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Minnesota Zoo debuts drive-through zoo to raise much-needed funds, provide safe way to see animals


Jeff Wheeler – Star Tribune

The Wells Fargo Family Farm area will be a part of the Beastly Boulevard at the Minnesota Zoo.

The Minnesota Zoo is offering a socially distanced way to see some of its animals next week in an effort to raise funds as it faces financial struggles forced on it by the coronavirus pandemic.

"We really do need to raise critical funds to help us care for animals and sustain long-term," said Zach Nugent, the zoo's spokesman.

The Apple Valley zoo plans to offer "Beastly Boulevard" starting Wednesday through July 5, a 20- to 30-minute drive down its Northern Trail. Visitors will be able to page through a digital educational booklet and listen to a playlist of songs and other features.


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