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  1. redpanda

    redpanda Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I wasn't being serious. By the way, some believe that Thylacines are still around in the thick forests of tasmania (although, personally, I doubt it).
     
  2. PAT

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    Seeing as no one has done a full on Australian exhibit I'll do one now. It'll be mostly animals that live along the east coast instead of a general all in exhibit

    First of there is a macropod walk-through with a rocky cliff on one side of the path and a large grss area that turns into eucalypt forest half-way. There would be a family group of brush-tailed rock wallaby on the cliff and then a mix of red-legged pademelon, rufous bettong, swamp wallaby and grey kangaroo to occupy the grass and forest. There won't be anything seperating the species into their right zones but I figure they'd stay where they feel comfortable. The fence surrounding this will be made of vertical sticks and will blend into the scrub.
    Next you come to a lake for any native waterfowl to drop in and say hello and to one side of this is a cool looking building. In the building is an aquarium that has views into the lake underwater and doubles as a bird hide. There are also exhibits for platypus, australian water rat, a big mixed exhibit for freshwater crocodiles and some very big krefts river turtles, a tank with yabbies, a big tank for murray cod, a mixed tank for some native fish that I'll think of another time, a tank for arafura file snake, a tank for queensland lung fish, and finally a set of terrariums for mertons water monitor, carpet python, water dragon and tiger snake.
    After this is a huge walkthrough aviary pretty much exactley the same as Melbourne Zoo's Great Flight Aviary but with more small birds such as blue-faced parrot finch and diamond firetail as well as scrub turkey. After this is a set of mock-rock walled pens for northern hairy nosed wombats set on a gentle hillside, koala with lots of climbing equipment and on a slope down so you can get a tree level view, lumholtz's tree-kangaroo, and echidna. Finally you come to a nocturnal house for eastern quoll, eastern barred bandicoot, greater glider, long-footed potoroo, striped possum, leadbeaters possum, grey-headed flying fox, ground parrot, powerful owl, lesser sooty owl and marbled forgmouth.
    Right at the end are three glass-fronted aviaries for a large group of noisy miner, a pair of pacific baza and and a group of helmeted friarbird.

    All of this is set in moist sclerophyll forest.
     
  3. mweb08

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    I'd do an India exhibit, which at least in the US, is very rare.

    This is from another thread where we were limited to 30 exhibits, so I'd probably add to this, but here it is...

    India!:

    1. Mixed species: Asian Elephant(1.5)/Black Buck(4.4)/Hog Deer(4.6)/Axis Deer(3.5)/Swamp Deer(3.3)/Sambar Deer(3.5).

    3 connected enclosures, main one 4 acres with large pool(underwater viewing), river, marsh area, forested area. Second enclosure 2 acres for elephants with basic elephant house in between both enclosures, hidden by trees and vines, large pool, decent amount of trees. Third enclosure for deers, 1.5 acres, river continues into this exhibit. Basic dirt trail(throughout India except himalaya area which will have stone path) to on one side of this exhibit with a couple of elevated viewpoints, including one that goes far into the exhibit.

    2. Mixed Species: Indian Rhino(1.2)/Gaur(2.4)/Nilgai(3.3)/Barking Deer(4.6)/Indian Wild Boar(1.2).

    2 connected enclosures, main one being 3 acres with decent size pool, small river which goes from elephants exhibit to the pool, mud area, decent amount of trees. Other enclosure is 1.5 acres with decent amount of trees.

    3. Bengal Tiger(1.1): 2 enclosures with both being 1.5 acres and the ability to combine them. Small waterfall in one exhibit which leads to stream through exhibit which carries into other enclosure. Tiger can view rhino mixed species exhibit from top of waterfall. Both enclosure lush with trees and foliage. Glass and open viewing in enclosure with waterfall, mesh fence in other.

    4. Indian Leopard(1.!): 2 enclosures with both being 1 acre with ability to combine them. One mesh enclosure with lots of trees for climbing/shade, second with glass and open viewing with plenty of trees and lots of plants, small stream.

    5. Mixed Species: Lion Tailed(3.3) and Long Tailed Macaque(3.3). .8 acre, lots of trees, heavily planted. Glass and open viewing.

    6. Mixed Species: Hoolock Gibbon(2.2) and Hanuman Langur(3.3). .8 acre, lots of trees, heavily planted. Glass and open viewing.

    7. Mixed species: Indian Flying Fox(4.4)/Indian Pangolin(1.1)/Indian Crested Porcupine. .3 acre, indoors, reverse day and night, glass and harp wire viewing. Lots of trees.

    8. Asiatic Lion(2.3): Two enclosures, both at 1.5 acres. Forested. Glass, open, and mesh viewing.

    9. Dhole(3.3): 1 acre. Forested. Glass and open viewing.

    10. Reptile exhibit with more space than most reptile exhibits:

    Gharial(1.1) with underwater viewing. Indian Water Monitor, Bengal Monitor, Indian rock python with underwater viewing, Reticulated python with under water viewing, King Cobra, Southern Flying Lizard, Fan-throated lizard, Rhoux forest lizard, Indian chameleon, and turtle exhibits with Asian leaf turtle, Cochin forest cane turtle, Crowned river turtle, Indian roofed turtle, Indian eyed turtle, Narrow-headed softshell turtle, Indian flapshell turtle, Indian peacock softshell turtle. Plus various other snakes and lizards.

    11. Indian Striped Hyena(3.2): Two enclosures that can be combined into one, total 1.2 acres. Glass and open viewing.

    12. Gee's Golden Langur(2.2): .4 acre, mesh enclosure with glass viewing section, high trees.

    13. Sloth Bear(1.1): Two enclosures that can be combined into one, total 1.5 acres. Trees for climbing, stream and small pool. Glass and open viewing.

    14. Himalayan Wolf(2.3): 1 acre, open and glass viewing. Rocky and hilly enclosure with decent amount of trees and a stream.

    15. Snow Leopard(1.1): Two enclosures that can be combined, 1 acre each, very hilly and rocky with some trees. Glass and open viewing.

    16. Red Panda(1.1) Two enclosures that can be combined, .3 acre. Lots of trees and heavily planted. Glass and open viewing.
     
  4. Indlovu

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    I had an idea, the areas of the zoo are separated by moats, so when you look at the map it looks like a map of the world. i will soon post my southeast asian exhibit...
     
  5. Mr Saxon

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    PANTANAL PATH

    Follow the small, man-made version of the famous Pantanal river as you search for rare and exclusive animals in the depths of the river and foliage of their exhibits. First you enter a large brick building with a red roof and glass panels that let the sun (whenever it shows) to shine in. To the left is a tall chainlink fence, fake vines and leaves covering it to give the animals more privacy. Look through special gaps in the coverage of foliage to see the rare Hyacinth Macaw. On the back wall there are several holes (big enough for a human head to fit through) for the Macaws to head out into a larger outdoor aviary. Moving on you look to the right to see a simaler exhibit, only it it about twice the size and holes to the outside aviary big enough for a human to squeeze through. The Crowned Solitary Eagle lives here and in their outdoor retreat there is a small, deep pool with small fish in to feast on.
    As you exit the building you follow a winding path that is running alongside a widening river. A bit further on and a dark green concreate fence, waist height, comes into view. Behind it is a wide part of a deep river, foliage popping up from the water and large lillies lie silently on the surface. But the silence is broken by a small herd of Marsh Deer, who share the exhibit with Capybara. Moving on, you head up a wide, long, wooden bridge with speakers built into the barriers. They echo real-life sounds from the Pantanal such as the sound of splashing water and rare, exotic birds peforming mating calls amongst others. At the start, the bridge is surrounded by trees and planets from the Pantanal but as move on, the foliage disappears and you see below a large lake, filled with stock-still Spectacled Caimen and Yacare Caimen. This part of the bridge, echoing with the sounds of the real river, now speaks in an informative voice, giving details about the Caimen and other information about the river. Heading forwards, the bridge soon comes to an end and you notice the area has more foliage than the previous. Following the path, you spot a high rock wall with glass and yet again, fake vines covering around the edges. You peek in and see another stretch of the river, flowing in the direction you are heading. This exhibit is move mountainous and has a ore diverse range of plants and trees. A small shelter, a bit like a large umbrella, rests on the higest of the ridges. Under it, the rare Jaguar. It's indoor exhibit is behind the foliage and hills, unseeable to guests. Leaving this cat some peace. On the opposite side of the path, in the same style as the Jaguar exhibit, live Maned Wolves, howling away, undoubtedly waking the Jaguar from its slumber.
    Following the path (with a quick chance at nipping to the loo and an ice cream from a small stand) we head of down a sloping path, leaving the river to follow its own course.
    As we come closer to the next exhibit, we the viewing area is entirely underwater. Swimming playfully about in it, are a family of Giant River otters. They take notice of you, and start showing off with swirls, twirls and somersaults in the water. Leaving the friendly otters to their own business, your patth ahead lies upward, revesling this next exhibit. In the heavy foliage lie several Bush Dogs, dozing in the afternoon shade, oblivous to their surroundings. And opposite them lives the exclusive Giant Anteater. With simaler exhibits, the Anteater gains something more interesting to its surroundings. An artifical Anthill, crawling with unartifical ants, placed there by keepers for feeding. This may draw out the solitary Anteater and give it a few moments in the spotlight before disappearing into the foliage.
    Along this trek, in the same type of style as the Marsh Deer live South American Tapir along with another pair of Capybara. To the left, as the path goes for a left turn, we get a glimpse into a large netted aviary holding several species of birds, including Roseate spoonbills. You keep heading down the next path until you see a fork in the path. You take a right but stop a short way when the path closes off and a sign says "Redevelopment underway", leaving you to wonder what species of animals shall be added. You take the left in the fork. As we arrive at the end of this section, you'll notice we leave through a large building(the roof blue, and absent of glass), just as we entered one to get here. On the entrance to it are several billboards and signs such as "Biodiversty of the Pantanal River" and "Protecting the Wetland". Above the huge glass doors are a large golden Lizard and A fish with sharp teeth. The fish is eating the lizards tail, while in turn, the lizard munches at the fishes tail. In the building, the atmosphere is humid and dark with only several lights in the smaller exhibits, this highlights the areas. In the largest one, near the entrance is a huge Yellow Anaconda, silently staring at a mouse, ready to eat. In other exhibits, simaler but slightly smaller than the Anacondas lie Gold Tegu and Green Iguana. Red-footed Tortoise exhibit is in the middle. They are not in exhibits like the other species, instead, Guests can look down at them as they wander about their home. A small murky pool allows them to cool of after an hour or so under the heat lamp. As you near the exit to other areas of the zoo, you see the tanks housing only a small percentage of fish species including Cichlids and a swarm of red-bellied Piranha, whose feeding frenzy will be showcased (with a warning to squemish visitors) You leave the Pantanal Path at the spot were the small man-made river ends.

    There hoped you liked it and use it. Sorry about spelling mistakes its 1 oclock here so I'm going to bed now. I may (may) draw up a plan for this and perhaps try and show it on Zoo Tycoon 2.
    I'm chalk full of other ideas for other areas (not so good with aquatic areas though) such as Tundra Trek, Asia Avenue and African Adventure
    *fallsasleep on computer keyboard*
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...............
    :p
     
  6. tigerboy618

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    rhinos or the world

    ok this exhibit will feature all 5 rhino species with outdoor exhibits and indoor exhibits 4 them .ok the entrance is decorated with vines and other foliage then on the left will be three large outdoor exhibits 4 the black rhino each paddock includes a mudhole a tree to scratch and a couple trees then on the left there is 2 large paddock areas 4 white rhinos and have the same features as the black rhino.then as u continen u will come to 5 large padoccks 4 the javan rhin all with the same features as the black rhino habitat exeot more foliage then 4 large paddoks 4 the sumatran rhino then 3 paddocks with a wetland area then as u move on u will see 2 paddocks indoor 4 each species behind the scenes there r a number of holding stalls and kitchens and pregnice stalls and vet area im out::D
     
  7. skadoosh

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    An orang exhibit: 50 foot tall mesh enclosure with natural trees and climbing structures, a small stream at the bottom with your average fish, turtles, ect. There are three viewing platforms one at ground level. a bridge with one way viewing hidden by vegetation at 25 feet and the same thing at 50 feet.
     
  8. Mr Saxon

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    What about Indian?
     
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  12. simmojunior

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    Great idea. Perhaps monkeys and small cats should be added. Maybe a bat cave
     
  13. Mr Saxon

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    They couldn't go in the aquarium, thats for small fish species. However theres room for redevelopment so it's possible. Another species I'd like here are crab-eating macaques.
    Would you like me to create other areas?
     
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    yer dude!!!!!!!!
     
  15. siamang27

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    Crab-eating Macaques are from Asia though...
    I love the exhibit idea, I'd say add at least 1 primate (maybe howler monkeys?) or more, some more cats and birds.
     
  16. Mr Saxon

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    Seeing as this zoo can have anything I'd have bald uakari monkeys...They're probably one of my favorite monkeys and I would love to see them one day. :)
     
  18. epickoala123

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    small cat house
    oncilla
    ocelot
    margay
    sand cat
    jaguarundi
    fishing cat
    iberian lynx
    canadian lynx
    scottish wildcat
    andean cat
    serval
    pallas cat
    caracal
    jungle cat
    golden cat

    quite a lengthy list but would be a great exhibit
     
  19. epickoala123

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    Add to the list:
    marbled cat
    flat headed cat
    black footed cat
    african wildcat
    gordon's wildcat
    bornean bay cat
    amur leopard cat
    caspian-steppe wildcat
    chinese mountain cat
    geoffrey's cat
    indian desert cat
    indochinese leopard cat
    irkutsk lynx
    kodkod
    oregon cougar
    kalahari wildcat
    pampas cat
    schmitz's caracal
    sri lankan rusty-spotted cat