We were asked to renovate an exhibit at the San Francisco Zoo that was originally built in the 1940s, renovated in the 1960s, and has been unused for decades. Recently the exhibit had been modified to house Angelo, their male giant anteater, off-exhibit. Here’s how the exhibit looked when we first encountered it.
We researched the habits and habitat of the giant anteater and spoke with all of Angelo’s keepers. One of the main goals of the exhibit was to provide multiple feeding options for Angelo. Here’s a reference photo of a giant anteater inspecting a termite mound in Brazil.
After finalizing our plans with the curators and keepers we broke ground.
Here’s the structure phase.
And the concrete phase.
Finished, but waiting for paint.
Close-up of a finished concrete log.
The finished exhibit.
Angelo in his new home.
We had a great time learning about giant anteaters and working with the curators and keepers at the San Francisco Zoo.
There’s lots of new and exciting exhibits and additions happening at the SF Zoo. Go check it out!
You can view more photos of this project in our photo gallery.