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Bronx Zoo - Congo Gorilla Forest

July 2008. Okapi.

Bronx Zoo - Congo Gorilla Forest
snowleopard, 4 Aug 2008
    • snowleopard
      July 2008. Okapi.
    • Zambar
      I hope all that at the front isn't hotwire...
    • James27
      That's hotgrass. There's a lot of this in this exhibit lol.
    • Zambar
      Doesn't fool me haha. :)
    • redpanda
      What's wrong with it? I can potentially see the problem if it stops the animals being able to use large patches of their enclosure, but this hotgrass is the exhibit's "fence"; if it were not there, the okapi would escape! And, sorry to sound like reduakari but, surely it's better to have this unobtrusive barrier than ugly chain-link?
    • James27
      I think this just keeps them from the moat? I seem to recall pictures that include this and a moat.
    • redpanda
      You may be right right. But either way, the hotgrass acts as a barrier around the edge of the exhibit - there is not likely to be many plants in the moat (it's out of visitor site) so the animals must be encouraged to stay out of it for either their own safety, or for the visitors' making the hotgrass the enclosures actual boundary. So what, I ask, is wrong with it?
    • James27
      If it's only a barrier to keep them from the moat then I don't mind it, I think Zambar's problem is that it's trying to look like grass and failing lol.
    • redpanda
      If you had just emerged from the fallen tree and seen the okapi for the first time through the vegetation, I doubt you would notice the hotgrass. Especially if you were an average zoo-goer who was not so suspicious of such things.
    • James27
      As I said, it doesn't bother me personally this time ;)
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