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An elephant with Darmera and bamboos Picture: Ali Rochford

Zoos have shaken off their concrete block and cages image and are now a sanctuary for plants too

For anyone who hasn’t visited Dublin Zoo in a while, now is the time to do so. Like so many zoos, it is interesting to see its ongoing transformation from the institutionalised look so favoured in the past, to the enriched botanical oasis of today, providing an enhanced experience for the animals and visitors alike.

A lot of thought and planning has gone into – not just the redesign of the animal enclosures – but...

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