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Individual Methods for Enclosure Design
Aerial Walkway

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.

Aerial Walkway

Method Series of long planks of barked wood, 5-8 inches wide, 5-10 feet long, connecting several sleeping dens to each other and to trees within the enclosure. The planks are fixed, and do not move about.
Species Red Panda.
Purpose Enable the animals to cross the enclosure without going onto the ground, and extends the three-dimensional area of the enclosure that may be used.
Pro Walkway is wide enough for infants to be carried across safely, or to travel on by themselves without falling.
Con The wide network of planks can be an obstruction when working inside the enclosure.
Improvements Extend further walkways upwards onto platforms above the current housing structure.
Comments --
Frequency of Use Constant.
Ratings Usefulness 10
Convenience 9
Value For Money 10
Range of Users 10
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