In addition to upgrading the new bird facilities and displays, the zoo is growing in popularity and moving ahead on much-anticipated upgrades to the rhino exhibit.
According to excerpts from the article:
The Wings From Down Under
exhibit has reopened for the summer at the
with more than 600 birds in a vast, interactive display.
It's a 50 percent boost in the number of eastern rosellas, parakeets
and cockatiels, the cost of which is covered under an existing contract.
expanded Wings exhibit is part of ongoing efforts at Potter Park to
attract more visitors. About 167,000 people visited the zoo in 2009, up
about 20 percent from 2008.
also has begun on the Eurasian Eagle Owl exhibit, a roughly
1,000-square-foot enclosure of steel and mesh that is more than triple
the size of the current exhibit.
And ground is to be broken by fall on the park's long-awaited rhino site improvements.
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