Friday, May 9, 2014

Zoo Raising Money for New Penguin Habitat

Tuesday, May 6 2014
Zoo Raising Money for New Penguin Habitat When you think of penguins, you probably think of cold weather climates full of snow and ice. But there's one species that's acclimated to warmer climates: the African penguin.

There's an African penguin exhibit at Springfield's Henson Robinson Zoo that needs your help. The penguin home is nearly 30 years old, and the zoo staff is hoping you can help build a healthier environment for the penguins to call home.

"The fundraiser invites the youth of the community to help out the zoo's African penguins by collecting pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and even dollars to help build them a new home," Kim Alexander of the Henson Robinson Zoo said. "Bring the banks back to the zoo, or take the money to any Springfield-area Illinois National Bank to deposit the money for the penguins."

The zoo's plans include demolition and rebuilding of the building that houses the penguins, as well as a renovation of the outdoor space to more closely mimic the penguins' natural environment.


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