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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.
||Telegraph pole situated in outdoor
enclosure allows a view from the top out of the enclosure and across surrounding
countryside and the zoo. The pole can only be used by one individual at a time.
||Chimpanzee, Barbary Macaque,
Gorilla, Diana Monkey.
||Provide viewpoint to see out of
the enclosure. Male Diana monkeys in the enclosure shared with gorillas use the pole to
display to the second group of Diana monkeys housed in the Monkey House.
||Animals are able to see what is
happening in the rest of the zoo.
||The pole in the chimpanzee
enclosure is used by all of the males, though currently there is no clear dominance
hierarchy. During male displays, the threatened individual will climb to the top, with the
others chasing. At present, construction work with a crane near the enclosure attracts a
lot of attention. Pole should be outwith jumping distance to the enclosure roof or public
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