Monroe Zoo gets $150K donation, unveils new mural

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(8/30/18) The Louisiana Purchase Garden & Zoon in Monroe got a ‘face lift’ Thursday both physically and financially after receiving a large donation and unveiling a new mural.

The Monroe-Wet Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau presented a grant check to the Monroe Zoo in the amount of $150,000.00.

The check was presented shortly after the zoo unveiled their newest addition, a mural called stampede, courtesy of artist Raluca Iancu.

The mural was partially inspired by a Romanian expression, “you’re seeing green horses on the walls,” which alludes to the idea of unobtainable desire. 

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