After a very good year, the Scovill Zoo is turning its attention to the winter months to make improvements and get ready for the new year ahead.
The Decatur entity is led by Ken Frye and he indicates his staff is taking time to recognize another good year. They welcomed over 100,000 visitors to the zoo and he considers that a successful year.
While patrons are not admitted to the zoo during the winter months, the zoo is busy making improvements. Frye says they have several things on the agenda this winter.
According to Frye, the zoo will be adding to their aviary. He says it will be a trial run to see how the response it gets but he feels it will be a good visitor experience. Additionally, they have some smaller improvements to their animal exhibits.
As for the animals during the winter months, Frye indicates many animals have an indoor habitat they go to. Some animals have the choice of an indoor habitat or staying outside. And others can tolerate all sorts of conditions so they will stay out all winter.
Frye says they have added a few birds to their collection guests will see next year.
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