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Bronx Zoo - Congo Gorilla Forest

July 2008.

Bronx Zoo - Congo Gorilla Forest
snowleopard, 4 Aug 2008
    • snowleopard
      July 2008.
    • snowleopard
      There is always debate over which zoo has the best tiger, lion, penguin, elephant (or any other species) exhibit...but not when it comes to gorillas. I've never met anyone to dispute the belief that the Bronx Zoo has created the world's greatest gorilla enclosures in the Congo Gorilla Forest.
    • mstickmanp
      Everytime I look at photos of this exhibit I can't believe how naturalistic it looks.
    • Cat-Man
      i object snowleopard, Disneys animal Kingdom!
    • BlackRhino
      Are you kidding? You obviously are very biased with Disney's Animal Kingdom, and I don't think anyone on this forum will support you in your claim that Disney has the better exhibit.
    • Dan
      Just a spontaneous comment because this exhibit is featured in my poll about "The best landscape designed zoo exhibit":

      This piece of magic created in the midst of New York City might, of course, very well be the best zoo exhibit in the world. I happened to nominate another exhibit in my particular poll, but........... obviously, what we see here (and in many other pictures of this exhibit uploaded on ZooChat) is unbelievably good!!!

      Beyond words, in fact....
    • snowleopard
      I'm not sure that there is a better zoo exhibit on the planet, and the only real downside to having more than 20 gorillas in New York City is that the indoor area is off limits to the public and the apes cannot be seen every day of the year. Some would argue that the Howletts enclosures in England are full of more substantial enrichment, but black bars and old-style cages are not a modern, naturalistic way to display magnificent great apes.
    • BlackRhino
      Dan something we completely agree on!
    • Cat-Man
      i never said it was better, but it is the only gorilla exhibit that could challenge Bronx for the title
    • snowleopard
      At the Bronx Zoo there can be gorillas pressed up against the glass, or the apes can wander in and out of view in the dense jungle undergrowth. Ten years later there is no other gorilla habitat like it on the planet, even with many naturalistic enclosures having been built during that time. This photo shows what an amazing exhibit it truly is, and I'm thankful that at least zoos started building these type of enclosures for apes. It was the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, in 1979, that opened the world's first naturalistic gorilla habitat, and somewhat surprisingly it is still one of the better ones around today. However, the Bronx blows everything else out of the water.:)
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