www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Standoff suspect faces federal charges -7/24/2014, 4:25 PM

Hutch ahead of development curve, construction official says -7/24/2014, 4:24 PM

Bombardier's restructuring comes with 1,800 job cuts -7/24/2014, 4:23 PM

Flyer contains incorrect information, labels Dierks a 'lifelong Democrat' -7/24/2014, 4:22 PM

Wichita State seeks $31 million for innovation, tech priorities -7/23/2014, 10:10 AM

Wichita City Council hears more details about sales tax options -7/23/2014, 10:09 AM

County sees savings in insurance, jail vendor contracts -7/23/2014, 10:08 AM

Hutch couple giving new life to printing press -7/23/2014, 10:07 AM

Wichita State racial profiling study to be discussed at civil rights conference -7/23/2014, 10:06 AM

Republican, Democratic women gather to meet Docking -7/23/2014, 10:05 AM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Zoo in Garden City to open new space for big cats

Published on -9/19/2013, 11:12 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) -- The big cats at Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City will officially move into their new, $1 million home this weekend.

The zoo is set to open its Cat Canyon with a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration Sunday afternoon.

The Garden City Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/18df7sm ) the exhibit provides a larger, more natural habitat for three jaguars, three bobcats and a new mountain lion. It features glass viewing windows for the public. And heated rocks will draw the cats close to the glass so visitors can get a close look at the animals.

The new mountain lion, Peyton, recently arrived at the zoo from Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita.

Zoo executive director Kathy Sexson, says the cats have been visiting the exhibit recently to get comfortable with their new home.

------

Information from: The Garden City (Kan.) Telegram, http://www.gctelegram.com

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos