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Hamadryas baboon enclosure 300617

Hamadryas baboon enclosure 300617
gulogulogulo, 24 Aug 2017
    • DelacoursLangur
      Wow that is one gaudy concrete pile :confused:
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    • gulogulogulo
      It does stand out a bit doesn't it?
    • ThylacineAlive
      I suppose it doesn't matter so much how it looks as it does if it's functional or not.

    • DelacoursLangur
      @ThylacineAlive Not sure if I entirely agree with this sentiment, while functionality is certainly important, a big part of a zoos job is to introduce and educate the public about the ecosystems they are a part of. The visual component is an important part of that.
    • ThylacineAlive
      @DelacoursLangur I do agree with you, though I don't think this particular enclosure does a horrible job of that. While obviously real rocks do not look like this, the visitor will understand that these primates live in rocky areas. I guess I should specify that looks don't matter from a husbandry standpoint. It doesn't matter if a capuchin has an acre of natural field to wander, it's the big cage with ropes hanging from it that'll meet its needs.

    • DelacoursLangur
      @ThylacineAlive I guess its all in the eye of the beholder, but to me these are some of the least convincing fake rocks I have seen. Mostly because they clash horribly with the green lawn surrounding it.
    • ThylacineAlive
      @DelacoursLangur Oh I agree this looks horrible, however my point is that we know they're supposed to be rocks :p

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