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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.
||Created either on purpose with a
hose, or with the overflow from pools in poor drainage areas. The soil can be churned up
and used as a wallow by the animals.
||Rhino, Pygmy Hippo, Babirusa, Pere
||Allows the exhibition of natural
behaviours. The coating of mud protects from sunburn and reduces the irritation of biting
||Becomes very messy in wet weather,
making it difficult to work inside the enclosure.
||Purpose built area for a wallow
with a raised lip to contain the substrate and good drainage to dry out the area when
||Can become stagnant in summer, so
should be dug over regularly.
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