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Voting closed: February 04, 2021, 09:22 AM

Brookfield Zoo

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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #210 on: April 04, 2021, 02:39 PM »
Some Winter otters




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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #211 on: April 04, 2021, 02:58 PM »
The snow-covering looks absolutely real and very suited for this habitat. Very otter-y.

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #212 on: April 07, 2021, 10:55 AM »
THX!!!

one last shot looking west towards the completed part of the plaza and the Australia area.



Here is the layout of what we have going on for the rest of the North Plaza.

-The lower right side/corner is what has been completed so far and what we have looked at.
Moving kind of clockwise....
-The dark blue box is the Prairie Grill restaurant
-The pink box is all the zoo admin area and backstage. Things like the vet, trading center, staff buildings, etc.
-The green box is the Zoo Discovery Center
-The two orange boxes are picnic areas
-The blue "X" will be the future expansion of the Fragile Kingdom Exhibit
-White is the existing tiger habitat
-Gray circle is a small mammal habitat
-Red box is the butterfly house
-Yellow - some small garden walkway areas
-Purple - the tram loading station and the animal carousel
-Tan is the North Plaza train depot
-Light blue line is the monorail track
-Light blue dashes is the train track



Different view (and colors)
-Blue is the Butterfly House
-Orange is the Discovery Center
-Red is the Prairie Grill
-White is the small mammal (TBD)
-Green is a picnic area
-Yellow/Gold - staff areas
-Purple is future Fragile Kingdom

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #213 on: April 11, 2021, 10:44 AM »
here is the whole plaza looking east towards all the new additions.



The Prairie Grill food court






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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #214 on: April 11, 2021, 03:30 PM »
I guess that large white building in the background of the first pic is the Fragile Kingdom exhibit, yes? I'm not sure what's going in there.

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #215 on: April 12, 2021, 10:22 AM »
That is an existing building in the zoo I'm replicating. It has a number of small cats and other mammals, reptiles, etc. One side is called the Fragile Desert and features more sandy animals, and the other is Fragile Rainforest, which is more jungle type animals. My build will have some animals in game, but the rest of the habitats will just be decor and not hold any animals as they are not in the game.

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #216 on: April 15, 2021, 02:28 PM »
Entry to the Prairie Grill



Inside

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #217 on: April 18, 2021, 02:31 PM »
To the right of the Prairie Grill is the main entrance to the backstage area for keepers. This is where the main trading center, vet and admin building are.









Here is what the whole area looks like


Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #218 on: April 23, 2021, 08:56 AM »
The backstage area from above












Staff parking


Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #219 on: April 27, 2021, 02:38 PM »
Here is the Zoo Discovery Center from the main plaza. This building has meeting rooms, first aid, a few places to get food/gifts and is meant to be a learning place for small groups and VIPs.








Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #220 on: May 02, 2021, 11:15 AM »
Inside the Discovery Center. this was a modified building I found on the workshop. I moved things around a bit to fit better and also changed the pathing inside a bit.









The upper level has a VIP reception area that overlooks the pond and picnic area. that's the Fragile Kingdom building in the background.



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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #221 on: May 02, 2021, 01:34 PM »
I like the hippo fountain and the big wall-sized clock. Not sure what that is to the left of the clock. I thought it might be an ATM, but maybe not; there seems to be more to it than that. Second guess: a critter-food dispenser. The raised platform in front of it adds to the mystery.

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #222 on: May 02, 2021, 02:17 PM »
thats a water filtration device from the game. The person that built this had that in the blueprint, so I left it in.

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #223 on: May 06, 2021, 12:02 PM »
The backside of the Discovery Center



Looking at the building from the picnic area across the pond


Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #224 on: May 08, 2021, 07:58 AM »
Next to the Discovery Center is the Butterfly House. Once again, use the main building from the workshop and modified it as needed to fit this space and color scheme I wanted.

Here is the entry queue.






Wishing there was a butterfly effect in game.




Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #225 on: May 17, 2021, 11:31 AM »
Exit of the house



From the pond side

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #226 on: May 20, 2021, 09:56 AM »
Beyond the Butterfly House is a path that leads to the Fragile Kingdom building. On the right is a small animal enclosure (we will look at that closer later), and on the left is one of the picnic areas.








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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #227 on: May 20, 2021, 02:29 PM »
The picnic area looks really nice. Great place to enjoy a pleasant lunch while soaking in the ambience.

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #228 on: May 24, 2021, 10:47 AM »
THX...

Looking towards the Discovery Center from the picnic area.





Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #229 on: May 28, 2021, 07:20 AM »
Across the pathway from the picnic area is a small animal enclosure. Right now we have some lemurs that reside here.







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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #230 on: May 28, 2021, 03:39 PM »
The lemurs must be using their Romulan cloaking devices... I'm not seeing them. ;)

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #231 on: May 28, 2021, 04:40 PM »
they are in there somewhere

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #232 on: June 02, 2021, 06:58 AM »
Along the paths in this area of the plaza are a few nice garden/planting areas. Here is a covered arch walkway near the picnic grove.






There is also a (faux) tram tour load station at the far end of the plaza.



And some more garden areas

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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #233 on: June 02, 2021, 05:39 PM »
Animals, schmanimals. I think I would just spend the day sitting under that covered walkway, enjoying the pleasantness. :)

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #234 on: June 07, 2021, 01:13 PM »
more planting areas around the plaza and the train station








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Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #235 on: June 07, 2021, 03:43 PM »
Beautiful planters. The overhead shot showing the purple flowers with blue shadows just about knocks yer eyes outa their sockets. :o (That's a good thing.)

Re: Brookfield Zoo
« Reply #236 on: June 13, 2021, 09:33 AM »
THX - sometimes my screen captures do weird stuff like that.

Here is the North Plaza Train Depot