Zoo fences: how mesh fencing can help
Zoo legislation in the UK states that all exhibits should be secure enough to ensure animals cannot escape. At the same time, you’ll want security fencing that allows guests to view the animals in their enclosures but not enter them without your permission or supervision.
Wire mesh fencing is ideal for use whenever strength combined with visibility is the top priority. It is used in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and worldwide for animal enclosures, including farms, zoos, and other wildlife enclosures.
Mesh fencing can be one of the best solutions for your zoo or other animal exhibition business. Here’s how it fits the bill.
Whether security fencing is needed for farms or zoos, it always pays to listen to the animal’s and the client’s top priorities. For instance, herds of deer can pressure fencing, especially if they are driven across particular pathways. This may call for a slightly stronger fence with a smaller gap between vertical posts or wires to stay secure. Likewise, horses are determined in their drive to get to green grass, and any fence needs to be constructed so that they cannot catch a hoof in it, trample or get tangled up in it.
1. Mesh fencing is strong
Welded mesh fencing is strong, and most animals won’t be able to break out. Its design is also perfect for keeping guests out of enclosures as it is difficult to scale. Nor would a guest be able to damage the fence without significant effort.
While some animals might be able to climb these zoo mesh, you can utilise electric fencing – like at Colchester Zoo’s lemur enclosure – to keep animals capable of climbing safe and secure.
2. Mesh fencing is easy to install
Mesh fencing is simple to install across several surfaces and terrains. This is great as zoos aren’t always on flat ground, and some enclosures are on slopes and other irregular surfaces.
Their versatility doesn’t affect the ease at which they’re installed either. All mesh fencing is fast to install, allowing new exhibits to be built quickly.
3. Mesh fencing is easy to maintain
Even with your best efforts, animals can damage enclosures. When that does happen, it is good to know that your fencing is quick, easy and cost-effective to repair. Therefore, exhibits don’t need to be off-limits for long or animals placed in other temporary enclosures during lengthy maintenance jobs.
4. Mesh fencing can be combined with other security features
When using certain enclosure fencing, you might want a second barrier to keep guests from getting too close to the animals. This is a practical solution when you have an animal that might bite any fingers poked through a gap in the fence.
Ultimately, mesh fencing is a cost-effective way for you to create an excellent set of exhibits at your zoo or other animal exhibit business. It will keep animals safe inside and guests happy outside, allowing for all to have a wonderful experience.