Orangutan Transit System Construction Begins

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Summary

Construction begins on eight 45-foot-tall towers at the National Zoological Park which connect the orangutans' living quarters at the Great Ape House with the Think Tank, and exhibit being constructed 500 feet away. The Orangutan Transit System, or O Line, is an innovative concept in exhibit desing that will allow the Zoo's Orangutans to "commute" between two physically separate facilities. Construction of the towers is completed in July 1994

Subject

  • National Zoological Park (U.S.) Great Ape House
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Orangutan Transit System
  • Think Tank (Exhibition)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annals of the Smithsonian Institution, 1994. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994, p. 23.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

April 1994

Topic

  • Animals
  • Exhibitions
  • Zoos
  • Orangutan

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