New £2.8m enclosure for Marwell Zoo's rhinos, antelope and zebras

Daily Echo: Marwell Zoo's rhinos will benefit from a new £2.8m enclosure Marwell Zoo's rhinos will benefit from a new £2.8m enclosure

MARWELL Zoo is set to undertake its biggest-ever revamp with a £2.8m scheme to show off its iconic animals.

The scheme, due to open in summer 2015, will see old buildings swept away for a new enclosure to better show the zoo’s rhinos, antelope and zebras.

It will be five times bigger than any current exhibit at the zoo, near Winchester.

James Cretney, chief executive, said: “Wild Explorers is an exciting key component of our spatial plan. It will provide modern housing for three iconic conservation species, scimitar-horned oryx, white rhino and zebras, symbolically located at the heart of the zoo and representing long-term commitments to our work in north, east and southern Africa.

“Displaying large grazing animals is a particular challenge because they are often seen at distance in their large open paddocks. However, this development and the interpretation are designed with these constraints in mind and provide more opportunities for the guests to become immersed in the animals’ environment.”

The new display will feature raised boardwalks and viewing platforms. New covered areas will provide exhibition spaces with new audio/visual displays.

There will be a muddy wallowing hole, recreating water sources on the African plains.

Mr Cretney said the aim of the new exhibit was to “conjure a sense of adventure as we reveal how we live, travel, find and observe these incredible species in the African wilderness. Activities are aimed at our core audiences of families with young children, and school groups, so will provide a fun, educational and exciting exhibit for all.”

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5:55am Wed 28 May 14

issacchunt says...

Shtizu.
Shtizu. issacchunt
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10:21am Wed 28 May 14

freefinker says...

.. and it will still be a prison.
.. and it will still be a prison. freefinker
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7:28pm Wed 28 May 14

freefinker says...

.. oh dear, -10 and -8 for the 2 comments at 19.26.
Some people just don't like the truth.
.. oh dear, -10 and -8 for the 2 comments at 19.26. Some people just don't like the truth. freefinker
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9:38pm Wed 28 May 14

elvisimo says...

freefinker wrote:
.. oh dear, -10 and -8 for the 2 comments at 19.26.
Some people just don't like the truth.
Maybe dig a little deeper into the likes of Marwell Wildlife if you can be bothered. See a slightly bigger picture. Tunnel vision.
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: .. oh dear, -10 and -8 for the 2 comments at 19.26. Some people just don't like the truth.[/p][/quote]Maybe dig a little deeper into the likes of Marwell Wildlife if you can be bothered. See a slightly bigger picture. Tunnel vision. elvisimo
  • Score: -4

9:53pm Wed 28 May 14

issacchunt says...

elvisimo wrote:
freefinker wrote:
.. oh dear, -10 and -8 for the 2 comments at 19.26.
Some people just don't like the truth.
Maybe dig a little deeper into the likes of Marwell Wildlife if you can be bothered. See a slightly bigger picture. Tunnel vision.
Tunnel vision? Beautiful wild animals which arn't wild as they are captive for the benefit of voyeurs. Clever replies still leave the animals caged even if its a big cage. Usually prisons are for criminals.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: .. oh dear, -10 and -8 for the 2 comments at 19.26. Some people just don't like the truth.[/p][/quote]Maybe dig a little deeper into the likes of Marwell Wildlife if you can be bothered. See a slightly bigger picture. Tunnel vision.[/p][/quote]Tunnel vision? Beautiful wild animals which arn't wild as they are captive for the benefit of voyeurs. Clever replies still leave the animals caged even if its a big cage. Usually prisons are for criminals. issacchunt
  • Score: 3

10:14pm Wed 28 May 14

elvisimo says...

issacchunt wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
freefinker wrote:
.. oh dear, -10 and -8 for the 2 comments at 19.26.
Some people just don't like the truth.
Maybe dig a little deeper into the likes of Marwell Wildlife if you can be bothered. See a slightly bigger picture. Tunnel vision.
Tunnel vision? Beautiful wild animals which arn't wild as they are captive for the benefit of voyeurs. Clever replies still leave the animals caged even if its a big cage. Usually prisons are for criminals.
Ah another lazy person who can't be bothered to see what the registered charity Marwell Wildlife do in the animal conservation field both here and worldwide. Still that may involve a little effort.
[quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: .. oh dear, -10 and -8 for the 2 comments at 19.26. Some people just don't like the truth.[/p][/quote]Maybe dig a little deeper into the likes of Marwell Wildlife if you can be bothered. See a slightly bigger picture. Tunnel vision.[/p][/quote]Tunnel vision? Beautiful wild animals which arn't wild as they are captive for the benefit of voyeurs. Clever replies still leave the animals caged even if its a big cage. Usually prisons are for criminals.[/p][/quote]Ah another lazy person who can't be bothered to see what the registered charity Marwell Wildlife do in the animal conservation field both here and worldwide. Still that may involve a little effort. elvisimo
  • Score: 0

11:45pm Wed 28 May 14

freefinker says...

elvisimo wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
freefinker wrote:
.. oh dear, -10 and -8 for the 2 comments at 19.26.
Some people just don't like the truth.
Maybe dig a little deeper into the likes of Marwell Wildlife if you can be bothered. See a slightly bigger picture. Tunnel vision.
Tunnel vision? Beautiful wild animals which arn't wild as they are captive for the benefit of voyeurs. Clever replies still leave the animals caged even if its a big cage. Usually prisons are for criminals.
Ah another lazy person who can't be bothered to see what the registered charity Marwell Wildlife do in the animal conservation field both here and worldwide. Still that may involve a little effort.
They do almost nothing for 'animal conservation'. The greenwash they come out with is just to con people like you who can't see this prison for what it is. It incarcerates animals for the gullible to gawk at - after taking large sums of money from you for the 'privilege'. It's a racket, base on animal suffering.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: .. oh dear, -10 and -8 for the 2 comments at 19.26. Some people just don't like the truth.[/p][/quote]Maybe dig a little deeper into the likes of Marwell Wildlife if you can be bothered. See a slightly bigger picture. Tunnel vision.[/p][/quote]Tunnel vision? Beautiful wild animals which arn't wild as they are captive for the benefit of voyeurs. Clever replies still leave the animals caged even if its a big cage. Usually prisons are for criminals.[/p][/quote]Ah another lazy person who can't be bothered to see what the registered charity Marwell Wildlife do in the animal conservation field both here and worldwide. Still that may involve a little effort.[/p][/quote]They do almost nothing for 'animal conservation'. The greenwash they come out with is just to con people like you who can't see this prison for what it is. It incarcerates animals for the gullible to gawk at - after taking large sums of money from you for the 'privilege'. It's a racket, base on animal suffering. freefinker
  • Score: 0

9:52am Thu 29 May 14

issacchunt says...

elvisimo wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
freefinker wrote:
.. oh dear, -10 and -8 for the 2 comments at 19.26.
Some people just don't like the truth.
Maybe dig a little deeper into the likes of Marwell Wildlife if you can be bothered. See a slightly bigger picture. Tunnel vision.
Tunnel vision? Beautiful wild animals which arn't wild as they are captive for the benefit of voyeurs. Clever replies still leave the animals caged even if its a big cage. Usually prisons are for criminals.
Ah another lazy person who can't be bothered to see what the registered charity Marwell Wildlife do in the animal conservation field both here and worldwide. Still that may involve a little effort.
You're that bird bothering prat Packham arn't you?
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: .. oh dear, -10 and -8 for the 2 comments at 19.26. Some people just don't like the truth.[/p][/quote]Maybe dig a little deeper into the likes of Marwell Wildlife if you can be bothered. See a slightly bigger picture. Tunnel vision.[/p][/quote]Tunnel vision? Beautiful wild animals which arn't wild as they are captive for the benefit of voyeurs. Clever replies still leave the animals caged even if its a big cage. Usually prisons are for criminals.[/p][/quote]Ah another lazy person who can't be bothered to see what the registered charity Marwell Wildlife do in the animal conservation field both here and worldwide. Still that may involve a little effort.[/p][/quote]You're that bird bothering prat Packham arn't you? issacchunt
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