Snowy Owl Aviary Karlsruhe: impressive outdoor enclosure with X-TEND
Watching a snow owl in flight is an impressive experience. Visitors to the Karlsruhe Zoological Gardens have been enjoying this experience since 2017. The X-TEND stainless steel cable net from Carl Stahl ARC played an important role in the implementation.
The zoo in Karlsruhe has implemented many new projects in recent years. The aim was always to offer the animals optimal living conditions. In addition, the system should also offer visitors a special experience. In this context, the zoo administration decided to build a new free-flight aviary for snow owls. In this way, the animals have a lot of space so that they can demonstrate their flying skills. The visitors also benefit from this. When a snowy owl spreads its mighty white plumage and starts to fly, it is an unforgettable experience. Therefore, the aviary not only contributes to animal welfare. It also makes the zoo more attractive.
The X-TEND stainless steel cable mesh from Carl Stahl ARC was used to implement the free-flight aviary. This offers excellent properties for the design of zoo enclosures. With a rope thickness of 1.5 mm and a mesh size of 40 mm, it is extremely strong. Nevertheless, the net hardly affects the view of the animals. That makes the facility very attractive for visitors. In addition, the material used is extremely weatherproof. It is therefore ideally suited for the design of outdoor enclosures that are exposed to the sun and rain. The most important advantage of this stainless steel cable net is its high flexibility. This enables a wide range of individual design options. The network takes on very different shapes over an area of around 100 square meters and therefore adapts perfectly to the architectural conditions of the facility.
The numerous advantages that the X-TEND mesh offers mean that it is often used for zoo enclosures. The following list is just some of the most important projects in recent years:
In addition, the X-TEND stainless steel cable mesh is ideal for monkey and even for predator enclosures.
Free flight aviary
X-TEND CXE & nbsp;
Mesh size ◊ 40 mm, rope thickness 1.5 mm & nbsp;