Zoo fences: how mesh fencing can help

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Zoo legislation in the UK states that all exhibits should be secure enough to ensure animals cannot escape. At the same time, you’ll want security fencing that allows guests to view the animals in their enclosures but not enter them without your permission or supervision.

Mesh fencing can be one of the best solutions for your zoo or other animal exhibition business. Here’s how it fits the bill.

1. Mesh fencing is strong

Welded mesh fencing is strong, and most animals won’t be able to break out. Its design is also perfect for keeping guests out of enclosures as it is difficult to scale. Nor would a guest be able to damage the fence without significant effort.

While some animals might be able to climb these fences, you can utilise electric fencing – like at Colchester Zoo’s lemur enclosure – to keep animals capable of climbing safe and secure.

2. Mesh fencing is easy to install

Mesh fencing is simple to install across several surfaces and terrains. This is great as zoos aren’t always on flat ground, and some enclosures are on slopes and other irregular surfaces.

Their versatility doesn’t affect the ease at which they’re installed either. All mesh fencing is fast to install, allowing new exhibits to be built quickly.

3. Mesh fencing is easy to maintain

Even with your best efforts, animals can damage enclosures. When that does happen, it is good to know that your fencing is quick, easy and cost-effective to repair. Therefore, exhibits don’t need to be off-limits for long or animals placed in other temporary enclosures during lengthy maintenance jobs.

4. Mesh fencing can be combined with other security features

When using certain enclosure fencing, you might want a second barrier to keep guests from getting too close to the animals. This is a practical solution when you have an animal that might bite any fingers poked through a gap in the fence.

Ultimately, mesh fencing is a cost-effective way for you to create an excellent set of exhibits at your zoo or other animal exhibit business. It will keep animals safe inside and guests happy outside, allowing for all to have a wonderful experience.

Looking for Zoo Fences? 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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