|New Safari Africa building behind the bear.|
The Columbus Zoo recently released a few videos on YouTube with some additional information about Safari Africa. At the beginning of July the very first animals who will be roaming the savannah arrived at the zoo. The mixed species habitat will include ten Thompson gazelles, including these two little ones:
Here's an older video from May but it shows some behind the scenes construction on the new African lion exhibit (anyone have any idea what is going to go in the old lion enclosure? The clouded leopards maybe?):
And finally we get a glimpse of the savannah itself and an interactive termite mound that will reside there.
I visited the zoo today and noticed several new buildings in Safari Africa are now visible from a couple of different vantage points. The biggest building can be seen to your left before entering the Polar Frontier region and appears to be the new dining facility.
|New Safari Africa building, probably for dining.|
The grand opening of Safari Africa at the Columbus Zoo is in summer 2014 - less than a year away!