$30M record gift will jumpstart a new Children's Zoo, opening in 2021

$30M record gift will jumpstart a new Children's Zoo, opening in 2021

A new $69 million Children’s Zoo is on the way, thanks to a $30 million gift from billionaire T. Denny Sanford, announced Friday at the San Diego Zoo.

The 2.3-acre attraction - the costliest in zoo history - will replace the 61-year-old mini-zoo on the same spot at the south end of the zoo.Petting...