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Ring-tailed lemur enclosure at Trotters World of Animals, 15 May 2010

Ring-tailed lemur enclosure at Trotters World of Animals, 15 May 2010
mhale, 15 May 2010
    • Toddy
      I can't help but hating to see exhibits like this. It looks quite spacious but severaly lacks good climbing structures, which there is a lot of space for constructing in the middle. It just seems like a wasted opportunity...
    • john foster
      I cant help hating posts like this. Maybe you should see the whole exhibit not just one shot!
    • Toddy
      Combined with this shot I believe that I am seeing the whole exhibit, am I not?

      And no matter how much more there is to the exhibit what I am seeing here is still very bare for a group of lemurs and most of it is essentially wasted space. A shame since space-wise it is more than good.

      So I stand by my comment.
    • john foster
      Yes my point being what you cannot see. Mature oak tree to which they have access,a small stream ,long grass areas ,all out of shot.As is their night house and the daily enhancement sessions.I have seen it and one day you may too ,Im sure you would be happy if the shot was from another angle. all the best John
    • Toddy
      Well, I can't wait to see your shots of the exhibit and be proven wrong as I do hope that you are right :)
    • john foster
      I will do my best ,Im new to zoo chat and poor on computers but I will take some shots and try to upload them.I may need some help to do this.
    • Pertinax
      I think Ringtailed Lemurs actually spend a lot of their time on the ground during the daytime in the wild. Every piece of film I've ever seen of them in the wild they are sitting or walking on the ground. So I think maybe the amount of climbing equipment here is okay and it does have the big Oak tree. But my preference would be for more vegetation to be planted- bamboo, small Acacia or Willow trees etc to make it look more attractive perhaps.
    • Toddy
      Actually, recent research has shown that ring-tailed lemurs may spend more time in the trees than previously thought. Even though they are the most terrestrial of all lemur species they still spend around 30 % of their time in trees in their natural habitat. I agree with your thoughts regarding more vegetation especially also in regards to privacy for the animals.
    • Pertinax
      Rockpiles, bushes, bamboo clumps, small trees, a couple of small bark covered wooden shelters on stilts, a more complex forest of poles with connecting ropeways between ALL of them, a couple of small artificial grassy mounds, a pond perhaps, would all help this enclosure but of course it all costs money they don't HAVE to spend on the exhibit. It is 'adequate' and most people will just accept it as it is without questioning whether it could be made more interesting..
    • Toddy
      My complaints about this exhibit isn't about how interesting it is to the visitors but to the animals and I believe that this exhibit could be made much better for the animals at a relatively small price. That was what my original complaint was about: a wasted opportunity! Obviously, this is no way near the worst ring-tailed lemurs exhibit in the world.

      It is not that I don't see your point Pertinax but wasted opportunities in zoos is the ultimate pet peeve to me.
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