Bear Woods named in honor of Zoological Society
By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD — At the July meeting of the Wildwood Zoological Society, the group was presented with a sign honoring the work the organization has completed for the park. The sign will be placed by the Bear Woods of the J.P. Adler Family Kodiak Bear Exhibit.
“On behalf of the city of Marshfield, I want to thank the Wildwood Zoological Society for their financial contribution toward the Kodiak bear exhibit,” said Marshfield Parks & Recreation Director Justin Casperson. “The society plays an important role in the development of the zoo and the acquisition of animals.”
The naming of the woods ran in conjunction with the fundraising conducted to construct the exhibit. As the third largest contributor, the Zoological Society earned naming rights to the woods.
The sign commemorates the society’s work and symbolizes where the animals and exhibit originated.
“The sign represents Munsey and Boda’s native birthplace, Kodiak Island,” Casperson said. “The wood used for the sign is from the harvested trees used in the development of their exhibit.”