The Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium has recently been voted as the #1 Zoo in America! This according to FamilyFun magazine’s Travel Awards zoo category.

Plans were announced on Friday that the zoo will break ground on a $70 million outdoor grassland habitat for African wildlife. The African Grasslands exhibit will be the largest project in zoo history, spanning more than 28 acres.

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African Grasslands will be an outdoor habitat featuring panoramic views and vistas of grasslands teeming with African wildlife. Construction on the first phase is expected to begin this summer and be completed and opened by the summer of 2016.

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