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Lehigh Valley Zoo to expand conservation efforts

Lehigh Valley Zoo to expand conservation efforts

N. WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. - The Lehigh Valley Zoo is expanding their conservation efforts.

The zoo says construction on their giraffe barn is almost complete and they hope to have two giraffes living on the property by as early as spring.

"Giraffes are big in every way…it's a big project to bring them here," said Richard Rosevear of the Lehigh Valley Zoo.

Rosevear says two male giraffes from Kansas City will be transported to the Lehigh Valley once the weather becomes warmer.

The giraffes are in a species survival program.

"In order to make these programs work, sometimes you have to bring in other animals as a holding facility," Rosevear said.

The zoo recently unveiled two new African penguin chicks that are part of a species breeding program.

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