Displays at the Bruemmer Park Zoo have been rebuilt over the past couple of years.

About 1,500 people attended the annual Zoobilee celebration at Bruemmer Park Zoo on Saturday (Oct. 6), the chairman of the Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Committee said this week.

Supervisor Scott Jahnke said the Kewaunee County Zoological Society raised about $10,000 toward future improvements.

The society has completed rebuilding the goat and sheep, arctic fox and bobcat displays at the zoo. The next major project is building an extensive display featuring varieties of exotic pheasants, which a society spokesman said may be a one-of-a-kind exhibit.

An artist’s rendition of the proposed education center at Bruemmer Park Zoo.

Also in the works is a two-story education center that would replace the old bathrooms at the park and also feature classrooms for school groups and other presentations, Jahnke said.

Parks and Promotion Director Dave Myers said the pheasant display would be located on the other side of the zoo’s lower level from the newly rebuilt cages, creating a circle of exhibits around a large green space that is being developed around “Melvin,” a 20-foot-high steel sculpture of a giraffe.

A family checks out the mountain goat display at Bruemmer Park Zoo during Zoobilee on Oct. 6.

For more information about the plans, and to learn about volunteer and donation opportunities, visit www.bruemmerparkzoo.com.

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