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Oregon Zoo wants to know what you think about its exhibits

The Oregon Zoo is asking area residents to take an online survey to help shape new exhibits and services in the next couple of decades.

The Oregon Zoo is asking area residents to take an online survey to help shape new exhibits and services in the next couple of decades.

Zoo officials want to know what you think about its train ride, animal exhibits, summer concerts, food and parking.

The survey can be completed online by Saturday, June 4, at http://bit.ly/ZooSurvey.

In 2008, voters in the region passed a $125 million bond to provide a new veterinary medical center; a new environmental educational center; new exhibits for polar bears, elephants, condors and primates; and upgrades to save water and energy. The new veterinary medical center is under construction and should be finished and ready for opening at the end of the year. A new water-saving filtration system will save millions of gallons of water in the penguin pools starting next month.

The zoo is also completing a 20-year master plan to guide construction of future exhibits. The survey will help zoo officials make decisions as work is completed on the master plan sometime this fall.

For more information, check the zoo's website, www.oregonzoo.org .