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It is important for zoos to exhibit animals in enclosures which simulate their natural habitats. This aspect of zoo design is not only important to the well-being of the animals, it also helps visitors understand how the animals live in the wild.

When constructing a new exhibit, the land has to be first shaped. Carefully selected trees, shrubs, creepers, ferns and grass are used to simulate the environment. Rocks, logs and the element of water are essential for effect and aesthetics.

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