These cats are powerful, elegant and always supple - wild cats. Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands, has built a special enclosure for these animals as well as for the black-backed jackals (wild dog species). The animals' extensive grounds are enclosed by a flexible, springy yet highly secure X-TEND CX stainless steel net.
The zoo, which built the first safari enclosure on the European mainland, is known for its best possible species-appropriate keeping of animals from all over the world. Even an ocean world with a capacity of 8,000,000 litres was created there.
The zoo was founded by Johan Burgers in 1913, at the friendly insistence of his friends, who made his private collection of animals accessible to the general public. The remote location made a move to Arnhem inevitable due to the lively interest. After the Second World War and its destruction the zoo was rebuilt. The Safari Park opened in 1968.
Visitors to Burgers Zoo today can see fascinating animals such as ...
... and learn a lot about them.
The Burgers Zoo has made the conservation of endangered animals a priority. Unfortunately, leopards are among them according to the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). In order for the animals to feel safe at Arnhem Zoo, they are separated from the visitors by the X-TEND stainless steel netting from CARL STAHL ARCHITECTURE. The stainless steel safety net spans the enclosure and is integrated into the oak forest of the enclosure in a manner appropriate to the species.
Even artificial climbing trees are part of the statics of the modern rope net enclosure. Up to a height of seven metres, the X-TEND spans the enclosure of both the leopard family and the black-backed jackals. The American oaks form the framework for the 1,200 m² of the X-TEND. To ensure that both the graceful animals and the people can feel equally safe, the stainless steel rope thickness is 3 millimetres
Exterior enclosure for leopards
1.100 m², ◊ 70 mm, ø 3 mm + ◊ 50 mm, ø 3 mm