Busch Gardens’ Nairobi Field Station is undergoing a transformation to allow greater interaction between guests and the park’s animal ambassadors. The new area is scheduled to reopen in January 2008 as Jambo Junction, a name inspired by a Swahili greeting.
Jambo Junction will use the existing field station infrastructure to create a new, interactive attraction. The conversion will include a walk-through station, expanded outdoor habitats and more animal presentations. Jambo Junction guests will have the opportunity to participate in animal feedings, lessons in husbandry and behavior training. Featured animals will include Caribbean flamingos, lemurs, cucuses, sloths, opossums and baby animals.
This area will also be the permanent home for Busch Gardens’ animal ambassadors. Animals in the ambassador program travel nationwide for educational presentations in schools, community events and media events. Each animal ambassador’s name and fun facts will be introduced to the guests.