Como Zoo makes progress on new seal, sea lion exhibit

February 13, 2019 05:43 AM

Como zoo is making progress with its new seal and sea lion exhibit. 

The project is expected to cost the zoo nearly $20 million. 

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The staff at the Como Zoo say fans will enjoy the new habitat for the animal. 

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"The original exhibit was built in the 1930s as Monkey Island. It was renovated in the 1970s to become seal island," said Jack Sticha, president of Como Friends. "The animals could only be out there during the summer season and then were moved into the aquatics building." 

The new habitat will allow the animals to choose whether they would like to be inside or outside year-round. Zoo officials say it will exceed all best practices for the care of the animals. 

 

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