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'Palace of the Apes'

Paddock (a wooden climbing structure was added behind the rocks in 2006), building, external cage (with keepers walkway for scatter feeding) and elevated public walkway, August 2005

'Palace of the Apes'
gentle lemur, 10 Sep 2007
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    • gentle lemur
      Paddock (a wooden climbing structure was added behind the rocks in 2006), building, external cage (with keepers walkway for scatter feeding) and elevated public walkway, August 2005
    • Trebaruna
      It is still one of the most amazing structures i have seen in a zoo.
    • Pertinax
      What is that thing above the overhead walkway- a T.V aerial?:confused:.
    • PAT
      For enrichment. How else will the gorillas keep up with the Kardashians or watch Modern Family? Everyone knows gorillas have terrible taste in television.
    • Jabiru96
      Nah, the 'it' thing is Jersey Shore. They act similar to gorillas, so the gorillas might recognise some long lost cousins.
    • ThylacineAlive
      Hey! Don't be mean to the gorillas!:D
    • Mike11
      Whats the future for this enclosure?? Is the entire group going? Are a group from Howletts going to take residence?
    • zooman
      Have to agree, the first time l saw this l was overwhelmed by it, seems to be one of the most intelligently designed enclosure l had ever seen and still is.

      Watching the gorillas use all of the enclosure ( except the yard was also memorable )

      Seem to remember a small enclosure to the right was it holding baboon lemurs? They were overshadowed by the gorillas in every way.
    • Pertinax
      I think its the whole group(eleven animals) bar no 12, a very humanised female 'Emmie' who was born in La Palmyre, France.

      Nothing has been announced about which animals will replace Djala's group when it does leave but I'm sure it won't stay empty long and they have plans for it, e.g. possibly forming a new breeding group in here?
    • Pertinax
      IMO its the best designed of all their Gorilla enclosures, having both a very extensive covered area and the very large open outdoors area too. The latter tends not to be used a lot though apart from when they are scatter-fed in it each day but that's pretty typical for Gorillas.
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