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Elephant Barn Designs?

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by laduec, 24 Jun 2012.

  1. laduec

    laduec Member

    28 Mar 2011
    Plano, TX, United States
    Hello all-

    I'm new to posting on ZooChat, but I'm a longtime follower.

    This summer I'm thinking of building a scale model of an elephant barn. I was looking online (including ZooChat) for some plans of existing barns, but I can't seem to find anything. I'm interested in building a model that combines several features of existing barns.

    If any of you have exhibit plans/designs, or know where to find them, and would be willing to show me them, that'd be great! When I finish the model, I'll be sure to post pics :)
  2. mikek21

    mikek21 Member

    17 Jan 2011
    Here are some plans and details of elephant facilities at Dickerson Park Zoo.

    If you are going to build a model, there are lots of good details here, and there is a fllor plan on page 13

    And then on the Zoolex zoo design website, there are these. Not great, but there are some drawings and floor plans.

    Chester Zoo
    ZooLex Exhibit

    Woodland Park Zoo
    ZooLex Exhibit

    Dresden Zoo
    ZooLex Exhibit

    Also .....
    site plan for National Zoo elephant exhibit
    Elephant Trails Site Plan - National Zoo| FONZ

    Good details here on Copenhagen Zoo elephant facility
    Dezeen Blog Archive Elephant House at Copenhagen Zoo by Foster + Partners

    More links and images ....

    Cologne Zoo elephant house interior