Current News – 2023
- Cincinnati Zoo’s New Carousel Now Open
The new carousel is a vintage-inspired, open-air gazebo with an old-fashioned boardwalk with a view along Swan Lake. The carousel’s 60 animals reflect the beauty and significance of wildlife the zoo works to protect.. Click to read more.
- St. Louis Zoo Debuts Electric C.P. Huntington Train
The railroad at the St. Louis Zoo, a tradition that goes back 60 years, is going green.
A new electric train, named after St. Louis abolitionist Mary Meachum, is the newest addition to the Emerson Zooline Railroad’s fleet of six diesel-powered locomotives, officials announced Tuesday.
It’s also the first zoo locomotive to be named after a woman.
- Pacific Park to Retire Original Sea Dragon, Debuts All-New, Improved Sea Dragon Swinging Amusement Ride
The Sea Dragon is a classic amusement park attraction that has been a beloved part of the Santa Monica Pier experience for over 26 years. It has been replaced with an updated version of the same ride and sports the familiar bright green, scaly exterior.
- New mini train locomotive, passenger cars take to the tracks at Topeka’s Gage Park
The Gage Park Mini Train has given Colleen Horn many fond memories. It was even part of her daughter’s wedding.
So Horn couldn’t help but stop Monday when, while driving past the park, she noticed that a new mini train was being unloaded.
“I had to see this,” she said. Click to read more.