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Trekking, tundra-style

On August 1, 2009, the Toronto Zoo opened its new, 10-Acre Tundra Trek Exhibit. This first stage in the north site’s redevelopment takes an innovative approach to animal housing and interpretation. Landscape architects CLRdesign worked with Zoo curators to create exhibits whose vegetation, rockwork, and design reflects the animals’ natural tundra habitats. BaAM created the initial interpretive design package for the exhibits and collaborated with content experts from the Zoo and Science North to develop interior and exterior signage.

Visit http://www.torontozoo.com/tundratrek.asp for more details.

UPDATE (October 2009):  The Tundra Trek exhibit at the Toronto Zoo is the recipient of the Baines Award for outstanding achievement.  Described as “the premier award of the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums”, the Baines Award recognizes the exhibit’s design which maximizes the overall visitor experience.  BaAM’s interpretive design for interactive exhibits, displays, and interior/exterior signage incorporates native traditional knowledge and nature’s spectacular animals.  The result connects Toronto Zoo visitors with the changes occurring in the Arctic and the role each person plays in the environment.  

Zoo Exhibits - Tundra Trek at Toronto Zoo

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