This summer we've been working with the Kansas City Zoo to build some artificial trees for their Matschie's Tree Kangaroos. We built 2 large trees in their outside enclosure, as well as one tree for their inside space. Working with the Kansas City Zoo is extremely rewarding for us at Total Habitat because we get to use our extensive steel and concrete skills along with our artistic abilities to create something fun and beautiful for everyone to enjoy. One of the most satisfying parts of the job is returning after the project is complete to see the animals thriving in their new exhibit!
There are numerous benefits of artificial trees in an animal exhibit. We can plan the correct spacing and texture in the structure of the tree that best suits the climbing habits of each particular animal. The trees are easy to keep clean and sanitize because they are made of materials that don't break down quickly over time, and because our trees are made with steel frames they are extremely safe for animals to be climbing on, even at the narrow end of the branches!