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Wuppertal Zoo Society - projects

Okapi enclosure (2011)

  • new okapi enclosure
  • Okapi "Zukuma"
  • A view of the Okapi house and enclosure

In October 2011 the renovated Okapi enclosure was re-opened. With a construction time of only four months, the existing outdoor enclosure was totally redesigned to become a very attractive environment with trenches and viewing areas. Added to this is a large, accessible indoor building where the Okapi, which are Congo rain forest inhabitants and sensitive to the cold, can also be observed through a large glass window in winter too. The building changes which cost some half a million euros, were financed by the Zoo Society. Thanks to these renovations, the Wuppertal Zoo now has a further suitable and attractive enclosure with which the appropriate breeding conditions for this rare species from the giraffe family can be improved.

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