As an added bonus to the bash, board president J.P. DuBuque made a big announcement. The Delmarva Zoological Society raised more than 3 million dollars for their Renew the Zoo Capital Campaign. "This community has rallied to support our Zoo and we could not be more proud," DuBuque said.
The 3 million sum means that the Salisbury Zoo will be adding the "Discover Australia" exhibit. The exhibit is projected to be finished by fall 2012. The new exhibit will feature a few down under furry friends, including wallabies!
The Just Zoo It! Campaign, which partnered with the Wicomico County Board of Education and five area private schools last fall, gave coin collection cans to students to collect coins on Halloween and raised more than $30,000 for the Discover Australia exhibit.