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Woodland Park Zoo needs advice on major exhibit to replace former elephant habitat

Woodland Park Zoo is asking for advice to plan its next major exhibit, the renovation of Tropical Asia, a 3.4-acre area that formerly housed elephants.

We have designed three exhibit concepts with selected species and experiences that have the potential to connect visitors with the natural history and wildlife diversity of tropical Asia, and the conservation issues impacting its animals, habitats and people.

We would like to know what you, our neighbors and biggest supporters, like about each of these concepts. Your feedback will allow us to gauge interest levels and first reactions to these early ideas and help us refine exhibit planning in the coming years.

There are two ways for you to participate:

Please take our online survey at www.zoo.org/feedback. It will take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete and is available through Friday, April 8.

Come talk with us in person! The zoo is hosting a community open house on Tuesday, March 1, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at Woodland Park Zoo’s Education Center, located at N. 50th St. & Fremont Ave. N. Parking is free. Staff will be available to answer questions about the three concepts.

The zoo will compile the data from the survey and comments from various community conversations, and propose a final design for the area. Among the considerations, in addition to the input from the community, will be the availability of animals, the zoo’s ability to care for them in this climate, their connection to their wild counterparts and conservation education to our guests and community.