Next year the city will continue the development of the unique Cloud Forest and the preparation of the Tiger Valley at the Tallinn Zoo. The Palm House at the Tallinn Botanical Garden will undergo extensive reconstruction too.
The draft 2020 municipal budget envisages 2.6 million euros for
the Cloud Forest and 1.5 million euros for the Tiger Valley at
the Tallinn Zoo, and 5.5 million euros for investments in the
Tallinn Botanical Garden.
According to Deputy Mayor of Tallinn Kalle Klandorf, the new
facilities will make the Zoo more attractive and give even
regular customers a reason to go and discover the newly
developed exhibits. “The new exhibits will certainly attract
more visitors, including foreign tourists,” noted Klandorf.
“Estonia’s only zoo which celebrated its 80th
anniversary this August has consistently invested in
development over the recent years, opened new attractions and
made efforts to improve animal welfare, and will continue to do
so in 2020.”
The Cloud Forest is a modern and comprehensive attraction that
allows experiencing a tropical ecosystem characteristic to
Southeast Asia. It is almost like taking a trip to Southeast
Asia as it is built around a forest element complemented by
virtual reality exhibits designed to enhance real-life elements
and visitor experience. The Cloud Forest consists of five
areas: cave, tunnel, greenhouse, forest and terrarium.
The Tallinn Zoo in partnership with the Fellowship of the
Tallinn Zoo intends to develop the Tiger Valley - a new
attraction. The concept of Tiger Valley is already in place and
American zoo designers have completed their sketch drawings.
The design work should be completed and construction should
begin next year. The Tiger Valley is a large area located
between the current Tiger Cage and Aviary Ponds, and the
Elephant House and the Kangaroo Area. The Tiger Valley will be
positioned right next to the building that will accommodate the
tropical rain forest of Southeast Asia. The rain forest
building will have a cafe where visitors can eye the tiger
through a glass window.
Next year the Palm House at the Tallinn Botanical Garden is
planned to undergo renovation and the construction of the new
auxiliary facility should begin. Further, the Botanical Garden
plans to continue the reconstruction of its water system and
outdoor exhibition areas (Rock Garden, Rose Garden, Willow
Garden), and start with designing the composting area.