Set to undergo construction this fall is Sea Lion Sound, a significantly expanded and improved 1.55-acre home for some of the Zoo’s most popular animals, the California sea lions. This exhibit will combine two popular areas, the current Sea Lion Basin and the Sea Lion Arena into one complex. The project includes a state-of-the-art sea lion habitat, Sea Lion Landing, with salt-water pools, underwater viewing, a unique underwater walk-through tunnel, and the new Lichtenstein Sea Lion Arena, where public shows will be held.
On the drawing board are Grizzly Ridge and Polar Bear Point, habitats for grizzlies and polar bears, including underwater viewing of the polar bears; Andean Bear Ridge in an area across from the capybaras and giant anteaters within River’s Edge; and Sun Bear Forest, a new habitat for Malayan sun bears near the Asian elephants in River’s Edge.
Currently under construction is Elephant Woods, a fourth Asian elephant habitat with a forest environment. Also under construction is the Wachovia Wells Fargo South Arrival Experience.
Behind the scenes, the Myron Glassberg Family Maintenance Facility under construction will improve the Zoo’s ability to care for all of its facilities and animals.
The goal of the Living Promise Campaign is to raise $120 million over seven years. The campaign addresses the Zoo‟s most pressing needs, which were identified in its recent strategic plan.
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St. Louis, MO 63110