New addition to be built at Tulsa Zoo's Giraffe exhibit

Posted at 1:44 PM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 14:44:10-04

TULSA -- The Tulsa Zoo celebrated world Giraffe day by announcing that a new addition will soon be made to the zoo's exhibit.

The zoo announced Tuesday that the Osage Casino will sponsor s $1 million Giraffe barn within the exhibit.

The barn will come equipped with new individual and communal stalls for the Giraffes and 2,000 square feet of indoor space for year-round viewing, among many other Giraffe-focused amenities.

The announcement was made on world Giraffe day, a day for creating awareness for the creatures.

According to the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, only 90,000 Giraffes remain in the wild.

The expansion could take seven or eight years.

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