Connie Storrie says she will retire this month from the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit in Central Riverside Park after 36 years of service.
Storrie said she happened upon the job in 1983. Since then, she has helped transform the small, rundown zoo.
Storrie says she and her small crew constructed most of the new exhibit themselves, including all of the stonework designed to create comfortable homes for the animals.
Today’s updated exhibit is home to a badger, bobcat, turkey vulture, and an array of native Kansas animals.