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Cat Canyon Finishing Touches

Just six more days until Cat Canyon opens! Zoo Members will get a sneak preview on Members Night this Friday. The exhibit is looking great, and the cats have been out exploring their new yards. Now that the structures are in place and the landscaping is pretty much finished, Graphics has begun installing the signage. We’re also finalizing the soundtrack and tweaking the sound levels. Listen for tiger roars, tokay gecko calls, and gibbon songs.

June 25, 2012   2 Comments

Tiger Sculpture Arrives

Kingdom Productions did an amazing job creating a life-size tiger relief sculpture for the Cat Canyon exhibit. Below are some pictures of the installation.

All wrapped up and ready to go to the Zoo

All wrapped up and ready to go to the Zoo

Transporting the sculpture into the Cat Canyon area

Transporting the sculpture into the Cat Canyon area



Next, Horticulture will move in and pretty up the space with plants so it looks as if the tiger is peeking out from the vegetation. Come by the exhibit when it opens later this month to get the full effect.

June 14, 2012   1 Comment

Cat Canyon Progress

Just a quick update on Cat Canyon, which is scheduled to open in just a few weeks.

As always, last minute adjustments made on site during the construction process have to be considered when preparing to install signage, as we are discussing in the photo below.

Discussing signage placement


The tiger viewing shelter is shaping up nicely. The glass window is in and the trellis is finished. A shallow pool sits just in front of a good part of glass window.


Tiger viewing shelter

The animal yards are coming together, too. Here the sod is being laid in one of the tiger enclosures. Other plants, trees and bamboo, have been planted.


Rolling sod

And here’s a shot of the first tiger yard, complete with a rainbow!


First tiger yard

June 11, 2012   1 Comment