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January 27, 2023

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden set to open new animal care facility in March

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is set to open the Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Aquarium & Reptile Conservation Center on March 2. The multi-million dollar renovations were supported by The Boyd Foundation, to transform the heart of the zoo into a state-of-the-art animal care facility to provide guests with an engaging experience that places Riverbanks’ critical role in wildlife conservation at the front and center.

“It is a deep honor to support Riverbanks Zoo and Garden and their mission of conservation and education,” said Susan F. Boyd of The Boyd Foundation. “The new Aquarium & Reptile Conservation Center will transport visitors through a variety of habitats, show the impact of conservation efforts, and encourage simple actions to protect our ecosystems and wildlife. It’s important for us to understand our critical roles in conservation and how we can all do our part.”

Guests will be able to explore temperate and tropical forests, trek through the desert and wind their way from land to sea in an immersive journey with new discoveries around every turn. The aquarium project took four years from concept to completion and will feature a conservation lab, coral lab, terrestrial lab and new desert biome.

[read more | source: Cola Daily]

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