Friday, April 11, 2014

Detroit Zoo will begin construction of penguin center next month

An artist's rendering shows the future Polk Penguin Conservation Center, expected to open in late 2015.
Zookeepers, such as Lindsay Ireland of Macomb Township, hand feed the penguins in the Penguinarium at the Detroit Zoo. They keep track of how much food each individual penguin consumes, in an effort to identify any potential health problems. (Joe Ballor/Daily Tribune). 

On Wednesday, The Detroit Zoo announced that contractors will break ground on the $26 million Polk Penguin Conservation Center in May.
DBusiness reports that this project will last 18 months and is the largest project ever undertaken by the zoo.
The new exhibit will be located on 2.1 acres near the zoo’s entrance in Royal Oak and is expected to increase attendance by 100,000 people each year


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