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New Exhibits Coming to the Zoo

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BILLINGS, Mont. -

Zoo Montana will build three new exhibits starting this summer.

Along with those exhibits, the zoo also plans to bring in two new tigers from Florida.

Across from the bears, will be a brand new "birds of prey" exhibit featuring several commonly seen in Montana.

Executive director, Jeff Ewelt, says they are also going to be starting on the long awaited high plains exhibit.

Ewelt says he's excited for one more new area: the High Plains Exhibit.

It will take you on a journey through time, starting in the homestead era.

"We've got several exhibits that we're hoping to build this year, one of which is where I'm standing right now. We're hoping this is gonna be a trout pond, thanks to Safari Club International, they gave us a great grant to actually kind of churn this into a little bit more of a scenic area. This area sits right in the middle of the zoo, it's always been an eye-sore for us, so we're very excited to get this up and going here," said Jeff Ewelt.

Ewelt says the zoo plans to get the birds of prey exhibit up and running by mid-summer.