The Dublin Zoo is going into the 21st century and it’s not going to look the same as it did 50 years ago.
It will be smaller, with a smaller population, more animals and fewer people, and a new zoo will open up in the city.
It has been nearly 25 years since the zoo closed down after an all-staff attack by a black bear.
The zoo had been run by a consortium of private companies but its closure was triggered by the loss of more than 1,500 animals in its final three years.
It was the most costly closure in the history of the zoo, costing taxpayers more than €1 million.
But with the new Irish Wildlife Trust looking to save animals and to raise money to build a new facility, the zoo is now ready to make the leap to a new era.
Arlo will open on Friday (Sunday AEST) with a series of exhibits and a small zoo.
The new facility will have a large exhibition space, with three smaller, family-friendly zoos on offer.
The zoo has been planning for the change for some time.
A new plan was drawn up in 2010 to create an outdoor garden with new and improved exhibits.
It included the creation of an educational garden and a zoo playground.
But it was not enough to attract the public to the new zoo.
And when the new facility was opened, there was much resistance to the idea.
“The zoo staff were against it,” said the zoo’s general manager, John McManus.
“It was a big issue.
There were a lot of concerns from the public and the general public.”
In an interview with the Irish Independent, he said the new location would not have been possible without the help of the public.
We had to go back and work with the local community, he explained.
We have a long history of being a part of their lives.
Arlo is an opportunity to build the future that the community wants, he added.
It will be open 24 hours a day.
You will see some of the very best and brightest of our animals come and visit and be shown around the zoo.
It’s a unique and exciting time, he says.
This is the first time that Arlo will be seen as an outdoor zoo, rather than an indoor facility.
The outdoor zoo will allow the community to see the animals, and it will also provide some of its best viewing platforms.
There will also be new exhibits to see in the zoo garden, with some of them designed for younger children.
“The big attraction is the large outdoor garden,” said McManuses.
Some of the animals will be able to be brought out for walks, and some of their personalities will be exposed to the public through the zoo gardens.
An outdoor zoo at the zoo will be ideal for families who want to come out and see the zoos animals for the first or second time.
One of the big attractions is the “zoo playground”.
“That’s an exciting new experience for people who have never been inside a zoo,” McManuss said.
Arlene McManuscough is the zoo director of the Dublin Zoological Society. “
There are a lot more of these animals than ever before in the world, and we want them to be able be seen.”
Arlene McManuscough is the zoo director of the Dublin Zoological Society.
She said the idea to have the zoo open on the first anniversary of the attack had been discussed for a long time.
“We always had this vision of Arlo being open on Arlo Day, that’s what the vision was all about,” she said.
A new zoo in the centre of Dublin will give the city a new, dynamic and exciting animal viewing experience.
Source: The Irish Independent