Pueblo Zoo makes renovations for spring

Pueblo Zoo makes renovations for spring

PUEBLO, Colo. - One of the exhibits at the Pueblo Zoo is getting a fresh facelift just in time for spring.

The Zoo updated the lobby exhibit in its popular eco-center building.

The exhibit focuses on penguin and ocean conservation using new signs, games, and costumes.

It highlights the Zoo's collaboration with a South African coastal bird conservation group...

"What we want to do is not only get kids engaged in having fun but understanding what conservation is. How these animals are impacted and then how they can actually make a difference and understand a bit of what we do to help these animals," said Adam Davidson, marketing and communications manager for the Pueblo Zoo.

The partnership supports wild African penguins as well as research for artificial nest boxes to protect the birds and their chicks.

The eco-center will be open during normal zoo hours: Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

The lobby update was made possible by a grant from the Packard Foundation fund for Pueblo.

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