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RG Jones at Whipsnade for Royal unveiling

RG Jones onsite at Whipsnade Zoo for the royal unveiling of the new elephant centre.

  • RG Jones at Whipsnade for Royal unveiling
  • RG Jones at Whipsnade for Royal unveiling
  • RG Jones at Whipsnade for Royal unveiling

RG Jones Installations department has designed simple and effective audio systems for ZSL for a number of years now, delivering maximum audience experience with minimal user supervision.

Jack Bowcher from RG Jones Hire department took centre stage to provide services for the formal unveiling by her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness.

“It all went really well” smiled Jack “the centre looks incredible and Donna the elephant was very keen to whip her favourite treat from the Royal couple”.

The £2m centre will house the zoo’s herd of nine Asian elephants who through loss of habit and human conflict have become an endangered species in the wild.

The enclosure will provide a host of elephant-friendly features including soft sand flooring, dimming lights to mimic night-time conditions, feeding pods for regular feeds during the night and even impressive oak trees for scratching posts!  A viewing platform has been sympathetically placed set into 20 acres of grass paddocks. 

The honoured guests were also introduced to ten-month-old Elizabeth the elephant calf, born the day before The Queens 90th birthday celebrations last year and named in her honour.

RG jones were a pleasure to work with for the Royal Opening of our new Centre for Elephant Care at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Extremely helpful and proactive, they were professional and attentive throughout, helping us to run the event smoothly and in confidence.

Event Manager - ZSL Whipsnade