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St Louis Zoo new Sea Lion zone opens spring 2012; part of $120 M expansion (video)

Currently under construction and slated for completion in spring 2012 is Sea Lion Sound, a significantly expanded and improved 1.55-acre home for some of the Zoo’s most popular animals, the California sea lions. This exhibit will combine two popular areas, the current Sea Lion Basin and the Sea Lion Arena into one major complex. The project includes a state-of-the-art sea lion habitat, Sea Lion Landing, with salt-water pools, underwater viewing, a unique underwater walk-through tunnel, and the new Lichtenstein Sea Lion Arena, where public shows will be held. Sea Lion Sound and a number of other exhibits will benefit from the $120 million, seven-year campaign “The Living Promise” announced in June 2010. For more information, visit http://www.stlzoo.org.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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