Dancosse J. 2005. Exhibiting animals in large naturalistic exhibit: without prey or predator. In Graffam W, Hellinga D, Maslanka M, Ward A, Eds. Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Omaha, NE.
Modern zoos are increasingly inclined to exhibit animals in more naturalistic surroundings, often in large mixed species exhibits, and the Biodôme de Montréal is no exception. The Biodôme is subdivided into four sections representing specific ecosystems. The First ecosystem, the tropical rainforest, represents Amazonia and all species of trees and animals are from South America. The Laurentian forest, the St. Lawrence river, and the Polar world are the three other ecosystems similarly re-created. Trying to represent these ecosystems as realistically as possible is constant challenge.Dancosse – EXHIBITING ANIMALS IN LARGE NATURALISTIC EXHIBIT.pdf     70 KB