The San Diego Zoo announced a $69 million new children’s zoo to be completed in Spring 2021. The new exhibit will give kids greater opportunities to discover the natural world through play and will be designed to help children develop empathy and better understand and identify with wildlife. Families will be able to venture through four ecosystems—communities of plants and animals that have unique adaptations for their environment. More than 100 species will reside on the 2.3-acre space.