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Also it seems the design of having large mixed species exhibits worked better for aesthetic effect then it did for actual breeding. You will find that the current line of thinking is to have large single-species enclosures such as are found at the Audubon facility and White Oak.
I have never heard that before. Ituri, you are a true fount of knowledge.

And if they are not going to have the much missed monorail, they need to figure out some way to let people see the asian field exhibit (without paying an arm and a leg for a special VIP tour).
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I have never heard that before. Ituri, you are a true fount of knowledge.

And if they are not going to have the much missed monorail, they need to figure out some way to let people see the asian field exhibit (without paying an arm and a leg for a special VIP tour).
Thanks, but don't take it as gospel. It's almost speculation on my part just observing how things are usually set up these days where breeding is the priority. It makes sense if you think about it, you take out the concern of inter-species aggression.
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Thanks, but don't take it as gospel. It's almost speculation on my part just observing how things are usually set up these days where breeding is the priority. It makes sense if you think about it, you take out the concern of inter-species aggression.
In particular, in the case of black rhinos and zebras (all species), now segregated from the large mixed ranges.

The monorail was taken out of operation not just because of mechanical issues, but also the problem of no restrooms and no emergency access for many portions along the 45+ minute circuit, which of course to many of us was part of the charm, now lost in a sea of commercial ventures and relentless upsell....

Others have noted the trajectory of the San Diego legacy as well:

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Here is a nice Flickr stream the zoo posted on the history of the park:
History of the Safari Park - a set on Flickr
 


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