Des Moines zoo plans to add big cat exhibit

Some major improvements are coming to the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines.
Published: Mar. 15, 2023 at 8:36 AM CDT
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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCCI) - Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines is planning some major improvements.

The state’s Destination Iowa program is granting the zoo more than $3 million to help it build a new big cat conservation exhibit.

The funding will also help expand the current seal and sea lion facility.

In all, Destination Iowa is giving out about $115 million to 46 tourism and economic development projects across the state, including several projects in eastern Iowa.