North Carolina Zoo designer creates a tree for the Ocelot exhibit

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ASHEBORO, N.C. -- FOX8's Shannon Smith shows show us in Friday's Zoo Filez how the North Carolina Zoo's Exhibit Designer Sean Ross creates a tree for the zoo's Ocelot exhibit.

In a six-month process, Ross was able to make an artificial tree that closely resembles one that the Ocelot would encounter in the wild.

After carefully planning out the height and size of the tree, Ross built a metal frame to create the trunk and branches. He then covered the metal with a skin-like substance and covered it in an artificial bark.