Helping the zoo
‘Buy A Brick for the Tigers’ project under way
People who would like to help lead the path to the new tiger exhibit at Roosevelt Park Zoo have the opportunity to “Buy A Brick for the Tigers at the Zoo.”
The sale of brick pavers began June 28 and will continue through Christmas. It is being done to help the zoo reach financial goals for its $6 million Centennial Capital Campaign.
“They will be placed on the guest pathway that will wind among the tiger yards,” said Jennifer Kleen, executive director of the Minot Zoo Crew.
The costs to purchase bricks are:
– 4×8 brick: $100. Up to three lines with up to 20 characters per line.
– 8×8 brick: $200. Up to six lines with up to 20 characters per line.
A graphic can be added for an additional $10.
“Names, organizations, businesses, quotes, dates, memorials – all are welcome,” Kleen said.
She said the bricks are being printed as the orders come in. “They will be placed next spring as one of the final touches before the habitat is complete the summer of 2019,” she said.
Ground was broken earlier this summer for new cat habitats at the zoo. The project includes new habitat for Amur tigers near the Visitors Center and for new habitat for African lions on the east loop of the zoo where other African species are located. The third phase of the project will be the renovation of the existing large cat habitat into a space that encourages climbing for the Amur leopards and snow leopards. The three-phase project is to be completed by the zoo’s centennial year in 2021.
Kleen said bricks for the pathway to the tiger exhibit will make excellent Christmas gifts. “If a set of bricks is purchased one time, we can keep them together to be placed near each other,” she said. For example, she said two grandparents sets have purchased a brick for each grandchild. “We’ll keep them as close to each other as we can,” she said.
Order forms for the bricks are available at the Zoo Visitors Center or the bricks can be purchased online at www.rpzoo.com. For more information call the zoo at 857-4166.