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Kid's Zoo Preparing To Make Roaring Comeback

Credit Courtesy/FWKid's Zoo
To Jim Anderson and his staff, sharing the animals and their passion for animals with guests is living the dream.

Now that the second stage of the governor's Back on Track Indiana plan has gone into effect and restrictions for gathering are being cautiously eased on this new schedule, the community grows more and more eager for the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo to open.

As one of 230 zoos and aquariums across the country facing the same challenges to follow guidelines and establishing contingency plans, the Kid's Zoo, with its population of more than one thousand animals continuously ranks among the top in the U.S. 

Looking for an update on the iconic landmark and its denizens, WBOI's Julia Meek spoke with executive director Jim Anderson by phone to learn just how everyone in his "peaceable kingdom" is faring these days and how the season might take shape.

Find more information about the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and its 2020 season at the official website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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