Nonprofit shares further more plans for bringing a zoo to north Alabama

A north Alabama zoo is one move closer to fact.

The North Alabama Zoological Modern society has verified two homes, totaling nearly 500 acres, have been established apart for zoo progress in north Alabama.

Projected map of the North Alabama Zoological Park (courtesy North Alabama Zoological Modern society)

1 assets will element the zoo as an anchor, with home for even more advancement the next will be a study and training middle.

The zoo, nonetheless to be officially named, is projected to be 279 acres, and will contain an aquarium as effectively.

Society officials furnished a strategy picture of the zoo to Information 19 alongside with additional details on the displays.

Alabama Natives – the show will feature wildlife achieving from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf of Mexico guests will be ready to interact with domesticated animals and invest in dairy/ice cream from cows in the show.

Cosmic Jungle – the show will showcase animal heroes who went into room.

Long term phases of the zoo will concentration on countrywide parks all around the globe, these types of as Yellowstone National Park, Asia, and equally the forests and savannas of Africa.

The edges of the zoo are projected to be section of an experience trek and could function themed expeditions such as horseback riding in Yellowstone or safari excursions in the savanna.

The entrance entrance region will be an entertainment district with outlets, dining establishments, and prevalent areas for company and non-friends.

The zoo will also aspect a splash pad and antique carousel for small children.

Zoo officers estimate Period 1 (the location bordered by the blue box earlier mentioned) will acquire a few several years to construct as soon as comprehensive funding is secured.

Govt Director Ethan Woodruff said it is time for a zoo in north Alabama.

“We have been functioning on the venture for the final 2 several years location the groundwork for generating a significantly needed knowledge in our area.  Other regions and communities our measurement have them, now is the correct time for us to get one.”

Ethan Woodruff, North Alabama Zoological Modern society Government Director

Possibilities to aid the modern society and zoo task, which include some beyond specific donations, can be discovered on the society’s web site.