New aquarium at Basel Zoo to be voted on
Environmental groups have collected enough signatures to force a vote on the building of a new aquarium at Basel Zoo.
The project is expected to cost CHF 100m and will include salt and fresh water animals spread across 40 different tanks.
Those against the project stress they are not against Basel Zoo – one of the most popular in the country – but they worry about transporting the animals as they believe it will be stressful for them and deplete local ecosystems.
The zoo says the aquarium will boost knowledge and interest in the environment.
The vote will be held in May.