Reid Park Zoo prepares for two special species to debut - Tucson News Now

Zoo prepares for debut of two special species

Brown bear (Source: Wikipedia commons/Malene Thyssen) Brown bear (Source: Wikipedia commons/Malene Thyssen)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Two exhibits are being renovated to welcome two species new to the Reid Park Zoo. 

Ruffed lemurs and brown bears will soon take up residence in the new exhibits.

Pepe and Nuit are breeding pair of a critically endangered species. Zoo staff hope the exhibit will eventually hold several animals.

The zoo will also be adding a training and demonstration area so that guests will be able to observe keepers at work as they interact with and care for these animals. The exhibit is expected to debut by the end of July.

A pair of brown bears rescued from the wild arrived last night and are expected to make their debut in a month or so.

For more information check this link to the Reid Park Zoo's website.

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