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Zoo Maintenance

From time to time we close off areas of the Zoo to do maintenance work, such is the nature of looking after nature!  Additionally, sometimes we move animals around for enrichment or when they are sick.  We are always striving to improve the Zoo, and try to confine maintenance to off peak times where we can. 

July 2017

Tiger enclosure

Due to on-going work at the tiger enclosure, the big viewer is not accessible.  Tigers are only viewable in the small exhibit.  Having contractors onsite is also a little unsettling for them so they are tending to stay more hidden than usual.

Path closures

One side of the loop path going up to the tiger enclosure behind the alpacas is closed for remodelling, access to the tiger exhibit is still available to the left of the alpacas, return the same way.

African Wild Dogs

Due to enclosure maintenance, the enclosure by the tigers is empty. African Wild Dogs are only visible in their enclosure by the Savannah.  Male dog Zumo has joined females Tafari and Msaka in their enclosure.  There are no dogs off display, they are all just in the same exhibit rather than in two exhibits.

Other Animal Movements

Giraffe and rhino night yards are not their day exhibits, meaning early morning visitors should go through the rainforest first thing until the animals arrive into their enclosures around 10am.  This gives keepers time to service the enclosures.

Depending on the day, our Kune kune pigs may be in their enclosure by the picnic area, however sometimes they are in the paddock grazing next door.

Tapir Mrs Branco is sometimes in with the spider monkeys, sometimes she is in the Kune Kune grazing paddock.