Potawatomi Zoo reveals $37M master plan

The Potawatomi Zoo released documents showing the Master Plan for the next 15-20 years for the zoo.

The plan includes $37 million worth of new exhibits, upgrades to existing exhibits, additional attractions, more food and gift opportunities and an increased focus on conservation and breeding, according to the zoo.

The Potawatomi Zoological Society has managed the zoo since January 1, 2014.

The new master plan is the result of staff and visitor input as well as national trends in the industry, according to zoo officials.

"In the last year and a half we have seen such great success under the public/private operating model and we look forward to debuting our new Master Plan, which will keep the momentum going," says Marcy Dean Zoo Executive Director. "This plan will get guests closer to the animals and engage them in their visit in a whole new way through play, learning, and interaction. Over the next ten years, guests will see dramatic and exciting improvements at their Zoo.  These improvements will allow the Potawatomi Zoo to continue to serve as region's best place to visit." 

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