January 18th, 2007

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Artificial Displays at the St Louis Zoo

The Zoo takes a lot of effort to recreate the kind of natural scenery one would see while sighting an animal in the wild.

Here are some examples:

In the bee-eater section, here is a recreation of the rock face in which bee-eaters lay their eggs:



artificial nests of bee-eaters, St Louis Zoo


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The paths in the Zoo are filled with different tracks, of birds and mammals; indeed, to go the River's Edge where many mammals are, one has to follow the hippo tracks!

As I said...the St Louis Zoo is so well run....and all this for a fraction of the prices that other Zoos charge.