Kansas City Zoo: Sumatran Tiger Exhibit
Client: Kansas City Zoo
Category: Parks + Recreation
- Zoo Exhibit Design
- Outdoor Education
- Animal Sensitive Design
- ADA Accessibility
It’s not often that one of your stakeholder groups is a pair of tigers. But it was true for the Sumatran Tiger Exhibit located at the Kansas City Zoo. The project, which opened in 2012, introduced the tigers to a new home with a waterfall, interesting cliffs, rock ledges and room to stretch. Planted bamboo shoots shade and buffer the Tigers from the noises and commotions neighboring animals cause, while the ultra strong Invisinet enclosure provides multiple viewing opportunities for guests as the tigers move throughout their enclosure.
Landworks Studio worked closely with the civil and structural engineering consultants and the zoo staff. The challenge was to incorporate a natural bluff while providing a stimulating and comfortable environment for the tigers. Landworks Studio staff also designed the viewing platform for an enhanced viewing experience.