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Zoo aims for sky with exhibit update
The Toledo Zoo is making plans for improvements to the “Africa!” exhibit, including an aerial adventure course with a zip line over the animals. Rick Payeff, director of facilities and planning, said the zoo will submit a site plan for the improvements to the Toledo Plan Commission. The plan includes the aerial course, a new giraffe-feeding platform at the overlook, and the enclosure of the Nairobi Pavilion for hosting private events year-round.

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