Jacksonville Zoo | Giraffe Savanna

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

At more than two full acres, the Giraffe Savanna more than doubled the existing giraffe habitat and provides a dynamic interactive experience for zoo visitors.

An elevated boardwalk winds its way through a botanic garden highlighting plant species of the savanna and allows visitors to get “eye-to-eye” with the giraffes and feed them.

The covered overlook provides a fantastic viewpoint across the entire two-acre savanna and also functions as a mini special event area. The habitat supports multiple species, including wattled cranes, saddle-billed storks, white-backed vulture, and leopard tortoise.

During the design phase of the project, Chris Overdorf engaged animal-science doctor Temple Grandin, who reviewed and approved the holding barn renovations and shift system for the herd.

Client

Jacksonville Zoological Society

Year

2006

Individual experience of Christopher Overdorf while with Jones & Jones.