Zoo Dresden Schneeleoparden Gehege X-TEND

Zoo enclosures


Earlier the Dresden Zoo could hardly offer the snow leopards enough space due to a certain narrowness. Today this is different. Under an X-TEND stainless steel cable mesh, which provides safety, the big cats can now romp, frolic, lie around, eat and be admired by the visitors during all activities.

The Dresden Zoo has been in existence for almost 160 years. This makes it the fourth oldest zoo in Germany. Dresden's visitors contribute a great deal to the preservation of the zoo and the care of the animals. Their entrance fees are used to preserve the species and to keep them in a species-appropriate manner. In return, thanks to the X-TEND, visitors can, for example, view the wild snow leopards unhindered.

Climbing under the X-TEND stainless steel cable net

Snow leopards climb around in the wild in mountains. The Dresden Zoo takes these special movements into account with the enclosure. Climbing possibilities run through the cats' habitat there. So that the X-TEND stainless steel cable mesh from CARL STAHL ARCHITEKTUR can perform its high-quality service here as an absolutely safe roof net surface, it is attached to a pylon in the middle of the now very large enclosure. This is firmly connected with the pressure pendulum supports at the edge.

The snow leopard in general is a holy animal for the Tatars as well as the Kazakhs. In Tatarstan the winged snow leopard is even the national heraldic animal. The Soviet Union awarded the Order of the Snow Leopard to those mountaineers who climbed all the great 7,000-metre peaks on the territory of the country.

Diversity at Dresden Zoo

In addition to the enclosure, which is great for visitors and snow leopards alike, the Dresden Zoo also offers other attractions. Among other things, guests can enjoy ...

  • -admire an aquarium,
  •  in front of a terrarium,
  •  visit the penguin enclosure,
  •  at the orangutan house,
  •  make long necks before the giraffe plant

... and convince themselves of the majestic charisma of lions in the Africa House.

A total of around 1,500 animals live in the Dresden Zoo. It is interesting to note that ZDF accompanied the zoo in 32 episodes of "Dresdner Schnauzen" in everyday life.

  • Project
    Zoo Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • Application

    Exterior enclosure for snow leopards

  • Products

    X-TEND Colours CXE schwarz/black
    1.170 m2, ◊ 60 mm, ø 3 mm, ◊ 80 mm, ø 3 mm

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