Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Open Aquarium & Reptile Center

Satchell Engineering & Associates, leader in the aquatic life support design (LSS) welcomes the grand opening of the Aquarium & Reptile Conservation Center at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. FINALLY! The ribbon has been cut and the doors are officially OPEN for guests to come and experience the Darnall W and Susan F Boyd Aquarium and… Read More

SeaWorld set to open its first rescue center outside of the United States

In Collaboration with SeaWorld and Miral — SeaWorld Rescue is going global with the opening of its first center outside of the United States Abu Dhabi. The new center will be the first dedicated marine research and rescue center in the Middle East / North Africa (MENA) Region. The YasSeaWorld Research and Rescue (YSWRR) will… Read More

SE&A Celebrates 10 Years

Ten years ago, Satchell Engineering & Associates, Inc. (SE&A) opened its doors to the LSS industry. For this momentous occasion, we would like to share with you how SE&A became what it is today. Back in 2013, Robert was contemplating his future in the LSS industry. After 20 years in the aquatic LSS engineering field,… Read More

OC Zoo New $9 Million Expansion Large Mammal Habitat

Satchell Engineering & Associates team was proud to be part of the OC Zoo $9 million expansion Large Mammal Exhibit in Irvine California. The new habitat opened to the public on Friday, May 13th, 2022. The new habitat houses three young mountain lions and a black panther. SE&A provided the life support LSS for the… Read More

Seneca Park Zoo Tropics Complex and Expansion Plan

Bello from the Seneca Park Zoo has proposed $121 million expansion plan for the zoo. Satchell Engineering & Associates is proud to be part of the design team for the new rainforest exhibit and aquarium. Monroe County Executive Adam Bello discusses what will be the largest indoor tropics exhibit in the US.  Read More  

Cincinnati Zoo Breaks Ground Elephant Trek

Senior and Lead Engineer Judy Satchell and the Satchell Engineering & Associates team is proud to be working with Cincinnati Zoo as they break ground on the Elephant Trek expansion. Board members, donors and local officials gathered at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden on June 15 to grab shovels and officially break ground on the largest… Read More

Como Harbor Is Now Open

Earlier this month,  Como Park Zoo & Conservatory held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open its newest exhibit, Como Harbor, the new seal and sea lion habitat. This exhibit redesign and overhaul features three different pinniped species: two gray seals, two harbor seals, and four sea lions, including Sparky.  Satchell Engineering & Associates state… Read More

Cincinnati Zoo Takes in Three Orphaned Manatees for Rehabilitation

Three young manatees arrived at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s newly-renovated Otto M. Budig Family Foundation Manatee Springs early this morning, where they will be rehabilitated until they are ready to return to their native Florida waters.  The Zoo has been participating in the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership (MRP) for the… Read More

Como Park Zoo Seal and Sea Lion Habitat Nearing Completion

  After many months of design and construction, the new 260,000 gallons saltwater seal and sea lion habitat at Como Park Zoo is almost complete.  The habitat has a state-of-the-art aquatic life support system that utilizes regenerative media filters.  This provides exceptional underwater viewing conditions, while exceeding all regulatory and collection management requirements.  The opening… Read More

Grand Opening Alpine Big Bear Zoo

Explore the new Big Bear Alpine Zoo, grand opening set for November 5, 2020. Satchell Engineering & Associates was proud to be part of the relocation of the new Big Bear Zoo.  The zoo is known as a rehabilitation facility offering injured, orphaned, and imprinted wild animals a safe haven until they are able to… Read More