Timeline of Exhibits

The development of the new Zoo is apparent in this partial list of construction and renovation projects that have taken place since 1994. We look forward to a future of continued growth. 

* designates new exhibit or facility

  • Otter River* (1994)
  • Feline Conservation Center* (1994)
  • Spectacled bear exhibit renovation (1994)
  • Lion House outdoor enclosures (1994)
  • Eagle Island renovation (1995)
  • Australian WalkAbout* (1995)
  • Flamingo Lake renovation (1995)
  • Monkey Island demolition (1995)
  • Hippopotamus exhibit renovation (1995)
  • Warthog exhibit* (1996)
  • Billabong (1996) 
  • Aviary renovation (1996) 
  • Ring-tailed lemur exhibit renovation (1996) 
  • Children's Zoo entrance (1996) 
  • Kodiak bear exhibit (1996)
  • Avian Conservation Center* (1997) 
  • African lion cub exhibit* (1997) 
  • Aye-Aye Forest (1997) 
  • Asian elephant exhibit renovations (1997 and 1999)
  • Rainbow Landing (now Lorikeet Landing)* (1998) 
  • Outdoor aviary demolition (1998) 
  • Restoration of Little Puffer (1998) 
  • Primate Discovery Center terrace exhibit renovation (1998) 
  • Children's Zoo renovation (1999)
  • Puente al Sur* (1999) 
  • Infrastructure replacement (1999) 
  • Aviary renovation (2000) 
  • Seal pool/bear exhibits (2000) 
  • Connie and Bob Lurie Education Center* (2001)
  • Koret Animal Resource Center* (2001)
  • Expanded Children's Zoo and Family Farm* (2001)
  • Wetlands habitat* (2001)
  • Cassowary Exhibit* (2001)
  • Lipman Family Lemur Forest* (2002)
  • Friend and Taube Entry Village* (2002)
  • Leaping Lemur Café* (2002)
  • Zoo Street and parking* (2002)
  • Dentzel Carousel (2002)
  • Leanne B. Roberts African Savanna (2004)
  • Hearst Grizzly Gulch (2007)
  • South American Tropical Forest (2010)
  • Fred Carroll Family Sea Lion Pool (2011)
  • Pachyderm Building Renovation (2012)
  • Polar bear enclosure expansion (2013)
  • Komodo Alley (2013)
  • Elinor Friend Playground renovation (2013)