Ribbon cutting ceremony for Potawatomi Zoo’s new giraffe exhibit

NOW: Ribbon cutting ceremony for Potawatomi Zoo’s new giraffe exhibit

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Potawatomi Zoo officially opened their new Laidig Giraffe Conservation Center during a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Thursday.

Senators, city councilors and families were in attendance for the unveiling of the zoo’s newest attraction.

Josh Sisk, Executive Director of the Potawatomi Zoo, says that since the zoo’s most popular request has been fulfilled, he anticipates the location will become a regional destination for zoo goers.

“We knew if we could bring giraffes to this zoo, it would make us a regional destination, and it would make this zoo really grow and get what it deserves. And, for me personally, I was a giraffe keeper for seven years, so I’ve always had a dream of being able to design and bring in giraffes. So, it was just a win-win all around,” said Sisk.

Once finishing touches have been completed for the exhibit, visitors will be able to feed giraffes.

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