatran tiger that will be moving across in due course (currently in our outdated big cat cages).
     
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    B) Try the signage initially and if it doesn't improve after a fortnight, remove the snake from display for a month.

    Scenario:

    We currently have 1.4 African lions. Our eldest African lioness is 22 years old and is suffering from chronic athritis. The zoo vets have advised she is suffering, despite attempts to alleviate her suffering through medication and have advised she be put down this week. One of the other lionesses, her 20 year old daughter, has lived with her mother her whole life and is very dependent on her. She is likely to be severely affected emotionally upon her mother's death and there is suggestion it may be kinder to euthanise her on humane grounds to avoid causing her distress. She is also suffering from athritis, but not as severely.

    Should we:

    A) Refuse to euthanise the daughter, unless for medical reasons?

    B) Euthanise the daughter on human grounds?

    C) Observe her emotional state, following her mother's death and reassess?
     
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  4. CloudPardus

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    Hmm if I have to choose my top 5 mammals I want to see in the South East Asian area....it’ll be hard but i’ll Try

    1.Malayan Tapir
    2.Sunda Clouded Leopard
    3.Borneon Orangutan
    4.Sunda Pangolin
    5.Greater Mousedeer
     
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    1. Sumatran Rhino
    2. Javan Rhino
    3. Tapanuli Orangutan
    4. Sunday Clouded Leopard
    5. Siamang
    :eek: 6. White handed gibbon
     
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    C) Observe her emotional state, following her mother's death and reassess?

    Following her mother's euthanisation, the daughter does show signs of moderate depression, but she seems to be dealing with it better then we expected.

    For our Asian Precinct, we should get:
    • Orangutan (either Bornean or Sumatran - doesn't matter)
    • Lion-tailed Macaque
    • Gibbon (any sort, but preferably a more endangered species)
    • Water buffalo
    • Javan rusa
     
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    1. Proboscis monkey
    2. Indian rhinoceros
    3. Sun bear
    4. Clouded leopard
    5. Bornean orangutan
    Choosing 5 species is hard. I'm also wondering about any plans for giant pandas in the Asia Precinct.
     
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    1. Java Mouse-Deer (Tragulus javanicus)
    2. Banteng (Bos javanicus)
    3. Bornean Bearded Pig (Sus barbatus)
    4. Yellow-throated Marten (Martes flavigula)
    5. Giant Muntjac (Muntiacus vuquangensis)
     
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    Red-Shanked Duoc Langur
    Malayan Tapir
    North Luzon Cloud Rat
    Javan Rusa
    Indochinese Tiger
     
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    Hello, I am new to this discussion and to ZooChat! I admire this and I would like to contribute with the Asian precinct. Here are my animals:
    1. Dhole
    2. Irrawaddy Dolphin
    3. Binturong
    4. Asian Small Clawed Otter
    5. Javan Rhinoceros
     
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    Scenario: Garra was refusing to take part in the show today, upsetting and agitating some guests. Do we:
    A) Monitor Garra for the next week.
    B) Take him out of the shows and start training immediately.
    C) Abolish Garra from the shows.
    D) Do nothing.
     
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    Who's Garra lol?

    But back to the scenario
    A) Monitor Garra for the next week

    Consequences: Garra was in good health and mental state for the next few days....it seems he was in a bad mood that day,but keepers are training him and monitoring him so he's in shape to be back on show...

    Scenario: Our Female ocelot have show signs of pregnancy,further examinations have shown that she is pregnant with two kittens.....what preparations should we do for her

    A) House her off exhibit so she can give birth in peace
    B) Divide the enclosure into two sections for the male and female
    C) Do nothing
     
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    A) House her off exhibit so she can give birth in peace

    The female ocelot is due to give birth in two months' time, and we'll.

    After careful review, we decide Garra's behaviour was due to the fact the vulture puppet worked too well. Should we:

    A) Reduce puppet use to get birds accustomed to people, and only use for more endangered species inded for release back into wild?
    B) Ask the VFX company to take the puppets back?
    C) Continue using them as normally?

    (Also, the puppets are not gloves, but full-blown animatronics)
     
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    Garra is the King Vulture who was raised by handpuppets and is now in the bird show with a macaw.
    B) Ask the VFX Company to take them back.
    Consequences: The VFX Company return them and both the keepers and the VFX Company are trying to think of a new strategy to train birds who have been abandoned.
    Scenario:
    One of the chimpanzees has busted a fence open and escapes into the zoo, the other chimps are not intrested in venturing outside.
    What should we do?:
    A) Tranquilize the Chimp
    B)Carry out efforts to repair the fence.
    C) Make most of the zoo guards stand at the chimp enclosure.
    D) Do nothing.
     
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    Um A,B, and C I would think.

    Who should be the one to tranquilize the chimp.

    A. The Animal's keeper, could ruin their relationship, but it could also be fine.
    B. The scared zoo vet, it's technically part of his job, but we hired him because he was cheap, not because he is a good shot or even a good vet (the zoo was not well funded or well run at the time, we weren't in charge yet :p)
    C. The zoo intern says he is a terrific shot, and his friends and family have confirmed this. He respects the animal but isn't afraid of the moment. However he isn't an employee, and the lawsuits would be extreme if something went wrong.
     
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    We decide to go with B and C.

    We manage to tranquillise the chimp after a minor chase around Naperville, right in the middle of a road no less. However, in the process, its left leg receives a nasty fracture, and will need to be placed off-exhibit for a while.

    Some of your guests and have voiced their concerns with the rather barren and unshaded polar bear exhibit, and offer some suggestions, namely expanding the pool or adding trees around the edges. At the same time, Toronto Zoo has asked for a transfer of her for their breeding program.

    Option A: Modify the exhibit? (estimated to cost $234,000)

    Option B: Ship our bear out?

    Option C: Don't do anything?

    If we go with option A, should we

    a) Ad more vegetation and substrate?
    b) Expand the pool(s)?
    c) Both a) and b)

    On one hand, adding more natural features to the polar bear exhibit would definitely improve both animal enrichment and guest satisfaction, but on the other, we'll need to place her off exhibit (or even temporarily transfer her to another zoo during that period) during the renovations, as well as the fact we're not focusing on North America, Europe, or the Arctic yet. If we do ship her out, we'll have a big barren exhibit with nothing in it; on a more positive note, removing the polar bear will mean the Central Lawn area will be have a more cohesive theme of Africa (barring the beavers and otters of course), and we plan on getting rid of it anyway.
     
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    We decide to go A). Renovating the exhibit will make the Polar Bear and the guests happy. C) is the renovating option we chose. The renovating will finish on 30/7/18.
    Consequences: The guests are happy that the Polar Bear has a new habitat and visitors go up 1.2%.
    Scenario: People have been complaining that the Green Iguana looks depressed. Do we:
    A) Monitor him for the next two weeks.
    B) Immediately take him in for treatment
    C) Announce that he is not depressed.
    D) Ignore them.
     
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    C) We educate our guests that The Green Iguana does not look depressed and that's how the Iguana always look like.Guests are pleased that zoo has announced this little detail and moves on....

    Scenario: When one of our staff arrived early at the zoo,she found a sack with a female Albino Burmese Python in it that's likely dropped off by an irresponsible owner,she brought it in and let the vets check on it,the poor critter was malnourished and filled with mites and had a wound on its body...the vets treated it and now it's healing,now a decision has to be done....

    A) Keep it in the Zoo office as a pet
    B) Keep it as an animal ambassador
    C) Send it to an animal shelter
    D) House it off exhibit and maybe house it in our future Asian Reptile house
     
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    D)

    The snake is clearly aggressive towards people, hinting at abuse of it. We decide its best to keep him off exhibit until he can mellow out.

    An incident with our lions happened when on a behind-the-scenes tour, a seemingly drunken zoogoer jumped into their enclosure and taunted them, only by mauled by one of our lionesses. He is threatening to sue the Millenial Zoo for over $75,000. The thing is, if eyewitness accounts are anything to go by, he maybe trying to pull off an insurance fraud. Should we:

    A) Investigate with the police?
    B) Countersue for insurance fraud?
    C) Do both?
    D) Do nothing?
     
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    A) Investigate with the police.
    It is too early to countersue so we investigate.
    Consequences: The Police come to the conclusion that the man was attempting insurance fraud. He is due in court in 29/8/18.
    Scenario: The Peccaries are having their food when a bullet narrowly misses them. No more bullets fired. Do you:
    A) Beef up security.
    B) Try to catch the hunters.
    C) Do nothing.
     
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