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An elephant stands near a pool of water at the Pittsburgh Zoo. : Stock Photo
This new African exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo is a testimony to the art of illusion in advance zoo design. The moat in the foreground simulates a water hole while concealing an underwater fence to prevent free-ranging animals from escaping. The giraffe seen in the distance actually occupies a separate exhibit. Pittsburgh, once considered to be among America's worst zoos, has transformed itself dramatically due to innovative exhibitions like this one

An elephant stands near a pool of water at the Pittsburgh Zoo.

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This new African exhibit at the Pittsburgh Zoo is a testimony to the art of illusion in advance zoo design. The moat in the foreground simulates a water hole while concealing an underwater fence to prevent free-ranging animals from escaping. The giraffe seen in the distance actually occupies a separate exhibit. Pittsburgh, once considered to be among America's worst zoos, has transformed itself dramatically due to innovative exhibitions like this one
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