Fresno, CA – The new African Adventure exhibit at Fresno Chaffee Zoo has been a wonderfully successful venture, exceeding all of our expectations. As has been recently reported, the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and its Construction Manager, Harris Construction, encountered a few obstacles on the project, a situation not uncommon on large and complex projects. The Fresno Chaffee Zoo and Harris Construction have worked collaboratively to resolve those issues and have finalized an agreement whereby Harris Construction and its subcontractors will be paid. Tonight the Fresno Chaffee Zoo Corporation Board of Directors has ratified that agreement.
Since its opening in October of 2015, over one million people have visited this world class project, making it one of the most well attended zoo exhibits in the United States. The Fresno Chaffee Zoo appreciates all of the hard work by Harris Construction and its subcontractors, as well as the Zoo’s dedicated team, to construct and open the African Adventure Exhibit. We are all proud of the project and its impact on our community and look forward to its continued success