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Cincinnati Zoo - Giraffe Ridge

July 2008. Very little shade in this new enclosure, and the giraffes spent most of the time hovering around tiny trees for comfort.

Cincinnati Zoo - Giraffe Ridge
snowleopard, 25 Aug 2008
    • snowleopard
      July 2008. Very little shade in this new enclosure, and the giraffes spent most of the time hovering around tiny trees for comfort.
    • okapikpr
      Wow, this is a great pen and a peak into the future. The whole parking lot within the zoo grounds are planned to become an African Savannah.
    • snowleopard
      I was hugely disappointed with Giraffe Ridge, as the zoo is promoting this exhibit all over the grounds. There is barely any shade, it's a standard giraffe paddock, and a car park is within touching distance. If an African Savannah is planned for the future then hopefully things improve on this side of the zoo.
    • okapikpr
      Really its not that bad considering the yard was once a parking lot itself less than a year ago. It will just need time to mature.
    • Zebraduiker
      Thats really a nice exhibit for giraffes, there are any other species in it ? The trees will grow very fast, so they giraffes will get enough shade in seceral month. And they have yet shade in the exhibit, I know a lot of giraffes exhibits in germany ( and other countries of course )where the giraffes have absolutly no shade, or look the giraffe exhibit at Salt Lake,I posted pictures of it a few minutes ago.
    • snowleopard
      @Zebraduiker: the Hogle Zoo's giraffe paddock doesn't look that good in the photo you posted, and I was not a fan of Cincy's brand new giraffe ridge. I think that you are right in that it will look much better a few years from now once the vegetation grows in, but the close proximity to the car park isn't that cool. Actually, parking at the Cincinnati Zoo is completely chaotic...
    • okapikpr
      This is the first enclosure of what will become the zoo's new African Savanna exhibits.
    • Buckeye092
      @ okapikpr - where are the giraffes at Cincy from?
    • okapikpr
      Cincinnati got them from the Wilds...they are Masai.
    • mstickmanp
      I see a red car to the left of the photo, is that how close the parking lot is?
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