Here is an update of the African penguin construction for the week of June 24th.
Currently the Whiting Turner Construction team is setting up their trailer near the tram stop by the polar bears. The company is marking and planning where to set up the fence around the area to be able to break ground. The construction will not affect any other exhibits here at the Zoo but it will be seen by all visitors and guests. The penguins will currently remain on Rock Island, accessible to the public, until the construction is finished and we have prepared the necessary precautions to transfer them to their new home.
Because of the placement of the new exhibit, a new shuttle route has been created down Buffalo Yard Road and will be in place through the duration of construction. Guests will still be able to walk down this pathway if desired.