Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium announces plans to begin the largest project in Zoo history, the African Grasslands, a $70 million dollar project that is over 28 acres in size.

Construction on the first phase of the project will begin this summer. This includes major exhibits for elephant, giraffe, white rhino, cheetah, impala, zebra and more and will feature mixed species habitats, pools for animals and interactive demonstration areas. 

The second phase is expected to be finished in 2017. It will showcase the top predators of Africa and their prey.

Zoo officials said $30 million is needed from the public.  The "Raise Wild campaign" will begin next month. Click here for more information.