A South Coast zoo is starting work on a new multi-million-dollar project to give visitors an immersive experience into the Australian outback.
The Santa Barbara Zoo’s new “Australian Walkabout” will allow visitors to walk among wallabies, kangaroos, emus, and native birds.
The zoo is using an area of its property which for years was home to its two elephants. They passed away a few years ago, and because of new space and other requirements needed to house elephants, it was decided not to try to replace them.
Plans call for the $3-million-dollar zoo addition to open next summer.