WMBD/WYZZ TV – PEORIA -- As the weather warms up - a trip to the zoo might be on your to-do list. The Peoria Zoo is about to open its new Africa Exhibit but they're still in need of a financial boost. The zoo is looking for five-million-dollars for a new entrance. It will serve as an information center for visitors, and offer a new gift and snack shop. Administrators have already started a fundraising campaign for the project.
Officials hope to have enough funds for the new entrance by next year. The zoo has already raised 27-million-dollars for the Africa Exhibit. They plan to use the current entrance for when Africa opens June 6th.