(GARDEN CITY, Kan.) — Five big cats, but not enough space; but a southwest Kansas zoo faces a deadline to raise enough money to give them a bigger home.
The Lee Richardson Zoo in Garden City has been raising funds to construct a new cat exhibit for the past six years.
Last July the cost of the project increased, and the zoo needed to raise an addtional $300,000. The fundraising deadline is Nov. 1. Right now the effort still needs $13,000. Officials with the Friends of the Lee Richardson Zoo say, they're confident the money will come in.
"This is a zoo that people have years, and even generations of memories, coming and having a picnic, and this is an opportunity for you to say, hey, we've done that for free for years and years and years and we'd like to give a little something back," said Mary Palmer, executive director of Friends of Lee Richardson Zoo.