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Minecraft's Best Zoo [HUGE WIP]

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avatar Kotoriken
Level 9 : Apprentice Architect
TO BUILDERS: SERVER WILL GO OFFLINE FROM 12:30 TO 12 AM EST TO PREVENT GRIEFING AND EXCESS LAG BUILDING UP. If you need to make edits later than this, please let me know, I'll turn the server back on.

Want to keep precise tabs on how the project is going and see the exact animal list? Check the forum thread here!

So due to the lack of any full, finished and realistic zoo projects, I've been wanting to make my own for quite a while now. So after buckling down, writing down a few exhibit plans and preparing, I'm finally getting to it!

By the end of the project, I hope to have one of the largest zoo builds, ever. I plan to have 10-15 buildings, several facilities, and over 150 exhibits of individual animals, whether mobs or built with player heads. 

To motivate myself, I am allowing users to sponsor exhibits like in real life (you know, how if you go to a real-life zoo, businesses pay for exhibits? like that, but with no money involved). They claim and recommend animals to build, and are in return credited on the exhibit (i.e., "Special Thanks To ______). It's a really good method of getting me to actually finish the build, as I've got lots of people to please! Gold text, a star and someone's name in the list below means that they sponsored the exhbit. You can claim sponsorship for any un-sponsored exhibits on the forum post above!

The current plan:

Hawk-Headed Parrot ☆daikenkisan
Blue and gold macaw
Scarlet macaw 
Umbrella Cockatoo 
Carnaby's Cockatoo
African gray parrot 
Pacific Parrotlet 
Gouldian Finch 
Aquatic bird pen (duck,swan)
Flamingo ☆Astralit 
Forest bird pen (turkey, woodpecker, magpie)

Hummingbird encounter pen

Penguin Bay
Emperor Penguin 
Adele penguin
Chinstrap penguin
Little blue penguin
Atlantic puffin

Sea otter 
Pink River Dolphin 
Hermit Crab 
Sea Bass 
Sea Lion 
Anglerfish ☆MonorailBlueS 
Jellyfish ☆MonorailBlueS 
Tropical fish tank 
Blobfish ☆GiraffeCircle 
Coelocanth ☆Camomano99 
Magellenic Penguin ☆AdamStormCloak 
Dolphin + sea lion show pool 

Small Animal + Insect Building ☆GiraffeCircle and ☆AdamStormCloak
Guinea Pig 
Hedgehogs ☆WFlyingSquirrel
Prairie Dog 
Nine-banded Armadillo 
Three-banded Armadillo 
Squirrel ☆WFlyingSquirrel 
Butterfly dome

Savanna ☆DeJay
Elephant (African)
Cheetah ☆SkullRunnerGR
Fennec Fox

African painted dog
Honey badger + honeyguide
Black-backed jackal

Australian Desert
Dingo ☆Astralit
Tasmanian devil ☆AppleAiden

Nocturnal Animals
Bat cave
Great Horned Owl
Eagle Owl
Coyote ☆Plush__Wolf

Deer ☆Han Solo
Black Bear
Brown Bear ☆MrBlokzz123
Wolf walk-in
River otter
Bald Eagle

Arctic ☆Malaionus
Snow Leopard ☆DeJay 
White tiger
Leopard seal ☆Malaionus
Walrus ☆MrBlokzz123 
Snowy Owl 
Polar Bear

Reptile House
Komodo Dragon
Burmese python
Indian cobra
Inland Taipan ☆CubeTron23
Common Krait
Bearded Dragon
Galapagos Tortoise
Diamond-back rattlesnake ☆ Plush__Wolf
Salamander ☆EnderDurant
Gecko ☆EnderDurant

Asian animals
Panda ☆EpicDude202
Red Panda ☆Raindrop_Peaceful
Asian elephant
Asian Small-clawed Otter
Water buffalo ☆def1127

Monkey House
Golden lion tamarin 
Japanese macaque 
Capuchin monkey 
Ring-tailed lemur
Black and white ruffed lemur 
Spider monkey 
Ring tailed lemur

As stated earlier, we are always accepting suggestions for new animals! 

Current animal count: [136]
Progress15% complete

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  • ohxerxe
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • June 25, 2017, 5:55 pm
Maybe you could have peacocks roaming around the paths in the zoo. I have been to a few zoos that have this.
  • harmonysuxx
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Mage
  • June 25, 2017, 6:33 am
Maybe a mantis shrimp would be an interesting fellow to put in? Perhaps even a beluga whale, manatee or narwhal ;D
  • MintyDyson
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Miner
  • April 29, 2017, 2:45 am
hey i was wondering if i could help im very experienced in zoo building
Great job!
Can you add the Killer Whale/Orcinus Orca to the aquarium?
This seems like an awesome idea. Don't forget the gift shop!
  • Emerald Drake
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Architect
  • January 3, 2016, 10:14 am
I think an Echidna would be a great addition to the Australian Desert area! (If it's available)
  • SilverSteele
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Mage
  • December 30, 2015, 4:28 pm
Woah, this seems like something really cool :0

Plus, the idea of sponsors sound really cool? However, is it when you suggest an idea for an animal or exhibit, will it be automatically sponsored by whoever requested it? I added some ideas onto the forum recently, I'm not sure if that means I'll sponsor it. It'd be nice if I could though ( It's still fine iff not :P)
  • Kotoriken
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • December 30, 2015, 4:53 pm
Yep! If the thing you suggested (or wanted to sponsor) isn't claimed or on there, it's automatically put under your name.

Also, I've got to go check the forum for that. I haven't seen your suggestions yet.
  • xpCube
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Hunter
  • December 29, 2015, 6:37 pm
Thumbs up! Great job, man!
  • Kotoriken
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • December 30, 2015, 7:17 am
Thank you!
  • xFinch
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Toast
  • December 28, 2015, 9:56 am
how about the bald eagle?
  • Kotoriken
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • December 28, 2015, 11:44 am
Didn't think of that! I'll add it.
  • xpCube
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Hunter
  • December 27, 2015, 4:14 pm
How about an Inland Taipan or a Coastal Taipan? If it is available, please sponsor me :)
  • Kotoriken
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • December 27, 2015, 4:18 pm
Both are available! I'll add them.
  • xpCube
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Hunter
  • December 27, 2015, 8:50 pm
Thanks :) Taipans are my fave snakes.
  • xpCube
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Hunter
  • December 27, 2015, 4:03 pm
Can't wait for release!! I faved it. and diamonded. And subbed.

Can't wait to see Minecraft's Best Zoo!
  • Kotoriken
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • December 27, 2015, 4:12 pm
Thank you! It's currently being worked on, and getting closer to being done each day!
  • laserdrago
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • December 9, 2015, 8:26 pm
good map dude
  • Kotoriken
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • December 10, 2015, 2:53 pm
Thank you very much! I hope to have a map out with most of the exhibits empty so you guys can do what you want with them :P
What about a kinkajou? It's a small, rainforest mammal that I think is adorable! (Few people agree with me)

And I'm downloading this the instant it's done.
  • Kotoriken
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • December 7, 2015, 11:51 am
Forgot those existed. I really actually do love them!

We've got so many rainforest animals... I might just make a tunnel or open building with them, as well as dedicated exhibits.
  • RK800
  • Level 27
  • Expert Engineer
  • November 30, 2015, 2:39 pm
Diamond back rattle snake
I've seen both animals more that once and they are very cool
Oh and Mexican Grey Wolf is another cool animal I have seen
Very illusive!
  • Kotoriken
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • November 30, 2015, 3:32 pm
I will add those two, thank you!
  • RK800
  • Level 27
  • Expert Engineer
  • November 30, 2015, 3:34 pm
Your welcome!
  • Squirrels
  • Level 48
  • Master Toast
  • November 29, 2015, 6:31 pm
you should add little blue penguins. Ive already added my two though so dont sponsor me on this one
  • Def + Lego
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • November 29, 2015, 11:24 am
Can you add, and I sponsor the Water Buffalo? Can you say sponsored by def1127
  • Kotoriken
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • November 29, 2015, 1:01 pm
I will add that momentarily!
  • Squirrels
  • Level 48
  • Master Toast
  • November 29, 2015, 9:25 am
I have a server but no world editt
  • Squirrels
  • Level 48
  • Master Toast
  • November 29, 2015, 9:24 am
dang this is so cool i so badly wish I could create a server with world edit
  • Kotoriken
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • November 29, 2015, 7:03 am
We've got nearly 100 exhibits to finish! Thank you to all our sponsors and those who suggested animals!
  • Han Solo
  • Level 23
  • Expert Pirate
  • November 29, 2015, 5:58 am
Wow, good job, can't wait. : v )
  • Zorpox92
  • Level 27
  • Expert Architect
  • November 29, 2015, 4:27 am
Well done!
Love all the details ;) looking foward for it!
Great work! Really impressive! Keep it up! :D
  • GiraffeCircle
  • Level 7
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • November 28, 2015, 4:32 pm
Woo Hoo! We can finally see it coming together!!!!
  • gr1309
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Artist
  • November 28, 2015, 3:14 pm
Cute 💜
  • Kotoriken
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Architect
  • November 28, 2015, 3:17 pm
Thank you!

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