Why is there a need for security fencing for Zoos

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Zoos provide an entertaining day out for the whole family, offering adults and children the chance to see wild animals up close. While zoos may seem to have fun and enjoyment as their focus, safety is actually the most important factor that any zoo owner should consider. Security fencing is one of the key safety solutions that all zoos should implement; for more information, why continue reading.

Protecting visitors

Zoos should be a safe and secure space for families to visit, and no guest should be concerned about their own personal safety. However, there have unfortunately been cases around the world where children have found their way into enclosures. This has resulted in either harm to the child or the animal in question. These cases have all occurred as a result of poor and inadequate fencing around the enclosure. High-quality security fencing is durable and hard-wearing, meaning that no visitor can get past it.

Helping animals

Often, different animal species will require different types of security fencing. For example, an elephant enclosure will require very high perimeter fencing. Using welded mesh fencing, they need to ensure that the gaps are small enough so that elephants cannot push their trunks through. Dangerous animals such as lions and tigers require even more secure fencing solutions, such as double fencing more maximum safety. Animals such as monkeys may need safety cages with railings if they are contained in a large enclosure with tall trees to minimise chances of escape. Zoos need to work with providers to discuss these certain requirements.

Protecting endangered species

Zoos do essential work in protecting endangered species that are threatened due to poachers or deforestation. For this reason, it is vital that zoos can protect these animals adequately. High-security fencing is necessary to ensure that no harm comes to any zoo animals.

If you are looking for wire mesh fencing for zoos, then Zaun can help. We are experts in security fencing and offer fencing that is suitable for a wide range of animals. For more information, contact Zaun today.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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