Amazon waterfalls

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 in Artificial Rock, Inspiration, Recent Projects

The image below is a photo of a small waterfall we made in an amazon themed aviary. The trees to the left are 7m high supports for the stainless steel mesh structure and inspired by buttress trees Ceiba pentandra. The buttress trees and rockwork are made from steel, concrete and shotcrete. The brief for this project […]

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 […]

Amazon aviary

Posted on May 21, 2013 in Recent Projects

We built this parrot aviary in the beautiful Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, Gibraltar. The central aviary supports (7M high) are solid concrete/shotcrete and are replicas of the buttress trees (Ceiba Pentandra) native to South America. The rockwork is inspired by the geology found around the upper reaches of the River Amazon. Within the rock, there […]

Two jungle trees for White Faced Sakis

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 in Recent Projects

These two jungle trees were built into an exhibit for white faced sakis, golden lion tamarins and pygmy marmosets. The zoo keepers previously had to keep replacing real trees in here which was time consuming. In addition to this the real wood was getting infected with mites which were causing a nuisance to the animal […]

Cambodia Macaque Temple progress

Posted on Oct 26, 2012 in Recent Projects

These are a series of photos showing our progress building an Asian influenced macaque temple exhibit. All pictures shot from roughly the same angle.

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.

The smiling Buddha faces of Angkor

Posted on Sep 7, 2010 in Inspiration

Often a client will ask for a reproduction buddha head in the style of the stone carvings from the Angkor region of Cambodia. These iconic heads with their mysterious smiles have long been copied in zoos, aquariums and theme parks world wide. The oldest reproduction I have seen is in Rotterdam Zoo and very recently […]

Stone forest research trip

Posted on Aug 12, 2010 in Inspiration

Just recently, I visited the geological wonder, Pobiti kamani, otherwise known as ‘The Fossil Forest’ or ‘Stone Forest’ This natural phenomenon consists of many stone columns spread over a large area in the hills above Varna on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. The limestone structures do indeed resemble a fossilised forest and no one […]

Helsinki Zoo Mammoth Dig

Posted on Jul 9, 2010 in Recent Projects

Here a few pictures from a Mammoth Dig we made in Helsinki Zoo. Every evening, in summer, the bones get buried in the sand. In the morning the young archaeologists make the ‘new discovery’!