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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.
||Wooden boxes placed around the
enclosures for birds to use to lay eggs in if desired.
||To provide a secure location to
nest in that will not be disturbed by the presence of zoo visitors.
||Keepers can select the nest sites,
which allows the nest to be monitored.
||Birds do not always choose to lay
eggs in the nest boxes.
||Should have more nest boxes than
breeding females, to allow them a choice of nest site.
||As vegetation in new enclosures
becomes heavier, more birds, particularly ground nesting species, are choosing to nest in
sheltered areas under the cover of bushes, which makes monitoring more difficult, but
allows the birds the opportunity to select their nest site themselves.
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