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Individual Methods for Enclosure Design
High Enclosure Roof

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.

High Enclosure Roof

Method Outdoor areas of Monkey House enclosures have extensions built onto them to raise the height of the standard cage from 10 feet to 18 feet.
Species Monkey.
Purpose Allows animals to look out at surrounding environment, and view other animals and locations, and to climb upwards in the enclosure.
Pro Greater complexity possible with a larger three-dimensional enclosure.
Con Expensive to extend original enclosure height.
Improvements --
Comments Original enclosures have limited roof heights, and are being upgraded one at a time.
Frequency of Use Constant.
Ratings Usefulness 10
Convenience N/A
Value For Money 10
Range of Users 10
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