I've seen the Abilene Zoo. From the parking lot, though -- not inside it. Either way, it's bigger than the Lubbock Zoo, because the Abilene Zoo actually exists. And now it has a new viewing deck in the Wetlands area.

Here's the press release the Abilene Zoo sent out today.

The new shady spot in the zoo’s wetlands section, which features animals native to swampy habitats along the North American coast, will give guests a quiet spot to watch both the animals in the zoo and the native wildlife that frequents Nelson Lake. The deck was constructed by zoo staff, who also worked to spiff up the exhibits for the other wetlands species, including a new home for the sand hill cranes and a temporary home for the zoo’s new African lesser flamingos.

And above are some pics they sent of the new deck.

More about the Abilene Zoo from their press release:

Since its founding in 1966, the Abilene Zoo has stood as a place of learning and adventure, where visitors make memories, share the joy of discovery and become inspired to preserve wildlife. Situated on 16 acres in the award-winning Grover Nelson Park, the zoo provides a lushly landscaped walkable setting with more than 1000 animals of 270 species from around the globe. The zoo is open 7 days a week (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last admittance is 4 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4.50 for children ages 3-12, $6 for seniors aged 60 and older. Members are admitted free. www.abilenezoo.org. 325-676-6085.

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