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Individual Methods for
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.
||Strung together or singly make
unpredictable swinging structures. Secured to roof or wall with ropes or chains. When cut,
hoops become long flexible cables. See RATEL 23 No. 5 (Oct 1996).
||Most Monkeys, for example,
Stump-tailed Macaque and Hamlyns Monkey.
||Provide unpredictable swinging
||Durable, easily cleaned, cheap.
Easy to move around the enclosure for variety.
||See also Peanut Hoop in
Feeding Devices section.
||Huge variety of shapes and
structures can be made from linked hoops with a little imagination. With information
boards, can explain to the public that unnatural cage furniture still allows primates to
display natural behaviours.
||Two Months on, two Months off.
|Value For Money
|Range of Users
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