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'Go Ape' at Bristol Zoo

Aerial adventure course situated in the central area at Bristol Zoo - additional fee payable . Chester Zoo is thinking of doing something similar .

'Go Ape' at Bristol Zoo
Bele, 3 Jul 2010
    • Bele
      Aerial adventure course situated in the central area at Bristol Zoo - additional fee payable . Chester Zoo is thinking of doing something similar .
    • Pertinax
      I really don't like this addition very much- I feel its turning the Zoo into an adventure playground. But then I'm not 10 years old! :D
    • foz
      I dont think there is an age restriction. I actually feel this is a very welcomed addition and works together with other features to make Bristol a very interactive zoo and highly attractive to families.
    • Zooplantman
      What, exactly, does one do on this thing?
      Do kids run along that narrow raised walkway or hang from the poles?
    • EvilKittie
      Its a series of things high up - like jumping from platform to platform, going over a rope with big blue buoys hanging down, or walking over suspended bouncy logs and a zip line. This is the sort of thing you might find at Go Ape.
    • Zooplantman
      Wow! And no one gets hurt! Sounds great for kids. Whether or not it belongs in a zoo is worth questioning.
      I cannot imagine it in the USA except with nets all around to keep kids from falling off and maybe huge pillows underneath it! :eek:
    • EvilKittie
      They are connected by a harness and rope to a cable that goes round the whole course - and it is great fun! But i think it might be owned by someone else i think.
    • Zooplantman
      Yes, I just looked it up. It's a "zip line" course and several USA zoos do have them.
      Here I was imagining kids like goats just running along those platforms! :D
    • EvilKittie
      now that would be great!! :D:D:D darn H&S :(
    • Pertinax
      Good heavens, No! This is the UK in 2010, all 'Health & Safety' nowadays!
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    Bristol Zoo
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    Bele
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    3 Jul 2010
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