Great Plains Zoo, Butterfly House to explore potential partnership

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Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 5:56 PM CST
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A partnership between Sioux Falls’ Great Plains Zoo and Butterfly House & Aquarium could be on the horizon.

A joint exploration committee has been formed to explore the possibility of the partnership. Over the past year and a half, both organizations have collaborated in several areas, including education and conservation.

“We see a great synergy here between the two of us. We both are here to share with the community the beauty of nature and wildlife to grow that appreciation and we know that working together we’re stronger, we can have a bigger impact,” says Butterfly House CEO Audrey Otto.

The organizations have hired a consulting firm to consider the feasibility and economic impact of a formal partnership.

A final decision could be coming in the next several months.

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