Louisville Zoo unveils $180M expansion plan

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Louisville Metro Council will consider a resolution for a $180 million expansion at the Louisville Zoo that could include an African savanna park, shark tanks and a re-creation of an earlier Kentucky complete with flatboat rides and wild animals.

News outlets report that zoo officials presented the plan Thursday, saying they hope to turn the site into the region’s leading resource for zoology and botany, as well as the “top choice for quality, family fun.”

One plan would include a network of overhead tunnels to connect different areas and allow the animals to roam from one section to another.

Officials say some projects could be finished in 2018, while others will be in the works through 2027, most of it covered by private money.


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