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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.
||Vertical strips of sacking create
a screen between locations within the enclosure, and to the public area.
||Provide a visual barrier from the
public, and also. between dominant males and juvenile/subordinate males, to reduce threats
||Does not last long with
destructive species. Where the dominant male controls aggression with stare threats, could
result in more serious disputes behind his back.
||Tie knots onto the bottom of
strips, with or without peanuts inside. Some primates, for example, Allens Swamp
Monkey spend a long time unpicking knots.
||A juvenile male Diana Monkey has
been able to remain within the group until at least 5 years of age without problems
arising with the dominant male.
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