Friday, October 27, 2017

Columbus Zoo Sea Lions/Wild World Construction Begins

Construction for the new sea lion and Wild World area set to open in 2019 at the Columbus Zoo has officially broken ground.

The paths to get to Jungle Jack's Landing have been walled off.

The former Funnel Cake building and the Animal Encounters Village looked to have been leveled.

The construction is already having an effect on some of the events at the zoo. Last year, there was Trick-or-Treating in the picnic shelter area. This has been spread out around the park for Boo at the Zoo this year. The Sparkling Spruce Tree that was added to Wildlights last year has been moved next to the grizzly bears in the Polar Frontier. Jungle Jack's Landing is completely inaccessible.

Here's my sketch of the area that looks to be under construction.

No concept art or plans have been released yet. See a previous long term plan concept here.