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Gateway to Asia exhibit at the Calgary Zoo

Gateway to Asia opened to the public in June of 2021. After successfully completing Panda Passage in this building several years ago, COST was contacted to assist the zoo in renovating this exhibit to meet the needs of new inhabitants, two white-handed gibbons and a Malayan tapir. Project designer, Jones and Jones, developed a plan…

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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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Caribbean Coast Exhibit Construction at the Stone Zoo

Caribbean Coast Exhibit Construction at the Stone Zoo 2

The latest exhibit at the Stone Zoo, Caribbean Coast, completes the second phase of the new entry and welcome plaza project. This $4 million upgrade features four distinctive areas. Flamingo Flats, a 6,400 square foot walk-through aviary with American Flamingos, Scarlet Ibis, Macaws, and endangered Jamaican Iguanas. Caribbean Coast offers the only exhibit in New…

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Carmen Micale Retires After 44 Years at COST!

Carmen's Retirement

As destiny would have it, long time superintendent Carmen Micale, began his 44 year career with COST performing simulated rockwork in Milwaukee and today, he completes his final work at the Milwaukee County Zoo elephant exhibit. Traveling the nation over four decades, his projects aligned full-circle. Carmen started in exhibit fabrication in 1974 as a…

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