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Hippopotamus, tapir and manatee house at Amsterdam Zoo

Hippopotamus, tapir and manatee house at Amsterdam Zoo One of the most popular features in the exhibits are large weighing scales equipped with benchtype , platforms. Orang-utans and gorillas enjoy lounging on the platforms. Visitors in turn are impressed by the weights. Moreover, zoo staff can keep a close check on the animals’ weights and regulate their diets as required. The exhibit areas are painted with light, neutral colours to enhance the animals’ appearance. Stainless steel is used for window frames, doors and other parts of the building exposed to the public view. Metal surfaces touched by the public and animals are made of stainless steel with a matt finish, which is attractive, easy to maintain and shows no spotting or finger prints. Vinyl rail covers are used and need little or no maintenance. A holding area and service corridor are built behind the display areas. The kitchen and area for mechanical equipment is at the back of this part of the building. Doors leading into the exhibit areas and into the holding area are all remotely controlled. A ‘squeeze’ cage in the holding area of each building is available if necessary. A large grotto area outside each great ape house is separated from the public http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Zoo Yearbook Wiley

Hippopotamus, tapir and manatee house at Amsterdam Zoo

International Zoo Yearbook , Volume 9 (1) – Jan 1, 1969

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1969 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
0074-9664
eISSN
1748-1090
DOI
10.1111/j.1748-1090.1969.tb02618.x
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Abstract

One of the most popular features in the exhibits are large weighing scales equipped with benchtype , platforms. Orang-utans and gorillas enjoy lounging on the platforms. Visitors in turn are impressed by the weights. Moreover, zoo staff can keep a close check on the animals’ weights and regulate their diets as required. The exhibit areas are painted with light, neutral colours to enhance the animals’ appearance. Stainless steel is used for window frames, doors and other parts of the building exposed to the public view. Metal surfaces touched by the public and animals are made of stainless steel with a matt finish, which is attractive, easy to maintain and shows no spotting or finger prints. Vinyl rail covers are used and need little or no maintenance. A holding area and service corridor are built behind the display areas. The kitchen and area for mechanical equipment is at the back of this part of the building. Doors leading into the exhibit areas and into the holding area are all remotely controlled. A ‘squeeze’ cage in the holding area of each building is available if necessary. A large grotto area outside each great ape house is separated from the public

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International Zoo YearbookWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1969

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