Zoo announces new exhibit: Asian Highlands

Full video of Zoo's press conference
Posted at 6:56 AM, Apr 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 08:23:21-04

Sometime in the near future, red pandas and more will be featured in a new exhibit at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, according to a master plan project released back in 2010.

The newest project is called Asian Highlands. The cost is expected to be around $20 million.

At around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, zoo officials released more information on the latest attraction that will encompass an 8-acre site of undeveloped land inside the zoo.

Based on the master plan project, the exhibit will wind through an existing undeveloped forest and hillside featuring the zoo's tiger collection.

3 News Now also learned other featured species include sloth bear, tufted deer and birds found throughout the Asian continent.

The zoo plans to add a food and gift section nearby.

Portions of Asian Highlands are expected to open in 2018 and 2019.

To watch our Facebook live of the announcement at 10:30 a.m., click here.  




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