Building the New Zoo











Board of Supervisors Voted on March 25, 2014 to approve the project!

The development of the new zoo on the proposed relocation site went to the County Board of Supervisors for review on March 25, 2014 and was unanimously approved.


The 30 day public review period took place in early 2013 and included an opportunity for local residents to attend an “Open House” style public meeting at which the public reviewed the draft environmental document, viewed the scale model and renderings, and asked questions of project designers and County staff.


The Zoo relocation project has been a long time collaborative effort of the County Board of Supervisors, Special Districts Department, Park District Administration, Zoo Administration, and Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo.  The approved location will enhance the facility in hundreds of ways, and most specifically improve size and quality of inhabitant enclosures, health and welfare of each animal, rehabilitation and release capability, facility awareness, education, and overall visitorship. We hope you’ll join us by supporting this exciting endeavor.

2)  Notice of Supervisors Meeting 3.25.2014










2014.3.25 – Zoo Relocation Press Release