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Columbus Zoo - Orangutan Exhibit

July 2008.

Columbus Zoo - Orangutan Exhibit
snowleopard, 24 Aug 2008
    • snowleopard
      An ultimately disappointing orangutan enclosure. What is the point of all the terraced landscape for the red apes? I do like the idea of the orangs brachiating across the exhibit, but there are simply not enough climbing structures in there.
    • okapikpr
      To transplant them into Asia amongst the terraced rice paddies and great wall of china.

      Just like when a zoo that showcases humans exhibits a pair of Canadians against a glacier with an igloo.
    • snowleopard
      I'd freeze my butt off in a Canadian exhibit! It's bad enough actually living in the world's coldest country...haha.
      Wyman likes this.
    • okapikpr
      The question is would it make it feel like you were in Canada?
    • BlackRhino
      This is the only disapointing exhibit in Columbus. Me favorite Orang exhibit is Absolutely Apes in San Diego.
    • Ungulate
      The terracing is (unfortunately) in several new exhibits in Columbus - orangs, but also the tufted deer / red-crowned crane exhibit at the start of Asia Trek (I was especially disappointed with this one, since it is the first exhibit seen in the complex).
    • Kudzu
      I didn't like this exhibit at all. The orangutans look dwarfed and unimpressive- like an afterthought. Even though the animals have been provided climbing opportunities and multilevel terrain, the exhibit comes across as stark because of the heavy-handed architecture.
    • team tapir
      We recently spoke with a senior keeper who was on the planning committee for this project and she informed us that a indoor viewing building was part of original plans.It was to be located just to the left of the bridge which leads to the gibbons and siamangs.The building was the first cut made to the project and at that point the zoo basically was committed to the entire area to be a seasonal attraction.

      Team Tapir
    • TigerValley98
      I do not know how you can justify spending all that money on a large seasonal exhibit in Ohio. Especially one with so many high-profile and popular residents.
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