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Giraffe exhibit planned for Chattanooga Zoo

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

Stroll down the pavement that travels from barnyard goats to dreadful Komodo dragons and you'll see 2-foot toddlers pressing their noses against glass. Moms lift babies to get a peek, strollers clutter the walkways and kids run, pulling parents forward to see animals as common as turkey, pot-bellied pigs and deer.

But administrators of the Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park want children to look up, too.

Even with some 800 animals, the zoo has never had a big marquee exhibit like those big cities can boast. Lions. Elephants. Tigers. Giraffes. Those are the real magnets, exhibits that would help the zoo keep its footing in a tourist town with a sea of local attractions, the mammoth Tennessee Aquarium included.

So officials plan to bring in something rare, something that will drive ticket sales -- giraffes -- and hope a few specimens of the world's tallest mammal will take the zoo to, well, new heights.

Read more from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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