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Giardino Zoologico Napoli

Monkey house (now leopards) January 2005

Giardino Zoologico Napoli
colobus, 30 Dec 2009
    • colobus
      Monkey house (now leopards) January 2005
    • Animal
      First monkeys and then big cats? Mhm... looks not that cool for either...
    • Baldur
      Depending on the species of monkey, they'd be more suitable for this than a large cat. But of course then we're talking about the slightly better option of two bad ones.
    • colobus
      This was clearly a temporary solution allowing two otherwise solitary leopards to socialize through the wire mesh inside. These cages are now empty.
    • Animal
      So why has the temporary leopradcage better furniture than the all-time tigercage?
    • colobus
      Six years ago there was at least 11 tigers in the zoo. A number decisely too high to allow much greater improvements in their life. I known however that 'beds' with woodchips were installed in all cages and new logs were put in. It seems that these have been removed or never renovated. Obviously, given the size of the cages, tigers offer much more challanges than leopards regarding wellbeing (think love for water and natural substrate).
    • epickoala123
      Really? that's not suitable for either species
    • colobus
      Obviously was not an ideal solution, yet leopards seem to respond as thought, resting over visitors without any sign of stress. You may also consider that there was an equal size indoor area and free acces through the year, also by night.
      Now the Naples zoo has a new owner so we all hope the worst time is over.
    • JigerofLemuria
      I have no idea what this exhibit could hold. I say refurbish it into an indoors reptile house or a bar, like the Wellington Zoo elephant house.
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