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Givskud Zoo - Gorilla Exhibit (Feeding time)

Part of the gorilla group feeding in main exhibit inside the Gorilla Exhibit in Givskud Zoo. This is the area where the daily feedings take place. The silverback male Samson is wild-caught in the 1970’es making his genes very valuable in the EEP. This exhibit houses a breeding group of western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in one of the largest gorilla habitats in Europe. The outdoor exhibits feature tall grass and protected shrubs and trees. Visitors view the gorillas from behind a combination of water moats and glass viewing areas. The whole Gorilla Exhibit is separated in two, a main and secondary exhibit, with a Gorilla House at the end. The main outdoor exhibit is 8000m2 while the secondary exhibit is 4000m2. The Gorilla House was completed in 1998 when the original group moved here from Copenhagen Zoo and the whole exhibit opened for visitors in year 2000. July 2012

Givskud Zoo - Gorilla Exhibit (Feeding time)
Toddy, 14 Apr 2013
    • Toddy
      Part of the gorilla group feeding in main exhibit inside the Gorilla Exhibit in Givskud Zoo. This is the area where the daily feedings take place. The silverback male Samson is wild-caught in the 1970’es making his genes very valuable in the EEP.

      This exhibit houses a breeding group of western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in one of the largest gorilla habitats in Europe. The outdoor exhibits feature tall grass and protected shrubs and trees. Visitors view the gorillas from behind a combination of water moats and glass viewing areas.

      The whole Gorilla Exhibit is separated in two, a main and secondary exhibit, with a Gorilla House at the end. The main outdoor exhibit is 8000m2 while the secondary exhibit is 4000m2.

      The Gorilla House was completed in 1998 when the original group moved here from Copenhagen Zoo and the whole exhibit opened for visitors in year 2000.

      July 2012
    • Pertinax
      Is it correct that the actual boundary fence at the back of this excellent and spacious exhibit is a simple electrically hotwired sheep-netting-type fence similar to what's shown here? If so it must be one of the simplest devices ever used to contain Gorillas in a European zoo.
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