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

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