The Calgary Zoo Land of Lemurs consists of a 3500-square-foot building along with three exterior day habitats. The immersive design of the exhibit ensures the animals can be viewed on both sides of a long boardwalk that includes such interactive elements as a pair of parallel play rope bridges, balance logs, and themed log benches. On the lower terrace, the public can be brought into the exhibit, where they can interact directly with the lemurs. When it is too cold for the lemurs to go outside, the winter quarters provide covered public viewing.
The project team’s sequencing allowed a longer growing season and time for the animals to become familiar with the space prior to public opening. With the Calgary Zoo sitting in the flood plain, PCL regraded the construction site and set the building above the 100-year flood level. The project team mitigated all risks and client concerns associated with the project site's proximity to the river by excavating a moat and dealing with drainage in one of the lowest areas at the Calgary Zoo.