A new exhibit is being constructed at Wellington Zoo. For those who know the zoo, opposite the giraffe house are a row of enclosures. The left-most (if your back is to the African Savannah exhibit) is the double-enclosure for Servals and Caracals. Next is a grassy hillside paddock, more-or-less hidden by brush-fencing, which used to be the enclosure for African Hunting Dogs and after their deaths was variously empty, housed a spare Emu, or (as currently) spare male Nyala. The third enclosure, also a grassy hillside paddock, used to be for Cheetah, then Goats, then spare male Nyala. It is this third enclosure which is being redeveloped for a new mystery inhabitant. New exhibit under construction | ZooChat New exhibit under construction | ZooChat The fencing has been replaced with a mid-height glass barrier, but at the left is a visitor ramp leading (apparently) into the enclosure itself. A pool has been constructed up the slope a little. It is possible that only the foreground area will be the new enclosure, with a barrier between this front area and the hillside behind, although there is as-yet no sign of this being done. It can't be the proposed walk-through lemur enclosure because they would be over the glass wall in a minute. (The lemur walk-through had been proposed to be on the site of the baboon enclosure, which is now empty but is the next enclosure along the path). The only plausible animal I could come up with is Capybara, even though it wouldn't fit geographically with the surrounding African exhibits. The zoo has started a Capybara Encounter (in their current enclosure by the zoo entrance), which would explain what appears to be an access point to the enclosure for visitors. It would explain the pool which has been put in (even if it is only a small pool). And of course their Capybara herd has increased quite substantially just recently with seven babies so they probably need a larger enclosure. It would also make the viewing of them much better than in their current enclosure which is not well-suited at all. However, it doesn't look like a Capybara enclosure. There are logs placed in the foreground area, for example, which appear to have been deliberately positioned there. It could be a new Meerkat enclosure (if only the foreground area were to be used) although I don't think this is at all likely unless they are going to have two enclosures. So Capybara has to remain my pick at the moment. But it could be some completely different species to be imported.