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.

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