Trees for orangutans

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 in Animals, Design, Habitat Design, Recent Projects
Trees for orangutans

Koda Creative was invited to join the multi skilled team at Houthoff Zoo Design to help build twelve giant trees in the new Orangutan Forest exhibit at Dublin Zoo. The trees are copies of the kapok and banyan trees found in the Bornean orangutan’s natural habitat, the tropical rainforests of Borneo. Each tree is made from […]

Humboldt Penguin Habitat Scheveningen Sealife Centre

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Animals, Artificial Rock, Habitat Design, Recent Projects
Humboldt Penguin Habitat Scheveningen Sealife Centre

  Koda Creative were asked to build the artificial rock for this Humboldt Penguin habitat at Scheveningen Sealife Centre, Holland. We made 165 m2 of rock inspired by the Chilean/Peruvian coastline from where this species originates. Architect on this project was MDM Advies Designer of decoration/theming and project manager was Ton Van Helden    

Kea habitat designs #1

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 in Animals, Concept Models, Habitat Design
Kea habitat designs #1

  I am working on the habitat design for a new kea Nestor notabilis exhibit. Here is the first draft model of one of the areas. In the model, the zoo keeper is about to hide some food treats into that tree. The tree is a replica of a wind blown specimen which you might find […]

Rock for gundi exhibit

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 in Animals, Artificial Rock

Gundis, sometimes known as comb rats, are small rodents which are native to North Africa. They are unusual in the fact that they don’t drink water. They get all their moisture from their food. They also like to chew stones so we a had to make a very strong mix for the artificial rock here. […]

White Faced Sakis enjoy their new trees

Posted on Jul 27, 2013 in Animals, Recent Projects

We were very happy to see the white faced sakis, golden lion tamarins and pygmy marmosets using the trees we had made a few months previously. It was also good to hear that the enclosure is working as it should and now needs less keeper maintenance. I managed to take these pictures on a sunny […]

Artificial Tree and vines for Coco

Posted on Jul 21, 2013 in Animals, Recent Projects

Koda Creative often build artificial trees into zoo exhibits. They usually serve some practical purpose for instance, structural supports, places to hide or to provide enrichment possibilities. Trees are generally built from steel and fine concrete. The finish is hand carved and painted appropriately with a suitable non toxic paint. This artificial rainforest tree was […]

Long Tailed Macaque portraits

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 in Animals

A few select shots of members of the pack of long tailed macaques at The Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park.