By CBS13 Staff

ELK GROVE (CBS13) — We got our first look at the timeline for opening a new zoo in Elk Grove.

Sacramento Zoo leaders are currently in negotiations to move the facility to vacant farmland along Kammerer Road.

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According to an update released this week, construction could begin in the spring of 2025. Animals would be moved to the new zoo in spring 2027

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The zoo would then open to the public in the summer of 2027.

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The project still needs to undergo financial and environmental review before being approved.