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Individual Methods for Enclosure Design
Underground Tunnels

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.

Underground Tunnels

Method A 20 foot long underground pipe connects the indoor and outdoor enclosures, running through a holding box so animals can be caught. Small tunnels are also located in the indoor and outdoor areas.
Species Meerkat.
Purpose To simulate the natural tunnel systems used by Meerkats, while dissuading them from attempting to dig their way out of the enclosures.
Pro --
Con Tunnels are almost impossible to clean as there is no way to access them, and are at risk of becoming flooded in wet weather.
Improvements --
Comments Smooth ceramic pipes should not be used, as the animals would find it difficult to gain purchase on the sides of the pipe.
Frequency of Use Constant.
Ratings Usefulness 10
Convenience 1
Value For Money 5
Range of Users 10
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