Rainforest ecosystem to be built inside giant dome at British zoo
A massive bio-dome is being planned at a British Zoo. The £90 million project will be called "Heart of Africa" and will be the only domed ecosystem in the UK.
The bio-dome will be an African rainforest-themed sanctuary for a band of gorillas, a large troop of chimpanzees, okapi (rare giraffe-like creatures), and a wide variety of tropical birds, amphibians, reptiles, fishes and invertebrates, moving freely among the vegetation.
The zoo says it will seek planning permission for the dome and a 90-room hotel later this year.
Prof Gordon McGregor Reid, director general of the zoo, said: "Natural Vision will offer a fun, family-friendly, adventurous, yet educational window on the world of conservation.
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