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Current elephant indoors

In the middle of the construction site for the new elephant enclosure lies the old enclosure and elephant house The new Tembea elephant enclosure should open next year.

Current elephant indoors
lintworm, 20 Jun 2015
    • lintworm
      In the middle of the construction site for the new elephant enclosure lies the old enclosure and elephant house

      The new Tembea elephant enclosure should open next year.
    • zooboy28
      This has probably been discussed elsewhere, but would it have been more feasible to send the elephants off elsewhere temporarily, demolish their old accomodation and build from scratch, rather than building a new exhibit around them? What are the plans for this current house?
    • Bib Fortuna
      It will be the hay and straw barn.
    • lintworm
      This house will be demolished, when the new indoor housing is finished, if I interpreted the maps correctly...
    • zooboy28
      Well those are conflicting answers :D
    • lintworm
      This picture shows how it should look like when it is finished:
      http://www.zoochat.com/185/artist-impression-tembea-413672/

      The current stables are located just right from the line of trees that goes down from the middle of the new indoor housing, so it would be hard not to demolish this barn to create the new outdoor enclosure....
    • zoomaniac
      If my childhood memories don't get me wrong, I have seen 4 African and 1 (or even 2) Asian Elephants at the same time in this building (late 70ies/beginning of the 80ies). Hard to believe nowadays...
    • Bib Fortuna
      Even two adult bulls-but nowadays, not everything must be better than in former times.Many zoo-animals would agree, if they could talk....ask the hippos at Wroclaw, for example.
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