Sep 11, 2019
Habitats at the Toronto Zoo are carefully planned, designed, and constructed to make the animals feel at home as well as provide a function in the husbandry of the animals. Dave LaGrotta and Katrina Salvador sit down with me to discuss the details of designing and constructing habitats at the Toronto Zoo. We discuss everything from the design of habitats to the construction of specific African rocks and interactive display items, such as the cast of a gorilla’s hand, to educate visitors.
Dave and Katrina discuss how they became exhibit designers and how they use their creativity to create important habitat pieces that not only help the animals at the Zoo feel at home, but also educate the visitors.