Cleveland Metroparks Zoo gets $2.1M gift for tiger exhibit

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo says it has received a $2.1 million donation for the zoo’s new tiger exhibit scheduled to open next year.

The Plain Dealer reports the future $4.1 million exhibit will now be called the Rosebrough Tiger Passage in honor of the donors, Walt and Carol Rosebrough.

Walt Rosebrough is the CEO of Mentor-based medical equipment manufacturer Steris Corp.

The Rosebrough’s gift will be made out to the zoo’s nonprofit partner, the Cleveland Zoological Society. The society will then disburse the funds to the zoo. Officials say the donation is the single largest in the society’s 50-year history.

The new exhibit will be five times larger than the previous one and allow tigers to move among multiple habitats via overhead trails above visitors.

Information from: The Plain Dealer

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