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Little Rock Zoo Director Hopes to Get Funds for Upgrade From August Bond Vote

Faced with aged and outdated facilities, the director of the Little Rock Zoo made the case for raising the funds necessary to significantly upgrade the park at a June 8 public meeting ahead of the city's bond proposal up for a vote in August....


JE Dunn Builds Kansas City Zoo's New $75M Aquarium

As the single largest undertaking in the Kansas City Zoo's 112-year history, a new, 600,000-gal. aquarium has crews working through a winter conditions plan to keep construction going through Missouri's coldest months....


Crane Tech Helps ZooTampa With Manatees

Crane Tech LLC was contacted by April Jaime Vaccaro, an animal care supervisor from ZooTampa's manatee area in April 2021 regarding mobile crane operating training for their manatee center. The Manatee Critical Care center at ZooTampa takes care of as many manatees as possible with a dedicated animal care team and veterinary staff who tend to the manatees 24 hours a day, seven days a week....


ALL Crane Sets Zoo's Rainforest Dome in a Single Pick

To tame a jungle, sometimes you have to send in a bigger beast. This idea was reinforced recently at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo as a new geodesic dome was installed over its RainForest habitat. Initial plans called for the dome to be set in four sections and then joined together over the habitat....


Chicago's CE Rental Company Corrals Life-Size Dinosaurs for Latest Brookfield Zoo Exhibit

A monstrous exhibit of realistic and life-size dinosaurs will go on as planned at Brookfield Zoo, despite a six-week pandemic delay — due to the heavy-duty equipment and one-stop consulting and project management provided by Contractors Equipment Rentals (CE Rentals)....


Crews Find Creative Solution on Columbus Zoo Project

A coastal wharf is being created at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio. Adventure Cove is a $34 million project designed after San Francisco's Pier 39. The 4.1-acre new region will be near the zoo's entrance and will include California sea lions and harbor seals....


Zoo Breaks Ground to Build $26.26M New Home

Officials recently broke ground for the New Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo in Gulf Shores, Ala. Construction of the 25-acre zoo will be funded through a construction bond, which will allow the new facility to be built, and completed, by 2019, Mullet Wrapper reported....


Reid Park Zoo Breaks Ground for Animal Health Center

Continuing to be a great zoo requires a major enhancement in the health care environment for our animals. A new Animal Health Center is the cornerstone of Reid Park Zoo's future growth. In addition to positioning Reid Park Zoo at the forefront of modern Zoo medicine, the new Animal Health Center also will teach the veterinarians of tomorrow....


Texas Zoo Begins Major Construction Project

Throughout the year, visitors to the Abilene Zoo will see major construction projects in the works as the city moves forward with the 2015 bond issue. The Abilene City Council on Feb. 23 approved a contract with the Crowe Group to complete the projects for $2.3 million....


Toledo Aquarium Redo Nearly Done

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) An aquarium that has been closed since 2012 will reopen soon with the completion of a $25.5 million renovation of the facility at a zoo in in northwestern Ohio. The Toledo Blade reports that the exterior of the Toledo Zoo's historic aquarium remains intact, but the interior will showcase a new underwater world....






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