Zoo Exhibit Construction Materials

Incorporating Safe and Natural Zoo Exhibit Construction Materials

Posted on: March 26th, 2021

With every zoo exhibit construction, you must create a design that balances the needs of the animals with the desires of the people who come to view them. To succeed, you’ll need more than good intentions, clever ideas, and zoological and construction expertise. The right zoo construction materials are essential. Natural construction-grade theming products like eucalyptus, bamboo and thatch are an excellent choice.

Safe and Sustainable Zoo Exhibit Construction Materials

For nearly two decades, amaZulu Inc. has been combing the globe to source an ever-growing range of USDA-approved, rapidly renewable construction-grade materials. Safe, sustainable and ready for commercial construction, these eco-friendly options are ideal for use in zoo exhibit fabrication. Our natural eucalyptus, bamboo and thatch products are sturdy, durable and arsenic-free. They can be used around animals who might be tempted to nibble on them without worry. Meanwhile, they provide an attractive, natural environment without sacrificing strength or safety.

Eucalyptus, bamboo and thatch are all readily available in a variety of formats. If you aren’t sure which one is the best match for your project, the team at amaZulu Inc. can assist you. We can help you find what you need among our product offerings. Even if we don’t have it in stock, we can get it for you. Let our team help you achieve peace of mind to keep your animals and guests safe.

The Natural Advantage

zoo exhibit outdoor viewing area

There are multiple natural advantages to using materials like eucalyptus, bamboo and thatch for your zoo exhibit construction projects:

  • Safety. These environmentally friendly products are nontoxic and sturdy. They are safe for both animals and humans, so there’s no need to worry about endangering their health.
  • Durability. While their resilience varies, there are durable options for these materials. They’re able to withstand high traffic.
  • Sustainability. These green building materials are sustainable. Using them not only showcases their appeal but also reminds visitors about the importance of protecting the environment.
  • Visual appeal. Most importantly these materials are attractive as well as authentic to a lot of the animal’s origins. Incorporating them in your project means you can make zoo exhibits of original natural habitats.

Using Natural Theming Materials

Giraffes in Thatch shade

How can zoo construction companies use natural theming materials? With both decorative and practical options to consider, there are countless possibilities:

  • Beams and columns. A hardwood, eucalyptus is an all-natural source of strength. That makes it the perfect pick for a beam or column. Pest-resistant eucalyptus poles are available in lengths ranging from 8 feet to 18 feet.
  • Crowd control features and fencing. Whether you’re trying to keep guests moving in a desired direction or animals contained in a specific area, eucalyptus and bamboo fencing are up to the task. amaZulu offers many types of bamboo and eucalyptus fencing. If you have unsightly chain link fencing, we can help you with decorative screening, rolled bamboo fencing or rolled eucalyptus fencing panels.
  • Animal Exhibit Enclosures. Creating a natural-looking area provides a more comfortable environment for the animal. It also allows visitors to better appreciate the animal and its behaviors. Many zoos choose eucalyptus because it’s solid, sturdy and arsenic-free which is safe for animals.
  • Shade structures. Zoo architecture generally incorporates shade structures for both the animals and guests. Either natural or synthetic thatch roofing always creates a fun vibe. There are tropical thatch roofing materials as well as African reed thatch roofing materials. amaZulu carries them all.
  • Public areas. Whether it’s a restroom, gift shop, cafe or educational building, the use of theme materials in public areas is useful. It’s attractive and visually unifying.

When it comes to zoo exhibit construction, using the right materials can make all the difference. At amaZulu Inc., we’re delighted to offer an unmatchable variety of construction-ready natural theming materials. We can even provide high-quality synthetic options. To find the best choices for your project, reach contact us today.

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