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Custom Habitat in a unusual Setting
...was looking at shortlisting animals/ideas with peculiar ways of living and test their implications on the immediate built environment in a hibitat....any ideas ??
Nandini Saligram
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Custom Habitat in a unusual Setting
hello Nandini.

for animals, i would suggest the cave swiftlet whose nest is harvested for a famous delicacy, the bird's nest soup. and it's amazing how people risk their lives for these nests.
Jofer Magsi
Custom Habitat in a unusual Setting
there can be many but i shall mention one just now , weaver bird , they live in collonies , they beuield nests out of long grass[reeds] available just after montuion ,the effect of them on the beilt enveronment is yet to be recorded or discovered....
Dushyant Nathwani
Custom Habitat in a unusual Setting
Nandini, What about the other animals who have adapted to and who live in urban environments? Animals like rats, foxes, squirrels, ect and of course ants, termits, bees, wasps, hornets, etc.
Frank John Snelling
Custom Habitat in a unusual Setting
Thanks guys, for the variety of inputs..it was a great help to look at things afresh. and yes john ...sure...i will defnitely look at the most " obvious ones" which went unnoticed.


I was looking at a challenging habitat for "Extinct in the wild' species of animals, with extinction causes being mainly -weather,Habitat degradation etc .... and secondly living styles ,Predation, competition etc.which gives a spicey interest to the research on built habitat ( small scale)


...cave swiftlet defnitely sounds very interesting...any more ideas ???
Nandini Saligram
Custom Habitat in a unusual Setting
hello Nandini.

i hope your research includes an investigation of local zoos. i think a number of animals will qualify for extinction due to the way they're penned. would a specie get special favours if they're cute or act cute, or if they cooperate and pose for photos? talk about survival.
Jofer Magsi
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