Wild Animal Park Seed Bank

Wild Animal Park Seed Bank 2016-03-29T10:26:06+00:00

Project Description

Straw Bale Seed Bank

The Zoological Society of San Diego chose to construct its new Seed Bank at the Wild Animal Park using straw bales. The 880-square-foot building has stucco-plastered, straw bale-insulated walls built on a traditional frame and foundation. The thick walls will maintain a constant temperature for the seeds of Southern California’s most endangered plant species. The Seed Bank was featured in an article by Simone Butler in the January, 2001, issue of ZOONOOZ.

Project Details



880 sq ft structure for seed propagation.


San Diego, California