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Peak Wildlife Park Rescue lions

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by kiang, 14 Apr 2016.

  1. kiang

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    Well fingers crossed this works as well for them as it did for YWP,but given that it doesn't have such a large population near by for it to work as well,I also hope they take somebody on with experience in working with Big Cats,because at the moment they only have 1 member of staff that has,and from what I hear he is very rarely on-site these days!
     
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    An image of the lion enclosure has been released.
     

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    That looks highly ambitious for £500,000, especially since they've got to build indoor dens as well as build and landscape the enclosure. Best of luck to them though.
     
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    Expecting a lot of landscaping will be done in house, the real cost will be the wooden walk way and very expensive curved grass.
     
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    I did wonder about that.

    Just as puzzling is why are Peak Wildlife Park building a lion cage when they do not believe in caging animals.
     
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    wow, looks very impressive, will be interesting to see what it turns out like!
     
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    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    would the laws in the UK allow an open visitor walkway over a lion enclosure? Seems like the kind of thing that would be deemed somewhat dangerous.
     
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    Africa Alive in Suffolk has (or had on my last visit) a large balcony that overhangs the lion enclosure so such a walkway would not be unprecedented.

    Plus there's a number of places where you're essentially looking at large predators over an easily vaultable ditch.

    I can't remember any member of the public falling/climbing in in recent times.
     
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    There's another spot in Norfolk (one where cranes? nest on the chimney each year) where they've a walk way over a tiger enclosure - and said walkway is not very wide either.

    Nothing to stop an open air walkway so long as its high enough that the cats cannot leap up onto it; and of course nothing nearby that they could use as a leaping board into it.



    As said if they do landscaping in house or with a smaller team they might well get away with a lower budget. I know there's a team working in Norfolk doing river and pond work over the county who do extensive projects much cheaper than many large teams can because their team is only around 5 people or so.
     
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    Is this project still happening?
     
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