Help welcome Humboldt Penguins to Scovill Zoo Monday


DECATUR -- You're invited to welcome the Humboldt Penguins to Decatur's Scovill Zoo on Monday.

The zoo will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on the new Humboldt Penguin exhibit on Monday, March 24 at 1:00 p.m.

You can view the new penguin exhibit and meet staff from Scovill Zoo and the Decatur Parks Foundation.

Nine warm-weather penguins from five different zoos across the country are now settled into the habitat at Scovill Zoo, which features two glass viewing windows and a pop-up dome so you can see an unobstructed view of the birds.

"In addition to being a welcome new attraction at Scovill Zoo, the penguin exhibit will draw visitors from across Central Illinois, boosting regional tourism dollars for the entire community," said Chris Riley, President of the Decatur Park Board of Commissioners.

The much-anticipated exhibit helped set record-breaking numbers at last fall's Boo at the Zoo event, and it's expected to boost zoo attendance for years to come.

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