Brookfield Zoo

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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #90 on: May 30, 2020, 01:47 PM »
The windows really open the space up; makes it more inviting, and the view more exciting. Of course, it would be even more exciting if we could see some kangaroos... or even llamaroos. ;)

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« Reply #91 on: May 30, 2020, 03:19 PM »
The windows really open the space up; makes it more inviting, and the view more exciting. Of course, it would be even more exciting if we could see some kangaroos... or even llamaroos. ;)
stay tuned

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« Reply #92 on: June 04, 2020, 05:52 PM »
The exterior area around Aussie Station is starting to take shape with some details being added.



The right side has some outside walk-up service counters for coffee and sweets

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« Reply #93 on: June 09, 2020, 05:58 PM »
Here is the completed scenery around this building



From above (with the unfinished kangaroo habitat on the left)

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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #94 on: June 09, 2020, 08:37 PM »
Llamaroos! ;)

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« Reply #95 on: June 15, 2020, 07:19 AM »
Here is the kangaroo habitat areas



This exhibit in the current real zoo is very wooded and filled with high weeds and plants, which I never thought was very realistic for how these animals live in real life, which is more open plains and dry desert-like areas. So I made this habitat a bit more open, which area of shade scattered around.




Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #96 on: June 20, 2020, 03:48 PM »
More of the Roo enclosure. I have since made the interior fence (on the left) invisible.




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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #97 on: June 20, 2020, 08:54 PM »
Mighty fine lookin' roo you have there. The faces do look rather roo-ish. The creek looks very realistic, especially the bank. What is that stacked yellow and green thing? Scratching post? Feeder?

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« Reply #98 on: June 21, 2020, 07:23 AM »
Mighty fine lookin' roo you have there. The faces do look rather roo-ish. The creek looks very realistic, especially the bank. What is that stacked yellow and green thing? Scratching post? Feeder?
LOL - THX. Also, thats a scratching post enrichment item.

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« Reply #99 on: June 26, 2020, 12:27 PM »
There are two mirror image shelters towards the back of the exhibit (hidden behind rock work) where the roos can go to feed, sleep and get out of bad weather. The doors can be closed when winter arrives. Keepers also have access through the buildings.







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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #100 on: June 26, 2020, 12:59 PM »
Okay, so I wasn't going to ask what that square of rocks is, in the first pic; but my curiosity got the best of me. Is it a sand/dust bath for the roos? A helicopter pad for vacationing roos? A teleporter, so the roos can teleport to other enclosures? A roo cemetery plot? A sandbox for little roos to play in?... I think that covers all the bases.

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« Reply #101 on: June 26, 2020, 01:43 PM »
its actually a feeding tray that I partially buried to try and soften the edges a bit.

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« Reply #102 on: July 03, 2020, 01:41 PM »
Looking out from the restaurant onto the Roo habitat



Looking down on the entire exhibt



After adding a few more path accessories

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« Reply #103 on: July 05, 2020, 09:41 PM »
This is a very realistic creation and I love the meticulousness that you have with it. You are considering every angle and small detail as if this was being built in the real world, which is only adding to how amazing this zoo is. Well done as usual!

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« Reply #104 on: July 10, 2020, 04:54 PM »
THX Cody

Rain storm by this habitat



...and in the winter

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #105 on: July 18, 2020, 11:52 AM »
Now for the rest of the Australia area. I was really hoping for an Aussie DLC to come out before I got this far just so that I could use actual animals in game, but for now, I will just make habitats as they are on the Master plan...with a few minor modifications.

The black box will be the outside walls of the Australia House. It will house the inside quarters for a few animals as well as a full habitat for some that will have no outside access.
The pathing will go around and through the house as well reach out to some of the more satellite structures.

The green area will be the wallaby's. They will have a larger outside area as well as an interior shelter and keeper access. There will be no inside viewing of these animals.
The white lines along the paths inside the house will be glass viewing walls for those outside enclosures.
Yellow is the wombat habitat, which will have outside and indoor viewing...and there will also be a inside backstage area for the keepers and animals.
Orange are the echidna, which will also have in and out viewing areas.
The purple box will be the fruit bats which will have an open air enclosure with fine netting.
The 2 red boxes will be two aviaries. One will be general birds, the other will be for the lorikeet,a small colorful parakeet-like bird.
The two blue areas will be keeper huts and backstage structures.

If an eventual DLC has a different mix of animals I will switch this up a bit. I'm thinking emu's and koala's may need to either be added or replace something I have here in the plan.

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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #106 on: July 18, 2020, 02:09 PM »
These areas look like they will be fun to build, and fun to look at. :)

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« Reply #107 on: July 24, 2020, 07:45 PM »
three of the enclosures getting started. the building will be formed around these fences.

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« Reply #108 on: July 31, 2020, 07:50 AM »
Once the building exterior was mapped out the habitats also get more finalized.
Red is the planned wallaby interior and exterior
Blue is the planned fruit bats
Green is the planned echidna
Orange the wombats
the pink line is the pathways and viewing areas inside the building

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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #109 on: August 01, 2020, 11:20 AM »
Looking at this thread really makes me wanna get the game it looks so good and I love how all your enclosures are being done !!

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« Reply #110 on: August 10, 2020, 07:08 PM »
The exterior walls start to take shape







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« Reply #111 on: August 16, 2020, 09:46 AM »
not sure if this was rotting food or poop, but whatever it was it was huge for being in the bird cage.



Inside of the Australia House starts to take shape.




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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #112 on: August 16, 2020, 01:33 PM »
Haha. Peafowl are not known for their large piles of poop... Maybe a T-Rex is sneaking into the compound late at night? :P

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #113 on: August 21, 2020, 07:27 AM »
So, the Australian DLC pack...

At least I can make this area a bit better now. I will continue to share the main build I did on this area, but will update it once the pack comes out next week. I should have it all updated before I run out of captures I already have of this area.

A couple more interior building shots before they get all decorated.




Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #114 on: August 21, 2020, 08:31 AM »
So, here is what I will do to retool the Aussie area once the DLC comes out.

-the PINK area will be the Red kangaroo. not much to change out here except the plants and scenery.

-The orange area in the lower-right was going to be a small animal house of sorts, but will now be the home to the koalas.

-The red area will remain unchanged except for a scenery upgrade. I will also swap out one of the exhibits to house the new lizard, but these houses are really designed in the plan to be bird houses.

-The light-blue triangle in the upper-right was going to be the emu, but will now be the cassowary. Not much to change here except plants and scenery.

-The lime-green areas on either side of the main house is the biggest change. it was two separate habitats...one for wallaby, the other for wombats, but now I will combine them...with a connecting tunnel under part of the house, and this will be for the dingo.

-The two yellow circles are still the staff backstage areas.

-The tan square in the house was going to be fruit bats, but need to figure out what to do with this.

-The white area was also for a small mammal if they provided one (like echidna or Tas Devil), but now I may just scratch this one all together and reconfigure to just be a garden area or something. 


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« Reply #115 on: August 24, 2020, 02:57 PM »
here is what was going to be the wallaby habitat, but going forward will be redesigned and combined (via an underground tunnel) to the wombat habitat on the opposite side of the building...and will now house a pack of dingo.



Here is where they can enter to the inside protection of the building and where keepers can examine the animals.



Looking the other way you can see the viewing windows from inside the building


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« Reply #116 on: August 30, 2020, 11:26 AM »
Here is what the planned wombat area looked like



The train passes along this habitat



this is where a small mammal would have gone. I have tortoises in there right now, but not sure how I will redesign this section yet.

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« Reply #117 on: September 07, 2020, 07:09 PM »
Entrance to the building on the far side before any additional stuff was added.



The whole area from above. The grassy area to the right of the building will house more animal areas and the open area in the upper left will also hold a couple more houses for animals.



Here is a closer up view of this area. It will have an aviary building, a staff area in the middle and a second bird house that will have lorikeets (a small colorful parrot).



Starting the building construction.

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #118 on: September 12, 2020, 06:08 PM »
here are a couple shots of where the animals can roam in the enclosures.

First is the unspecified habitat...where I currently have some tortoise...I will assume they have these of some sort down under?



Here is the first half of what will now be the dingo area...



and after going through a tunnel under the building...the other side of the dingo area.

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #119 on: September 18, 2020, 06:25 PM »
Inside the building this area will be reshaped to accommodate the tunnel entrance that will connect the two sides of the dingo habitats



Also inside is where I wanted to put the fruit bats, but now its just peafowl filling the space.