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New baboon enclosure

New baboon enclosure
OrangePerson, 30 Mar 2013
    • vogelcommando
      VERY un-like other baboon-enclosures I've seen sofar and maybe some more clibing-stucktures would make it baboon-friendlier!
    • snowleopard
      It seems decent enough, which appears to satisfy most folks. Here is a photo of Melbourne Zoo's fairly new baboon exhibit, which is actually similar to the one found in Yorkshire. The Melbourne enclosure is definitely not as bare and it offers up a little more varied terrain:

      http://www.zoochat.com/51/baboon-exhibit-237965/
    • Pertinax
      I think being mainly terrestrial (at least in daytime) that what's in here is probably sufficient climbing-wise. They obviously had to keep climbing equipment reduced and to the central area, to prevent possibility of escapes.

      My only misgiving is the whole area may remain bare-looking as the Baboons(17 of them) are already 'in' and any seeded areas won't get any chance to grow. I saw the Port Lympne group of Guinea baboons last year(also originally from Paris Vincennes as are these) and they have access to a much larger area than this, one of the large grass rhino paddocks, but quite a wide area around the entrance to their night quarters is bare ground, through their heavier usage of this area.
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