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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.
||A ramp formed from two tree
trunks, from which cheetahs can see out of the enclosure, to Addax in an adjacent
||To allow the animals to look
outside the enclosure, utilising specialised visual adaptation to spot movement on the
horizon, allowing the performance of natural behaviour.
||Visual receptors in cheetahs eyes
are highly adapted to detecting movement on a horizontal plane. It is therefore important
to give them the opportunity to look out across a wide area. In the wild, cheetahs will
climb termite mounds to look out across the savannah to find prey or dangerous predators
such as lions and hyenas.
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