History of Hot Grass & Hot Vines
Hot Grass and Hot Vines were invented in 1996 by Industrial Designer, Mick Hilleary, founder of exhibit design company, Total Habitat. He first conceived the idea for Hot Grass and Hot Vines when creating a zoo exhibit which centered around a big, beautiful tree. After working tirelessly throughout design and construction to preserve this spectacular tree, he was dismayed at the end to see the keepers encircling the tree in unsightly industrial electric fencing. He was challenged then to invent an electric barrier solution that wouldn't detract from the naturalistic look of the exhibit space. Thus, over 20 years ago, Hot Grass and Hot Vines were born! Now, these clever electrified grass and vines are used in zoos and nature centers worldwide to protect their valuable trees and landscaping from animal destruction.
How are Hot Grass & Hot Vines Used?
You can use Hot Grass and Hot Vines to create a natural looking electric barrier in your zoo exhibit. Choose between our Econo Hot Grass (suitable for most animals) or Tall Hot Grass (for larger animals like elephants and giraffes) and use it to create a long chain/row or a continuous loop of protection. Hot Vines are suitable for use with most animals and can be installed on trees, rockwork, along the top of walls, around columns or posts. Learn more about how to install Hot Grass and Hot Vines: