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Duisburg Zoo - Giraffe enclosure

The outdoor enclosure for reticulated giraffes in Duisburg Zoo, Germany. A very basic but nicely done paddock. The giraffes have a few protected trees to provide some shade (it will improve once these are bigger) and a few grassy patches. The visitors and giraffes are separated by dry moats and water moats. The house to the right is the Giraffe House July 2009

Duisburg Zoo - Giraffe enclosure
Toddy, 8 Dec 2009
    • Toddy
      The outdoor enclosure for reticulated giraffes in Duisburg Zoo, Germany. A very basic but nicely done paddock. The giraffes have a few protected trees to provide some shade (it will improve once these are bigger) and a few grassy patches. The visitors and giraffes are separated by dry moats and water moats. The house to the right is the Giraffe House

      July 2009
    • chizlit
      Hey toddy,
      I thought this was my giraffe, but it seems he will come and look at anyone who passes his way!
      I was impressed by this one, he has a darker coat than the others and seemed to want to interact with me, and you it seems.....
    • EvilKittie
      a very unique looking house :O
    • zoogiraffe
      It may well look unique,but it inside it is just a very well designed Giraffe House for the keepers and animals,also this house is home to a pair of Southern Ground Hornbills.
    • Maguari
      Agreed. It's a very good (and deceptively straightforward) Giraffe House.
    • Animal
      That is plain rubbish... The animals have to go down a ramp to get in the cellar-leveld house. That caused more than one accident.
      The feeding bowls are fix on the walls. So are the water bowls. So you have to climb a latter to fill or clean them... And so on.
    • Toddy
      The thing with the ladder does not bother me much but I am very dissapointed to hear that the slope can casue so many problems! Woulden't it be possible to create a gentler slope by expanding it into the outdoor enclosure?
    • Animal
      Not really, because the outdoors is by now not big. Like that the greatest part would be a ramp.
      The ladder thing should bother someone who have to work with it, because its not easy that way to clean all the stuff up there and refill. There is a reason that most zoos have feeding cages they can lift up and down and no mock-rock-bowls.
    • chizlit
      I'd never noticed that slope before, it seems a very stupid and dangerous design flaw.
    • zoogiraffe
      I`ve seen this house a couple of times and never noticed any of the faults you mentioned,but will concede to your superior local knowledge on this.But that said I still like the inside of the house inspite of the faults you have mentioned as all via the ramp are relatively simple to sort out if the zoo decided to!Any way their are Houses for Giraffes alot worse than this 1!
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