at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday is the day: Knie's children's zoo starts in the summer season 2019. Up to the 31. October is opened the facility in Rapperswil. It will be the last season, in the Patagonian sea lions, Che, magnifying glass, and Pauline will be together with their trainers, Luis and Gonzalo in the children's zoo. Thereafter, the so-called Otarium will be demolished, the Arena in which the sea lion Show took place.
At his place near the entrance to the Zoo is a Wood element construction with a 26-Meter-high tower. In November, construction work will begin in the summer of 2020, it is supposed to be already completed, like the Zooleitung on Thursday announced in front of the media.
The new building was compared to the old "less bulky," says Franco Knie senior, in Overall charge of Knie's children's zoo, in front of the "Linth Zeitung". The Arena inside, with an area of 623 square meters and a horse-riding velvet-lift and pull-up Tribibühne. The building has also a ring - shaped basement for engineering and storage.
Arena for up to 600 persons: The Interior of the new building (visualization: PD)
inside animal dress urine Rosi occur during the day, in the future, hochegger with her dogs and horses. Up to the completion of the building, their Shows take place in the riding hall vis-à-vis the children's zoo. In the evening, the Zoo is planning in the new building, in which up to 600 people, Events, gala Diners and circus shows. Concerts are possible. The goal is to be able to the replacement building year-round farming.
Better noise protection
As a knee-insured, will not take place, however, the nightly occasions. "There is no party mile is planned," he says. The closed construction is acoustically thought-out and compared with the current, open Otarium it will give in the future, less noise. The façade has a sound insulation to protect residents from emissions. The markannte tower over the rotunda dressed with metal. The surfaces, however, are kept matt, reflecting the sun's rays do not pose a danger for the birds. This is waiting was developed in exchange with the bird Sempach.
"There is no party mile is planned."Franco Knie senior
The construction of a replacement Otariums is not the only construction project of the zoo. The Himmapan-Lodge, which was opened four years ago, is increased. More specifically, the children's zoo created on the terrace of the Thai Restaurants a covered extension for up to 120 additional guests. According to the "Linth-Zeitung" will be held the inauguration in April.
sea lions attitude is not an animal protection case
The children's zoo starts in a season full of new features and ended the era of the sea lions Shows, which took place since 1997 in the Otarium. The sea lions were at the time, the dolphins, after the attitude of these sea mammals in Switzerland was been widely criticized. Over the past five years, the keeping of sea lions in the criticism. Samuel Furrer, head of Department for wild animals of the Swiss animal protection (STS), holds the present investment in Rapperswil of the Size and structure only for "limited use", although it was in line with the statutory provisions.
Franco's knee but stresses in front of the media, the decision against the continuation of the sea lion Shows have nothing to do with the criticism of animal rights activists. "Our sea lions attitude was never an animal protection case. The Well-being of animals is very important to us." He adds, however, that the existing system was outdated and a new building that would correspond to all applicable regulations, would take, according to the knees, almost the whole of the children's zoo Area and would have been associated with immense costs. The Zoo is currently looking for the three seals suitable places "in southern climes". (Tages-Anzeiger)
Created: 08.03.2019, 10:43 PM