Monday, November 7, 2011

Brookfield Zoo Monkey/Baboon Islands

Jim, are these the same enclosure or different enclosure's?


Jim A. said...

Same place with a new coat of gunite and other modifications. Appears the baboons now have access to Tropic World. (If they had a list of zoo design disasters, "Tragic World" would probably be near the top considering money and time.) A clue that the islands are the same exhibit is you can see the Reptile House in the new and old versions.

Wade G. Burck said...

Thank you. I wasn't sure if the new pictures depicted the reptile house in the background or not. It was obvious in the older picture. You are correct about "Tragic World"( I like that). As mentioned in the past, I was dumbfounded when I first saw it a year of two after opening. All I could think was, "this is what million's of dollars will buy you today?" When I saw Bronx's Jungle World a few years later, it restored my faith in the zoo worlds intelligence and creativity. Whom ever designed "Tropic World" need's to have their print's filed away with Berthold Lubektins and kept under lock and key so no one gets a hold of them and builds another Vancouver Zoo.