Zoo New York unveils master plan

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WATERTOWN — Zoo New York at Thompson Park celebrated its 100th anniversary by unveiling a master plan Wednesday which includes more animals, improved infrastructure, an improved gift shop, and a new “adventure park.”

“We are very much a community, grassroots zoo, but we cannot look at what we were 30 years ago, we have to look at we want to be 30 years from now,” Chief Executive Officer Lawrence J. Sorel said.

Some new potential species include elk, moose, bison, caribou, ducks, geese and other large land-based birds, as well as animals from the Long Island Sound.

Other new amenities included in the proposal include a new aquarium, improved food service, and even a new adventure park that will include a tree top ropes course, a zip line, and a natural play area of logs, rocks, and natural surface exploration.

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