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Zoo Atlanta Files Permits To Begin Savanna Expansion


Elephants and rhinos and warthogs, oh my!

The City of Atlanta has filed permits (with itself) to begin major renovations at Zoo Atlanta, including the much-anticipated expansion of the African Savanna exhibit, which will house the elephants and rhinos.

Two separate permits were filed: one for land development for the savanna expansion and the development of the elephant barn and a demolition permit to raze the old parakeet complex, rhino, warthog and ostrich holding pens.

Called the Grand New View, the $41M project will transform the old Cyclorama building into an events facility that overlooks an expanded African Savanna exhibit.