30 Apr '14, 7am

It's a Start: Zoological Park of Paris Eliminates Elephant and Bear Exhibits

It's a Start: Zoological Park of Paris Eliminates Elephant and Bear Exhibits

The zoo is also aiming to create a more natural series of “biozones,” with replica habitats for tropics, forests and grasslands in South America, Africa and Europe where the animals will be housed. Instead of by type, the animals have been grouped by five regions of origin — Madagascar, Patagonia, Guyana, Europe and Sahel-Sudan, the largest single area in the zoo and home to African savannah roamers. Rolling terrain and artificial rocks point to the effort to re-create the natural ecosystems, as best possible. Giraffes and ostriches co-habit one display area, zebras and rhinos another. A male lion, somewhat understandably, has his own pen until three lionesses arrive. “It’s like a journey around the planet,” said Le Morvan.

Full article: http://ecosalon.com/its-a-start-zoological-park-of-paris-...

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