Projects and animal enclosures
In 2006, the zoo had a six-month project at the bug house which studied the life cycle of parasites living in Elephant dung.
The lion's enclosure was a medium sized area, with two large circular windows, to view the big cats, and steel mesh over the top to stop the lions escaping.
Elephant paddock and warehouse
The resident Elephants had a large grass paddock and an enclosure inside a warehouse. There were steel fences in the warehouse to stop the Elephants from damaging it.
The Sealion Splash was a pool where two Sealions lived. There was a small stadium seating arrangement around the pool and an underground walkway with viewing windows so guests could watch the Sealions swimming/performing.
The zoo apparently had Zebras, Antelope and Giraffe enclosures. The animal crate storage sheds nearby were presumably owned by the zoo.
After the zoo's reptile program sponsors pulled out, the program was slimmed down and Tim was forced to make Abby redundant. He however wanted to keep her employed at the zoo and offered to put in a word for Abby in the Bug-house project attachment. She agreed just so she could go collect a strange lizard which had been offered to the zoo for adoption. She then traveled to the Trent house to get it.
Although Abby joined the Home Office Anomaly-investigating branch, she continued to work at the zoo after she accepted the Bug-house project position. She also kept the lizard for herself as it turned out to be a prehistoric Coelurosauravus. (Episode 1.1, 1.2) As well as the Bug-house, she took on a more general keeper position; feeding and caring for the Elephants, Sealions and other animals. (Episode 1.6) She possibly helped deliver dozens of baby Zebras, Lions, Antelopes and one Giraffe during this time. (Episode 3.3)
When an Anomaly reopened nearby the zoo, two futuristic Predators came through and started stalking the Forest of Dean and the zoo. One of the Predator killed and took one of the lions from its enclosure and three people from around the zoo to store for food. Tim Parker set up a search for the missing lion, but was killed by a Predator which also started stalking Abby just as the Special Forces and Home Office team arrived. Abby then went to see Brad and Angelina; the lizards, but was interupted when she heard Connor Temple being attacked by a Predator in the zoo's carpark.
|Abby Maitland||General keeper||Moved to Anomaly Research Centre|