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  1. Luke da Zoo nerd

    Luke da Zoo nerd Well-Known Member

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    In this thread you may list zoos (and zoo exhibits) That you feel would need a revamp.
    Please explain your reasoning in why you think the need to be modified a little bit, and have fun chatting!

    Best wishes, Luke
     
  2. EmmettTheOtter

    EmmettTheOtter Well-Known Member

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    ZooAmerica I really feel needs a revamp. A lot of their exhibits are small and old (especially the otter exhibit) and one of the keepers said that they even wanted a new otter exhibit.

    Metro Richmond Zoo as well. A lot of their exhibits are cramped and aging (However they are renovating and have new exhibits planned).

    Elmwood Park Zoo needs a revamp, but they already have a lot of renovations and new exhibits planned.
     
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  3. Junklekitteb

    Junklekitteb Well-Known Member

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    Every zoo I have visited in India needs a revamp. At least one group of animals has always been compromised, be it the birds, the primates or the 'nocturnal house' animals, and even some of the better exhibits could do with major improvements. The educational aspect is also pathetic, with sign boards some times not even giving the correct name of the animal, they don't conduct proper keeper talks or anything like that. They don't even have proper restaurants with edible food inside the zoo...
     
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  4. Anniella

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    I think listing zoos which don't need any sort of revamp would be a much shorter list than zoos that do. Even some of the best zoos, like San Diego, have sections that need a revamp.
     
  5. Luke da Zoo nerd

    Luke da Zoo nerd Well-Known Member

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    That's a shame. You definitely need to visit some better zoos someday. Are the collections of your home zoos At least ok? That's something. A lot of zoos in India have quite a bit of species that aren't as common in the U.S.
     
  6. Junklekitteb

    Junklekitteb Well-Known Member

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    Indian zoos have Indian animals. Full stop.

    Just kidding, we do have many exotic species, but these are somewhat repetetive, if one zoo has them, many others might. As for visiting better zoos, hopefully one day I will get to visit a better zoo, like Singapore or maybe even one in the US or Europe...
     
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  7. SivatheriumGuy

    SivatheriumGuy Well-Known Member

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    Zoobotánico Jerez is in a desperate need of a renoval.
     
  8. Luke da Zoo nerd

    Luke da Zoo nerd Well-Known Member

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    Like what?
     
  9. (Adsa)

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    All though this is not a popular opinion I believe the Philadelphia Zoo needs a revamp. Nothing major maybe just clearing out a lot of green space, updating a few exhibits, and expanding the zoo itself for some new habitats. I believe the zoo is currently doing some of this.
     
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    why? I've not been, but it looks pretty good on the Zoochat gallery.
     
  11. SivatheriumGuy

    SivatheriumGuy Well-Known Member

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    It has a great collection and some exhibits are good (Sri-Lankan leopards, Iberian lynxes, Walldrapps, Dorcas gazelles+Ostriches+Guineafowl...) But then, you have tiny exhibits like the hippos, with a ridiculously small pond, and cement floor (Similar to the old hippo exhibit in Barcelona). Tiny exhibits for Arabian oryxes, Vicuñas European bison, Asian lions, Barbary sheep,... Bird/Small primates do ok (Chimpanzees have a decent but not really good exhibit), but most carnivores get the bottom of the bin. Birds of prey aviaries are way too small too.

    I like ZBJ but it has a lot of improvement to do.
     
  12. Luke da Zoo nerd

    Luke da Zoo nerd Well-Known Member

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    I've been to the Philadelphia zoo once, and I thought the exhibits were really balanced. Some were just fine, well others looked really bad. I especially didn't like a lot of the primate indoor enclosures. They looked old and reminded me of the Primates/cats/Aquatics building at the Cleveland metro parks zoo. It had a great collection, Like Red capped mangabeys and the since passed away Red-shanked douc langur(I was lucky to see it). The zoo also has aye ayes, Previously black-footed cats, pygmy slow loris, and many other interesting rarities.
     
  13. (Adsa)

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    Even though the PECO primate reserve has subpar exhibits I often find myself enjoying it. Whenever I’ve gone the animals have been extremely active, which often plays into how you think of an exhibit. I also had the pleasure of seeing the baby White Handed Gibbon twice.
    The baby Gibbon is half the reason to visit the house in my opinion.
     
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  14. Luke da Zoo nerd

    Luke da Zoo nerd Well-Known Member

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    I believe I am talking about the Rare animal conservation center's exhibits, not the Primate reserve.
     
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    Oops. Well my point still stands
     
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  16. Junklekitteb

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    Bengal tigers, Asiatic lions, Indian rhinoceros, Asian elephant, Small Indian civet... I think you get the point.
     
  17. Luke da Zoo nerd

    Luke da Zoo nerd Well-Known Member

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    Yep.
     
  18. Westcoastperson

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    The Los Angeles zoo which is supposedly getting an entire reworking, and the Santa Barbra Zoo.
     
  19. Neil chace

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    I feel that most older zoos definitely are due for some renovations, and I think most know it. Out of zoos I have visited in the past few years, here are the parts in need of revamp-

    Capron- Nocturnal, Sadler, Otter and Bear buildings, kangaroo exhibit
    Buttonwood- Elephant and Bear exhibits
    Roger Williams- North America
    Franklin- just about the whole zoo
    St. Louis- Historic Hill, Red Rocks
    National- Small Mammal and Primate buildings
    ZooAmerica- all outdoor exhibits
     
  20. Luke da Zoo nerd

    Luke da Zoo nerd Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. Do you know what kind of revamping the LA zoo is doing?