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Wharton-Smith Donates $100,000 To Central Florida Zoo’s Tigers

By Shonna Green
Zoo and Aquarium Visitor News – ?Mar 19, 2009?

Sanford, FL – The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens announced today a $100,000 contribution for the Get Your Wild On! Capital Campaign from Wharton-Smith, Inc. specifically for the Tiger Outpost exhibit.

“The Zoo has an incredible partner and friend in Wharton-Smith, Inc” said Joe Montisano, CEO. The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens would not be where it is today without the help and support of corporations such as Wharton-Smith, Inc. With their support, we can build the next phase of our Master Plan and continue to serve as the cornerstone of Seminole County amenities and an important community resource for all ages.”

“Wharton-Smith is proud to be a part of the new Tiger Outpost project for the Central Florida Zoo,” said Ron Davoli, President / CEO of Wharton-Smith, Inc. “Our firm has been a community partner with the Zoo for more than 15 years, and we are pleased to be able to contribute to the conservation of these regal animals.”

The Get Your Wild On! Tiger Campaign is the first phase of an $11.5 million capital campaign, the first major campaign for the Zoo in over 10 years. The $3 million Tiger Outpost exhibit will bring in 4 critically endangered Sumatran tigers to the Central Florida area. For more information on the Central Florida Zoo’s Get Your Wild On! Campaign contact 407.323.4450 ext. 112.

ABOUT WHARTON-SMITH, INC.: Celebrating 25 years on April 2, 2009, Wharton-Smith, Inc. is headquartered in the Orlando area with branch offices in Tampa, Palm City, Atlanta, and Charlotte. Wharton-Smith, Inc. is a General Contractor specializing in Commercial, Environmental, Educational, International/Entertainment, Industrial, and Healthcare construction. For information, contact (407) 321-8410 or visit their website at http://www.whartonsmith.com/ .

ABOUT THE CENTRAL FLORIDA ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDENS: The Zoo is open daily. Admission to the zoo is $10.95 for adults, $6.95 for children 3 – 12 years, $8.95 for seniors 60 and over, and free for children 2 years and under. Central Florida Zoo members are admitted free. For more information, call 407/323-4450 or visit the Central Florida Zoo’s Web site at http://www.centralfloridazoo.org/. The Zoo is located at 3755 NW Highway 17-92 at I-4, exit 104 in Sanford.



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