High Design at the Zoo
The Wall Street Journal
July 8, 2014 – Can zoo animals find happiness in high-rise apartment living?
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.