The new Asian Tiger Exhibit for the Jackson Zoo is a project that focused on a new exhibit area, renovations of an existing exhibit area, holding building for the tigers and a new Asian inspired viewing pavilion.
The 10,000sqft Tiger Exhibit consists of a pool, a simulated rock wall based on the natural habitat of the Sumatran Tiger, and exhibit enclosure. Special fencing and netting were used to create a sense of lessened captivity. Plants were added that heightened the sense of Asia while easily be maintainable in Mississippi.
The holding area for the Tigers includes five bedrooms with sliding doors in between each room for optional interaction between the tigers, a shift run with veterinarian enclosure area, and an outdoor holding area for tiger separation as needed.
The viewing pavilion includes two large pieces of glass for up close nose-to-nose viewing with the tigers while providing shade for the exhibit and one can find a tiger or two sitting below the glass for viewing pleasure.
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Client: Jackson Zoo
Date Completed: 2010