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Penguins, parakeets and
flamingos are coming to the zoo this Friday when the Toledo Zoo opens up three
With just days to go,
crews are working to make sure everything is completed before this weekend.
The barricades are still
up and small projects are still in the works, all while the zoo promotes their
big event this weekend across town.
"Animals are moving into
their exhibits," said Toledo Zoo Executive Director Jeff Sailer. "Maintenance crew and contractors are putting
their final aesthetic touches. The
horticulturalists are planting bushes."
May 23 has been the target
date for the grand opening of Flamingo Keys, Penguin Beach and the ‘Keat
This week crews are up
against the gun after trying to complete these exhibits in less than favorable
"It was set a year ago, so
we've been working towards that," said Sailer.
"No one expected the worst winter ever in Toledo so that slowed us down
a little bit."
Besides construction, the
animals had to be transported to the zoo, quarantined and acquainted with their
More than 25 flamingos are
being quarantined until at least Tuesday.
14 black-footed penguins were released into their exhibit Monday.