Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center in New Orleans has welcomed the first group of animals from San Diego Zoo as part of a partnership to bolster populations of threatened and endangered species. The first arrivals include reticulated giraffe, sable, bongo, okapi, common eland, and yellow-backed duiker. The Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife (ASW) will occupy approximately 425 acres of the space. Initial construction involved fence installation, road building and new barns for giraffe and okapi. These animals have room to roam in large open areas designed to showcase the natural setting. This is only the first phase of a multi-phase project. Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife will not be open to the public, but educational tour opportunities may be possible in the future. So be on the lookout!