Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Heart of Africa Exhibit
The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium is recognized as one of the nation’s top zoos. Plans for an Africa-themed exhibit were first announced in the 1990s. After decades of dreaming, the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium was able to bring their vision to reality with the Heart of Africa exhibit.
- 43 acre exhibit includes 22 structures – ranging from a cafe to animal housing facilities, an events pavilion and a man-made savanna
- Exhibit houses giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, monkeys and lions among others in innovative animal housing facilities
- Topography and strategic landscaping were used to hide fencing
- The Mapori Dining Facility is LEED Certification
- Awarded Best Project of the Year by ENR Midwest