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Adventure Africa – Phase 1, Elephants and Mixed Specie Exhibits

Milwaukee County Zoo - Adventure Africa - Elephant exhibit

A commitment to improving the zoo’s elephant exhibit, which began in 2013, was finally realized in May 2019. On May 4th, the Milwaukee County Zoo opened phase one of Adventure Africa. The new 1.6-acre outdoor exhibit includes a variety of enrichment activities such as a simulated earth bank watering hole large enough to accommodate three…

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Fresno Chaffee Zoo – Warthog Exhibit

Zoo exhibit fabrication

African Adventure, Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s signature African exhibit area, now includes a new addition with the warthog habitat opening. The exhibit was implemented in formerly unused zoo property across from the lions. The new ¼ acre warthog yard provides an expansive space, but also boasts several interesting animal enrichment items. COST’s preconstruction group worked alongside…

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New Theme Attraction Debut

Theme park construction

Busch Gardens newest attraction, Tigris, opened to the public in April 2019. The ancient theme ruin roller coaster attraction includes more than an 1,800-linear foot track with a 150-foot skyward surge and an inverted roll. The coaster propels riders at 60 miles per hour.* A ruin monument sign, composed of simulated blocks and heavy timber…

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Aquariums at Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation Headquarters

Oklahoma Dept Of Wildlife Conservation Waterfall 1a

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) recently opened its new headquarters in Oklahoma City. The previous office building was heavily damaged by a tornado in May 2013. The headquarters offers additional office space and new aquariums and dioramas that cater to outdoor enthusiasts. Oklahoma-based Beck Design, the architect of record, hired COST to assist…

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Exterior GFRC Fossil Panels at the ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History

Exterior GFRC Fossil Panels At The ICR Discovery Center

As crews race to finish the interior work at the ICR Discovery Center for Science and Earth History, the building exterior is now complete. The contemporary building showcases replications of fossilized species along the north wall. Each 12’ by 12’, approximately 3,500 lb. glass fiber-reinforced concrete (GFRC) fossil panel was meticulously sculpted by COST artisans.…

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