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Givskud Zoo - Gorilla enclosure

The waterfall in the gorilla enclosure in Givskud Zoo, Denmark. On top of it stands Samson the breeding male. August 2007

Givskud Zoo - Gorilla enclosure
Toddy, 10 Nov 2008
    • Toddy
      The waterfall in the gorilla enclosure in Givskud Zoo, Denmark. On top of it stands Samson the breeding male.
      August 2007
    • Dan
      Toddy! What about the discussion that constantly goes on here at ZooChat concerning gorilla enclosures? Are there to much open area and to less shelter at Givskud? There must be an enormous amount of hotwire "protecting" the bushes, as far as I can understand? I - for one -am totally aware about the fact that this enclosure is an enormous improvement from Copenhagen Zoo, where these gorillas were moved from. There, they had lived their lives in an indoors enclosure of - what size? 150 or 200 square meters? I watched the television series on Danish TV on their move with great pleasure! Nothing has touched me more than the pictures showing them "going outside". But still...

      Could the exhibit be improved?
    • Toddy
      I would say that the gorilla could do with a few more trees, but it's not abig problem. Gorillas aren't natural climbers compared to the other great apes, and there are plenty of hotwire protected areas, creating visual barriers, so the gorillas can get away from the crowd.
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