The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A New Indoor Rainforest Exhibit Opens

Kansas City, MO - Continuing 100-years of smiles, the Kansas City Zoo will open an indoor rainforest in the original 1909 Zoo building. Tropics opens to the public Friday, May 1 at 9:30 a.m. Media can have a sneak peek of the Tropics on Thursday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. A private VIP ribbon cutting is being held at 5 p.m. on April 30 – Media is welcome to attend.

“Thirteen species of animals will put on a lively show in the Tropics. Nine of the animal species are new to the Kansas City Zoo,” commented Randy Wisthoff, Zoo Director. “It will be Primate-palooza with 5 primate species swinging and hooting.”

The Kansas City Zoo chose a rainforest exhibit because it is the most effective way to be immersed into a miraculous environment that enlightens us to the importance of preservation of these biological treasures.

Each visit to the Tropics will bring surprises. From the brilliant colors golden-lion tamarins bouncing lively from branch to branch to the pungent fragrance of Rum Sage Tree, Tropics will engage all your senses.

Funding for Tropics was provided through $30M in general obligation bonds in 2004, approved by 63% of the voters. The total cost of this renovation was approximately $5.6 million; much of the exhibit work was done by Zoo staff. Taylor Kelly was the general contractor.

Tropics will be a magical place to visit year round!

Kansas City Zoo is open daily from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $10.50 adults, $7.00 children ages 3-11. And, as always, Friends of the Zoo (FOTZ) members are free.
Call (816) 513-5800, or visit our web site for more information.


No comments:

Post a Comment