Proposition 5: Zoo

Abilene Bond Program Completion StampThe 2015 bond package included $1,030,00 for improvements to the Abilene Zoo, and were combined with $1.2 million in private fundraising to complete these five projects:

  • Jaguar facility renovation and expansion, adding off-exhibit space for breeding and rearing these endangered cats
  • New bird rehabilitation facility with room for the zoo's efforts to protect our region's native species
  • New exhibit of African lesser flamingos to greet visitors as they enter the Zoo
  • New giant anteater exhibit
  • Renovations to the fishing pier to provide access for guests with disabilities

Budget

$1,030,000

Project Status

All projects completed by June 2018

Flamingo Exhibit

StatusDateDetails
CompletedMarch 2018Exhibit Opens to the Public!
Under ConstructionSpring 2017Construction Begins
Design ProcessSpring 2016Design Complete - Construction to Begin in 2017
Design ProcessFall 2015Design Phase Begins


Flamingos Wading in a Pool Fed by a Small WaterfallFlamingo Statues by Exhibit Sign

Future Site of Nakuru Lagoon
Aerial Concept Map of Flamingo Exhibit
Concept Drawing of Flamingo Exhibit

Bird Rehabilitation Center

StatusDateDetails
CompletedJune 7, 2018Construction Complete - Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening of Facility!
Design ProcessFall 2016Design Complete - Construction to Begin in 2017
Design ProcessSpring 2016Design for this facility is currently underway with the local firm of Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper.

Jaguar Facility

StatusDateDetails
CompletedJune 7, 2018Construction Complete - Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening of Facility!
Design ProcessFall 2016Design Complete - Construction to Begin in 2017
Design ProcessSpring 2016Design for this facility is currently underway with the local firm of Parkhill, Smith, and Cooper.

Anteater Exhibit

StatusDateDetails
CompletedJune 7, 2018Construction Compete - Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening of Facility!
Design ProcessFall 2017Design Complete - Construction to Begin in 2017
Giant Anteater Flyer Posted on a Fence
Aerial Concept Map of Anteater Exhibit
Concept Drawing of Flamingo Exhibit

Fishing Pier

StatusDateDetails
CompletedJune 8, 2018Construction Complete - Ribbon Cutting Grand Opening of Facility!
Design Process2017Design Complete - Construction to Begin in 2017
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