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Tucson zoo prepares to start next phase of expansion


November 22, 2020

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson's Reid Park Zoo is taking the next steps in an ambitious decade-long, $80 million expansion plan.

The zoo is adding more acres this spring to accommodate a bigger tiger habitat, an aviary and other improvements, the Arizona Daily Star reported. The incoming new animal dwellers will include red pandas, fishing cats, sloth bears and a Komodo dragon. This phase of the project has been branded the "Pathways to Asia" expansion.

"The old Reid Park Zoo, in the '70s with its small enclosures, is no longer acceptable," said Zoo President and CEO Nancy Kluge. "These ani...

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