Carousel planned at San Antonio Zoo for centennial

Published on Thursday, 9 January 2014 09:53 - Written by

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some creatures being featured at a South Texas zoo don't have to be fed.

Crews have begun assembling an animal-inspired carousel as part of the San Antonio Zoo's 100th anniversary this year.

Spokeswoman Dawn Koehler on Wednesday announced details of the $8 million Zootennial Plaza, which opens March 7 and will include the carousel and a restaurant.

Carousel riders can choose from more than 50 animal-looking reproductions ranging from a horned lizard to a hippo to a whooping crane.

The zoo has offered sponsorship opportunities for some of the individual carousel animals.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.