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Grevy's Zebra/Ostrich Gravel Pit

Grevy's Zebra/Ostrich Gravel Pit
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A tradition of "ugliness" prevails at this California zoo in terms of the piles of rocks to be found in a variety of hoofstock exhibits. Not many African ungulate exhibits contain their own gravel pit.
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What a dump!
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The zoo actually was quite smart when it came to using this as a design feature because it serves as good fencing (the zebras and ostriches would refuse to walk on it) and is also a lot more person friendly then moats.
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I agree, I would prefer this over a fence blocking the view any day. And a dump? How so?
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The zoo actually was quite smart when it came to using this as a design feature because it serves as good fencing (the zebras and ostriches would refuse to walk on it) and is also a lot more person friendly then moats.
This seems like a good idea, if ugly (although they could probably put a few plants through it to make it look a bit nicer), assuming the animals aren't spooked and run across it anyway. But you would still need a fence to keep people off the gravel.

How are moats not people fiendly?
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This seems like a good idea, if ugly (although they could probably put a few plants through it to make it look a bit nicer), assuming the animals aren't spooked and run across it anyway. But you would still need a fence to keep people off the gravel.

How are moats not people friendly?
Yes you would still need a fence, but not an extremely obtrusive fence when it comes to viewing. It would probably be easier to take a picture and get the gravel out of the picture than a moat.
 


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