Picking up from another thread/s , is the issue of Singapore Zoo coming over to design parts of Australia Zoo . I think this is great for Australia zoo , and I know that Steve will make sure that Australia Zoo will live up to its name as being a top notch zoo in world zoo circles . However , it is one thing to design a great zoo , but its another for the zoo to wreck the whole idea , with other agendas . I will tell you of the example that I am thinking about ; Seoul Grand Zoo It is a large zoo in area , about 2 1/2 times the size of Taronga zoo . They recommend that you take the chairlift up to the top , and walk back down to the entrance/exit . From the chairlift , it looks sort of OK . But then take a closer look . There is a limit as to how many animals you can put into the worlds best designed enclosure . Any zoo with any sense does not put 125 baboons into a quarter acre enclosure , and expect reasonable degree of natural behaviour . Nor would you put 49 zebra in an enclosure of the same size . This is the sort of thing that Seoul Grand Zoo has done . The indoor enclosures reeked big time -- there was inadequate ventilation in all of them There was inadequate hiding places for the animals to escape from the public noise ( and korean folk think that if you shout loud enough to an animal , it will preform for them ) So even though on paper , the plans look good , a well planned zoo can have the potential for less than ideal .