Adelaide Zoo Giant Panda Forest

Adelaide Zoo Giant Panda Forest

Architect
Hassell
Location
Adelaide, Australia | View Map
Project Year
2009
Category
Zoos

Adelaide Zoo Giant Panda Forest

Hassell as Architects

The journey through the Giant Panda Forest provides visitors with an immersive experience of the Chinese Highlands and enables a variety of viewing opportunities, educational and recreational.


The exhibit aims to exceed best proactive animal management and accommodates a pair of adolescent giant pandas, Wang Wang and Funi. The main panda holding area is a state-of-the-art facility, with water features, chilled rocks and mature trees. Red pandas and Mandarin ducks also provide the visitor with an educational experience and a close up encounter with these endangered and iconic animals.


The aim of the exhibit is to convey an understanding of both the natural habitat of the giant pandas and the current context of research and conservation efforts which are strongly associated with the Wolong Sanctuary, the original home of Wang Wang and Funi.

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