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Western Capercallie Enclosure

Western Capercallie Enclosure 8/16/16 World of Birds Although not the biggest or the best, this is probably my favorite enclosure in World of Birds

Western Capercallie Enclosure
savethelephant, 29 Aug 2016
    • savethelephant
      Western Capercallie Enclosure
      8/16/16
      World of Birds
      Although not the biggest or the best, this is probably my favorite enclosure in World of Birds
    • zoomaniac
      I always wonder why Bronx Zoo is exhibiting a species indoors, although it comes from a region with similar climatic conditions...
    • Zooplantman
      The World of Birds was designed to call the visitors' attention to, well, the world of birds. So the very final exhibit was for local birds. Apparently that has changed.
    • zoomaniac
      Yep, but to the "World of Birds" belongs also the outside exhibits for cranes (and/or emus/cassowaries?). So there is no logical explication why the exhibit for local birds (or birds from temperated zones in general) is in the house and not an adjected aviary at or around the building.
    • Batto
      Maybe due to health issues, given the disease susceptibility of grouse in captivity, just as more and more American zoos keep their pallas' cats indoors due to the toxoplasmosis susceptibility of this species?
    • zoomaniac
      Sounds logical. Unfortunately I have not the necessary veterinary background/knowledge to judge about that.
    • savethelephant
      @zoomaniac I should note that the zoo no longer keeps the native songbirds and such in the zoo
    • ThylacineAlive
      Should also note that this enclosure is larger than it appears in the photo.

      I do agree that it's weird that they keep cold weather species indoors. If it is a disease thing with the grouse that's fine and this is a nice enclosure anyhow, but with the Kea (which are in a subpar enclosure) it makes no sense.

      ~Thylo:cool:
    • savethelephant
      To help for reference there's a female capercallie on the upper right of the picture behind the rock and next to the tree stump
    • Gibbon05
      What are those ducks in the foreground?
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