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'You'll be walking next to the snow leopard or snow monkey': NEW Zoo to add a 'Canopy Tour' this summer

See animals in a brand new perspective.
'You'll be walking next to the snow leopard or snow monkey': NEW Zoo to add a 'Canopy Tour' this summer:
Posted at 4:18 PM, Jun 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-02 18:17:59-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — There's a brand new addition coming to the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park and it is expected to provide families with a new perspective of animals.

'You'll be walking next to the snow leopard or snow monkey': NEW Zoo to add a 'Canopy Tour' this summer:

"You will purchase your tickets here and suspend yourself like Gary said, 16 feet off the ground all the way through parts of the reforestation camp,” said Nathaniel Wagner, NEW Zoo Adventure Park Supervisor.

The zoo is constructing what they're calling “The Canopy Tour” and it will consist of elevated platforms and bridges throughout the property.

'You'll be walking next to the snow leopard or snow monkey': NEW Zoo to add a 'Canopy Tour' this summer:

"You'll have the opportunity to go over some of the enclosures, around some of the enclosures and get to know those animals in a different light that you would have not normally seen,” Wagner said.

The zoo will also have animal walkways, another way to get up close and personal with some of these animals.

'You'll be walking next to the snow leopard or snow monkey': NEW Zoo to add a 'Canopy Tour' this summer:
'You'll be walking next to the snow leopard or snow monkey': NEW Zoo to add a 'Canopy Tour' this summer:

“NWTC is constructing some chutes for the snow leopards and for the snow monkeys, so that at some point during the walkway there's a chute that will come up and you'll be walking next to the snow leopard or snow monkey,” said Gary Ehrbar, NEW Zoological Society Board of Directors.

So as families make their way through the zoo, side by side with the animals officials explain the experience is safe.

"Basically a deck with a safety railing all around. Some netting, so no kids would be able to go through and on the bridges we put the railings higher so nobody can go over the rail,” said Maxime Risch, Tree House Experts General Manager.

'You'll be walking next to the snow leopard or snow monkey': NEW Zoo to add a 'Canopy Tour' this summer:

The canopy tour is expected to open to the public this July and it will be a separate admission to the zoo.

Pictured below is what the first platform at the entrance will look like:

'You'll be walking next to the snow leopard or snow monkey': NEW Zoo to add a 'Canopy Tour' this summer:
'You'll be walking next to the snow leopard or snow monkey': NEW Zoo to add a 'Canopy Tour' this summer: