The grand opening of the Turtle Back Zoo Giraffe Exhibit took place earlier today and with over 500 people in attendance for the ribbon cutting, it’s safe to say the exhibit is going to be huge success. FPA designed the exhibit, which is now officially the largest exhibit at the zoo. It features four Masai giraffes, eland, whistling ducks, ostrich and tortoises.
The outdoor habitat created for the giraffes includes three acres of space designed to replicate the African Savannah and has multiple viewing areas for the public, including areas where visitors can view the giraffes feeding. The giraffes’ barn – the largest structure in the zoo – includes a specially designed, three-layer floor with a slip-resistant finish, an indoor exercise area, adjustable hay racks to accommodate the different heights of the giraffes, windows are positioned at the giraffe’s height so they can look outside during the winter and multiple heating systems to ensure proper temperatures.