With your help, we will be able to build an entirely new area at the San Diego Zoo, which will offer up-close views of more than 50 different African animal species from the smallest of the insects to the largest of the carnivores.
As the San Diego Zoo approaches its centennial in 2016, it is planning the largest expansion in the organization's history: Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks. This 8-acre exhibit complex will transform Dog and Cat Canyon, one of the oldest areas of the Zoo, into an engaging adventure through many of Africa's most extraordinary and diverse landscapes. Leopards, zebras, African penguins, several species of lemurs, hamadryas baboons, ground hornbills, and many more animals will live in habitats that resemble their native homeland.
Africa Rocks will cost $60 million to build and the Zoo is currently raising funds so construction can begin in late 2015. Every day we are edging closer to our goal—we are more than three-quarters of the way there—and hope you will donate today! Africa Rocks will be a unique experience for children and adults alike. It will provide them with amazing opportunities to explore the wonders of Africa.