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Hanover Adventure Zoo GmbH
Hanuman Langurs at Jungle Palace

Katja Kluschke (author, dan pearlman experience architecture)
Monika Fiby (editor for ZooLex)
Simone Hagenmeyer (editor for Hanover Adventure Zoo)

Published 10 Aug 2008

UP LOCATION:

Adenauerallee 3, 30175 Hanover, Germany
Phone: +49 511 280 74 163
URL: http://www.zoo-hannover.de


UP KEY WORDS

old world monkeys; jungle


UP ANIMALS:

Family:Species:Common Name:Capacity:
Cercopithecidae Semnopithecus Hanuman Langur 1,4,young


UP DESCRIPTION:

The Hanuman langurs have been part of the Jungle Palace in Hanover Zoo since 1997. The exhibit aims at providing behavioural enrichment for the animals, but also at achieving close proximity for the visitors.

The Hanuman langurs with their black faces are sacred in India, and are regularly seen inhabiting temples. In Hanover Zoo, too, the Hanuman langurs have "reconquered the former state apartments of the maharajah".


 

UP SIZE:

The exhibit is part of the Jungle Palace in Hanover Zoo. The visitor area here is a grand inner courtyard between the Indian elephant enclosure, the palace building and the langur exhibit. Visitors and Hanuman langurs are seperated by a 265m² water moat. The accessible land area of the Hanuman langurs is 185m².

Space allocation in square meters:

Use:Indoors:Outdoors:Total Exhibit:
  accessibletotalaccessibletotal 
animals185450
visitors
others
total185450

 

UP COSTS:

n/a


 

UP OPENING DATE:

1997
 

UP DESIGN:

Beginning:


UP CONSTRUCTION:

Beginning:

  • construction work: Albert Fischer gmbh, Elze, Germany
  • landscaping: Egbert Bente Garten- und Landschaftsbau, Hehlen, Germany
  • decorative plasterwork: Fabrice Kennel e.u.r.l, Arbois, France
  • decorative plasterwork: l'impressione wood and rock decoration, Isernhagen, Germany
  • decoration, light planning: SSP Schmitz Schiminski Partner GbR, Hildesheim, Germany

UP LOCAL CONDITIONS:

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UP PLANTS:

The main area of the exhibit is planted with grass and a few selective bamboo-plantings.


UP FEATURES DEDICATED TO ANIMALS:

The Hanuman langurs use a simulated old pagoda and ruins of the palace walls for climbing or sitting in higher positions and for observing their surroundings.
The ledges and statues provide excellent opportunities for wild jumps. Statues, hanging ruins, pendants, as well as the fountain, inspire to explore and engage. Fake pots and vases, natural soil and other hiding places can be used for behavioural enrichment in the feeding process.


 

UP FEATURES DEDICATED TO KEEPERS:


 

UP FEATURES DEDICATED TO VISITORS:

The visitor views across a water moat, which is a natural barrier for the Hanuman langurs. A broad balustrade keeps the visitor away from the water.
The visitor area is part of the grand inner courtyard of the Jungle Palace.


 

UP INTERPRETATION:

Once a day the langurs are fed during an interpretive talk when the keeper tells about the species and the individual monkeys.


 

UP MANAGEMENT:


 

UP RESEARCH:


 

UP CONSERVATION:

The Hanuman langurs breeding program is managed by Hanover Adventure Zoo.


 

UP LOCAL RESOURCES:


Overview

Overview

© dan pearlman experience architecture, 2003


 

Site Plan

Site Plan

© dan pearlman experience architecture, 2003


 

Hanuman Langurs

Hanuman Langurs

© Hanover Adventure Zoo GmbH, 2004


 

section

1. section

© dan pearlman experience architecture, 2003


 

panorama

2. panorama

© Hanover Adventure Zoo GmbH, 2004


 

pendant used as a swing

3. pendant used as a swing

© Hanover Adventure Zoo GmbH, 2004


 

visitor view

4. visitor view

© Hanover Adventure Zoo GmbH, 2004


 

sitting on a "broken" statue

5. sitting on a "broken" statue

© Hanover Adventure Zoo GmbH, 2004


 

fixtures for decoration and behavioral enrichment

6. fixtures for decoration and behavioral enrichment

© dan pearlman experience architecture, 2004


 

climbing pergola

7. climbing pergola

© Hanover Adventure Zoo GmbH, 2004


 

lantern inspires to engage

8. lantern inspires to engage

© Hanover Adventure Zoo GmbH, 2004


 

"broken" boardwalk

9. "broken" boardwalk

© dan pearlman experience architecture, 2004


 

drinking Langur

10. drinking Langur

© Hanover Adventure Zoo GmbH, 2004


 

selective planting

11. selective planting

© dan pearlman experience architecture, 2004


 

rest on "ruinous" walls

12. rest on "ruinous" walls

© Hanover Adventure Zoo GmbH, 2004


 

view from visitor bridge

13. view from visitor bridge

© dan pearlman experience architecture, 2004


 

colorful India-themed mural paintings

14. colorful India-themed mural paintings

© Hanover Adventure Zoo GmbH, 2004


 

shelf as a place for retreat

15. shelf as a place for retreat

© Hanover Adventure Zoo GmbH, 2004


 

sign at the langur exhibit

16. sign at the langur exhibit

© Hanover Adventure Zoo GmbH, 2004


 

animal identification sign

17. animal identification sign

© Hanover Adventure Zoo GmbH, 2004