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DENVER – On Saturday, May 12, thousands of people got a sneak peek into the Denver Zoo’s largest and most ambitious project in its history.

Guests got a first look at the $50 million, state-of-the-art exhibit for Asian elephants and 15 other species.

The facility the first in the world designed to house up to eight male elephants and help the species survive.

Animals have six interconnected habitats which they can explore–some with pools, and even hot tubs.

Because of the expected high demand, the Denver Zoo, for the first time ever, will require visitors make reservations, much like they would at a restaurant, to get into the new exhibit.

Elephant Passage opens June 1.

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