The Darling Downs Zoo will celebrate its 5th Birthday early Next month and as such the first 5 years of projects at the Darling Downs Zoo are nearing an early completion, the nest 5 year plan has commenced. The main focus of the next 5 years will be the African section of the zoo, including the over 25 acre African Savannah area including a new area for our Hamadryas Baboons. Below are photos looking from the waterhole (commenced work on the 11th May 2010) taken today. The first series go from the south of the waterhole facing north, around to the south, giving you a view of some of the proposed area. The land rises as you head south, so the waterhole is at the area of the lowest laying land. http://www.zoochat.com/photo/darling-downs-developments-1a-96817.jpg http://www.zoochat.com/photo/darling-downs-developments-1b-96818.jpg http://www.zoochat.com/photo/darling-downs-developments-1c-96819.jpg http://www.zoochat.com/photo/darling-downs-developments-1d-96820.jpg The next series of photos are from the Northern side of the waterhole, the first one looking north east into the zoo towards the Ostrich and, to the left, Lion and egyptian goose yards. and finishing up facing west. http://www.zoochat.com/photo/darling-downs-developments-2a-96821.jpg http://www.zoochat.com/photo/darling-downs-developments-2b-96822.jpg http://www.zoochat.com/photo/darling-downs-developments-2c-96823.jpg http://www.zoochat.com/photo/darling-downs-developments-2d-96824.jpg http://www.zoochat.com/photo/darling-downs-developments-2e-96825.jpg http://www.zoochat.com/photo/darling-downs-developments-2f-96826.jpg We wish to thank all who have assisted and supported us throughout the first 5 years of development, and hope for their continued support, aswell as the support of the Zoo-going public. We will continue to share our experiences, views and new developments with the members of ZooChat Forums.