Zoo Atlanta looks to build new reptile complex

(Photo credit: zooatlanta.org)
(Photo credit: zooatlanta.org)

ATLANTA (AP) - Zoo Atlanta officials are looking to build a new facility to house its amphibian and reptile complex.

Keisha Hines, Zoo Atlanta spokeswoman, says zoo officials have filed a building permit application with the City of Atlanta to move forward on a new complex to replace the existing World of Reptiles Building.

Hines says the 51-year-old World of Reptiles building is the oldest structure still being used for public exhibits at the zoo.

Details on logistics and the construction process are still being finalized.

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