Media Invited to a ‘Sneak Peak’ at the new Aviary at the Dane County Henry Vilas Zoo

June 18, 2002
Sharyn Wisniewski, (608) 267-8823
County Executive

WHO: Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk and Zoo Director James Hubing, plus Debbie Garten of the Zoological Society and a “feathered friend” will provide a sneak peak of the new $4.2 million Aviary at the Henry Vilas Zoo. WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Aviary Building Dane County Henry Vilas Zoo 702 S. Randall Ave. Madison WI 53715 When this unique and beautiful exhibit is completed, the three-story, 10,000 square foot building, with translucent roof and wall panels, will bring visitors into a South American Tropical Rain Forest. In three to four months, over 100 tropical birds will join the 250 rain forest plants, waterfalls and ponds already installed. Donations are paying for $3.2 million of the $4.2 million project.