Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens – Land of the Tiger
Edge Concrete is excited to announce the February 2014 completion of: Land of the Tiger at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. This new exhibit is considered to be the Zoo’s most innovative exhibit to date. Land of the Tiger provides an immersive and interactive experience for guests to witness the different Asian animals including Asian small-clawed otters, Visayan warty and Babirusa pigs and two species of Hornbills. The centerpiece of this new addition are three Malayan and two Sumatran tigers that are free to roam through the area via an innovative trail system. Guests will have the ability to potentially see a tiger from almost anywhere in this one of a kind 2.5 acre exhibit.
Edge Concrete was contracted to perform all habitat exhibitory work over the course of an eight month duration. Our work included themed shotcrete pools, artificial rockwork, mud banks, and artificial trees including an immense strangler fig with elevated walkways as well as an artificial bamboo enclosure and artificial bamboo handrail system. We also contracted to provide decorative themed flatwork. Fabrication of some artificial trees and all artificial bamboo was performed in Edge Concrete’s Kirkland shop.
Architect: PJA Architects, Seattle
WA GC/CM: Perry McCall Construction, Jacksonville FL