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Oregon Zoo: From Pacific Shores to Fragile Forests

The Oregon Zoo, like many others, is sectioned into geographic regions, like their Great Northwest where you’ll find animals like black bears, cougars, and bald eagles that call the US’s Pacific Northwest home.  The Oregon Zoo is broken into five regions; Great Northwest, Pacific Shores, Asia, Fragile Forests and Africa.  In this piece I’ll introduce…

Rich Environments Abound at the Dublin Zoo

Much of the Dublin Zoo’s African Plains exhibit is composed of a string of man-made islands in their large natural lake.  It’s on one of these large islands you’ll find the Gorilla Rainforest exhibit that includes not only a large, lush green island with various trees and climbing structures but also an indoor enclosure.  Encompassing 12,000 square metres, the…

The Budongo Trail Leads to Brilliant Birds

On this cool, rainy day along the Budongo Trail at the Edinburgh Zoo, before approaching the exhibit we stumbled upon a gorgeous, elaborate wooden bench where you can sit beside beautifully carved out chimps.  I loved it, it was a great piece.  Before venturing into the building and out of the rain we strolled past the outdoor…