Ahead of their grand opening this weekend, the Ross Park Zoo announced the completion of renovations at the Wolf Woods, including new insulation to provide a year round viewing experience and wheel chair accessible ramps. The park also has sensory bags they will be rolling out in the coming weeks. The bags include noise canceling headphones, fidget tools and communication cards. 

"All as part of our effort to be a more inclusive space, not just for a special night, but year round," said Phillip Ginter, the zoo's executive director. 

Funding for the renovations came from Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, who secured $250,000. Other improvements include to the binturong habitat, replacement roofs in the Cats of Asia building and other essential repairs to park infrascruture. 

This is the 148th opening of America's 5th zoo.

"It's a gem in our community. It is something I am extremely proud of and I'm very happy that I was able to direct resources to you in this way and will help you as much as I can in the future," Lupardo noted.

The park is open the 26th to the 29th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the last ticket being sold at 3 p.m. For more information, go to rossparkzoo.org.