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Bronx Zoo - Congo Gorilla Forest

July 2008.

Bronx Zoo - Congo Gorilla Forest
snowleopard, 4 Aug 2008
    • snowleopard
      July 2008.
    • Newzooboy
      Now that is a real gorilla kingdom!! London Zoo take note!!
    • snowleopard
      The Bronx Zoo's gorilla habitats are #1 in North America, and must be highly regarded worldwide. I've seen photos of London Zoo's Gorilla Kingdom and it is a bit of a joke. Plus London only has 3-4 gorillas while Bronx has 24 apes at all stages of life.
    • Kriba
      This gorilla exhibit looks great. It makes me very happy to see such a nice natural home for the gorillas! Do they have 24 gorillas in one family group?
    • BlackRhino
      There are two separate troops.
    • snowleopard
      Congo Gorilla Forest is now a decade old, and there is no zoo on the planet that has replicated such a brilliant exhibit. I'm sure that someone could spend hours there just watching the interaction with the gorilla troops!
    • Zooplantman
      Although much of what makes this exhibit great is in our design, I should point out for fairness that this is THE MOST EXPENSIVE ZOO EXHIBIT ever created. Entire zoos have been opened from scratch at less expense!

      Perhaps Jon Coe put it best when he said to me that he doubted that anyone would ever do such a thing again. (Jon was not on the design team, of course, but he did pay attention)
    • snowleopard
      How much did the exhibit cost? There are still some dollars floating around for zoos, as evidenced by the $54 million Great Southern Oceans at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, $50 million on Amazon and Beyond at the Miami Metrozoo, and the $125 million Oregon Zoo bond for polar bear, chimpanzee and elephant enclosures. However, the current economic crisis might make it difficult for a few years...
    • Zooplantman
      Can't really say...for various reasons. I will say that the budget figure was $45million (1999) and that is laughable.
    • Kriba
      Very impressive photo's Snowleopard! Is the Congo Gorilla's Forest divided into two parts for the groups? And is it a mixed habitat with other species? Hope you don;t mind all the questions!
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