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New flamingo exhibit coming to Chehaw Park

The foundation is ready for concrete to be poured once dry weather returns. (Source: WALB) The foundation is ready for concrete to be poured once dry weather returns. (Source: WALB)
Flamingos like this one will fill the new exhibit this summer. (Source: WALB) Flamingos like this one will fill the new exhibit this summer. (Source: WALB)
The Exhibit will be covered so the birds can fly freely. (Source: WALB) The Exhibit will be covered so the birds can fly freely. (Source: WALB)
These doors will soon be open to the public to enjoy the new exhibit. (Source: WALB) These doors will soon be open to the public to enjoy the new exhibit. (Source: WALB)
Ben Roberts, Director of Animal Care. (Source: WALB) Ben Roberts, Director of Animal Care. (Source: WALB)

Chehaw is close to completing a new exhibit at the wild animal park.The new flamingo exhibit has been in the works for almost five years.

This exhibit will feature a pond and an aviary for the flamingos and other species of birds to fly and swim in.

Weather has been the main reason why it is taking so long to complete construction on the exhibit. 

"I need at least 5 to 6 days of dry weather, which, this time of the year In Georgia is kind of hard to get," said  Director of Animal Care, Ben Roberts.

The entire exhibit is expected to be finished this summer. 

It could be completed even sooner if the weather cooperates.  

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