As elegant as the giraffes stride through their enclosure from spring to autumn, they are not allowed outside on the site in ice and snow. They could get into trouble on the slippery ground, slip and seriously injure themselves.
In bad winter weather they prefer to stay inside in the warm giraffe house.
The giraffe house “Boma” in the ZOOM Erlebniswelt in Gelsenkirchen was built in 2015 and offers since then the possibility to observe the giraffes “at eye level”.
Giraffe bull Kito, at the very front of the picture, is not disturbed by the curious visitors during his afternoon snack.
In our mild winters, however, the giraffes are almost daily in their enclosure and spend their time in the warm spring sun outside.
Rough weather does not cause any problems for the KITO ED. With its aluminium gear housing it is weather-tight and corrosion-resistant and thus a reliable helper at temperatures between -20°C and +40°C.
In addition: Like any other KITO hoist, the load chain of the KITO ED electric chain hoist is nickel-plated. The advantages are higher corrosion-resistance and lower wear compared to traditional load chains.
Optionally, it is possible to replace the chain and the hook with stainless steel. Should the chain hoist, in its parking position, be exposed to continuous rain for a longer period of time, it is also possible to protect it with the individual rain cover made of waterproof material.