Sedgwick County Zoo Plans 11.5 Million Dollar Campaign

By: AP (posted by Greg Palmer)
By: AP (posted by Greg Palmer)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) The director of the Sedgwick County Zoo says the organization is considering an $11.5 million fund raising campaign to build a new elephant exhibit, along with bringing four more elephants to the facility in Wichita.

Zoo director Mark Reed says the county's zoological society is expected to announce the campaign soon. He says the zoo wants to raise a majority of the money before taking the campaign public.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/19vnGPn ) the campaign would be the largest in the zoo's history.

If the zoo doesn't bring in more elephants, it might lose the two it already has because of new accreditation standards for the country's zoos.


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