Fort Worth Zoo goes Wild(er)Fort Worth Zoo goes Wild(er)https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=149102016-10-17T05:00:00Z2016-10-17T22:00:00Z

​​​​FORT WORTH – The F​ort Worth Zoo has revealed details about the public phase of a $100 million capital campaign, called A Wilder Vision, that aims ​to prepare the zoo for the next 20 years.

Among the improvements are reno​vated habitats, new exhibit space, special events space, dining areas, and new ways for guests to observe, interact with, and learn about animals. A Wilder Vision will also allow the zoo to guarantee for future generations the survival of certain endangered species, according to zoo officials.

Planning began in 2011, and developments have already begun. The African Savannas is the first stage and will open to the public in spring 2018. 

Elephant Springs will nearly triple the size of the current elephant yard and will open in spring 2020. Hunters of African and Asian Predators will open in spring 2022. Forest & Jungles—the final development—will open in spring 2025.

Local individuals, foundations, and corporations have pledged $90 million. The zoo now plans to enlist the public’s help in generating the remaining $10 million as part of its community campaign.

Fort Worth Business Press
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
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