WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (WSAW) – The Wisconsin Rapids Municipal Zoo is seeking to increase itself by including a brand new exhibit.
They haven’t constructed a brand new exhibit in many years. However after speaking with their animal supplier, Fantasy Corral, that’s about to alter.
“We have been sort of searching for one thing completely different to convey to the zoo and she or he stated she has some kangaroos,” Wisconsin Rapids Parks and Constructing Superintendent Jacob Klingforth stated.
The zoo is getting two feminine purple kangaroos. Klingforth stated the brand new exhibit will supply a brand new and distinctive expertise for folks in central Wisconsin.
“A lot of the animals that we now have listed below are North American animals, so simply having one thing completely different we thought would simply convey slightly selection to the zoo,” Klingforth stated.
The brand new kangaroo exhibit shall be a 48 toes by 28 toes fenced-in shelter, which is double the urged measurement for 2 kangaroos in a zoo. The over $13,000 exhibit shall be constructed this spring. It can have two fences round it, an 8-foot fence and a 4-foot fence across the bigger fence.
The world will even have a lean-to, sand, logs, and different facilities for the kangaroos to get pleasure from. The brand new exhibit will assist convey some bounce again to the zoo.
“We’ve finished a pair facelifts on a few the reveals, however this is sort of a model new exhibit, so we’re very enthusiastic about this,” Klingforth stated.
Klingforth stated the kangaroos will price them about $2,500 to lease annually. He hopes it’s one thing of us from throughout will hop on by to see.
“It will likely be simply an excellent instructional piece for youths and adults that haven’t seen a kangaroo earlier than as a result of clearly they’re not native to this space,” Klingforth stated.
The kangaroo exhibit shall be open in time for this summer time, they anticipate them to reach in early June.
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