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Building a new amphibian conservation lab at the National Zoo of Chile

Our team was able to implement a new lab at the National Zoo of Chile in Santiago.  We made the lab from PMODS or “built on site” shipping containers.  Here is a photo documentary on the new labs going in…

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Trucks delivered the pods in the morning.

An entire crew unloaded the PMODS from the truck

An entire crew unloaded the PMODS from the truck

Forklifts were used to carry the PMODS up the narrow pathways of the zoo

Forklifts were used to carry the PMODS up the narrow pathways of the zoo

Steel platforms had been built for the pods to sit on

Steel platforms had been built for the pods to sit on

Fork lifts were used to nudge the PMODS onto their platforms.

Fork lifts were used to nudge the PMODS onto their platforms.

The base of the units were welded to the platforms

The base of the units were welded to the platforms

The roof of the PMOD is then lifted by fork lifts.

The roof of the PMOD is then lifted by fork lifts.

Corner supports are set in place.

Corner supports are set in place.

Walls are put up

Walls are put up

Starting to look like a lab!!

Starting to look like a lab!!

Electrical was installed inside.

Electrical was installed inside.

Lots of outlets for things like pumps, filters, lights...

Lots of outlets for things like pumps, filters, lights…

Holes were drilled for plumbing.

Holes were drilled for plumbing.

We avoided the use of anything that could rust and used plastics whenever we could.

We avoided the use of anything that could rust and used plastics whenever we could.

Installing an RO system for good water quality.

Installing an RO system for good water quality.

Part of the water filtration unit.

Part of the water filtration unit.

Aquariums were delivered.

Aquariums were delivered.

Shelves were assembled.

Shelves were assembled.

AC unit installation.

AC unit installation.

A work bench.

A work bench.

Storage cabinet.

Storage cabinet.

Aquariums placed onto stands.

Aquariums placed onto stands.

First room of the finished lab.

First room of the finished lab.

Second room of the finished lab

Second room of the finished lab

We have a new amphibian conservation lab at the National Zoo of Chile in Santiago!!  Thanks you to all of our many sponsors!!!!

We have a new amphibian conservation lab at the National Zoo of Chile in Santiago!! Thanks you to all of our many sponsors!!!!

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