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Zoo gets donation for animal artic exhibit

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Stanley Cup comes to Buffalo Zoo

By Steven Jagord

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Buffalo, NY – The Jacobs family and Delaware North Companies presented a $250,000 donation to to the Buffalo Zoo Friday morning.

The donation will go towards financing an arctic animal exhibit scheduled for completion in 2014.

Zoo president Donna Ferandes said she looks forward to the updates.

"There will be a lot more interpretation on what's happening now to polar bears in the wild with climate change, so it will be a much much better experience for our visitors but more importantly a much nicer habitat for the bears' quality of life," said Fernandes.

Ferandes is thrilled by the Buffalo-based company's generosity.

"Well it's great because, you know they've been a real stand out corporation in this community for a long time, and I think a lot of times other corporations look to see what their peers are doing so we're real excited that they stepped up with such a big amount," said Fernandes.

Zoo patrons were also treated to a photo opportunity with the Stanley Cup. The trophy was won by the Jacobs family-owned Boston Bruins in June.