Chattanooga Zoo expanding South American area, adding Giant Anteater
The Chattanooga Zoo is expanding its South American "Corcovado Jungle" area.
Visitors will soon have the opportunity to see a Giant Anteater, which will be the first animal housed in the exhibit. The exhibit will be designed to house multiple animals, the zoo explained.
"[It] is designed to house multiple animals with potential for breeding as part of the zoo’s participation in the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP), a spokesperson explained.
The exhibit will also feature an indoor holding and keeper area, a large and spacious outdoor habitat including a pond and multiple public viewing areas for visitors to see and learn about Giant Anteaters.
“The addition of this new exhibit is indicative of our commitment to preserve these incredible animals,” Dardenelle Long, Chattanooga Zoo CEO and President said. “We are excited to participate in an additional SSP program and assist with the preservation of the Giant Anteater species.”
The new exhibit is expected to open at the end of the year.