Gaiazoo – South-America aviary

Name of Zoo Gaiazoo
Name of respondent H. Verberkmoes
E-mail address of respondent

Name of Exhibit South-America aviary
Opening Date/Year 01-01-05-

    a) height in m 11
    b) area in m2 2400
    c) volume in m3 23000
  2. SHAPE
    a) shape sides rectangular
    b) shape of top multiple peaks
    1) placement main support structures inside (e.g. tent-like)
    2) materials main support untreated wooden poles
    3) special supports/protection for (a) interface net/mesh and main support (specify) None
    (b) protection from main supports rotting in ground (specify ) Concrete tank around poles
    4) secondary supporting structures cables
    5) lowering or removal of top when snow or severe winds expected possible No
    6) constructor In-house
    Material sides
    1) solid (rock, brick wood etc) 0
    2) glass 0
    3) piano wire 0
    4) netting/mesh 4
    a) material propropylene
    b) name manufacturer Huck Torimex Katwijk aan Zee
    c) supplier
    d) product name proprylen modufiel
    e) opening size 4,5×4,5
    f) diameter 6.4
    g) color black
    h) configuration chain link
    i) how is netting/meshing attached to aviary structure? net is attached to cables and these cables are vastgemaakt on the poles
    j) visibility through net/mesh excellent
    k) water resistance excellent
    l) UV resistance excellent
    Material top
    1) Same as sides yes If yes, continue to 4. Visibility
    2) Not same as sides a) name manufacturer
    b) supplier
    c) name product
    d) material material – please choose one
    e) configuration configuration – please choose one
    f) opening size
    g) diameter
    h) color
    i) water resistance water resistance – please choose one
    j) UV resistance UV resistance – please choose one
    a) walk through / walk in yes
    b) barriers between public and birds rails
    c) other special features to enhance viewing possibilities, specify levelling landscape
    a) service i. double doors with area between no
    ii. through attached building no
    iii: please describe how you bring in large enclosure furnishings that are too large to be brought through the doors extra gate to let construction material in
    b) visitor single door plus curtain
    c) curtains ropes
    a) % surface area water (versus land) 20
    b) frequency of drainage and cleaning 1-2x a week
    c) type of water running
    d) filtration system no circulation through park
    e) depth in cm i. minimum 10
    ii. maximum 80
    iii. % surface area < 20 cm 40
    a) sand 10
    b) grass 50
    c) dirt % area
    d) rocks % area
    e) visitor path 20
    f) other % area
    a) grass/other herbacious plants < 20 cm high cover 50 b) herbacious plants/shrubs 20 cm- 1m high cover 10 c) herbacious plants/shrubs/trees 1 m-3 m high cover 10 d) number of coniferous trees > 3 m high
    e) number of deciduous trees > 3 m high 30
    f) are there any plants you would recommend for aviaries? Plants that stay green yearround
    g) are there any plants that have been problematic in this aviary? no
    a) electric fence inside no cm high
    b) electric fence outside yes 100
    c) different type meshing along bottom yes 100
    d) plastic along perimeter no cm high
    e) concrete under ground no cm deep
    f) other (specify)
    supplemental lighting outside no
    Introduction and/or catching area present yes
    a) attached to aviary yes
    b) dimensions i. length
    ii. width
    iii. Height
    c) average number of nights used per year 160
    d) average number of days used per year 90-120
    e) direct access to main outside enclosure yes
    f) direct access to alternative outdoor area yes
    g) substrates (specify) concrete with sand
    h) usable water area present for bathing yes ibis spoonbill
    i) possibility to subdivide area if need to yes
    j) keeper access area not shared by birds yes
    k) natural sunlight received yes
    l) number of hours of artifical light 8
    m) heating supplied standing radiators
    n) please describe ventilation system no ventilation only holes in walls
    o) visitor viewing no
    a) species currently held (if possible also historically) list
    b) species not held successfully oropendola, seriema’s, trompetvogels, bosrallen
    c) reason per species (please list species below) i. escape trompetvogels
    ii. incompatibility seriema’s too big, scary for visitors
    iii. health issues
    iv. stress
    v. accidents (e.g. collisions) bosrallen were eaten eggs from other species
    vi. other oropendola predators high mortality rate
    Problems with:
    a) Indigenous bird species entering enclosure yes, specify sparrow
    b) Predation in enclosures yes, specify previously rats, 1 tima a marter
    c) Aviary withstanding winds experienced yes, specify
    d) Aviary withstanding snow experienced yes, specify Snow on sides was taken off, on top no problem
    e) Excessive mortality and or accidents with one or more species no
    f) other health issues, e.g. foot lesions yes, specify ibis spoonbill bumblefeet
    g) frequent replacement or repair of materials yes, specify The shelves of the visitor path need to be changed reguarly
    h) husbandry issues e.g. cleaning, heating, moving birds no
    a) Visitor no
    b) Keeper yes, specify Connection to indoor enclosure is small.This means that all the animals have to pass through 1 small gate
  16. COSTS (in EUR)
    a) Design
    b) Materials and labor 200.000 euro
    c) Maintenance (e.g. replacement of netting etc.)
    d) Were there any choices made/possibilities to reduce costs? None
    a) Contact person Steven van den Heuvel
    b) data submitted 23-02-12