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Checking in on the Ararat Ridge Zoo Expansion

by Ark Encounter on November 8, 2018

At the Ark Encounter, we continue to grow and expand! We are currently building the Answers Center, our 2,500-seat auditorium and multipurpose facility, and construction is currently underway at the Ararat Ridge Zoo as well.

This expansion will effectively double the size of the zoo, adding 5 animal kinds and around 35 animals—lemurs, peccaries (a kind of pig), a bearcat, a sloth, and more—to the Ararat Ridge Zoo. We’re also building a stage so we can hold zookeeper talks to explain the concept of animal kinds in more detail using examples we have right there in the zoo (for instance, camels, alpacas, and llamas are all part of the same created kind).

Get a sneak peek of the Ararat Ridge Zoo expansion below and check out the construction progress.

Walk Through the Expansion

Take a behind-scenes look at the zoo’s expansion at the Ark Encounter in this video with our CEO Ken Ham!

Construction Update Photos

Check out these eight photos to see how construction is coming along for the Ararat Ridge Zoo expansion.

July 2018

July 10, 2018

July 2018

July 10, 2018

August 2018

September 13, 2018

September 2018

September 13, 2018

September 2018

September 13, 2018

September 2018

SSeptember 21, 2018

September 2018

September 21, 2018

September 2018

September 21, 2018

We can’t wait for the Ararat Ridge Zoo expansion to open for our guests next year! Start planning your trip to the Ark Encounter today and share your favorite photos from your visit on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #arkencounter.