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

For more information contact:

Sharyn Wisniewski, (608) 267-8823

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6/18/2002

Issued By: County Executive
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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.
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