EMPORIA (KSNT) – The David Traylor Zoo of Emporia is unveiling a brand new entrance and reveals throughout ceremonies Thursday morning. That is a part of $4.8 million value of renovations and enhancements coming to the zoo over the subsequent few years.
One of many greatest enhancements is the zoo’s grand new entrance. Zoo Director Lisa Keith mentioned the zoo’s former entrance was a giant supply of confusion for visitors.
“For the reason that 80’s we’ve had only a chainlink gate as our entrance and exit, so it is a massive enchancment from what we had,” Keith mentioned. “One of the questions we’ve ever acquired is how do you get into the zoo and I don’t assume there’ll ever be that query ever once more.”
The zoo may also be dedicating the brand new Capitol Federal North American Flyaway and the ESB Monetary Laughing Kookaburra exhibit.
Keith mentioned the zoo will subsequent concentrate on renovations and an addition to the schooling heart. That’s scheduled to be completed in 2022. 4 new reveals are anticipated to open within the subsequent three years.
The Grand Opening Ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. Thursday on the David Traylor Zoo of Emporia situated at 75 Soden Street in Emporia. The occasion timeline contains:
- 10:00 a.m. – Grand Entrance Ribbon Slicing
- 10:30 a.m. – Capitol Federal North American Flyaway Dedication
- 11:00 a.m. – ESB Monetary Laughing Kookaburra Exhibit Dedication