Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by EmmettTheOtter, 1 Oct 2019.
Most of the exhibits seem a bit small and overcrowded. Also outside exhibit for orangutans could have more climbing structures I’ll elobarate in more detail later
Bad exhibits in good zoos.
Moonlit Samctuarys Emu exhibit, no offence to MRJ, the zoo overall is amazing but the emu exhibit is very small and has little enrichment, the worst emu exhibit.
Again I absolutely love Moonlit Sanctuary, not every zoo is perfect all of them have their flaws.
Good exhibits in bad zoos.
Ive only been to 2 bad zoos (philip island wildife park and Werribee zoo)
Werribee zoos vervet monkey and orange bellied enclosures are brilliant examples of what the zoo should have been like all throughout. I don’t hate Werribee for the enclosures though I hate it for other reasons.
Phillip Island Wildife Park has a surprisingly good Tasmanian Devil enclosures and although it’s no where as good as any other Tassie Devil enclosure I’ve seen, comparing it to the other enclosures in the park and it’s pretty good.
I would also place their Dingo exhibit but Dingoes are no longer at the park I assume (two visits in 7 months and both times off display, yeah something fishy is going on).
Yeah, PECO was underwhelming to me as well. I believe it was built not too long ago (late 90’s?), and yet it the exhibitors is fairly old-fashioned. Not the worst building ever - it has aye-ayes and Zoo360 - but probably the worst exhibit at the zoo.
What are your reasons for hating Werribee? It's one of the top zoos in the country.
It’s just extremely underwhelming, the safari is ok, it has some rare animals but guides and signage are poor.
The African trail is probably the worst part the wild dog exhibit is low quality, it’s impossible to find the Serval exhibit (I spent an hour looking for it and still couldn’t find it) and the Cheetah exhibit is too small. The worst of all is the hut with reptiles, it displays three very poorly kept Dumerils Boas with no signage whatsoever. The Australia section is okay but almost all Australian Animals can be seen in better enclosures at the other two Zoos Victoria Park.
It’s not an awful zoo, it’s just unimpressive even by Australian standards.
Bad exhibits in good zoos:
Lion enclosure in Hellabrunn Zoo
Owl-faced guenon exhibit in Sóstó Zoo
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