Feb 9, 2022
Have you ever wondered how each habitat at the Zoo is
designed and what type of considerations are taken into account
when a new habitat is designed? Brent Huffman, Lead Keeper of
Mammals at The Toronto Zoo, returns to the podcast to talk about
one of his favourite things are the Zoo: habitat design. Brent
tells about all of the different considerations that need to be
addressed when designing a new habitat or altering existing ones.
Habitats need to provide accessibility to keepers, the veterinarian
staff, the garden staff, and more. It also needs to provide a
number of different viewing areas that will be optimal for visitors
to see the animals. Of course, the most important consideration is
that of the animals and their welfare.
Brent provides us with different thinking around
habitats at The Toronto Zoo.