The Billings Outpost

Oakland Cos. support zoo

The Oakland Cos. and ZooMontana have come to terms on a five-year sponsorship deal of the Zoo’s North American River Otter exhibit. The sponsorship will aid in the care and upkeep of the animals and their exhibit.

Funding will also allow for new signage and exhibit improvements. Zoo officials hope to add several features to the exhibit, such as a new otter slide and den.

Gary Oakland, the Oakland Cos. chairman and chief executive officer, is a longtime zoo supporter. ZooMontana Executive Director Jeff Ewelt said he was is looking forward to a long-term relationship.

The Oakland Cos. has committed  $42,000 over the next five years.

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