Oklahoma zoo says visitors can watch surgeries

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Zoo says visitors will be able to view lab work and surgeries at its new animal hospital.

The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/UN3NSD ) zoo officials expect the new hospital to open in the fall and be open to the public by winter.

Visitors will also be able to watch as meals are prepared for zoo animals. Monitors will be in a viewing area that will show information about medical procedures being performed.

Construction on the 20,000-square-foot hospital began last year. About $4.5 million for the new facility was funded from sales tax revenue. Another $4.5 million was raised from donations.

The new building will help alleviate space issues at the zoo's current facility that opened more than 30 years ago.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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