Help build a new home for tigers, sloth bears at Woodland Park Zoo

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by Betsy Robertson / KING 5

KING5.com

Posted on March 28, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 6:26 PM

Visualize the future of the Woodland Park Zoo

There’s a new exhibit coming to the Woodland Park Zoo and KING 5 will be part of making it a reality. 
We’re launching our on-air campaign this week to promote the development of an Asian Tropical Forest and hope you will get involved too!

Asian Tigers and Sloth Bears are some of the remaining residents of the zoo whose home has never had a modern-day makeover.  Their current exhibit is 60 years old!  But the Woodland Park Zoo has a vision for the future of these critically endangered species.  It will be interactive, educational, and most importantly, more comfortable for the animals who live there. 

Take a look at our gallery of the future exhibit.

Over the next two years, KING 5 will partner with the Zoo to help spread the word about this important project.   You’ll see our promos on the air, stories in our newscasts, on Evening Magazine and New Day  Northwest.  And you can always log-on to find out how to get involved.
Fundraising is a critical element, as the price tag for the exhibit is projected at $19.6 million. 

It will consume two entire acres and be part of the zoo’s Tropical Asia bioclimatic zone.   Once open, the zoo’s 1.2 million annual visitors will have an immersive experience with Malayan tigers, sloth bears, Asian small-clawed otters, snake-necked turtles, fairy bluebird, shama thrush, argus pheasant and pekin nightingale.

“Visit www.morewonder.org to make a donation then watch the exhibit unfold.”



 

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