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Toledo Zoo - Orangutan Exhibit

July 2008. The orangs can soak visitors in this section of the zoo.

Toledo Zoo - Orangutan Exhibit
snowleopard, 20 Aug 2008
    • snowleopard
      July 2008. The orangs can soak visitors in this section of the zoo.
    • Maguari
      Ha! Great idea - bizarre, but great!
    • Gigit
      How fabulous to be the person selected as 'enrichment'! I'd be devastated to stand there and not get wet!
    • GillP
      What a great idea ! ..... think it should be extended to other zoos.

      The orangs could squirt anyone over 12 (being generous) who calls them a big monkey, or anyone of any age who bangs on their glass (in that case, the button would have to be connected to an overhead sprinkler) !!
    • jbnbsn99
      Cameron Park Zoo in Waco has the same thing in their new Orang exhibit.
    • zooman
      So how efective is this as a enrichment tool?

      Do the orangs spend much time planing or waiting to wet the public?

      Who has seen this in action?
    • Dan

      Yeah, I´d like know about this too!

      It reminds me a little of the chimp in the Swedish zoo who collected stones, stashed them neatly in piles all over the enclosure so that he could throw them at the visitors. :D
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