Like many animals, Pandas are extremely sensitive to their habitat, preferring a quiet, calm, hygienic habitat with access to clean water and good food.
Our Technical Director, Professor Denis Chamberlain has spent much voluntary time at Edinburgh Zoo, reviewing and recommending materials for use in animal enclosures. In the case of waterproofing, for example, he takes the view that only WRAS Certified materials should be used. His belief is that untested coating materials risk:
- Toxic chemical leaching
- Propagation of hostile bio-matter at the surface
- Excessive particulate into contacting water