High Design at the Zoo

The Wall Street Journal

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A number of the nation’s zoos are opening the gates of traditional pens to let animals roam the grounds high above their human visitors. In Denver, elephants and rhinos take a rustic-style bridge to cross between recreation areas as people watch from below. At Florida’s Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, tigers are free to roam a new trail that loops around exhibits of babirusa pigs, Asian small-clawed otters and Visayan warty pigs—many of which would be their prey in the Asian tropics.

Watch video of the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ animal care and conservation deputy director, Dan Maloney, detail the Zoo’s new Tiger Exhibit here

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