Local zoo plans set date to break ground on renovations

A local zoo is about to break ground on drastic renovations for their big cat habitats. 
This includes tigers, lions, and their snow leopards.

The Roosevelt Park Zoo is set to begin construction next summer. 
They're calling it a "New Habitat for a New Century."
It will turn their current cat habitat into a space that encourages climbing. 
The three phase project is estimated to cost five million dollars and they hope of it being completed in 2021. 

"We'll be building them a more natural habitat. This will benefit the not only the animals but the visitors as well because we will incorporate our training aspects for the animals so that they can see how do we take care of these animals," said zoo director Becky Dewitz.

The Roosevelt Park zoo attracts more than 90,000 visitors annually.

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