Under Construction: Night Hunters XIV

Now that the signage is out to print, I’m focusing my attention on the digital interpretive components. In particular, I’m pulling together the plan (and text and images) for what we’re calling the media wall.

The purpose of the media wall is to visually capture the visitors’ attention and draw them to the message that wild cats, even the small ones, play a vital role in nature and that the Zoo is working to protect them.

Four flat screen monitors are tucked into a larger photo collage of a variety of cats. Images, brief video clips, and quotes/text are displayed on each monitor. There is no intended linear progression within the programs that would require visitors to stick around and watch each one from beginning to end. It’s more like the digital images are just a dynamic part of the collage.

Night Hunters media wall
The current state of the Night Hunters media wall. It still needs a bit of work.

We are proud to be a leader in small cat reproduction, research, and conservation. The five small cats we focus most of our work on are the fishing cat, sand cat, black-footed cat, Pallas’ cat, and Southern Brazilian ocelot. These are the species that are featured most prominently on the media wall. Learn more about our cat programs on our web site.

Five small cats
The five small cats on which we focus our conservation and research programs.

Here are some other recent snapshots of the construction process:

Rolling in glass
Construction crew rolls in the glass window front of the new fishing cat exhibit.
ID sign placement
Graphics Manager, Greg Hanson, checks the placement of an ID sign mock-up. Can you find the error on the sign itself? Good thing it's just a mock-up!
Painting the walls inside the vampire bat exhibit
Painting the walls inside the vampire bat exhibit; the mood is blue throughout the building...