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Individual Methods for Enclosure Design
Sheltering Brush Piles

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.

Sheltering Brush Piles

Method Loose bundles of twigs, logs and branches heaped together with a space underneath.
Species Peccary, Tapir, Antelope.
Purpose Used as a shelter by young animals. Can also be used to put food under as a foraging substrate, and to place browse on top of to raise it off of the ground.
Pro --
Con Look messy after 1-2 weeks, so must be removed and rebuilt.
Improvements --
Comments Cheap and easy to build. Male antelope attack the brush piles with their antlers, as an outlet for aggression.
Frequency of Use Daily.
Ratings Usefulness 9
Convenience 10
Value For Money 10
Range of Users 5
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