Wuppertal Zoo Society - Current and planned projects
After the Orangutans (a Zoo Society project in 2003) and Gorillas (2006) the Bonobos will also receive a new outdoor enclosure in 2010/2011. With this project the Great Ape house will finally be completed. The new outdoor enclosure will be built on the existing space between the outdoor orangutan and gorilla enclosures and modelled to match. The Zoo Society is providing 265,000 euros for the planning and preparation of the initial construction for the new bonobo enclosure. The construction costs will be covered by the City of Wuppertal. The construction of the outdoor enclosure will start in 2012.