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Chancellor Drake Helps Break Ground on Santa Ana Zoo’s Anteater Habitat

Chancellor Michael Drake joined representatives of the UCI Alumni Association, elected officials and Santa Ana Zoo leaders Dec. 23 to celebrate the groundbreaking for construction of the zoo’s new anteater habitat. With the help of the UC Irvine community and others, $1 million was raised to construct the Tierra de las Pampas Exhibit. The facility will include a habitat for a pair of giant anteaters. Construction is expected to be completed in January 2010.
Chancellor Michael Drake speaks at Dec. 23 celebration of the groundbreaking on the Santa Ana Zoo’s new anteater habitat. He is joined by State Assemblyman Jose Solorio ’92, left, and Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido.
Chancellor Drake joins UCI Alumni Association leaders at the Dec. 23 groundbreaking. From left, Steven Capps ’69, UCIAA past president; Jenny Doh ’91, UCIAA president; Chancellor Drake; Jose Solorio ’92; Charles Dobson ’70, M.S. ’79 UCIAA Santa Ana chapter representative; and Jorge Ancona, assistant vice chancellor, alumni relations.