Timberlake Construction was selected to construct Oklahoma City’s new Expedition Africa Exhibit, located at the heart of the Oklahoma City Zoo property. This 12-acre project involves the renovation of the old Pachyderm House, the zoo’s current giraffe house into new exhibits, an additional giraffe barn for up-close viewing, and an overall landscape renovation.
Built in the 1960s, the old Pachyderm Building once housed many of the zoo’s largest animals, including elephants, rhinoceroses, and hippos. This renovation involved restructuring the building for zoo guests to enjoy, event spaces, and administrative offices. This building is registered on the National Register of Historical Places. Some of the animals at Expedition Africa Exhibit include the Zebra, the Flamingo, the Giraffe, the Dik-dik, the Gambian Pouched Rat, the Nile Badger, the Madagascar Giant Hognose Snake, and several others.