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Zoo Story Part 6: The Human Exhibit



Child magazine declared Lowry Park the best zoo for kids in the United States, rating it above the biggest institutions in the country, with the San Diego Zoo getting the No. 2 slot. In its article, the magazine salutes Lowry Park for its hands-on exhibits, its array of children's educational programs, its years of rehabilitating manatees and its commitment to safety.

But all this costs money. Chapter 6 explores some of the fundraising tactics the zoo uses to keep its doors open and its animals safe and happy. Do you think zoos should be financed with tax dollars or only through private funding? Or both? Explain your view on this topic.

Zoos and other cultural institutions are always looking for ways to raise money. Share your best idea for how Lowry Zoo could bring more dollars in to support their needs.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:45am]


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