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Discussion in 'Zoo Games & Simulators' started by Anteaterman, 7 Nov 2019.

  1. Anteaterman

    Anteaterman Well-Known Member

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    (Prepare for a long post) After starting several zoos only to not finish building them, I've finally started on a large-scale project that I'm hoping I will finish. This zoo is called the Oahu Zoo, obviously located on the island of Hawaii of the same name. So far I have built: A parking lot/entrance, a Penguin habitat (no real animals), a large entrance plaza, a Komodo Dragon habitat, a Nocturnal House (no real animals except for the Chinese Pangolin), a Timber Wolf habitat, a Mountain Lion habitat (no animals), a Canadian Lynx habitat (no animals), a Bald Eagle habitat (no animals), a Porcupine habitat (no animals), and a Big Cat House featuring Siberian Tigers, African Lions, and Snow Leopards. I've also begun terraforming in the back, and I've left a large space for the inevitable Australian DLC. I used several blueprints from the workshop (no habitats, just stuff like shade structures and construction vehicles.)
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    @Anteaterman I'm obsessed with this. Your foliage placement is on point. The enclosures are also very realistic.
     
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    Thank you so much!
     
  4. Anteaterman

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    Since my last post, I have completed half of the zoo's Children's Zoo. The habitats so far: Red Pandas, Two small aviaries for Kookaburras and Andean Cock-of-the-Rock (not real), and a Petting Zoo home to Llamas and Dall Sheep (used as a placeholder for domestic sheep at least until we get some kind of Petting Zoo DLC, which is unlikely). I have also placed down some blueprints of a barn and a playground because I'm bad at building that kind of stuff. Next up will be habitats for Camels, Macaques, Anteaters, and Aldabra Giant Tortoises, along with fake habitats for African Penguins and Naked Mole Rats.
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  5. taun

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    Can you show me more pics of the aviary type enclosures? (The third pic)

    Not sure how you have created the mesh roof on them.
     
  6. Anteaterman

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    The person who made the aviary blueprint used the "New World Fence Post 03" to make the mesh, and put them horizontally and vertically to form a grid shape. If you don't want to go to the trouble of making one, then here's the link to the workshop item: Steam Workshop :: Aviary Set
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    Thanks, I will certainly use this in the future. Probably make my own panel of it and blueprint it so I can use it across zoos.
     
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    Oh that's really cool! I've wanted some mesh like that for a while!
     
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  9. AdamD601

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    Hi guys, episode 4 of my Whipsnade recreation is up! In this episode I work on a very popular area at the zoo - the enclosures for common and Pygmy hippos. Featuring tiered pools, a pygmy underpass and lots more terrain work!

     
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    Few screenshots from episode 5 of Whipsnade recreation. In this one I finish off the hippo/cheetah section with the indoor hippo viewing area and cheetah breeding centre. Featuring covered animal raceways, indoor pools, a wildlife garden and plenty of planting!

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  11. Anteaterman

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    It's been some time since I've built anything in my zoo, but over the past couple days I've gotten quite a lot done. Instead of building more of the children's zoo (Macaques, Camels, etc.), I decided to make a reptile area. The reptile house is loosely inspired by the San Diego Zoo's reptile house (the one I built is much smaller). Even though I decided to stop building the children's zoo, still added Anteaters and Aldabra Tortoises. I also scrapped the farm area with Llamas and Sheep and converted it into a habitat for Little Penguins, and swapped out the Lions at the Cat House for Bengal Tigers.
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    They look impressive.
     
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    Here’s Episode 6 of my Whipsnade Zoo recreation :) In this one I tackle the enclosure for a relatively recent addition to the zoo - our African Hunting Dogs. Featuring mosaics, a zip line and a bluebell woodland!

     
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    Hey guys, Episode 7 of my Whipsnade Zoo recreation is now up. In this episode I focus on enclosures for some of the smaller mammals in the zoo and make the otter island and red panda enclosure. Featuring a concrete-lined moat, nest boxes and an underground otter house!

     
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    Hey guys, a nice chilled episode of Whipsnade Zoo recreation this week in which we get the waterfowl lake sorted. Featuring lots of terrain work, lots of water and lots of planting!

     
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    Hey guys, something a bit different this week in my Whipsnade Zoo recreation - making the main zoo restaurant. Featuring a covered BBQ area, custom tables and chairs and lots of detailing!

     
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  17. AdamD601

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    Hey guys, a fairly simple build this week where I finally do the wattled crane enclosure and some of the surrounding areas that still needed filling in. Featuring custom tree guards, a zookeeper tools prop set and an army of trees!