Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Perkins Wildlife Center & Wood Garden

By Alex Pikturna

Cleveland, Ohio- This past Monday, June 15, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its brand new Perkins Wildlife Center & Wood Garden.  The ceremony also acted as a meet-and-greet for the soon to be animal residents of the Perkins Wildlife Center. Mayor Frank Jackson also made an appearance, sharing his remarks on the future of the Museum and the newest addition.

Mayor Jackson & Museum Committee break ground

The Perkins Wildlife Center hopes to incorporate the newest techniques in animal care, allowing for up close interactions between animals and people, with featured exhibits such as a Songbird Aviary, or the Coyote Experience.  Ultimately their goal is for visitors to be immersed in nature, while still remaining in the city. The campus will be an estimated 2.2 acres, and is expected to be completed by 2020.


Lady holds one of the newest winged animals


Photos Courtesy of William Rieter, Chief Photographer, City of Cleveland


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