Hurricane-proof zoo

The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo in Gulf Shores will open in spring 2012, and is set to be almost entirely hurricane-proof, constructed to withstand category 5 hurricane winds.

It will also have impressive green credentials, being LEED Platinum certified (the national American benchmark for the design, construction and operation of green buildings), and feature non-toxic, organic, biodegradable and recyclable building materials. It will use an array of alternative power sources such as solar panels, wind turbines and geothermal energy.

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