|Zoo’s new Bamboo Forest Reserve exhibit opens|
|Written by Valley View Staff|
|Tuesday, 14 May 2013 12:34|
SEATTLE–The first phase of the Bamboo Forest Reserve is the opening chapter of a dynamic, new exhibit complex at the heart of Woodland Park Zoo.
It debuts squealing Asian small-clawed otters, a tropical aviary, a kids’ nature play area, and the zoo’s new twin sloth bear cubs, all bringing to life the sounds, smells and sights of the Asian tropical forest.
During the second phase of this $19.6 million project, the immersive scene will transform the zoo’s 60-year-old, outdated tiger and sloth bear exhibits into a spacious, naturalistic and state-of-the-art home for these endangered species. The exhibit opened May 3.