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DALLAS ZOO'S HOOFED ANIMAL AREA

DALLAS ZOO'S HOOFED ANIMAL AREA perhaps the most astonishing sight is the variety of the birds themselves, their different sizes, colours and flying habits. Among the birds exhibited are the Great Blue Heron and the Roseate Spoonbill Heron; the W h t e Ibis, the Glossy Ibis, the Scarlet Ibis, the Sacred ibis and the Straw-necked Ibis; a colony of American Flamingoes; five species of jays; the American, Snowy and Reddish Egrets ;twenty species of foreign doves and pigeons, including the rare Nicobar Pigeon; the Rufous Hornbill and the Red-billed Hornbill ;the Fulvous Tree Duck; the Hawaiian Gallinule; the Australian Magpie; and many others. A unique feature of the Scripps Flight Cage is the sprinkler system located at the top of the cage. When it is turned on, it causes a gentle rain over the entire floor area of the cage. The foliage is cleaned, plants are watered and the walking area for the public washed, all at the same time. DALLAS ZOO’S H O O F E D ANIMAL A R E A by Pierre A. Fontaine Director of Da&s Zoo and Aquarium THE Dallas Zoo’s Hoofed Animal Area has several interesting features. These features m&e an ideal arrangement for the animals, keepers and zoo visitors. All areas are moated. A double fence separates each area (nineteen in all). The area between fences (6 ft.) has been planted with native trees and shrubs which are uulized as food and shade for the animals, serve as camouflage for the utility buildings and prevent the animals from fighting through the fence. The planted area has made a desirable nesting place for native birds. There are eight holding pens, a feed barn and a keeper’s u i i y room, all located in the tlt inner court- The animal shelters each have three rooms, one for each species of animal, with a work room through the centre of each building. In the animal display areas, along the fence row, there is an asphalt walk, 2 ft. wide, which kee s the animal’s hoofs in excellent condition wi no need to trim them. x. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Zoo Yearbook Wiley

DALLAS ZOO'S HOOFED ANIMAL AREA

International Zoo Yearbook , Volume 2 (1) – Jan 1, 1961

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Wiley
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Copyright © 1961 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0074-9664
eISSN
1748-1090
DOI
10.1111/j.1748-1090.1960.tb02736.x
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Abstract

perhaps the most astonishing sight is the variety of the birds themselves, their different sizes, colours and flying habits. Among the birds exhibited are the Great Blue Heron and the Roseate Spoonbill Heron; the W h t e Ibis, the Glossy Ibis, the Scarlet Ibis, the Sacred ibis and the Straw-necked Ibis; a colony of American Flamingoes; five species of jays; the American, Snowy and Reddish Egrets ;twenty species of foreign doves and pigeons, including the rare Nicobar Pigeon; the Rufous Hornbill and the Red-billed Hornbill ;the Fulvous Tree Duck; the Hawaiian Gallinule; the Australian Magpie; and many others. A unique feature of the Scripps Flight Cage is the sprinkler system located at the top of the cage. When it is turned on, it causes a gentle rain over the entire floor area of the cage. The foliage is cleaned, plants are watered and the walking area for the public washed, all at the same time. DALLAS ZOO’S H O O F E D ANIMAL A R E A by Pierre A. Fontaine Director of Da&s Zoo and Aquarium THE Dallas Zoo’s Hoofed Animal Area has several interesting features. These features m&e an ideal arrangement for the animals, keepers and zoo visitors. All areas are moated. A double fence separates each area (nineteen in all). The area between fences (6 ft.) has been planted with native trees and shrubs which are uulized as food and shade for the animals, serve as camouflage for the utility buildings and prevent the animals from fighting through the fence. The planted area has made a desirable nesting place for native birds. There are eight holding pens, a feed barn and a keeper’s u i i y room, all located in the tlt inner court- The animal shelters each have three rooms, one for each species of animal, with a work room through the centre of each building. In the animal display areas, along the fence row, there is an asphalt walk, 2 ft. wide, which kee s the animal’s hoofs in excellent condition wi no need to trim them. x.

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International Zoo YearbookWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1961

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