i know their is already a threat titled "best bird exhibits" but i thought i'd start a broader one. i wan't people to nominate the best designed exhibits. not their favorite exhibits, you might get a great dal out of just watching tigers no matter what kind of exhibit their in - i want exhibits that you think are natural, interesting an designed in a way to show off the animals natuarl behaviours. oh, whatever just nominate anything! i nominate the african rainforest at melbourne. this includes the gorilla exhibit and the mandrill/pygmy hippo exhibit. both these exhibits are large (in the case of the gorillas, massive!), feature various viewing points, glass, for up close experiences (underwater viewing with the hippos), a lushly planted environment of mostly african plants, and makes great use of the space, providing the animals with areas to get away from the public, hidden barriers and overall makes the visitor wonder exactly where the exhibit starts and ends. i love the cool, winding paths that make you feel as though you have walked further than you actually have and that the areas for visitor viewing are not designed (as so many zoos are) like mock rock caves. they are simple wooded, structures with african influenced architecture that blend in with the environment of the rainforest. does anyone elese hate faux rock overkill? so many zoos are guilty of it!