SAN FRANCISCO — The National Zoo on Monday announced that it will re-open Jumbo’s Jumbo Island, the popular attraction at the zoo’s San Francisco Zoo, for a new season on Jan. 8, 2019.
Jumbo Jumbas new season is set to be held at the San Francisco zoo, but the theme park has been in the works for nearly two years.
Zoo officials said they had been looking for the perfect opportunity to return the iconic attraction, which has been closed for nearly a decade because of the severe health issues that have plagued the animal.
“Jumbo’s Journey” will return to the zoo with a new lineup of attractions, including the Zoo’s largest and most popular attraction, the new Jumbo Park.
Jumbo has been an iconic part of the San Franciscan Zoo experience for nearly 30 years.
The attraction has a world-class collection of rare animals, including more than 400 rare primates.
Jumbas departure marks a significant milestone in the ongoing saga of the iconic animal.
In October, Jumbo died in a park-wide euthanasia, after a lengthy and often tragic battle with his disease, known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease.
He was 50.
Jumbos life was punctuated by surgeries, treatments and, of course, visits to the park.
JumboJumbos death comes just days after the death of a young elephant at the same zoo, who had suffered from severe health problems for years. “
We have made enormous progress over the last decade, but there are some important things that we still need to do.”
JumboJumbos death comes just days after the death of a young elephant at the same zoo, who had suffered from severe health problems for years.
In January, San Francisco officials said that a new facility would be constructed in the nearby hills, which would include new enclosures for elephants and other rare animals.
Zoo visitors were greeted with the announcement.
The zoo has been a mainstay in the San Fernando Valley for decades.
It was opened in 1967 and has grown to more than 200,000 visitors annually.
The zoo’s annual budget is estimated to be $8 million.