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Zootopia: BIG Unveils Bold Plan to Build the World’s Most Animal-Friendly Zoo

Zootopia: BIG Unveils Bold Plan to Build the World’s Most Animal-Friendly Zoo

Zoos sometimes get a bad rap, but they are still wildly popular and a fascinating way to get up close to animals you would never see otherwise. Enter Zootopia - a kindler, gentler, more human zoo that

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A New Twist on An Old Classic: Wooden Toy Animals by Bleebla

A New Twist on An Old Classic: Wooden Toy Animals by Bleebla

  The “animal box – jungle” by bleebla, a toy design company based in Portugal,  is a minimal rectangular block with 10 animals peeking out of its regular geometry. The set is smooth

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The Hidden Ark: 500 Foot Noah’s Ark-Style Zoo to be Constructed in Miami

The Hidden Ark: 500 Foot Noah’s Ark-Style Zoo to be Constructed in Miami

Last year, we reported that Dutchman Johan Huibers built a life-size Noah's Ark as a biblical attraction for the Netherlands. Now four Christians from Florida are taking a page out of his book by

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Marc Sparfel Crafts a Menagerie of Animals From Discarded Furniture

Marc Sparfel Crafts a Menagerie of Animals From Discarded Furniture

In every old piece of furniture lies a personality waiting to emerge. Artist Marc Sparfel has the unique talent of seeing the souls trapped in table legs and chair backs and gives new life and value to

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Buenos Aires’ Bioparque Temaikén Boasts the Largest Aviary in South America

Buenos Aires’ Bioparque Temaikén Boasts the Largest Aviary in South America

Temaikén's Aviary is the biggest in South America and holds around 2,500 birds that live inside and outside the big net structures. Visitors can walk through the Aviary´s path to see the birds in

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Adelaide Zoo Entrance Boasts Living Walls and a Green Roof in Support of Native Species

Adelaide Zoo Entrance Boasts Living Walls and a Green Roof in Support of Native Species

The Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct was designed to create a more natural transition between the bustling world of the city and the natural world of the zoo. A series of interlinked forecourts unfold over

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The Vertical Zoo: A Wild Greenery Wrapped Tower That Provides Refuge for Animalia

The Vertical Zoo: A Wild Greenery Wrapped Tower That Provides Refuge for Animalia

The zoo is built from a six armed star-shaped level designed to maximize space, views and circulation. It is based on a nucleus or a tree trunk from which emerges six branches, each 20 sq meters in size

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Saint Petersburg Unveils Primorskiy Zoological Park Studded With Geodesic Domes

Saint Petersburg Unveils Primorskiy Zoological Park Studded With Geodesic Domes

As population density in Saint Petersburg has risen over the years, city's roads and sidewalks have become increasingly crowded. The city decided one way to ease this congestion was to relocate the

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A Home Fit For Elephants at the Cophenhagen Zoo

A Home Fit For Elephants at the Cophenhagen Zoo

Keeping the elephants happy was a key element in the design of the new house, and detailed research into the social patterns of elephants helped inform a plan to create two enclosures for elephants to

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AECOM’s Giant Amusement Park in Seoul Wins International Competition

AECOM’s Giant Amusement Park in Seoul Wins International Competition

Seoul, Korea's existing Grand Park is a basic big city park with trails, playgrounds, an art museum and a zoo. But major plans by design and engineering firm AECOM to transform the area into a mammoth

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Sustainable Renovation of Zoo Showcases Conservation Efforts

Sustainable Renovation of Zoo Showcases Conservation Efforts

A historic zoo in Vincennes, France, originally built in 1934 is looking to complete a major renovation, boosting itself to sustainable park status. Backed by the French government, the Prime Minister

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Foster Designs House for his Biggest Clients Ever: Elephants!

Foster Designs House for his Biggest Clients Ever: Elephants!

Very few of us will ever have the joy of living in a house designed by famed architect Norman Foster. But when the Copenhagen's Zoo biggest residents required a new residence they got a custom designed

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