Committee gives thumbs up to funding new lemur exhibit at Calgary Zoo

WATCH ABOVE: Move over penguins, there’s a new species coming to the Calgary Zoo. Officials promising you will love the lemurs, but you may not love what it will cost you. Global’s Doug Vaessen reports.

CALGARY- The Calgary Zoo is one step closer to building a new exhibit called the Land of Lemurs.

On Wednesday, a city committee voted in favour of  giving the zoo $2.7 million in grant funding that will go toward constructing the $7.96-million exhibit.

The money will come from the Municipal Sustainability Initiative. The zoo will be relying on fundraising for the bulk of the funds.

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The motion passed unanimously and will now go to council. The zoo hopes to have the Land of Lemurs up and running, next to the current lion exhibit, by 2017.

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