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Rolling Hills Zoo Evolves

Associated Press - July 14, 2013 10:47 pm

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A Salina attraction is getting a new name.

Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure is becoming Rolling Hills Zoo. Executive director Robert Jenkins says the new name is a better reflection of what the 64,000-square-foot museum and 60-acre zoo has to offer.

He says the name “Wildlife Adventure” is a little confusing to the general public. He says the new name will make billboards clean and allow people to know what to expect.

The zoo started in 1999 as an area dedicated to the conservation and propagation of rare and endangered species in a natural setting. It now includes a wildlife museum, conference center, traveling exhibit area, children’s exploration room and theater. There also are projects in science education, conservation and animal care and welfare.

Information from: The Salina Journal

Red Neck

July 15, 2013 at 8:27 am

Comeon fellas why downgrade the name. Zoo is just used to much and Wildlife Adventure sure was a nicer name. Poor Charlie must be rolling over in his grave. But that’s what happens when you just hire anyone to take over a facility they have their own ideas right or wrong and in this case I feel it is totally wrong.

David Summers

July 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm

I agree Redneck. I knew Charlie a long time……if he would have wanted to name his place a “zoo” he would have named it a zoo when he built it. He wanted his place to be an “adventure”. Hum, theres a concept!!! I dont know why some people think they need to change something just for the sake of changing it, whether it needs changing or not. I guess it makes them feel important or somehow justifies their existence .

Iggy p Daily

July 16, 2013 at 8:19 am

Maybe I am wrong on this but it seems since this new guy has taken over there seems to be alot more animals dying. Good be a coincidense but seems strange.

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