X-TEND | Artificial canopy for orangutans | Dvůr Králové nad Labem | Czech Republic
Dvůr Králové nad Labem Orang Utan Gehege X-TEND

Zoo enclosures

X-TEND | Artificial canopy for orangutans

A building steeped in history

One of the most famous safari parks in the Czech Republic is the Dvůr Králové Zoo, northeast of Prague. Here the staff is dedicated to the preservation, care and welfare of more than 2,500 animals from all over the world. The zoo has world renown especially as a breeder of African animals. But these are not the only ones who can be sure of the care of the committed employees.

Majestic orangutans live under a 800 m² X-TEND stainless steel cable net from CARL STAHL ARC. These great apes, originally native to Southeast Asia, live predominantly as solitary animals in nature, but can also be together in highly complex communities.

Pylons as protection and climbing frames

The orangutan enclosure in the Czech Dvůr Králové Zoo ensures that the primates who love to climb can climb around on the pylons without being able to disappear into the unfamiliar surroundings. Despite its transparency, the X-TEND stainless steel cable net from CARL STAHL ARCHITEKTUR is so closely meshed that it even protects the animals from the snow in winter.

A man changed the Czechoslovak zoo culture

Dvůr Králové Zoo, founded in 1946, was the first in its country to set up its own orangutan enclosure. After the zoo was founded, 1965 was particularly important for it. Josef Vágner, who took over the zoo at the time, transformed the face of the park, which was previously not dedicated to animal welfare. He introduced high standards of animal husbandry and care. He was also responsible for ensuring that the Czechoslovak zoo culture was increasingly oriented towards a global standard.

Even today these traces can be seen everywhere. Only the lifelike accommodation of the orangutans under the safe X-TEND stainless steel cable net is considered a species-appropriate measure. For the sensitive animals, the net represents the canopy of leaves of their tropical home, so to speak.

In addition to the great apes, visitors to the zoo can also ...

on a trip through the safari park in summer

  • Elephants,
  • Rhinos,
  • Predators,
  • Giraffes

... and admire many other animals such as antelopes from safe vehicles

  • Project
    Zoo Dvůr Králové, Dvůr Králové nad Labem, Czech Republic
  • Application

    Exterior enclosure for orang-utans

  • Products

    1.070 m², ◊ 60 mm, ø 3 mm