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Hagenbeck Zoo

Window to South America

Stephan Hering-Hagenbeck (author)
Erich Friese (translator)
Monika Fiby, Barbara Brem (editors)
Published 2002-8-10
deutsch , espaƱol

 

UP LOCATION:

Hagenbeckallee 31 , D - 22527 Hamburg-Stellingen , Germany
Phone: 0049-40-54 000 10
Fax: 54 000 132
URL: http://www.hagenbeck.de


UP KEY WORDS:

Breeding, Mixed Species, Aviary


UP ANIMALS:

Family:Species:Common Name:Capacity:
AnatidaeCalonetta leucophrysRinged Teal6,6
AnatidaeDendrocygna viduataWhite-faced Wistling Duck8,8
PsittacidaeAra chloropteraRed-Blue-and-Green Macaw6,6,4


UP DESCRIPTION:

The aviary houses the world's largest group of Red-Blue-and-Green Macaws found in a zoo facility and other bird species from South America. Luscious plantings and a naturalistic design offer the visitor the opportunity to observe the birds' natural behavior. Approximately 200 tons of nature stone were brought in from the Harz to be used for the formation of a waterfall and a river that courses through the enclosure. The exterior aviary is mesh-enclosed and has a stitch width of 40 mm and a strength of 3.8 mm.
 

UP SIZE:

At a height of 8 m, the aviary offers 4000 m3 of flight area. Visitors can enter the building but not the aviary.

Space allocation in square meters:

useindoorsoutdoors     total exhibit    
accessible     total     accessible     total    
animals70480
visitors37
others15
total130480610

 

UP COSTS:

DM 936,700 including 1 % for design.

The Friends of the Hagenbeck Zoo funded the construction of the aviary. Furnishing was provided by zoo staff. Design costs do not include in house planning.
 

UP OPENING DATE:

8 June 2000
 

UP DESIGN:

Beginning: 1 October 1999

  • Planning: Dr. Claus Hagenbeck, Walter Wolters, Hagenbeck Zoo
  • Landscape Architecture: Plomin, BDLA, Hamburg
  • Engineering: PSP-Architekten Ingenieure, Hamburg
  • Statics: Gawron & Co. Zaun-, Metall- und Stahlbau, Hamburg

UP CONSTRUCTION:

Beginning: 1 November 1999

  • Aviary: Heino Kahlke, Craftsman, Hagenbeck Zoo
  • Aviary: Gavron & Co. Zaun-, Metall- und Stahlbau, Hamburg
  • Furnishing: Walter Wolters, Curator of Birds, Hagenbeck Zoo
  • Planting: Frank Fuchs, Horticulturist, Hagenbeck Zoo

UP LOCAL CONDITIONS:

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UP PLANTS:

The luscious plantings which reach a height of up to 7 meters visually minimize some of the destruction caused by the birds. Fast growing plants such as sugar maple, apple and bamboo were selected for installation as they are non-toxic and allow the Red-Blue-and-Green Macaw browse opportunities. The bamboo is holding up very well because the birds can not sit on it, whereas the trees are heavily used.

The plant list specifies the Latin names of the plants used for this exhibit.


UP FEATURES DEDICATED TO ANIMALS:

The generous flight space and the planting of the aviary enable the Red-Blue-and-Green Macaws to exhibit their natural behaviors including flying and chewing on trees.
 

UP FEATURES DEDICATED TO KEEPERS:

A kitchen is located within the building.
 

UP FEATURES DEDICATED TO VISITORS:

Infrared cameras and microphones in the nests enable visitors to observe breeding activities up-close. Pictures from the nest box are relayed onto a monitor in front of the enclosure. During the 90 to 100 days that the young are raised in the brood boxes, the zoo visitor has a unique insight into the brood behavior of these fascinating large parrots.
 

UP INTERPRETATION:

During feeding hours keepers tell the visitors interesting facts about the Red-Blue-and-Green Macaws and their habitat .
 

UP MANAGEMENT:

The Red-Blue-and-Green Macaws live in stable groups with a strict hierarchy. If an animal must be removed for more than two days, it can not be integrated into the group again. The introduction of genetic diverse birds is only possible through a swapping of eggs.
 

UP RESEARCH:

The Hagenbeck Zoo allows behavioral scientists from the University of Hamburg to observe this large closed group of big parrots under near natural conditions for the first time. A photo catalogue is being organized that will enable to identify the animals by their individual descriptions. Facial feather patterns and colors are distinctive to each animal. Three Masters projects have been completed about individual face markings, communication and social behavior of the Red-Blue-and-Green Macaws and a thesis project is in the works.
 

UP CONSERVATION:

The Red-Blue-and-Green Macaws are successfully breeding.
 

UP LOCAL RESOURCES:


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Site Plan
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Red-Blue-and-Green Macaw (1)
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Aviary from inside (2)
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Red-Blue-and-Green Macaws (3)
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Mixing species (4)
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White-faced Wistling Duck (5)
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Visitors observing the birds (6)
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Access to the aviary (7)
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Keepers path (8)
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Keeper at talk (9)
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Breeding pair (10)
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Breeding box (11)
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Infrared camera (12)
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Macaws in snow (13)
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Kitchen (15)
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Incubator (15)
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Group of macaws (16)
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Plan of the building (17)
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