A clear view of the rock hall

A crane makes light work of the 400 kg panoramic window panes, lifting them through the air with the help of six large suction cups that hold firmly onto the glass panels. A great deal of concentration is required on the part of the crane operator as, one by one, the 2.5-metre-high panes are fitted into position in the rock hall. Eventually, these 3 cm-thick walls of safety glass will be all that separates visitors from the Sumatran tigers. The new habitat will provide a much closer encounter with our tigers that will thrill Tierpark visitors of all ages. In the coming weeks, another spacious new habitat with panoramic windows will be built for our Malayan sun bears.

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