The Welsh Mountain Zoo has introduced that the distinctive and bold £1million redevelopment of the snow leopard enclosure has now been accomplished.
‘Silk Street’ recreates the mountainous areas by which the weak species lives within the wild.
The snow leopard enclosure has been designed to supply guests a nose-to-nose visible expertise by way of glass, while an elevated walkway journeys across the web site, providing panoramic views throughout the Zoo, Colwyn Bay and the encompassing Carneddau mountains.
It was constructed by Bodelwyddan based mostly Wynne Building.
Jen Jesse, director of operations and administration of the Welsh Mountain Zoo, mentioned: “It’s fantastic to lastly see this improbable house accomplished and the snow leopards firmly settled in.
“Our maintaining group did a wonderful job in making certain that the transfer went easily and after a interval of familiarisation with their new environment, the pair got entry to the primary enclosure and have since been exploring their new dwelling.
“The Silk Street is a vital chapter within the 58-year historical past of the Zoo. This new enclosure will add one thing completely completely different and distinctive to guests, each new and returning.”
The Zoo is dwelling to a pair of snow leopards and thru the years has develop into more and more concerned in conservation campaigns and tasks to lift consciousness of their weak standing, having made an annual dedication to assist the Snow Leopard Belief.
The Silk Street will assist spotlight their place within the wild, while creating an thrilling and progressive enclosure that may kind an vital a part of the Zoo’s future.
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