2009Tywcross Zoo – Snow Leopard Enclosure

Client

Tywcross Zoo

Location

Leicestershire

Architect

Alan Newton Associates

Fabric

Stainless Steel Mesh

Product

Zoo & Wildlife
Zoo Enclosures

Services

  • Design
  • Installation
  • Maintenance
  • Manufacturing
  • Project Management

Project Outline

As part of their recent extensive renovations, Twycross Zoo wished to create a new focal point to the zoos entrance. To this end they commissioned a new visitor centre comprising a café, bar, gift shop and two new exhibits, one displaying their world renowned collection of wading birds and the other a flagship enclosure displaying the brand new snow leopard collection. Base were involved in the design and installation of this snow leopard enclosure. 

Solution

The snow leopard enclosure faces onto the new visitor centre and is formed from galvanized steel perimeter posts and tie rods, supported by stainless steel cables and netting, keeping the people of Leicestershire safe from the snow leopards, and vice versa. 

Results

The snow leopards of Twycross zoo settled into their enclosure quickly and comfortably while visitors can enjoy the beautiful animals safely. 

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