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Chimp Enclosure - Dudley 2006

Chimp Enclosure - Dudley 2006
Newzooboy, 19 Dec 2007
    • CZJimmy
      Thanks for uploading these photos!

      Thats quite a bare exhibit.
      Has it always been like that or did the chimps tear it up?
    • Newzooboy
      Hi there

      No problem.

      No sure. They advertise it as 'one of the biggest chimp enclosures in Europe' and it is pretty big but probably smaller than Belfast and Whipsnade in UK. As you say, very bare, but is relatively young so don't think there has ever been much furniture in it.

      I think this is part of the zoo that is going to be sold off and the chimps moved to the old polar bear/ lion/ tiger tecton house (with the orangs). Will post some pictures of this enclosure later.

      Cheers
      D
    • CZJimmy
      Thats good news then.

      Those Bornean Orangs are in a very poor enclosure.
    • Newzooboy
      Indeed. The old Dudley Ape house has been universally slated for years.

      Not sure you will think the new enclosure much of an improvement though, still very 'old school'. Interesting from a historical and architectural perspective but, in my opinion at least, not that useful as an animal enclosure.

      D
    • CZJimmy
      Yes, I've heard its just going to be a roof over the old polar bear pit, right?
    • Newzooboy
      Or maybe one of the other enclosures as they are bigger.
    • European Fauna
      I hope no other zoos are getting ideas from this enclosure.Imagine what a chimp could do by getting a branch to lever apart the hotwires.The whole group would be out in minutes.Admittedly , this is more like an orang trick , but certain chimps would do it.
    • CZJimmy
      Quite astonishing to look at this image now that the newer image has been uploaded into the gallery. There's a world of difference between them...
    • EvilKittie
      atleast they heading in the right way
    • Kifaru Bwana
      I suppose the sell-off plan is now out?!!

      Have they done anything now in terms of enrichment?
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