Potawatomi Zoo announces campaign to build giraffe habitat

Courtesy of Potawatomi Zoo: Giraffe Architechtural Perspective

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Potawatomi Zoo announced that it is undergoing a fundraising campaign to build a new giraffe habitat and feeding experience.

The zoo is committing to raise $4.8 million for the new Giraffe Feeding Adventure.

This outdoor Giraffe Feeding Adventure and habitat will cover 2.5 acres located at the middle of the zoo

The mixed herd of giraffes will be cohabitating with other species like zebra and ostriches.

A 10,000 square foot giraffe barn will allow visitors to see and feed giraffes in inclement weather.

38% of guests chose “giraffes” in a 2012 survey when asked which one animal species they would like to see at Potawatomi Zoo.

Giraffes are native to savannas and woodlands in dispersed regions across Africa.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature classifies giraffes as one species with nine subspecies, and they are a vulnerable species in the wild.

The Giraffe Feeding Adventure will be an opportunity for visitors to learn more about this species’ behavior, habitat, and ecology.

To learn more about the campaign visit here.

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