OK I'm posting this link to find out information and to discuss the SEAREs of the three eastern capital city zoos. What are the SEAREs? South East Asian Ranforest Exhibits. Melbourne, Taronga and Adelaide (MAT?, TAM?, ATM?) now have a range of modern, interlinked, multi species exhibits based on this theme. Well done to them! So I would like to draw all the info about them together. Melbournes consist of 5 mammal species, the sumatran tiger, Sumatran Orang, Asian elephant, siamang and small clawed otter. PLus a range of birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Taronga has the eles, Malayan Tapir, otters, Silvery gibbon, Languar, fishing cats, the deer and dholes and assorted birds. Sort of attached to this are the sum tigers. Adelaide has sunbears, otters, another species of languar, are the orangs, tigers and malayan tapirs connected as well? Are the komodo dragons there yet? There has been much discussion of the orang exhibit at Mel so don't worry about that but what about the o=line at Adelaide. How is that working? Are there detailed maps of the various exhibits? What makes the three of them different when they each cover the same territory and have species that overlap? What of the plantings? What special efforts have the zoos done for this? is the tiger exhibit at Melbourne, now quite old, due for refurbishment? And many other questions amd points to cover. What species ALREADY held by the zoos could be incorporated? eg the fishing cats at Melbourne. This is not to be a discussion on the pros and cons of having eles at city zoos vs Open nRange, or whether certain animals should be phased out or declining species reinvigorated because they are our favourites. I want to work with the reality please. So please support me on this. IF you have any knowledge or questions that could be included please add them in.