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Walk-Through Aviary (exterior view)

July 3rd, 2017.

Walk-Through Aviary (exterior view)
snowleopard, 4 Jul 2017
    • Great Argus
      @snowleopard Looks like a decent aviary, what species are kept here?
    • snowleopard
      @Great Argus There is a detailed list on Safari West's website, but here is an excerpt of the 'walking tour' from my review of this zoo on my 2017 road trip:

      We went off on a 45-minute walking tour and passed a number of enclosures and every single exhibit had zero signage as the emphasis was on the guide presenting a vast amount of information. A beautiful walk-in aviary is splendid, even with territorial Demoiselle Cranes actually pecking a poor member of the tour. There are at least 25 species in the aviary and the zoo’s website does a great job of listing all of them. Elsewhere are exhibits for these species: Cheetah, Serval, Fennec Fox, Patas Monkey, DeBrazza’s Monkey, Colobus Monkey, Red Ruffed Lemur, Black and White Ruffed Lemur, Ring-Tailed Lemur, Blue Duiker, Kookaburra, Trumpeter Hornbill, Caribbean Flamingo, African Greater Flamingo, Violet-Crested Turaco and African Spurred Tortoise. Vulturine Guineafowl are rampant and free roaming in all directions. If you book a special behind-the-scenes tour then it is possible to see Secretary Birds (although I saw two of them from a distance), Hooded Vultures and have opportunities to visit with the Cheetahs in a closer capacity. To be honest many of the exhibits are merely adequate and if anything several are much too small for their inhabitants. Also, the lack of any signs is downright annoying.
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    • Great Argus
      "Vulturine Guineafowl are rampant and free roaming in all directions." Guessing there's a lot?
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    • snowleopard
      @Great Argus There was a whole flock of them wandering everywhere during my visit.
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