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Typical enclosures (these ones for Amazon Parrots)

Typical enclosures (these ones for Amazon Parrots)
sooty mangabey, 12 Aug 2018
    • sooty mangabey
      These structures - without any apparent support, just the curved mesh - dominate here. Functional, certainly, but not especially attractive.
    • Brum
      My memory may be playing tricks on me here, but I think that even the jaguars were in similarly designed but larger enclosures. It was a while ago but I don't think I'm imagining it?
    • sooty mangabey
      @Brum No, you're absolutely right. The cat enclosures are built in a similar vein....
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    • Brum
      As I said on the thread, I think these are designed to be able to be taken down quickly, same as the tropical house. Something to do with not actually owning the land but leasing it.
      On a different note, is it still ran by Ken Sims and/or Thrigby Wildlife Gardens?
    • sooty mangabey
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    • Brum
      I figured as much, Thrigby has some novel displays and a very nice (but small) species selection. Quite the opposite of the way Amazona has gone...
    • pipaluk
      I can't understand the comment regarding the Thrigby displays. Whilst I agree entirely on Thrigby having more interesting species, there are several exhibits there that are of virtually identical design to those at Amazona: 4 gibbon cages , the 2 snow leopard cages, 3 Amur leopard cages and the crab-eating Macaques!
    • Brum
      @pipaluk The only cages I recall like these are the macaque and a gibbon enclosure, but (I think?) the macaques at least had an overhead tunnel over the path to another enclosure. I also appreciate the sturdiness of the houses and cat cloisters compared to the makeshift approach at Amazona. Could be memory playing tricks but Thrigby just seems more permanently zoo-like, for want of a better expression.
    • pipaluk
      Some of the enclosures are much better, but all the enclosures I mentioned are the same circular cages as seen at Amazona

      If you look in the Thrigby gallery there are several photos of the Snow Leopard /Leopard enclosures

      Also the indoor 'houses ' for those species resemble little more than a (large) rabbit hutch if I remember correctly
    • Brum
      After a quick gLance through the gallery it does appear I 21st being slightly generous with my praise towards the leopard enclosures, but stand by my assessment of the macaque and gibbon enclosures.

      And for clarity I meant the swamp house and tropical house at Thrigby being sturdy, not the cat accommodation. Sorry for the misunderstanding. :)
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