For The Beardsley Zoo Master Plan Update we focused on the following goals:

- Streamlining the zoo’s collection to focus on species in need of conservation

- Strengthen interpretive sequence and storylines

- Clarify and strengthen zoogeographic zones and thresholds

- Define and optimize existing site assets

- Improve guest circulation and visitor services

To accomplish these goals, we reorganized both interpretive zones and zones that focused on climate rather than continent organization of species.

We also created a detailed schematic farm plan that included an outdoor animal exercise area to meet AZA accreditation standards.

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