The idea was to build a giant glass structure to encase a temperate alpine biome for the grizzly bear exhibit, an upgrade from their previously smaller habitat and shelter space. Only halfway through the process I realized that air-conditioning costs would ramp up and make this extremely unsustainable, especially with a glass roof. Regardless, I think the exhibit looks decent in the end, and it was good practice for later exhibits when I'll inevitably have to build tropical greenhouses in colder climates! The bears get their cooling in the end with more the realistic approach of cooling rockwork.
...For the next exhibit build I'll be on my A-game again, I swear.
Things I mentioned in this video:
The reptile house's geodesic domes:
Rudi's winter dome build:
Also, I've never posted this on YT before, but I have a Discord too! Will probably announce that soon in a video, for once.
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