Invista donation allows for renovation of the Texas Zoo's aviary exhibit

June 27, 2012 at 1:27 a.m.

A corporate donation from Invista allowed for upgrades to The Texas Zoo's aviary exhibit.

The $8,500 donation covered the cost of new exhibit enclosures, renovations to the water and plant features and expansion of the birds featured at the exhibit, according to an Invista news release.

The renovated exhibit features a new interactive component that allows patrons who purchase special food sticks to feed the birds.

Other birds in the aviary collection include the roseate spoonbill, white ibis, and other native Texas birds people would see in the wetlands.

Amanda Rocha, the zoo's program director, said she was grateful for the donation, which allows for a more hands-on guest experience.

"The renovation will bring the public closer to birds and allow them an up close encounter," she said. "The new experience will assist us with our mission of conservation education."

Investments in the community come in all forms, said Steve Harvill, Invista Victoria's site manager.

"We are very pleased to partner with the Texas Zoo to renovate the aviary exhibit that features similar wetland birds found at the Invista Wetland," he said. "The Texas Zoo is a true treasure of our community, and we are very pleased to be able to contribute to its long-term success."



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