A new home for the bobcats at Bruemmer Park Zoo in Kewaunee County is officially complete and the Zoological Society of Kewaunee County (ZSKC) invites all to celebrate.
The zoo is open to the public as Baxter and Isabella have been moved into their new exhibit that’s nearly twice the size of their former space.
Construction on the bobcat exhibit started in November and was recently finished with the installation of a secondary fence around the space.
The approximate $35,000 cost of the new exhibit was paid for with donations made directly to ZSKC and at fundraising events that include, Zoobilee and ZoupArt.
The ZSKC recently wrapped up a series of meetings with architectural and planning firm Dimension IV for a master plan that includes space for potential new exhibits, a nature center, new public restrooms, ADA accessible pathways and parking.
There is also a new entrance sign at Bruemmer Park Zoo, paid for with donations, that was installed last fall.
Another unique addition to the zoo is “Melvin,” a 20-foot tall metal sculpture giraffe. This piece of art was constructed and welded together by Kewaunee business owner Mike Remme.
The ZSKC is throwing a party and invites the public to celebrate the new additions June 3, 10:30 am – 2 pm. Food and refreshments are available for purchase throughout the event and free cake is served at 12:30 pm. To make a donation or for more information, visit bruemmerparkzoo.com.