San Diego Zoo is clearing way for $44 million project that also will be home to lions and jaguars

The result will be a bigger home for the zoo
The result will be a bigger home for the zoo's three elephants, plus a relocation of six Asian elephants from the zoo-owned Wild Animal Park near Escondido. Together, the nine elephants will have a 2.5-acre space with see-through barns that will allow vi

2007-09-29 - San Diego, United States , Jeanette Steele

The San Diego Zoo has started demolishing 7 acres of old exhibits there to make way for Elephant Odyssey, the blockbuster $44 million project that will house elephants, lions and jaguars. In total, 10 percent of the zoo's display area is off limits while bulldozers take out 50-year-old exhibits that once held giraffes, zebras and antelope. Construction will start early next year and last 18 months.

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