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Sun Bear Exhibit

May 23rd, 2010.

Sun Bear Exhibit
snowleopard, 24 May 2010
    • snowleopard
      May 23rd, 2010.
    • Otter Lord
      This is what all old 2nd generation grottoes should look like. Especially if they don't have the money to tear them down and build new enclosures.
    • snowleopard
      There are plans to demolish this exhibit, as it is apparently not up to Woodland Park's high standards. The #1 problem with this enclosure is that visitors barely ever see the sun bears, and I once kept track and had a clear image of a sun bear on about 3 occasions out of around 20 zoo visits! The bears simply remain off of public view except for rare occasions, and so within the next few years this enclosure is due to be history.:) A new Asian Forest complex (sumatran tigers, sun bears, sloth bears, etc) is in the works as long as the finances are in place.
    • Otter Lord
      I am aware of these plans but are these plans higher in priority than the Asian highlands area or any of the other planned renovations.
    • snowleopard
      The "Asian Forest" area (tigers and bears) is the #1 major priority of the zoo, and there will be attempts to design the exhibit during the latter half of 2010. In 2011 there will be fundraising events, and donations will be encouraged from large businesses. The "Asian Highlands" zone has most definitely been pushed onto the long-term backburner, which is really too bad as the "Northern Trail" loop needs to be eventually completed in the zoo's masterplan.
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