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Final weekend for Night Exhibit

Posted by Geeky Swedes on February 26th, 2010

This is the final weekend to enjoy the Night Exhibit at the Woodland Park Zoo.

(Photo by Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo.)

The zoo announced earlier this year that they must close the exhibit as a cost-cutting measure.

“The exhibit’s final closure date will be March 1, 2010,” the zoo website states. Some animals will be transferred to other exhibits at Woodland Park, others will be sent to other zoos.

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11 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 UncleSnuffy // Feb 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Rats! Er, I mean Bats! My boys like this exhibit. Sayonara!

  • 2 Edog // Feb 26, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    I wonder where they'll send the King Cobra?

  • 3 diarama-boy // Feb 26, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    I would let a few bats live in my basement.

  • 4 Suzaroo // Feb 27, 2010 at 5:05 am

    We just saw this exhibit yesterday for the first time. Glad we got a chance before it's over. It was really great!

  • 5 demian // Feb 27, 2010 at 8:34 am

    I will miss it. I can't believe that got the axe and the Pacific Northwest area stayed. I haven't been up to that area of the zoo in over 20 years. I don' t know anyone who goes up there except for kids who want to get high.

  • 6 Kat // Feb 27, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    Cuz, you know, bears, otters, mountain goats and such just aren't cool anymore….

  • 7 momcares // Feb 27, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    If you haven't been up there in 20 years then you probably don't know that the Pacific Northwest area is now among the coolest zoo exhibits in the nation. You can put your face inches away from grizzly's swimming underwater and be in an enclosure with free-flying eagles.

    It's awesome… check it out!!

  • 8 RudyT // Feb 28, 2010 at 1:53 am

    will the last one leaving the exhibit please turn the lights on?

  • 9 Silver // Feb 28, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    HA! RudyT is a native!

  • 10 Robert // Mar 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    It is only the night house part of the building that is closing – the day house, which has the snakes and other reptiles is staying open.

  • 11 Edog // Mar 1, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Last time I was in that building, they were trying to chase people out for closing, so they lights were pretty dim everywhere. I guess I lost track of what was nocturnal, and not. I'll say this seeing a King Cobra coiled in the shadows of a dark room is pretty freaky!

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