World's First Environmentally Sustainable Zoo To Be Built From The Ground Up

Construction is underway at the new Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

You may have heard, watched or read the story...a seaside community zoo becomes the first U.S. zoo to perform a full-scale, total evacuation during a hurricane. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo made headlines in 2004 when Zoo Director Patti Hall relocated over 270 exotic zoo animals, a staff and their families, to her inland home to wait out Hurricane Ivan (category 4 storm). The zoo was destroyed, and while rebuilding, endured two more unprecedented evacuations ten months later during Hurricanes Dennis and Katrina.

For the first time in history, a zoo will be built from the ground up that will define every aspect of the term Green. Not only will it become the ultimate in sustainability, but also provide a new, almost entirely "hurricane-proof" home to the 400 animals that currently live at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.

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