Chitwan is a new exhibition at Ostrava Zoo, in the Czech Republic. The largest building project of 2010 at Ostrava Zoo has finally opened to the public. Now visitors can look forward to observing animals in a larger space and in their natural habitats. The exhibition complex for bears and leaf monkeys is named after Nepal’s oldest national park where most of the animals on show in the new building still live or once lived.
To make watching the animals in the large and highly-structured outdoor enclosure more comfortable, the amenities found along the fence include five viewing platforms boasting different types of architectural design. The land available to the animals stretches out over nearly 1.4 hectares, comprising woodland with mature trees and various pools of water. Here one may enjoy viewing animals ranging in an environment that mirrors their natural habitat.
In addition to bears and langurs, visitors can even observe a variety of mustelid - the Asian small otter (Aonyx cinerea). The main visitor platform features two large freshwater aquariums presenting fish species of Nepalese rivers.