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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.
||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.
||To simulate the natural tunnel
systems used by Meerkats, while dissuading them from attempting to dig their way out of
||Tunnels are almost impossible to
clean as there is no way to access them, and are at risk of becoming flooded in wet
||Smooth ceramic pipes should not be
used, as the animals would find it difficult to gain purchase on the sides of the pipe.
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