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Individual Methods for
Electric Anti-Predator Fence
The methods outlined in this section relate to
features of enclosure construction and layout which may be used to enhance the living
conditions of animals, including the use of shelter areas, vegetation, viewing platforms
and climbing structures.
||Single strand wire on the outside
of the enclosure, around the bottom of standard mesh barrier. Wire is fed with a low
voltage electric current when the zoo is closed. Animals touching the wire receive an
||Prevent predators such as foxes
and stoats getting into the enclosure at night.
||Effective and unobtrusive.
||Easily damaged by members of the
public, especially children standing on it.
||Electrified wire should have a
backup system in case of a powercut. Edinburgh Zoo had problems with small predators
burrowing under the mesh fence at night until electric wires were introduced.
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