Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Pennies for Penguins Coin Drive

The Humboldt penguins at the Woodland Park Zoo have outlived their 60-year-old home, and plans are underway to build them a state-of-the-art natural exhibit area. The current facility was built in 1947 and was designed for seals and sea lions.

Part of the zoo's Long-Range Physical Development Plan, the new Humboldt Penguin Exhibit will be 17,000 square feet in size. Fundraising began two years ago and the zoo only has $1 million left to reach the $6 million goal.

The zoo is conducting their "Pennies for Penguins Community Coin Drive", inviting the public to turn their coins into cash at Coinstar Centers located at more than 300 area stores.

Photo: Dean Wong
Source: Ballard News Tribune

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