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Reconciling User Needs in Animal Exhibit Design Carlyn Worstell
Content - Introduction - Chapter 1 - Chapter 2 - Chapter 3 - Chapter 4 - Chapter 5 - Chapter 6 - Chapter 7 - Chapter 8 - Chapter 9 - References

Reconciling User Needs in Animal Exhibit Design
Gorilla Exhibits as a Case Study

by Carlyn Worstell, 2003
edited by Monika Fiby

This paper is the result of a research project that Carlyn Worstell completed during her internship with the ZooLex Zoo Design Organization. In 2002, Carlyn Worstell was awarded funding from Cornell University in New York, where she gained her degree in landscape architecture, to spend one year in Europe studying horticulture and landscape design in zoological parks. Part of her work with the ZooLex Zoo Design Organization was a comparative study of gorilla exhibits. Carlyn Worstell made observations at 17 different gorilla exhibits, mostly in Europa.

Introduction

1. Insight into natural behaviors and habitats

2. A question of space: striking a balance between animal and visitor needs

3. Conceiving animal-visitor relationships

4. Exhibit features: benefiting animals, benefiting visitors

5. Plants: Why use them?

6. Plant Selection

7. Plants: How to use them

8. Conclusion

9. Plant List

References

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