A $1m donation to Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park will be split between two new projects – Canada’s Diversity Gardens and a new hands-on zoo exhibit for children.
CBC News reports that the donation was made by MacDon Industries, a local manufacturer of agricultural equipment.
The $70-million Canada’s Diversity Gardens will be located in the southeast corner of Assiniboine Park. The new attraction will include a number of biomes and a butterfly house.
The children’s zoo exhibit is intended to provide interactive experiences and play. It is will be a modern take on Aunt Sally’s Farm – a popular children’s petting zoo that opened in 1957 and closed in 1993.
Image courtesy Assinibourne Park