Historic Toledo Zoo Aquarium Reopens In March 2015 After Major Renovation

Francis YupangcoBy Francis Yupangco 6 years agoNo Comments

toledo zooOn March 27, 2015, the Toledo Zoo Aquarium will re-open it’s doors after two years and a $25 million dollar renovation. While the historic 1939 exterior remains the same, the interior is new and improved. The tank size has tripled and the aquarium now features 32 new exhibits. Notable additions include a 90,000 gallon saltwater tropical pacific reef display that is 35 ft wide in diameter and includes 6 viewing windows.viewing windows There will also be engaging visitor friendly shark and ray touch tanks. 80 percent of the funding came from State taxes, with the remainder coming from private donations. You can even donate yourself on the Toledo Zoo Aquarium Website. The aquarium is giving guests a chance to donate and become part of the aquarium renovation as well by purchasing a metal fish that you can write your own message on.engravedfish.  MORE

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Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. Francis is the former Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval brand aquarium products. He co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek" and was Director of Marketing at Living Color Aquariums. He is an avid explorer having visited over 45 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquatic biology experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world. Francis is currently head of marketing at the world's largest vertically integrated fish farming company.

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