Abilene Zoo

Abilene Zoo

The bridge will be coming down soon to make way for the new, $3.8 million Giraffe Safari exhibit, which will double the size of the animals’ space and add a male giraffe for a breeding program. The giraffes will be off exhibit during the construction. The new exhibit will be completed by Fall 2015. “We know our guests are going to miss the experience of feeding the giraffes while this project is underway,” said Zoo Director Bill Gersonde, “But they won’t be disappointed when the new exhibit opens next year. It’s going to be a terrific addition to our zoo.”About the Abilene Zoo: The Abilene Zoo is home to more than 900 animals from 250 species. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid’s activities, including camps, birthday parties and Behind the Scenes Tours. The Abilene Zoo is open 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. Last admittance is 4:30 pm. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 3-12, $5 for seniors aged 60+. Members are admitted free. Memberships start at $30. www.abilenezoo.org. 325-676-6085.E-mail: Kelly.thompson@abilenetx.com