A couple of weeks ago we went down to Evansville for a chance to tour the Mesker Park Zoo and their new exhibit, Amazonia. We took a hard-hat tour since the exhibit is still under construction and is set to open later this summer. You can see from the photo that Amazonia has a misting system set up that helps keep the exhibit at just the right level of humidity to help the plants and animals feel right at home.
In addition to the new Amazonia exhibit, they’re also building a new main entrance and gift shop for the Zoo. The Mesker Park Zoo is located on the west side of Evansville, about half-way between USI and UE, and it’s a great place to go on a warm summer day.