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ZooChat Cup Match #15: Whipsnade v Attica

Discussion in 'ZooChat Cup' started by CGSwans, 15 Mar 2018.

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Large carnivores: Attica or Whipsnade?

Poll closed 19 Mar 2018.
  1. Whipsnade

    70.0%
  2. Attica

    30.0%
  1. CGSwans

    CGSwans Well-Known Member

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    Ungulates would probably have thrown this to Whipsnade, birds to Attica. As it is, the category is... large carnivores. Could be interesting - and given that one zoo I should very well known to most of us and the other is rather less familiar, the debate will be quite important I think.

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  2. PossumRoach

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    Would large reptiles and pinipeds be considered as large carnivores?
     
  3. PossumRoach

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    Regarding species I would say Attica but I wouldn't know about exhibit quality I might as well wait for other people's response.
     
  4. CGSwans

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    Pinnipeds yes, large reptiles no.
     
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    Simple, but spacious and elegant. The lion exhibit was one of the top half dozen or so I saw in Europe. I can't really bring to mind the bear exhibits though.
     
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    On species Attica is marginally ahead, but both hold 7 of the species , whilst Whipsnade has Sri Lankan Sloth Bear against non special Wolf, harbour seal, jaguar & Puma. Not sure really whether Wolverine should be included or not
    All Whipsnade enclosures are good to excellent, apart from sea lions. Never been to Attica , but looking in the gallery, Puma cage deserves a minus point ! Tiger, bear, jaguar enclosures average at best I need convincing not to vote for Whipsnade
     
  7. CGSwans

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    I just looked at the gallery and I'm not sure what's there of the big cat enclosures does them justice. They are simple, home-built spaces but they are all a good size, and the cats have options to get away from visitors and a variety of surfaces and furnishings to use. And - though this is irrelevant to the cats - they sit well within their landscape.

    Also I found this video that gives some glimpses of the bear exhibit.
     
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    3 days left, and so far only Pipaluk has voted. Big opportunity to have a decisive impact on a result, folks.
     
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    I haven’t voted yet!
     
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    Whoops, sorry @The Walrus !
     
  11. lintworm

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    I heard that Attica mixes their Cheetah with White rhino and I heard it described as being a zoo tycoon zoo, but that's all I know :p
     
  12. PossumRoach

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    Lot's of straight angles + pathways and ugly fences.
     
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  14. CGSwans

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    ... I haven't played the game but that actually sounds about right. :D It has virtually everything ABC, and the exhibits tend to be decent and spacious, but all broadly the same.