As previously mentioned on this forum Odense Zoo's newest project is the Kiwara African area. The goal of this project is to create a large new African area in the zoo and give better living conditions to the zoo's reticulated giraffes. The project is set to open in two phases. Phase one consists of one of Europes largest aviaries. In here visitors can experience greater flamingoes, pelicans and other African birds. The purpose of the aviary is to stop the clipping of the birds' wings. The Kiwara African Aviary opened on October 9th 2009 and lots of photos are alrady available in the gallery. Phase two consists of several things: 1. A group of ring-tailed lemurs will move into the island currently inhabitet by aldabra giant tortoises. The tortoises will at the same time recieve a new outdoor exhibit. 2. New stalls and indoor housing will be built for reticulated giraffes, grevy's zebras, sitatungas, ostriches and nile crocodiles. It is not yet known if more species will inhabit Kiwara yet (though there is a rumor regarding rock hyraxes). 3. A huge new outdoor savannah will be built on the site of the existing Okavango wetlands area for all the savannah animals. The size of this new savannah area + indoor housing will be approx. 4 hectares or 10 acres. Below I have attached the so far only public available map of the new Kiwara. I have added some text for the benefit of all you that don't speak Danish. The Tortoise Giants house (2006) and African Aviary (2009) are both already finished. You can see recently uploaded photos from the new Kiwara African Aviary and the Okavango wetlands in the Odense Zoo Gallery.