The Adventure Land Walter ZOO | 11


The adventure land Walter Zoo an experience for the whole family!

Location Gossau SG
Customer Walter ZOO
Date since 1997
occasion Overnight accommodation
Key data Potlachtipis 8m

Our contribution

Since 1997 we have equipped the Walter Zoo several times with our tepees. Initially, the tipis consisted of 360g / m² cotton fabric. After a few years, however, they switched to the 420g / m² extra-strong blended fabric, as this material is generally better suited for year-round use. The place is narrow and located on a steep slope, which makes the construction a bit exhausting but with the efficient staff of the zoo, the tents are always set quickly.

2013 delivered two prototypes to Gossau. The Walter Zoo had offered the TenCate as a test object for our new fabric quality. This novel material should be even more resistant than the cotton fabric 420er.

More about Tencate

TenCate has fire retardant finish and additional UV protection. We very much hoped that this novel material would last longer under the extreme conditions of the zoo. After a good 3 years, this case is due without care and service. Basically, the sheaths were still intact apart from minor cracks but they urgently needed a holistic one Cleaning and care, as Repair needed. Just before Easter 2016, Walter Zoo decided to replace the tepees.

It is one of the most extreme places and in no other place are our natural tents so much challenged! The agricultural environment, the variety of microorganisms through the animals in the zoo and with the intensive use, even the best material comes eventually to its limits.

Information about Walter Zoo

For 17 years the Walter ZOO in Gossau SG offers a night owl tipicamp.

The adventure land Walter ZOO is located in an idyllic location above Gossau SG and was founded 1961 by Walter Pischl and his wife Edith. Today, the zoo is home to around 500 animals in over 100 species from every continent. As a member of the EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria), the Walter ZOO is committed to the modern and scientific management of the business. Contributing to the EEP (European Conservation Breeding Program) also contributes to the conservation of various animal species.

The highlight of each zoo day is the visit to the circus tent, where during the summer months (March to October), an annually changing, one-hour presentation with the animals is offered. In addition, they perform various events in the tepees. It will Indian stories Told at the warm campfire or for that Nightwatch program Eaten in the tepee and stayed overnight.



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