Friday, November 9, 2012

Gorilla Forest Construction

You may notice a different kind of primate in the gorilla exhibit at Como Zoo these days.  Construction workers are now on display five days a week while they modify the current exhibit and tie it in to the new construction of Gorilla Forest.  Where did the gorillas go?  Togo and Schroeder were moved to their newly constructed holding area on November 5th.  Zoo keepers brought all the comforts of their old holding to the new area.  Cargo nets and wood wool to sleep in, firehose to climb on, and lots of different enrichment items available for them to interact with.  Both boys are adjusting well to the new space and are actively participating in training sessions and shifting to learn the new space.  They will be off exhibit for about a month while the modifications to the exhibit are made.   

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