Zoo Knoxville Tiger Forest

Knoxville, Tennessee

JAI was part of the project team for Zoo Knoxville’s Tiger Forest, part of the Boyd Family Asian Trek exhibit. Tiger Forest is multi-acre habitat and breeding facility for critically endangered Malayan tigers and white-naped cranes. Tiger Forest houses residents Bashir and Tanvir, two of less than 50 Malayan tigers in the United States. With less than 500 Malayan tigers left in the wild, this project is one of Zoo Knoxville’s most critical initiatives to help conserve an endangered species.

Zoo Knoxville was one of JAI’s first clients, and our principals have been working with them since 1989 on many projects including: 6-acre master plan with gorilla and chimpanzee exhibit (1994); master plan for Knoxville Zoological Gardens (1999, revised 2007); penguin environment (1995); Covered Bridge (1998); Traveling Exhibit Center; Safari Grill (1999); front gate (2000); Wild Gifts shop (2000); Black Bear Falls (2001); Young Animal Clinic (2001); Grasslands Africa Elephant Preserve and Elephant Barn (2002); Kids Cove (2005); white tiger exhibit (2006); big cat exhibit (2009); restrooms and splash pad (2012); Valley of the Kings (2013); interactive giraffe exhibit (2014); boardroom (2015); Kids Cove Pavilion (2016); Zoo Drive entrance signage (2017); Tiger Forest (2017); and Zoo Café (2018).

PROJECT DETAILS

JAI was part of the project team for Zoo Knoxville’s Tiger Forest, part of the Boyd Family Asian Trek exhibit. Tiger Forest is multi-acre habitat and breeding facility for critically endangered Malayan tigers and white-naped cranes. Tiger Forest houses residents Bashir and Tanvir, two of less than 50 Malayan tigers in the United States. With less than 500 Malayan tigers left in the wild, this project is one of Zoo Knoxville’s most critical initiatives to help conserve an endangered species.

Zoo Knoxville was one of JAI’s first clients, and our principals have been working with them since 1989 on many projects including: 6-acre master plan with gorilla and chimpanzee exhibit (1994); master plan for Knoxville Zoological Gardens (1999, revised 2007); penguin environment (1995); Covered Bridge (1998); Traveling Exhibit Center; Safari Grill (1999); front gate (2000); Wild Gifts shop (2000); Black Bear Falls (2001); Young Animal Clinic (2001); Grasslands Africa Elephant Preserve and Elephant Barn (2002); Kids Cove (2005); white tiger exhibit (2006); big cat exhibit (2009); restrooms and splash pad (2012); Valley of the Kings (2013); interactive giraffe exhibit (2014); boardroom (2015); Kids Cove Pavilion (2016); Zoo Drive entrance signage (2017); Tiger Forest (2017); and Zoo Café (2018).





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Zoo Knoxville Tiger Forest

Knoxville, Tennessee

Client

Zoo Knoxville

Size

Completion

2017

Cost

Services Provided

Architectural Design
Key Personnel

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Awards

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Exhibit Design Award as part of Boyd Family Asian Trek exhibit, 2019

Address(es)

3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive,Knoxville,Tennessee,37914
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Zoo Knoxville Tiger Forest

Knoxville, Tennessee

JAI was part of the project team for Zoo Knoxville’s Tiger Forest, part of the Boyd Family Asian Trek exhibit. Tiger Forest is multi-acre habitat and breeding facility for critically endangered Malayan tigers and white-naped cranes. Tiger Forest houses residents Bashir and Tanvir, two of less than 50 Malayan tigers in the United States. With less than 500 Malayan tigers left in the wild, this project is one of Zoo Knoxville’s most critical initiatives to help conserve an endangered species.

Zoo Knoxville was one of JAI’s first clients, and our principals have been working with them since 1989 on many projects including: 6-acre master plan with gorilla and chimpanzee exhibit (1994); master plan for Knoxville Zoological Gardens (1999, revised 2007); penguin environment (1995); Covered Bridge (1998); Traveling Exhibit Center; Safari Grill (1999); front gate (2000); Wild Gifts shop (2000); Black Bear Falls (2001); Young Animal Clinic (2001); Grasslands Africa Elephant Preserve and Elephant Barn (2002); Kids Cove (2005); white tiger exhibit (2006); big cat exhibit (2009); restrooms and splash pad (2012); Valley of the Kings (2013); interactive giraffe exhibit (2014); boardroom (2015); Kids Cove Pavilion (2016); Zoo Drive entrance signage (2017); Tiger Forest (2017); and Zoo Café (2018).

PROJECT DETAILS

JAI was part of the project team for Zoo Knoxville’s Tiger Forest, part of the Boyd Family Asian Trek exhibit. Tiger Forest is multi-acre habitat and breeding facility for critically endangered Malayan tigers and white-naped cranes. Tiger Forest houses residents Bashir and Tanvir, two of less than 50 Malayan tigers in the United States. With less than 500 Malayan tigers left in the wild, this project is one of Zoo Knoxville’s most critical initiatives to help conserve an endangered species.

Zoo Knoxville was one of JAI’s first clients, and our principals have been working with them since 1989 on many projects including: 6-acre master plan with gorilla and chimpanzee exhibit (1994); master plan for Knoxville Zoological Gardens (1999, revised 2007); penguin environment (1995); Covered Bridge (1998); Traveling Exhibit Center; Safari Grill (1999); front gate (2000); Wild Gifts shop (2000); Black Bear Falls (2001); Young Animal Clinic (2001); Grasslands Africa Elephant Preserve and Elephant Barn (2002); Kids Cove (2005); white tiger exhibit (2006); big cat exhibit (2009); restrooms and splash pad (2012); Valley of the Kings (2013); interactive giraffe exhibit (2014); boardroom (2015); Kids Cove Pavilion (2016); Zoo Drive entrance signage (2017); Tiger Forest (2017); and Zoo Café (2018).





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