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  • I have so many questions...
  • I had never thought about it before, but it seems to me that a lazy river would be good 'enrichment' for more than one zoo environment.  Not only better for the animals, but it would tend to bring them around to the visitor viewing area more frequently too.
  • I mean....isn't THAT the entire point of the Lazy River?
  • Aww he's 39 we're close in age I want to be his friend and give him a tiny hat
  • That seems like a really great thing..Good for the zoo and the water park for doing that..

    And ya, It seems like having something like that at a zoo might be a spiffy thing..Feature an
    animal every day in that enrichment area....Throw in ice and frozen fish in ice blocks and let the polar
    bears chase them around to break them open..Let the seals frolic in moving water..Put some live fish
    even in there so the big cats or bears could "hunt" them...It seems like a great thing..

    Make the whole thing sort of a "Glass box" so they could have just about any animals they want
    in there to play..
  • Marcos P: Aww he's 39 we're close in age I want to be his friend and give him a tiny hat


    Ahh, I see that, like me, your last words will probably be "Who's a cutie wooty patootie!!?" to an animal.
  • Marcos P: Aww he's 39 we're close in age I want to be his friend and give him a tiny hat


    So, we're talking this guy?
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  • Unsung_Hero: I had never thought about it before, but it seems to me that a lazy river would be good 'enrichment' for more than one zoo environment.  Not only better for the animals, but it would tend to bring them around to the visitor viewing area more frequently too.


    I like the idea, will bring people even closer to the animals as they pass by, maybe even have the river pass under people with a thick glass/acrylic.
    Would be a challenge segregating predators and prey, though I guess.
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  • Resident Muslim: Unsung_Hero: I had never thought about it before, but it seems to me that a lazy river would be good 'enrichment' for more than one zoo environment.  Not only better for the animals, but it would tend to bring them around to the visitor viewing area more frequently too.

    I like the idea, will bring people even closer to the animals as they pass by, maybe even have the river pass under people with a thick glass/acrylic.
    Would be a challenge segregating predators and prey, though I guess.


    I thought about that... The river could split with a fence.  Water goes through, predators don't.

    But mostly I'd expect a different river for each exhibit that could use one, or you're going to run into problems with altitude change.  You want the flow pump-driven because a gravity system is going to pool if the power goes out
  • I'm going to toss some Siberian tigers into the lazy river at the MGM. For testing!
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