A couple of weeks ago the tourism office went down to Evansville for a chance to tour the Mesker Park Zoo and their new exhibit, Amazonia. We took a hard-hat tour since the exhibit was still under construction and is set to open on August 4th! You can see from the photo that Amazonia has a misting system set up that helps keep the exhibit at just the right level of humidity to help the plants and animals feel right at home.
In addition to the new Amazonia exhibit, they’re also building a new main entrance and gift shop for the Zoo. The Mesker Park Zoo is located on the west side of Evansville, about half-way between University of Southern Indiana and The University of Evansville, and it’s a great place to go on a warm summer day.
Check out our Amazonia Set on Flickr.
(Also posted at Indiana College Towns)