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Porcupine pavilion

Built in 1901 and designed by Emile Thielens. Originally intended to house rhesus macaques. In my memory later on ring-tailed lemur lived here as well as (temporarily) red pandas. Since the early 2000's however it has been home to North American porcupines (Erethizon dorsatum).

Porcupine pavilion
KevinB, 4 Sep 2018
German Zoo World and snowleopard like this.
    • KevinB
      Originally the animals were kept behind bars in this pavilion, not behind glass. At the top some of the original bars can still be seen.
    • snowleopard
      Is the whole front facade of the structure fairly new? It appears that just the rear section dates from 1901 but I'm just guessing.
    • KevinB
      I think that all that has been done recently on the facade is replacing the bars with a new frame holding the glass and maybe some maller renovations to ensure the building is in a good shape. I think most of the building is much like the 1901 core, but I don't have a definitive source on that as this building doesn't seem to be featured in the photographic archives of Zoo Antwerpen.
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