Phoenix Zoo

A short history: The Phoenix Zoo opened in 1962 and is the largest privately owned, non-profit zoo in the United States. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the zoo was founded by Robert Maytag, a member of the Maytag family, and operates on 125 acres of land in the Papago Park area of Phoenix. https://www.phoenixzoo.org/

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Take note, that I try to make it look and feel like the Phoenix Zoo, but with map size, and limitations, that this zoo sadly won't be exact replica of the Phoenix Zoo that I hoped for in real life. I will try to do my best on making it have that Phoenix Zoo feel. :)

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Joël

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That looks like a really nice zoo! Good luck & enjoy recreating it! :)

P.S. you might want to host those images on a site like Imgur so that you can use the BBcode to show them in your post. They currently do not show up on the forums for me.
 
That looks like a really nice zoo! Good luck & enjoy recreating it! :)

P.S. you might want to host those images on a site like Imgur so that you can use the BBcode to show them in your post. They currently do not show up on the forums for me.
Good to know! I didn't realize that they weren't showing up for you guys.
 
Nice start...as you saw, I'm trying to do a recreate as well...as you said...it will be tough. This looks like a great zoo to try.
 
From earlier today: The east side of the Phoenix Zoo is really shaping up well! They got Isle of the Tigers finished, Asian Elephant exhibit finished, Salt Water Crocodile Exhibit finished, and the Forest of Uco finished. Now they're onto other exhibits!

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I heard they got some new and refurbished exhibits up and running. So I got up early and the first exhibit I went to was the Isle of the Tigers.
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As I walked inside, I pretty much had the space to myself.
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Sadly there was no tigers in sight at the time. They must have been sleeping.
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I took one last look at the new exhibit and taking it all in before I journeyed to the Asian Elephants exhibit that laid ahead.
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As I was walking out, this staff member was standing by the entrance of the exhibit. We chatted for a minute and I was lucky enough to see a sky view photo of Isle of the Tiger exhibit that he showed me.
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As I was walking to the Asian Elephants, I snapped a shot of the new Tiger Staff Facility that houses the Tigers, has all the needed facilities to keep the tiger happy and healthy.
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I have finally come to the first section of the Asian Elephant Exhibit and I must say, "It's much better than the old Asian Elephant Exhibit.".
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Here's another view of the exhibit.
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Now we journey now to the Indian Village and passing the Galapagos Tortoise Exhibit to my right.
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As I come upon the Indian Village the environment has drastically changed and I feel like I have gone to India.
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The sights, smells, and sounds just immerse me into what lies ahead.
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I have seem to come upon a large fountain and I also notice a sign that I just can't make out yet.
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As I got closer, it reads Forest of Uco. Me being curious and not knowing what lie ahead, I took my journey on the trail and into the thick forest canopy.
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I noticed immediately to my left there's a camp and a jeep that people can play in or take pictures, but I didn't want to stop and check it out. I wanted to see what lie ahead.
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As I was walking and taking it all in. I came upon the first sighting of the new Andean Bear Exhibit and was greeted by a small waterfall.
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I continued my journey and saw this cool cave that we can walk in and see the bears.
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I got my first glimpse of an Andean Bear taking a swim in the river. It's such a beautiful exhibit!
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I came upon my first terrarium along the trail and it seems to be home of a Boa Constrictor.
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I was able to get another view of the Andean Bear in its' cave before I left the trail.
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A view of the trail up ahead.
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As I continued walking, I came upon this statue of a giant Cobra.
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A view of the other side of the camp site.
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Before I left the trail, they have this cabin with terrariums of 2 different types of Poison Dart Frogs.
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From later today: More work has been done on the east side of the Phoenix Zoo. I got to use my drone and took pics of the finished Chilean Flamingo Exhibit and the currently under construction Monkey Village and Zoo Cafe.

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New major update for my Phoenix Zoo is out on Steam!

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So there has been a lot of work going on at the Phoenix Zoo with the completion of Orang-Hutan: People of the Forest, Monkey Village where you can walk among Spider Monkeys,Tropical Flights, 4D Theater, Info Bldg/ also where you get tickets for train rides and tickets for 4D Theater, and a bunch of other tid bits that I noticed throughout the zoo.
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So with the construction of Land of the Dragons finished. The dragons have finally arrived at the Phoenix Zoo and I was one of the first people to see it in person besides the staff.

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Savanna Grill is officially open for business!
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A overview of my front plaza with all the completed structures and bldgs..
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The entrance to the Arizona Trail, to Sting Ray Bay, and Reptile/Bug House.
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🦓🦏🦍So...a lot of work has been done here at the Phoenix Zoo. The Picnic Pavilion has been finished, the Splash Pad is all done and ready for this Summer. There are two new cafes to help shorten the lines, there's a new playground for the kids while parents eat and relax. The Stone House Pavilion is finally finished and Ruby's house which is a historical house lies right next to it where you can have weddings. 🦒🐘🐅

Download on Steam now! 😀https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1914777681

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