Thursday, January 13, 2011

Landscaping for Tortoises?

Who said that landscaping is only important to people? Apparently, the San Diego Zoo disagrees. I was so impressed with the flora and fauna the San Diego Zoo incorporated into all of its exhibits to make the zoo's wildlife feel at home. I would have felt at home in those environments too.

Today's post is a look at the landscaping created for the zoo's tortoises. If you look closely, you can see the shell of one of the tortoises behind the tree and rock on the left side of the photograph. Some landscaping designers might have just used sand, rocks and cacti only to recreate the tortoises' desert environment, but I appreciated the addition of the leafy trees to add some color, shade and whimsy to their home.

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