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Fort Worth Zoo presents gift deed for African Savanna exhibit

Posted Feb. 14, 2019

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giraffes in the Fort Worth Zoo Savanna exhibit
A trip through the African Savanna gives guests multiple panoramic views to watch several species sharing an exhibit.

The Fort Worth Zoo handed over the deed to its latest attraction, African Savanna, to the City of Fort Worth this week.

The African Savanna is the first stage of a campaign called A Wilder Vision.

Sitting on 10 acres of existing zoo land, the savanna allows guests to see giraffes, springbok, ostriches and more in one exhibit. The habitat is surrounded by shaded walkways and an aviary with a variety of bird species. A hippo exhibit includes spectacular above-water and underwater viewing. The exhibit also includes an elevated deck for giraffe feeding, restaurants and shaded viewing areas, private event space and more.

African Savanna opened in April 2018. The exhibit was constructed for $15.6 million.

The next project is called Elephant Spring, projected to open in spring 2020. Almost tripling its current size, this exhibit will serve as the home to an Asian elephant herd, which includes a three-generation family. The addition of multiple, expanded yards and varied habitats will help enhance the zoo’s successful breeding program.

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