Columbus Zoo – Elephant Shade

Kyle Zoos

Completed: 2019 Location: Columbus, Ohio We updated our elephant shade design – both its aesthetic and structure. The first version, which you can find installed at Maryland Zoo, features a round timber roof on partially timber-wrapped steel columns. This structure gives the elephants a break from the sun while allowing the public continuous views as the elephants relax in the …

Philadelphia Zoo Gorilla Climbing Structure

Kyle Landscapes & Playscapes, Zoos

Gorillas living under human care don’t always have as many climbing opportunities as their cousins in Africa, so Whole Trees is proud to have designed, engineered, fabricated and installed an all natural climbing structure for the gorilla families at The Philadelphia Zoo, to help them feel more at home. Built from Black Locust and White Oak, and engineered connections by …

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Kyle Event Spaces & Pavilions, Zoos

We are so excited to be part of the new African Journey exhibit at Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Whole Trees teamed with CRL Designs to create structures for the Lions and Giraffes and Elephants, OH MY! The Lion Exhibit will include whole timbers incorporated with steel mesh and glass allowing visitors and intimate interaction with the lions. No touching though! …